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You know that smoking is bad for you. Maybe your family has asked you to quit. Or perhaps your doctor has advised you to kick the habit. Although you have been encouraged to stop smoking, here are some good reasons finally to take action.

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More than seven million Americans have diabetes, but don’t know it. The American Diabetic Association estimates another 79 million are pre-diabetic. The Community Education department at Rapides Regional Medical Center is holding its annual Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alexandria Mall near the Food Court.

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The Rapides Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees has selected oncologist Howard Wold, M.D., to serve as chairman for 2015

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The Medical Staff of Rapides Regional Medical Center has announced its executive committee for 2015.

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Rapides Cancer Center now offers an Oncology Nurse Navigator – a trained nurse who can guide patients through the entire process, from diagnosis throughout treatment.

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Not every hospital can say they are a Well Spot. But Rapides Regional Medical Center can. The 328-bed hospital recently received the Level II Well Spot designation from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, making it one of eight Louisiana hospitals to receive a “Well Spot” title.

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The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday. A total of 84 cases in 14 states were reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 28, Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during an afternoon news conference.

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Rapides Regional Medical Center is proud to sponsor the GET FIT! Health and Fitness Fair with the Alexandria Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24.

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Rapides Regional Medical Center will be sending its 2014 “Seasons Greetings” with the help of this year’s Holiday Art Contest winner.

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Rapides Regional Medical Center gives patients at high risk a chance to find out, before symptoms begin.

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