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Are RSV rates rising in North Louisiana?

Shreveport Times - "It's concerning because it's early for what we normally see for an RSV respiratory season. Our patients are coming in with very clear symptoms, clear runny noses, fever, and noisy breathing. They require a lot of respiratory support," said Dr. Wanda Thomas, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSUHS.

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RSV can progress to much more severe symptoms in really young, really old people

KSLA12 - “RSV is the short name for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. This is a common virus that comes around in the wintertime,” Dr. John Vanchiere, Professor of Pediatrics at LSUHS, explained. “For older adults and young children, it can be much more problematic because it causes a lot of inflammation in the airways.”

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A Time for Toys

LOLA Magazine (Page 26-27) - LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions faculty, Dr. Michelle Yetman and Rebecca Durr Butler, share tips for selecting developmentally appropriate toys and toys that support brain development for your child.

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Know How You Can Save a Life

Family Living Magazine - Dr. Pratik Agrawal, Assistant Professor of Cardiology at LSUHS shares, "It is well known that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. High-quality CPR, especially when performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can increase a person’s chance of survival by almost 2-3 times."

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Prevalence of breast cancer in Black population

KSLA12 - Overall, the breast cancer death rate dropped 43 percent between 1989 and 2020. However, Black women have a 40 percent higher mortality rate than other ethnic groups then it comes to breast cancer. Dr. Sarah Thayer, Director of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSUHS shares more about these disparities.

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Bullying: Seeing It and Stopping It

Forum News - Dr. Michelle Yetman, associate clinical professor of Rehab Science at LSUHS, shares the impact, causes and prevention tips for bullying. "Since bullying can have lifelong effects on the individual, every effort should be made to decrease the chance of bullying from occurring and intervene promptly when it does."

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Alzheimer's Disease

SB Magazine - LSUHS Occupational Therapists, Lawenica Evans, DROT, LOTR, and Cindy Payton, LOTR, MHS, C/NDT share how individuals with dementia may benefit from having an Occupational Therapist, a licensed professional trained in helping people maintain their highest level of function for as long as possible.

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Technology’s Role and Evolution in Neuro-rehab

The concept of “meeting patients where they are” transcends medicine. The idea itself is one of the reasons that compelled many of us to join the medical profession; a field that continues to inspire us all. The transcendence of this concept can be observed in a variety of patients we see as part of the CBH neuro-rehabilitation program. 

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