Category Archives: Health & Medical

LAHC Introduces its Services Today

A non-profit health insurance group meets here to introduce its services to agents and brokers.  It’s the Louisiana Health Cooperative, based in the New Orleans area.  We asked about the problems many are having accessing the Affordable Care Act marketplaces online.
 

LAHC describes itself as a consumer-governed option for individuals and small employers.
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Drive Through Flu Shots At The Rapides Parish Health Unit

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[ October 25, 2013; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Drive-Through Flu Shots
Where:  Rapides Parish Health Unit
When:  Friday, October 25, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Who:  Anyone
How much:  $10 maximal charge; no charge for Medicaid or Medicare Part B (with card)
Remember, get the shot, not the flu!  For information, please call 318-487-5282 or 318-487-5186

Race Honoree Tells Her Story

For one woman, the Race for the Cure this Saturday is yet another milestone.  Here’s the story of Jackie Caplan, who’s an honoree in the very first Race for the Cure in Alexandria.

The race begins early Saturday on the banks of the Red River.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/14/13

Hardtner Health Fair Encourages Healthy Choices

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A health fair today offers free tests and screenings to hundreds of LaSalle Parish area residents.
It’s for young and old alike and many of these health care providers say this service by Hardtner Medical Center can be a path to a healthier existence.  That means checking issues like cholesterol, sugar levels and blood pressure.  But [...]

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

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Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding senior citizens of the resources that are available as Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15. Staff members with the Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are available and ready to assist with any questions individuals may have about their coverage and options. Medicare Open [...]

Rapides Regional October 2013 Events

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[ October 1, 2013 to October 31, 2013. ] Throughout October: Free T-shirts and cupcakes for a mammogram screening. In recognition of October as national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every woman who completes a screening mammogram at Rapides Regional Medical Center during October will receive a free “My mammogram was a piece-a-cake!” T-shirt and a coupon for a free cupcake from Piece-A-Cake bakery in [...]

Medical Minute: Proper Dental Hygiene May Prevent Cancer

Brush and floss twice a day and your dentist loves you, but could it be decreasing your risk of cancer as well?  Here’s ABC’s Senior Medical Contributor, Doctor Timothy Johnson, with the story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/13

Medical Minute – Children’s Stomach Aches

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If your child says their stomach hurts that could be a warning sign for future mental health problems.  With tonight’s Medical Minute, here’s ABC’s senior Medical Contributor, Doctor Timothy Johnson.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/13

Medical Minute: Children’s Allergies Possibly Affected by Birth Method

Allergies are on the rise in children, but we don’t know why.  Now, new research suggests that the way your baby is born may have something to do with it.
Here’s ABC’s Senior Medical Contributor, Doctor Timothy Johnson.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13

Local Group Questions Plans for Huey Long Hospital

They’re trying to save Huey Long Hospital.  Now, one local group is questioning the latest plans for providing health insurance for the uninsured.
It looks as though there will be a public-private partnership between Cabrini and Rapides Regional.  That partnership would provide bed space, but out-patient cases will be handled by community clinics.

The group held a [...]