Thursday, September 21, 2017

Experts: Heavy backpacks damaging postures

September 20 is the American Occupational Therapy Association's National Backpack Awareness Day. Nation-wide physicians are trying to spread the knowledge on how overly-heavy backpacks can...

Minden Medical Center’s Health First extends hours

Health First Walk In Clinic now has new hours for those who need quick care and easy access to a doctor. Located at 101 Murrell...

McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn't helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in...

Trump to sign bill extending veterans’ health care program

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation to extend temporarily a program that gives veterans access to private-sector health care. White House spokesman...

Dr. Lorincz recognizes foot health awareness

Taking care of your feet is just as important as taking care of your general health. April is Foot Health Awareness Month, and Podiatrist Dr....

MMC receives an ‘A’ for patient safety

For the 11th consecutive time, Minden Medical Center has again each been honored with an “A” grade in the National Hospital Safety Grades, which...

Ruston hospital says closure to affect 167 workers

RUSTON — A hospital closure in Ruston will affect all 167 employees. New LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining...

Dr. Pallavi Shirsat holds grand opening, ribbon cutting

Minden Medical Center welcomed Dr. Pallavi Shirsat, of Minden Nephrology and Hypertension, during an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday. Shirsat and her family,...

Physician: Flu season in full swing, still time to get the...

Flu season is in full swing and physicians urge everyone to get their flu shot if they have not already done so. Dr. Chris Earnhardt,...

Nephrologist: Screening for kidney issues important

One Minden doctor calls the kidney the smartest organ in the human body. In recognition of World Kidney Day Thursday, Nephrologist Dr. Pallavi Shirsat said...

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