Author: Hank Miller

LSUHSC Students Organize School’s First Mental Health Awareness Week

Primum non nocere, “First, do no harm,” acts as the moral compass that aids the transition from student doctor to practicing physician. Despite improvements in medical education such as maximum working-hour caps or access to on-site psychiatrists, medical students are overwhelmed by the curriculum and have difficulty asking for help. In 2016, a meta-analysis demonstrated a 27.2% depression prevalence among medical students, which is approximately three times higher than comparative age groups in the general population. However, only 15.7% of medical students seek help for mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts. Despite surveys stating that...

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Shreveport Police Officers Association Threatens to Sue The Department

An attorney representing the Shreveport Police Officer’s Association (SPOA) has sent a letter to several high ranking members of the city government, including Mayor Ollie Tyler and SPD Chief Crump, alleging that the department has broken Louisiana law. SPOA is alleging that the Shreveport Police Department is trying to prevent new police officers from joining the SPOA. In the six-page letter written by Pamela Breedlove, an attorney with the Breedlove law firm in Bossier City, were several accusations that officers from SPD, especially those officers at the police training academy, intentionally mislead recruits in hopes of scaring them away...

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Shreveport Women’s Rugby starts spring season this weekend, area players receive honors

Rugby isn’t the most talked about sport in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, but that doesn’t keep a group of local women’s players from competing at the highest level. Shreveport Women’s Rugby, also known as the Shreveport Valentines, officially formed a team in August 2017 although players had been practicing and growing the game in the area for at least a year before the official induction of the team under the Northwest Louisiana Rugby Foundation which includes a men’s team and high school teams. With a core group of 10-15 players and new players joining monthly, these women have proved...

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Confederate monument may be coming down

The ongoing battle between the Daughters of the Confederacy and Caddo Parish over the removal of a Confederate monument in front of the Parish courthouse may now be over. According to a press release from Caddo Parish, “The US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana denied a motion by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) to halt the removal of the Confederate monument at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. The ruling was issued Friday morning by US District Court Judge Robert G. James.’ “The Parish is pleased that the Court accepted our arguments that the UDC does...

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Dog Freezes To Death In South Highlands

A Shreveport couple found a stray dog frozen to death in their yard this yesterday morning. The dog was found at the corner of Richmond Ave and Ockley Ave on Sunday, January 14th, when the overnight temperature reached a low of 27°F. Unfortunately, this is not the first case that has been reported throughout the country this winter, but this is the first we’ve heard of in Caddo Parish. At the end of last year, Pennsylvania passed a law making it illegal for dogs to be kept outdoors for longer than 30 minutes during extremely hot (more than 90...

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