Category Archives: Health & Medical

Huey Long Hospital Transforming into Urgent Care Clinics

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The transformation of Huey Long Hospital into an urgent care clinic is underway.  This is the first of four temporary buildings to be set up at Huey Long, which is closing.  The buildings arrived in 11 separate pieces.
Eventually, the complex will include an urgent care, specialty clinic and pharmacy, all serving the Pineville side of [...]

Holiday Grief Workshop at CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice

[ December 7, 2013; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice is holding a Holiday Grief Workshop to help people cope with grief during the holidays.  The event is Saturday, Dec 7 from 1-4 p.m and is free.  It will be at the Cabrini Hospice office at 4801 Jackson St. Ext, Suite B (behind Patton Jewelers, next to McDonalds).  Call 448.6764 for more [...]

Cabrini Hospital Opens Community Clinic

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A community clinic across the street from Cabrini Hospital will be one option for the uninsured once Huey Long Hospital shuts down.
Cabrini hosted a walk-through of the facility today to show off what the Incarnate Word Community Clinic will offer.
Cabrini and Rapides Regional have both agreed to open these clinics to serve the uninsured, under-insured [...]

Rapides Regional Events – Dec. 2013

[ December 5, 2013 to December 16, 2013. ] Dec. 5: LOPA Tree of Life ceremony, 10 a.m., Rapides Regional Medical Center South Tower Lobby. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency as it recognizes donors and their families during the holiday season. Family members are invited to place an ornament on the tree in honor of their loved one.

Dec. [...]

Great American Smoke Out Today

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Today is the Great American Smoke Out and LSU Alexandria sponsored a breakfast to mark the national event.  It was an educational event for students to learn about the major health issues plaguing Central Louisiana and how smoking is associated with them.  They also learned that state law requires schools to provide smoking cessation programs [...]

Rapides Regional Staff Gets Artistic

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The staff at Rapides Regional Medical Center search for their inner artists.  The staff shows off their skills each year then exhibits their work in the hallway across from the gift shop in the main hospital.
Many say they select pumpkins that already inspire them to create a certain theme.
There are prizes for the best and [...]

Rapides Regional Events – Nov. 2013

[ November 2, 2013 to November 26, 2013. ] Nov. 2:  Breastfeeding Class, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gallery Room in the Medical Terrace at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this one-day class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and focuses on advantages, preparation and troubleshooting techniques. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for your [...]

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.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

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