Archive for December, 2012

Tasting the Holy

Posted December 2012

Have you ever brushed your teeth with hotel soap? Not good!  Last month, we were in Baton Rouge attending a function, and when we went to our room that evening, we discovered that we had forgotten to bring toothpaste.  So, I proceeded to brush with soap.  My taste buds rebelled.  It reminded me of the […]

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December 2012 Picture Page

Posted December 2012

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Preserving Cenla: Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria

Posted December 2012

Amidst the comings and goings of the congregation and day school students, a flurry of construction activity has occurred at Emmanuel Baptist Church during the past few months.  About two years ago, the church properties committee began assessing and prioritizing the building maintenance needs of this historic downtown church.  From church staff to local contractors […]

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More Info On Healthcare and Retirement

Posted December 2012

I know that I just wrote on this topic last month, but the media has been determined to put out more information than I can include in just one article. If you already know it all, skip to the next page. Otherwise, indulge me for one more session. There was an interesting interview in the […]

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Electronic Health Records Coming To A Medical Provider Near You

Posted December 2012

The electronic revolution has slowly but surely begun to filter down to the physician level in Louisiana.  As with most technological advances, there are early adopters and late adopters.  That there will be implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is inevitable.   The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 contained significant health information […]

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Eye Examinations Before Year’s End

Posted December 2012

As this year comes to an end, make sure you take advantage of all of your healthcare benefits.  For some, that means spending pre-tax dollars that are set aside for healthcare.  Many vision insurance plans renew on a calendar year basis.  If you are in such a plan, this means if you don’t use the […]

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RMD Precautions and Options

Posted December 2012

After you turn 70½, the IRS requires you to withdraw some of the money in your retirement savings accounts each year. These withdrawals are officially called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). While you never have to make withdrawals from a Roth IRA, you must take annual RMDs from traditional, SEP and SIMPLE IRAs, pension and profit-sharing […]

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Winter Time Blues Set In? Eat Citrus for a Pick-Me-Up!

Posted December 2012

Fresh oranges, grapefruits and tangerines boast vibrant orange and yellow colors that remind us sunshine isn’t far away during the long, sometimes dreary winter months.  These citrus fruit are packed with vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and potassium, plus they are a great way to include a refreshing sweet snack in your diet with no […]

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My Favorite Four Letter Word

Posted December 2012

It’s the word that keeps people reaching for their goals long after their dreams have died.  It’s the word that inspires people to be kinder to one another and continue to try to make the world a better place to live.  It’s the word that keeps terminally ill patients alive far longer than doctor’s expectations.  […]

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December 2012 Calendar

Posted December 2012

Arts   Ongoing – December: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits.  Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics.  Exhibits currently showing: Earnest Green of Alexandria will be featured in the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing located in the Outpatient Center (1st Floor, across from […]

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