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'Humanity is what binds us': Neurosurgeon combines skill, compassion
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Up close, personal IF HE WERE GOING TO THE MOON, HE'D TAKE: "My wife and kids and our mothers." IF HE COULD COULD GATHER FIVE PEOPLE IN ALL OF ETERNITY FOR DINNER, THEY WOULD BE: "My dad, William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, Marcus Aurelius, Jesus, the mystical poet called Kabir and William Faulkner. WHAT HE WOULD SERVE THEM: Grilled
In Health Care, Shreveport Surgeon finds two Chinas
Sunday, February 11, 2007
“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey. Imagine you are a farmer in Harbin Province
Josh Porter is a walking miracle
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The collision left Josh Porter motionless on the basketball court like a marionette with its strings cut, his arms and legs limp. His eyes strained and focused on the concession stand at the end of the court. That's when he began to pray. Basketball was as much a part of Josh's life as his family and school. All he wanted to do in his young life
Procedure Offers Patients a renewed active lifestyle
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Victor Hugo, when talking about the Hunchback of Notre Dame, tells us about how Quasimodo always stooped because of his back. Neurosurgeons have always suspected that this may have been a case of lumbar stenosis. Lumbar stenosis is a debilitating problem that affects many people as they get older and costs the U.S. economy several billion dollars. At
Facing Cancer in our Community
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Diane Mirvis is one of the lucky ones. She's recently crossed the five-year cancer survivor marker. The Shreveport resident said doctors successfully treated her cases of endometrial and ovarian cancer after discovering both in their earliest possible stages just more than five years ago, and she's shown no signs of their return. Mirvis, 53,
Honoring community stewards
Friday, March 10, 2006
Ten local leaders will be honored today in recognition of giving of themselves in order to better the community. The Celebrate Leadership Awards Banquet, sponsored by The Times, will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Sam's Town Hotel. The event will benefit education programs of the Alliance for Education. The leaders were selected, for the sixth year,
Fall a 'blessing' for teen
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
If Ashley Townsend hadn't fallen during cheerleading practice, hitting her head on the gym floor, she never would've won the Lady of the Locket beauty pageant. She also wouldn't have known about the golfball-sized tumor attached to her brainstem. "I was really surprised," Ashley, 16, recalled recently of getting the diagnosis
Leaders making a difference
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Some leaders stand out through force of personality or high-profile jobs they've earned. Others can be unassuming, revealed quietly through their abilities, their willingness to tackle a job and the tenacity to persevere through adversity. For the sixth year, The Times Editorial Board thanks to nominations and discussions with readers and past
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