Annual ‘Holiday Art Contest’ winner designs the 2013 Rapides Regional Medical Center card. The annual contest is open to students at Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Partners in Education school, Phoenix Magnet Elementary. Participants were asked to design a piece of artwork with a holiday theme.
For the third straight year, Rapides Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission accrediting agency for the nation’s hospitals.
Employees, family members have until April 1 to help Louisiana lose 200 tons.
Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus that can cause genital warts, anal cancer, and cervical cancer. It is considered a sexually transmitted disease(STD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that girls and boys aged 11-12 years old be vaccinated against HPV. Boys can be vaccinated using the vaccine that protects against four strains of HPV called Gardasil. Girls can be vaccinated with either Gardasil, or a different vaccine that protects against two HPV strains called Cervarix. This article focuses on Gardasil.
Gardasil is the first vaccine designed to prevent both genital warts and cervical cancer caused by HPV. The vaccine is a product of genetic engineering and is considered safe. Gardasil does not contain HPV. Rather, it uses a harmless viral protein to stimulate the immune system and create resistance against the virus. It is, therefore, not possible to become infected with HPV from the vaccine.
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Varicose veins are not pretty. But it is the symptoms that go with them that may point to a medical condition called Chronic Venous Insufficiency.
“The varicose veins are blue, red or flesh colored engorged veins that twist or bulge above the skin,” said Arun K. Karsan, M.D. “It’s not just a cosmetic problem; if you leave it untreated, it can lead to chronic venous insufficiency. This happens when the valves in the legs no longer function. Blood pools into the leg and into the veins. That is why the veins begin to bulge.”