LaSalle Parish is about to launch its largest collaborative grant program ever. The goal of Live Lively LaSalle is to help residents confront obesity and shed pounds. The matching grant, $2 million in all, will pay for different approaches to improving people's health over the next several years of the grant period.
Northwestern State University assistant professor of nursing, Stephen Hernandez, aims to expand his research into active duty nurses who feel a stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Hernandez's findings reveal that nurses have a similar level of stigma found in soldiers returning from war when it comes to getting mental help.
Shreveport designer Brian Carlisle looks forward to trash pick-up day and the unusual discarded treasures he might find along the side of the road. He retrofits found objects and turns them into birdhouses, bird feeders and furniture through his hobby/side business at gadgetsponge.com.