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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Don’t let injuries spoil summertime fun

When does a mosquito bite become more than just an annoyance? Mosquitos carry diseases such as West Nile virus and the newly discovered Zika virus. Zika hasn’t been reported in Louisiana, but West Nile has occurred in Louisiana and the United States.
Arts & Entertainment
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Fashion, fund-raising and glamour on tap for annual gala

The Philadelphia Center’s 27th annual fund-raiser will feature 30 models walking the catwalk to support the prevention and treatment of HIV, AIDS and STDs. Fashion, Music, Art: Walking the Runway for the Cure will take place Saturday, July 16, at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Age is the primary cause for darkened, decaying teeth and roots, but other health problems related to old age can affect dental health. Diseases like arthritis can make brushing and flossing difficult. Drugs for certain medical conditions can affect oral health, too.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Center provides resources for those battling alcoholism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are twice as likely to binge drink than women, and they consistently have higher rates of alcoholrelated deaths and hospitalizations than women. Male drivers involved in fatal car accidents are twice as likely to have been intoxicated.
Monday, March 28, 2016

Writer launches book recounting Teamster history

Working at a motor freight company, Shreveport native Laird Evans started a new career path. He had previously worked as an insurance adjuster after earning his business degree.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, March 14, 2016

How much sodium is too much?

“If the product claims 25 to 50 percent less sodium than the original, it could still be a high-sodium food,” Bowman said. Warning words to search for when scanning ingredients are mono sodium glutamate, sodium benzoate, sodium chloride, sodium nitrate (or nitrite), sodium bisulfite and baking soda.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Lifestyle changes are key to prevention of disease

Heart disease consists of conditions like diseased vessels, structural problems and blood clots. Some of the most common forms of heart disease include coronary artery disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Though the disease can have devastating results, it can be preventable with lifestyle changes, Davis said.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Lifestyle is important to maintaining blood pressure

As LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport assistant professor of internal medicine Dr. Paari Dominic said, a healthy blood pressure is important because all bodily systems are connected through arteries.
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Taking control to avoid stress of the season

Peregoy said eating right, getting enough rest and exercising are key components for mental health all the time but especially during the holiday season. She stressed the importance of making these three components a habit, not just something you do every now and then.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Alexander, a member of the department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology’s faculty, has worked with Boston-area based Aphios Corporation on developing a new drug for Alzheimer’s for over five years. The team recently earned a patent for treating Alzheimer’s with oral Bryostatin-1.

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