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Posted Apr 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekLarry Bowa may be known for his baseball prowess and fiery personality, but in June 2013, the two-time Golden Glove-winner was stopped in his tracks by a case of shingles, which he says caused him some of the worst pain of his life. Bowa said the pain he felt was so intense he could barely walk, originally leading him to think he had injured his back. But his MRI came back negative, and he received instead an unexpected diagnosis of shingles.

Posted Apr 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

“We asked ourselves why couldn't a facility that focused on effective quality services exist in Sulphur,” he said. “We felt that the community of West Calcasieu deserved a facility close to home with a professional staff.”

Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about enjoying more of the great outdoors. Picture yourself walking across the uneven lawn while you visit with a friend and carry your lunch to the picnic table. Are you confident in...

Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 12:25 PM

The CDC defines autism spectrum disorder as a “developmental disability caused by differences in the brain.” Though there are many theories, scientists do not know what causes these differences. Children with ASD may behave and learn in...

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM

While it is true that a round of golf provides minimal fitness benefits, a reasonable level of musculoskeletal conditioning is necessary to prevent both traumatic and overuse injuries. Unlike walking and putting, which are almost risk-free...

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Q: My friend told me to hide my e-cigs liquid nicotine filler from my kids, since it could be toxic to them. Is this true?

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Physician burnout is a serious problem. It not only affects physicians and their families, but it also has an impact on their patients. Prior studies have shown that of all workers, physicians have the highest rate of burnout.

Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 8:34 AM

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals recently recognized West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital as a Safe Sleep Champion for its adoption of the Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment made by the American Academy of Pediatrics...

Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Nurse specialist explains causes, prevention & treatments

Posted Apr 11, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Every day, patients with neck and back pain erroneously receive an S-ray as part of a routine examination. The doctor says, “Let’s take a look,” and people are comforted knowing that a high-tech machine is going to peer into their body and produce a...

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