A Day of Education

Mar 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Northeast Louisiana Children's Coalition  will be hosting 'A Day of Education for Educators and Professionals'. This event will be held in the Kitty Degree School of Nursing's auditorium, and will focus on the STI, suicide, and sex trafficking statistics of the area and how being youth friendly can allow students to open up.

Northeast Delta Looks Towards a Clear New Year

Jan 24, 2017

This Friday, January 27th the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority is holding an event for healthcare professionals to raise awareness on tobacco dependence. A Clear New Year will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center.

A Clear New Year will include speakers such as Jennifer Haneline with the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, Hope Anderson, a registered dietician and former Miss Louisiana, and  Cesar Camacho, a previous smoker who now owns Infit gyms to promote healthy living.

Own Your Own Health

Jan 23, 2017

Communities all over the United States are standing up to obesity through the Own your Own Health Challenge. The Own Your Own Health Challenge allows groups and individuals to log their steps for the day.

Louisiana has the highest obesity rate in the nation at over 36 percent. Monroe Governor, Jamie Mayo, has taken notice to this fact by adding 'promoting healthy lifestyles' to his 60 for 60 project list. 

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My wife and I have each made a vow to keep each other out of the nursing home. While we'll do our best, we acknowledge that it might not be possible.

When a loved one needs long-term care, sometimes professional help is required. Having long-term healthcare insurance is a good way to take care of our loved ones when we can't. 

Luncheon Highlights Local Healthcare Services

Feb 25, 2016 / The Living Well Foundation

Bringing healthcare to Ouachita and the 8 surrounding parishes is a daunting task made easier by the Living well Foundation.  The Foundation holds a luncheon on March 6th showcasing the 12 grantees for 2016, as well as to provide a glimpse at future projects. President and CEO, Alice Prophit has been with the foundation since 2013.

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Area professionals, practitioners, and stakeholders gather for a rural health care summit Friday.

The Delta Solutions Rural Health Summit provides a forum to discuss challenges and ideas to address issues surrounding services and access for those with addictive, behavioral, or developmental disabilities.  

"We wanted to provide this session to educate individuals in our area, as well as rural areas, about support services," says Northeast Delta Human Services Authority Corporate Compliance Director Avius Zimmerman.

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Three cases of salmonella in Louisiana may be part of the outbreak that sickened more than 280 peopleSa in 27 states. 

According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, a 99-year-old California woman died as a result of the outbreak. 

The Louisiana cases were in the Baton Rouge area, and in the northeast and northwest regions of the state, according to a DHH news release Saturday.  State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says the cases here did not result in any long-term health effects, but the infection can be a dangerous.

Health Programs Sought For Grant Cycle

Aug 14, 2015

Regional health programs may apply for funding in the Living Well Foundation's fall grant cycle. Executive Director Alice Prophit says this year's focus is on healthy lifestyles.

"Programs should be directed toward children ranging from birth to 18. This includes wellness and health initiatives, including medical and mental health services," she said.

The foundation was created from revenue during the sale of Glenwood Regional Medical Center to IASIS Health Care in 2006. Over $2.8 million has been granted in the service area of Region 8 since 2007.

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The latest technologies to prenatal and neonatal health care for northeast Louisiana were introduced earlier today.

St. Francis Medical Center announced the new equipment and services in a community meeting.

The three devices acquired impact some of the most critical needs for mothers-to-be and young infants.

Stacy Mange, director of the Women & Children's Unit at St. Francis says a new fetal monitoring system brings multiple benefits.

Understanding Lyme Disease

May 21, 2015

Lyme disease is a dreaded and destructive disease.  Across the U.S., as many as a half-million new cases occur annually.

Renowned author and lecturer Dr. Cass Ingram shares his own story of being affected by Lyme disease in a seminar this evening in Monroe.  "Natural medicines can be used as a natural antibiotic in treating Lyme," he said.

Ingram shares on various oils and herbs for Lyme, and several other conditions such as inflammation and arthritis in his discussion at Fiesta Nutrition Center at 6 p.m.

Information at 387-8446.