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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Community tradition expands in ninth year

The two-day motorcycle rally will be held Oct. 16-17 in the Red River District in downtown Shreveport and as always, will benefit children’s health and wellness programs in the community including Cara Center, NICU and school-based health centers.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
As defined by the American Heart Association, a stroke is a disease that affects the arteries and is the No. 5 leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. It occurs when the brain doesn’t receive the oxygen and nutrients carried by a particular blood vessel due to a blockage by clot or rupture.
Men's & Women's Health
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
planning for a family and working to conceive come with a multitude of factors, one element has been proven to potentially increase the odds of a successful outcome. A proper and nutritional diet that aims to enhance fertility can be both beneficial to the conception of a child as well as maintaining a healthy, balanced life.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Keeping your child ‘screen free’

not uncommon in our technological culture to see a room of people with their head down and scrolling through their latest feed of news or social media. Information access and entertainment are at the touch of a finger, and the devices in which they are available are in the hands of almost everyone.
Men's & Women's Health
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 6.6 million people are victims of stalking every year. Of that number, the majority of victims are women – one in six women will experience stalking victimization in their lifetime.
Monday, May 11, 2015
While there are many reasons to quit smoking or using tobacco, the risks of continuing the addictive habit only become greater as the years go on later in life. According to the American Lung Association, older smokers tend to smoke heavier and be more likely to have smokingrelated illnesses.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, April 27, 2015

An option for birth control

Tubal ligation, which may be more commonly known as tying the tubes, is a procedure in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are closed or blocked in order to prevent pregnancy. The sterilization procedur
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Complications faced in older patients

older certainly may have its challenges, but adding cancer into the mix may present some complications when receiving treatment. As with many types of cancer, the risk of developing cancer increases with age. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 60 percent of cancers in the United States occur in people ages 65 and older.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, March 30, 2015

Recovering from cardiac surgery

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women, [according to the American Heart Association],” said Pam Craig, doctor of nursing practice and board certified cardiovascular nurse practitioner with CHRISTUS Health Shreveport- Bossier. “Approximately 610,000 lives are lost each year from this deadly disease.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Treatment options vary depending on types

“Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, the eye that connects the eye to the brain,” Dr. Brian Planchard of the Planchard Eye and Laser Center said. “It is usually characterized by having high eye pressure, though this is not always the case. The eye has a natural pressure that it maintains to keep its shape and function.

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