Willis-Knighton Health System

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Airs Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 6 p.m.  According to the CDC, an estimated 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur each year in the U.S. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health; Dr. Danielle Baker  Cooper, with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health;  and Dr. Gerardo Negron,  Infectious Disease Specialist with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about the types of STDs, risks and treatments. Calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio. 

Airs Thursday, November 26 at 6 p.m. For this Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer hosts a pre-recorded edition of with guests Jennfer Utley, dietitian with Willis-Knighton Health System, and Libby Burkhalter, personal trainer and group exercise specialist. They will provide tips for diet, exercise, and healthy eating especially related to the holiday season. 

Aired Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. Feeling tired, jittery or gaining weight? These could be symptoms of a thyroid disorder. Dr. Randall Brewer was joined by Dr. Cherie Ann Nathan, Professor and Chair Department of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery at LSU Health, and Endocrinologist Dr. Laura Kimball Rivari, with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about thyroid disorders. Questions were taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Foundation for Women's Cancer website

The Chicago-based Foundation for Women’s Cancer will present a free seminar in Shreveport on Saturday, June 27, for survivors of gynecologic cancer.

    

Oncology experts from the Willis Knighton Health System and the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center will discuss topics such as gynecological testing, vaccination, and survivorship.  Most of the eight physicians leading the informational seminar come from Shreveport and New Orleans. The event will also educate friends and family members about the psychological and medical needs of cancer survivors.

Willis-Knighton Health System

Willis-Knighton Health System will officially open its 300,000 square-foot Innovation Center Sunday in Bossier City. The hospital system acquired the former Bossier Medical Center two years ago, remodeled it, and plans to house ancillary services in the building.

Facility administrator Joshua Mason says about one third of the building will house patient records in a fireproof, highly secure environment.

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