Archive for March, 2012

Survival Rates For Cardiac Arrest Victims In Rapides Parish Among The Best In The Nation

Posted March 2012

Central Louisiana has bragging rights for an important healthcare statistic related to National Heart Month, celebrated annually in February.  Hands + Hearts, a local coalition of healthcare providers, has announced that the “meaningful survival” (defined as being discharged from the hospital neurologically intact or without significant mental and physical disability) rate of cardiac arrest victims […]

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How Cataracts Form in the Eye

Posted March 2012

A cataract is a defect in the natural crystalline lens of the eye.  This lens sits behind the iris (colored portion of the eye) and helps to focus images.  In the normal eye, this lens is clear and permits crystal clear images to retina (back portion of the eye).  When this lends becomes cloudy, discolored […]

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Baby Boomers and Dental Care

Posted March 2012

Keep your teeth.  You get to live longer!  People who have their natural teeth live about ten years longer than people who wear dentures.  If you think about it, the best constructed dentures have only about 20% the eating efficiency of your natural teeth. Modern, pain-free dentistry with new techniques of tooth replacement and beautiful […]

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Super Hero or Sheep?

Posted March 2012

February was Black History Month, and here’s how the conversation between my fourth grade son and me went: Son:  Did Rosa Parks know she was breaking the law and would have to go to jail for sitting in the front of the bus? Me: Yes Son: Then why did she do it? Me: Because, sometimes […]

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The Rapides Foundation Awards Grant to Central District Senior Olympic Games

Posted March 2012

Rapides Senior Citizens’ Centers, Inc. sponsor and fiscal agent for Central District Senior Olympic Games (CDSOG) received a $25,000 grant from The Rapides Foundation. The grant was awarded to encourage healthy behavior by promoting and improving opportunities for older adults in the CDSOG area to engage in exercise activities to prepare for the Senior Olympics […]

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Beware the Salesman

Posted March 2012

An attorney is supposed to act as an advocate, counselor and advisor.  There are many facets to these roles.  An attorney may act as: (i) an advocate by litigating or mediating disputes, (ii) an advisor by offering solutions based on the application of law to a particular situation, and (iii) a counselor by listening to  […]

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Grease The Slides

Posted March 2012

You know, if we love those we are going to leave behind, we should take steps to make their lives easier. In the February 6, 2012 issue of Investment News, there was a report on a study done by Northwestern Mutual. The study found that the approximate average cost for five years in a skilled […]

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A Conversation You Need with Aging Parents

Posted March 2012

  Dan Taylor faced a precarious situation after his father suffered from a stroke at age 72 and couldn’t live alone. Dan was responsible for looking after him and had no idea how to proceed. He was overwhelmed by the plethora of options and was determined to find a place where his father “would be […]

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Using Liquid Silk In Your Garden

Posted March 2012

Our US Senator, Mary Landrieu, once said, “Our cities should be like gardens, a fertile place to raise healthy families.”  How true an analogy.  Folks over the years ask what Randalle and I are growing in our garden.  The best and true answer has always been: kids! The garden space that we raise fresh fruits […]

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Spring ArtWalk 2012

Posted March 2012

It is about that time again! The Spring ArtWalk 2012 will be held on April 20th from 4pm-9pm. Please visit www.louisiana-arts.org to download the application for artist/food vendors! Our theme for the Spring ArtWalk is Peace, Love and Art! Help us turn back the hands of time, by morphing the Cultural Arts District into a […]

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