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  Airs Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. Concerns about the spread of Zika virus have been mounting. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this discussion on Zika virus. Guests will be Dr. John Vanchiere, Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at LSU Health Shreveport; Dr. Michelle Arnold, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at LSU Health Shreveport; and Dr. Beverly Burden, Entomologist and Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport.

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport will offer free head and neck screenings Friday, April 15. The outreach effort is a 20-year tradition. 

Kate Archer Kent

Dozens of LSU Health Shreveport medical school students will be inquiring more about patients’ personal lives over the next two weeks as part of a nationwide initiative called “Tell Me More.”

Kate Archer Kent

A new 66-page comic book imagined by two medical librarians at LSU Health Shreveport will help kindergarteners and first graders better understand obesity.

Talicia Tarver’s “The Amazing Captain Fit” is a story about a boy who wants to be a superhero but lacks healthy eating habits. The comic book, published today, will be distributed through the Department of Pediatrics’ Reach Out and Read program. Tarver wanted to embed the message in something that kids and parents would both enjoy.

Kate Archer Kent

For a decade, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center in Shreveport has hosted Science Academy, bussing dozens of elementary school students to the science museum for seven weeks. They get an extra boost of science and math skills, according to Sci-Port’s education coordinator Kim Solice.

“I think it’s a bonus for these students. These are students who I think have real interest in science, and they will continue that interest in their middle and high school years. Eventually, what we hope is it will become a career for them,” Solice said.