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American Heart Association Announces Dr. Steven Bailey as 2021 Northwest Louisiana Heart Walk Chair

The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Dr. Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, MACP, FACC, as chair of the 2021Northwest Louisiana (NWLA) Heart Walk. He has been extremely active with the AHA as an advocate, educator, and fundraiser locally and in San Antonio prior to his move to Louisiana. 

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LSUHS COVID Surveillance Strike Team honored as a Patriot of the Pandemic

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce honored “Patriots of the Pandemic” to recognize those in the community who played key roles in fighting back the pandemic. LSU Health Shreveport’s COVID Surveillance Strike Team received a special Eagle Award for testing coordination inside nursing homes.

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COVID-19 testing administered in drive up testing. LSU Health Shreveport

Health Matters host, Dr. Sanford Katz, was  joined by LSUHS's Andrew Yurochko, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Carroll Feist Chair of Viral Oncology and Dr. John Vanchiere, Chief of the Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases. to discuss testing, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.

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map of COVID19 cases on July 30, 2020

The state's peak in April came mostly from widespread infections in New Orleans. Now the rest of Louisiana is surging, reports William Taylor Potter and Michael Stucka, Lafayette Daily Advertiser and USA TODAY.

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NWLA hospitals actively managing COVID-19 are counting on the community’s help to reduce the spread

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in NW Louisiana has increased in recent weeks. Our teams are rising to this challenge with incredible compassion and professionalism; however, we need your help. 

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