Archive for June, 2013

Parish Health Rankings 2013: Cenla’s Problematic Profile

Posted June 2013

Each spring, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, releases the County (Parish) Health Rankings & Roadmaps.  These statistics are intended to stimulate local health and state health departments to focus on those problem areas within their states.  These statistics are separated into “Health Outcomes”, based on […]

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June 2013 Picture Page

Posted June 2013

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AZA Grants Accreditation to the Alexandria Zoo

Posted June 2013

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that Alexandria Zoological Park was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.  “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. “The community should take great pride in knowing that […]

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Hurricane Season Is Here, Pledge to Prepare

Posted June 2013

The 2013 Hurricane Season is underway, and it is important to know key steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your property this season.  History illustrates—especially as seen in our state—that hurricane awareness and preparedness can help reduce the impact of Mother Nature’s storms.   Know your risk: The first step in […]

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Tax Law Updates

Posted June 2013

Just received a “special issue” of the Kiplinger Tax Letter that outlines the more recent updates to our voluminous tax code, and thought I would share some of them with you.  For higher income folks—couples with earnings over $250,000 and singles with earnings over $200,000—will pay an additional .9% surtax for Medicare. It applies only […]

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Rapides Regional Trauma Center Recognizes Trauma Month

Posted June 2013

How distracted is your driving?  Rapides Regional Trauma Center, along with the American Trauma Society and the Society of Trauma Nurses, wants you to know: “If you’re distracted, we’re impacted.”   “The issue of distracted driving and other activities where individuals are distracted is a critical issue for public safety and demands action,” said Trooper […]

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More Listening and Less Talking

Posted June 2013

We all go through times in our lives when we worry and stress. If you are a praying person, that tends to be the times we say the most prayers.  Most of us know how to talk to God, but do we know how to listen to His answer?  For example, I recently had a […]

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Macular Hole May Require Surgery

Posted June 2013

The area of the eye called the macula is the very center portion of the retina.  The retina is the inner back surface of the eye.  It is responsible for converting light into the images we see.  A macular hole occurs when the center portion of the retina separates, creating a hole or is pulled […]

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Cheeseberry Tart

Posted June 2013

July is a month for families: to gather berries, to bake with berries, or to have friends over for berry pie or berry ice cream. Do you think I am overdoing the berry thing? Sorry. I love berries, and the only thing I love more than picking berries, is to cook with and eat the […]

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Lost In Your Own Backyard

Posted June 2013

Many of us have “heroes”—people we would like to emulate and pattern our lives after.  Personalities rub off on us, and without always being aware of it, we are influenced by their behavior.  You and I are very contagious when it comes to attitudes and actions.  Tell me who your heroes are, and I will […]

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