Local

12:44pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Local

Shreveporter continues effort to improve the life of West African girl

Tia Landrum (right) of Shreveport visits with Adom Grace in Ghana after coming to her rescue and getting her medical help.

One year ago this month, college student Tia Landrum of Shreveport encountered a life altering situation while on an internship in Ghana. She saw an emaciated girl who was lying helpless in a marketplace, and exposed to the West African sun.

“She weighed a little over 17 kilograms (37 pounds) when we picked her up, and she was about five feet tall," Landrum said.

Read more

10:08am

Thu July 18, 2013
Local

Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport builds region's first proton facility

Dr. Lane Rosen stands next to the vault that will house the cyclotron. It will be lowered through the roof this weekend and be encased in 525 tons of reinforced steel and concrete.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Willis-Knighton Health System is building a $40 million Proton Therapy Center that will offer a high-tech, state-of-the-art radiation treatment for cancer. The 55,000 square-foot expansion of its cancer center is expected to create about 15 new jobs. There are 11 such proton beam centers nationwide. Dr. Lane Rosen, Willis-Knighton’s director of radiation oncology, said during a press briefing yesterday that Willis-Knighton will offer the first compact proton therapy system.

Read more

9:17am

Wed July 17, 2013
Local

Northwest Louisiana mobile medical clinic improves access to health care

Credit St. Luke's Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry

A mobile medical clinic is steadily gaining traction in rural and urban areas of northwest Louisiana after receiving its nonprofit status and serving 1,400 people last year. St. Luke’s Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry is an RV set up just like a doctor’s office. Its volunteers regularly visit 10 communities and provide primary care and health screenings.

Lois Maberry, board chairman of the medical ministry that began in 2007, said the drop-in clinic is truly open to all.

Read more

10:17am

Tue July 16, 2013
Local

American Cancer Society in Shreveport seeks hundreds of study participants

Credit Cancer Prevention Study-3 Facebook

The American Cancer Society aims to recruit 500 people from the Ark-La-Tex to participate in the third generation of a cancer prevention study that first began in the 1960s. The organization has partnered with the YMCA in Shreveport and two other organizations to host sign-up events for the study. It involves taking an initial waist measurement and drawing a small blood sample. 

Read more

7:35am

Tue July 16, 2013
Local

History Matters: Islands have unique histories worth exploring

Islands are not just about vacation paradise and escape. As commentator Gary Joiner points out, their discovery and sometimes mere existence have deep historical significance.

Read more

Pages