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University Health Shreveport Names New President

A new president has been named for University Health Shreveport. Roderick L Williams has been chosen to lead the facility, effective August 1.

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First Human West Nile Virus Cases of 2014 Confirmed in Louisiana

Louisiana has recorded its first human cases of West Nile virus this year. Fortunately, they were not here in the northwestern part. All three were recently confirmed in Livingston Parish and all three were asymptomatic,

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Sign Up Saturday 2014 Is Coming This Weekend

The annual youth sports, health and wellness expo is this Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Bossier Civic Center. It runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and there's no cost for admission.

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Hiking Safety Tips — 7 Ways to Enjoy a Safe, Healthy Hike This Summer

Hiking is an excellent activity for exercise, exploring and family bonding, but it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared.

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Shreveport Medical School Earns Full Re-Accreditation

The LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine has been granted a full eight-year re-accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. A team of LCME reviewers visited the medical school in January for several days and issued a report to the full body.

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BHP Billiton Donates More Than $10-million to YMCA of NWLA

BHP Billiton is making a $10.7-million donation to the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana for the development of the Red River Fitness & Natural Sciences Campus. It'll be located near Clyde Fant Parkway and East Preston Avenue.

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Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Ruling — Gov. Jindal, Sen. David Vitter React

Monday morning's Supreme Court ruling that nationwide arts and crafts franchise Hobby Lobby does not have to cover the cost of female employees' contraceptives was praised by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and several other Louisiana politicians. 

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Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Doesn’t Have to Cover Cost of Birth Control for Female Employees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely-watched Supreme Court case has ended in a victory for the owners of Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts-and-crafts stores.

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Health Benefits of Hiking — 5 Reasons to Hit the Trails This Summer

Put on some sunscreen and bug repellant, and enjoy these five health benefits of hiking this summer:

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This Summer, Keep Kids Active So Their Grades Will Get Better

Do kids who play sports get better grades at school? A recent study suggests that there is just such a link.

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