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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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Kennedy: Hospital Privatization Not To Save Money

It has been almost a month since the Biomedical Research Foundation officially took over operations of the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, but State Treasurer John Kennedy says this privatization effort is not to save money on operating costs.

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Trey and Rachel Touchstone
Trey and Rachel Touchstone, courtesy of LSUHS
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A Sad Anniversary Turns Into a Big Advancement for LSU Health

Today's a date the Touchstone family will never forget. One year ago today, Rachel Touchstone -- who was 32 weeks pregnant -- was driving to work, when a car accident sent her to LSU Health Shreveport's ER.

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Mid-Year Budget Cuts to Impact Local Facilities

A $251-million mid-year deficit-reduction plan unveiled by the Jindal administration and approved by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget will have a statewide impact.  And some of that impact will be felt right here in Shreveport. 

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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start

It's been a quiet start to the flu season, but a local pediatrician says that's not out of the ordinary. Infectious disease specialist Dr. John Vanchiere at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport says our area did see a few flu cases before the season officially began

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Match Day

Today's a big day for medical students. It's Match Day. And this morning at 11 o'clock graduating senior medical students at Shreveport's LSU Health Sciences Center -- along with fellow grads around the country -- learned where they'll be doing their residency training.

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The A/H1N1 Flu Virus
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Teen Dies At LSUHSC Of H1N1

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed the death of a 13-year-old East Texas boy in a Shreveport hospital due to complications from H1N1 flu.  Elysian Fields Middle School student Trenton Lindsey died Tuesday night. 

"Our hearts and prayers go out to this child's family and friends," said DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein.  "It is important we all remain vigilant for symptoms of flu-like illness, and be serious about taking preventative measures against the spread of flu." 

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