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Catholic HealthShare Plan Announced in Response to HHS Mandate
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 Louisiana Archives 2010

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Court Ruling Disappoints Docs
The U.S. Supreme Court’s very disappointing ruling on the Affordable Care Act means physicians must continue to find a way to work within the confines of the current system, according to the Louisiana State Medical Society president...
TED GRIGGS

THE CENTRAL LINE: Say It Clear
I recently read an article by Shannon Mallon, a Search Engine Optimization Expert out of Chicago. She detailed terms to avoid in copy when marketing your business...
AMY JONES

LEGAL REVIEW: Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of the Medical Malpractice Cap on Damages for the First time in Nearly 20 Years
Louisiana enacted the Medical Malpractice Act (“MMA”) in 1975 to address a growing crisis in the healthcare industry: the sharply rising cost of medical malpractice insurance...
DRUIT GREMILLION

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Summit Addresses Louisiana’s Future Health Care Work Force
Health care professionals convening at the June 12 Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum’s Spring Summit, Looking Ahead: The Future Health Care Work Force in Louisiana,...
SCOTT CAVITT

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Ethics in Crisis Care: Dr. Anna Pou Addresses Texas Medical Association’s 2012 General Session
Few physicians have lived the nightmare Anna Pou, MD, endured seven years ago. The otolaryngologist and professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center garnered national attention for her experience treating critically ill patients at New Orleans’ Memorial Medical Center under harsh and horrific conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina...
CRYSTAL CONDE

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LHA President John Mattessino
Hospitals Cope with Troubling Decision
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act “muddied the water” leaving the state’s hospitals in a troubling situation, according to the head of the Louisiana Hospital Association...
TED GRIGGS

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Are CTs Safe for Children?

Experts say everything in moderation

When a study published in the June 7 issue of The Lancet demonstrated that there’s an increased cancer risk associated with CT radiation in children, the findings created a stir in popular media...


SHARON H. FITZGERALD

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Going Through the Appropriate Channels
Social media do’s and don’ts for providers

Everybody’s doing it.

As parents, we tell our children not to blindly follow the popular crowd. But when it comes to using social media, could it negatively impact your bottom line if you don’t jump on the bandwagon?...


CINDY SANDERS

In The News August
Family Practice and Sports Medicine Physician Joins Lane Regional

ZACHARY- Lane Regional Medical Center welcomes Dr. Stephen T. Jones, Family Practice and Sports Medicine, who has opened Lane Family Practice and Sports Medicine located at 19900 Old Scenic Highway in Zachary...


LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: DHH Announces Reduction Plan to Address Drop in Louisiana’s Federal Medicaid Matching Rate

After Congress decreased state’s FMAP rate, DHH reduces FY 2013 budget

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Division of Administration and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals outlined a plan to address the budget shortfall resulting from Congress’s action that resulted...


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New Cancer Vaccines on the Horizon
First came the vaccine for Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs), which can lead to cervical cancer as well as head and neck cancer. Now underway are trials for brain, breast and pancreatic cancer vaccines...
LISA HANCHEY

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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Kalyan Veerina

Star of India

Growing up in India, Kalyan Veerina’s future was predestined. His father, an internist, encouraged his four children to become physicians...


LISA HANCHEY