A group of medical school students from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport recently returned from Africa where they provided medical treatment to 1,300 people living in a remote area of Kenya. The students work through a nonprofit they formed several years ago and partner with other global mission organizations. According to Dr. Lisa Hodges, assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine, the students hold fundraisers throughout the year and purchase medicine to take with them during the month-long health mission.
Airs Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature some live tracks from Maggie Koerner & Nick Brumley, Craig Finn, Chris Allen & Winston Hall, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, Professor Porkchop and the Dishes, Robin & The Blue Birds, and Muddy Waters with The Stones. On our last hour we'll take a little adventure into the Hush. Tune in and enjoy.
Dr. Lisa Hodges, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at LSU Health Shreveport, says an aggressive effort to teach teenagers about the dangers of H.I.V. could go a long way to curb the infection rate in Louisiana.
Credit Kate Archer Kent
A pediatric infectious disease specialist at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport says the treatment protocol for H.I.V. infected newborns will remain the same for now. According to Dr. Lisa Hodges, there's still a lot to unravel in light of recent news that a baby in Mississippi was said to be cured of H.I.V. with an aggressive load of antiretroviral drugs administered hours after birth.
Airs Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m. Join us for an exciting show with Robin & the Bluebirds who will play Live on Red River Radio. The band features Robin Beach Black, Jerry Beach, Bruce Flett, Stan Hoffman, Zeke Seighman, Dirty Redd and Omenka. Tune and enjoys another night of great live music from Red River Radio and help us out with a pledge of support at 800-552-8502 or online here: DONATE NOW!
Louisiana has a dismal track record in the number of college-bound students who fill out the free application for federal student aid or FAFSA. A Louisiana nonprofit aims to change that. Employees of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority or LELA have done dozens of FAFSA workshops at high schools across the state in recent weeks. LELA's assistant vice president of marketing, Joni Leggio, said the FAFSA priority deadline at many colleges is April 1, and now is the right time to complete the form.