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The Cost of Art

Bonin finding a way through the issue wasn’t a question. She knew there had to be a balance to keep her art and protect her health. She called on fellow artist and friend Joshua Murrell. The Grammy winner (for his work on Terrance Simien’s award-winning album) himself makes instruments that often use dangerous materials to coat the finished product.


In his office at LHC Group headquarters in Lafayette, Chairman and CEO Keith Myers has a framed collage of photographs on the wall that was given to him by his wife, LHC co-founder Ginger Myers. He calls it his “evolutionary chart of a Cajun businessman.

Pillow Talk

A new device — much like a “cardiac fitbit chip”— transmits critical health info to your doc while you sleep.

What’s Up, Doc

From new cancer centers to clinical trials, 2014 was a year of medical advancement throughout Acadiana. We’ve rounded up some of the year’s biggest moments in health care that run the gamut from the tiniest patient to those in congestive heart failure.

Need and Feed

Each day more than 300 meals are served at St. Joseph’s Diner. Until recently those meals were often high on calories and low on nutrition. Just months ago the clinic that works in conjunction with the diner and shelter secured a grant to bring healthier options for every meal.


Among Tedesco’s specialties is the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He is board certified with the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Allam handles an array of cardiovascular treatments, including endovascular laser therapy treatment for varicose veins.

Obamacare and the GOP’s Full-Time ‘Fix’

Now in control of both houses of Congress, Republicans are following through on promises to address problems with the Affordable Care Act, starting with a bill aimed at “helping” America’s workforce. But the issue is not that simple.

People in Health Care

Dr. Robert Autin, a general surgeon, has joined the practice of Drs. Philip Gachassin, Dennis Eschete Jr., Daniel Carroll and Michael Horaist.

Ashkar named LGH’s CMO

Dr. Ziad M. Ashkar, who has practiced as a nephrologist at Acadiana Renal Physicians since 2002, was named chief medical officer of Lafayette General Health effective Nov. 1.


The Continuing Education Department at South Louisiana Community College is offering a private eye course in November that will train students to become licensed private investigators.

Breast Health

New screening recommendations could hamper early detection efforts, one local doc says.

Navigating Salty Waters

An experienced food maker can work through layers of food regulation, but health codes are still not keeping up with food trends.


Allison McElligott has joined BBR Creative’s account service team as account manager, and Brittanny Walker has been promoted to project manager.


The good, the bad from the recent news cycle

Optimum Solutions

Making a decision to take charge of your health naturally begins with Optimum Solutions Holistic Health Consultants. Since 1999, Dr. Marie Pace has worked with clients as a naturopathic holistic practitioner helping achieve balance in life and body chemistry.

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