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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.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Don’t let fear take over

No one ever said change was easy, and for some it can be teetering near impossible. Committing to major life changes, decisions or adjustments is an expected part of life’s journey, but for those with the fear of commitment, also known as commitment phobia, taking the steps to change can leave them paralyzed with anxiety.
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Breaking the silence

“Oftentimes, worse than the physical abuse is the verbal and emotional abuse, which can make you feel like you are not worthy and do not deserve to be treated with respect,” Shobana Powell, licensed master social worker and bilingual counselor at The Center for Families, said.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Secrets to staying healthy and active

In the endless quest to stay youthful and vibrant, some may reach for miracle creams to hide the signs of aging while others search for doctor-endorsed medicinal aid. While life expectancy in the United States continues to increase, so does the research surrounding the answers to why.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Shreveport Chamber honors business leader, successes

 The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting Jan. 29 at 11:45 a.m. at East Ridge Country Club. The luncheon will feature highlights from 2014 and the road ahead for the n
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Screen for threats

Most women are familiar with an annual visit to their OBGYN – a check-up to manage gynecological health and screen for any potential issues. One of those issues is the concern for cervical cancer, a

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