LSU Health Shreveport


Thu October 10, 2013
Cultural, Community, Information

Health Matters: Alzheimers

Aired Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Shreveport psychiatrist Dr. Gary Booker, Debbie Hayes of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Louisiana, and Christine Wright, an occupational therapist with LSU Health Shreveport, were our guests to discuss how Alzheimer’s affects patients and families and we took your calls and questions.

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Wed October 2, 2013

Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private

BRF president Dr. John George and its board chairman Steve Skirvanos, stand at the podium to reveal the name of the newly privatized hospital at a ceremony Tuesday.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Handshakes, hugs and thank yous marked the Oct. 1 handover of LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF. Under a privatization deal pushed by the Jindal administration, BRF now manages the hospitals with 3,200 employees. BRF president Dr. John George told an overflow crowd in the Biomedical Research Institute Atrium Tuesday that it’s a new day for these north Louisiana hospitals to control their own destiny.

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Thu August 8, 2013

Mobile 3-D mammography machine to debut in Shreveport

Cutting edge breast cancer detection technology will literally roll into Shreveport Friday, Aug. 9. LSU Health Shreveport has one of only two mobile 3-D mammography machines in Louisiana.

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Tue January 22, 2013

Study aims to improve patient follow through for at-home screening

Terry Davis and Connie Arnold, who teach at LSU School of Medicine, have received $1.38 million from the American Cancer Society to study at-home screening tests for colorectal cancer.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A five-year study under way at LSU Health Shreveport is trying to achieve better follow through from people who do at-home colorectal cancer screenings, year after year. The study, funded by the American Cancer Society, will provide free screening kits for up to 800 people living in rural south Louisiana. LSU Health Shreveport associate professor of medicine Connie Arnold said patients must perform the at-home test annually and send it to a lab for analysis.

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Fri June 29, 2012

Shreveport experts respond to health care ruling

LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish discusses the Affordable Care Act as it relates to the mission of the teaching hospital in Shreveport.

LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish says the teaching hospital's mission will be enhanced under the Supreme Court's landmark decision to uphold nearly all of the health care reform law. Nurse practitioner Kathryn Arterberry, a nursing professor at Northwestern State, says she expect more people will seek out preventative care. She hopes her profession can meet the need. Shreveport attorney Larry Pettiette anticipates a wave of new litigation as the health care industry tries to parse the law and apply it to the business side.