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2 B TUESDAY, JULY 6,1982 SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA., „ SHREVEPORT JOURNAL Medical Briefs Frost to the health Nomineeship Gerald H. Frost, associate administrator of P&S Hospital, has been admitted to nomineeship in the American College of Hospital m Administrators. The organization was founded in 1933 and is composed of lead-ing chief executive officers and their adminstrative colleagues serving hospitals and health ser-<% vices facilities in the United States, Canada and other coun-tries. Membership consists of three categories: nomineeship, membership and fellowship. Toj; advance in status, an affiliates must pass a written and oral examination and also contribute field's literature by writing a thesis or case reports. Frost holds a M.B.A. degree from Louisiana Tech University. He joined the P&S staff in June 1978. Presents Paper Subrata Saha, Ph.D., associate professor of or-thopaedic surgery and coordinator of bioengineer-ing at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, recently presented a paper at the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials held at Walt Disney World. Co-authors of the paper, entitled "Biomechanical Evaluation of Filamentour Carbon Fiber Implant in Patellar Tendon Replacement," are Sukamal Saha, Dr. E.M. Keating, Dr. S. Pal, Dr. James . Albright and Dr. Saha. Medical Center Gifts The Optimist Leukemia Foundation of Louisiana has presented two color television sets with rolling stands to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport for use by hospitalized leukemia patients. Funds for the sets came from donations made by Optimist Clubs throughout Louisiana to the Op-timist Leukemia Foundation of Louisiana, which is headed by James C. Fryer of Monroe. Body Scanner Installed Schumpert Medical Center has installed a second computed tomography (CT) whole body scanner in its radiology department, according to adminis-trator Sister Mary Agneita. CT scanning is a dramatic technique which permits direct visualizaton of body tissue. The procedure literally represents a "slice" through the anatomy being examined; conventional X-rays, in comparison, provide only shadows which outline various internal structures on film. Since X-rays must penetrate through the entire body to reach the film, the structures are stacked atop each other in the image. CT scans assist the physician in diagnosing disease in many areas of the body, including chest, Most non-dairy subs high in saturated fats By JOE GRAEDON Q. Several months ago my doctor put me on a special diet to reduce the levels of fat in my blood. At first I didn't think I could stand it, but my wife is a genius in the kitchen and has managed to make low-cholesterol fare taste delicious. Knowing my special weakness she even make low-fat desserts. She often serves these delights with a glob of non-dairy whipped cream, and this is People's Pharmacy starting to make me nervous. The brochure my doctor gave me says to avoid any kind of whipped cream, but my wife insists that what she's using cjuldn't possible hurt me since it doesn't have any real cream in it. I hate to make a fuss for nothing, but I do want to follow the diet carefully. Is this non-dairy whipped cream safe? A. You are smart to be cautious. Most non-dairy substitutes for cream contain coconut oil, which is high in saturated fats. As a result, whether you pour it into coffee, spoon it onto your baked potato as "sour cream" or garnish a dessert as your wife does, that non-dairy product may provide as much saturated fat as if you used the real thing. In fact, some of these substitutes may be even higher in fat than their dairy-derived equivalents, which explains why they appear on your doctor's list. You'd be better off sticking with the dessert and skipping the topping. Got a question? Write to Joe Graedon, in care of the Shreveport Journal, 222 Lake Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105. brain, larynx, spine, middle ear, tumors, pelvic area and the abdomen. The equipment also has useful applications in planning for radiation thera-py- Most CT studies can be conducted on an outpa-tient basis. They are considered to be non-invasive procedures, though it sometimes might be de-sirable to use a benign contrast dye to enchance the image. Entirely painless, the CT offers the poten-tial for locating serious organic disorders which might never have been diagnosed before. Students Honored Two students in the department of medical technology, school of allied health professions at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, recently re-ceived outstanding honors. Mildred C. Delafield of Haughton received the Outstanding Student Award from the Caddo-Boss-ier Society for Medical Technology. The award is based upon superior academic achievement, pro-fessional competence and professional attitude. She also received the Student Paper Award in microbiology from the Louisiana State Society for Medical Technology for her paper, "Yersinia pestis." Denise Jacks, also of Haughton, was named student delegate to the National Convention of the American Society for Medical Technology by the Louisiana State Society for Medical Technology. As a delegate she represented Louisiana's medical technology students at the recent national conven-tion and will continue to serve as the Louisiana student representative to the national organization during the coming year. Both students are completing the clinical portion of their medical technology studies at Schumpert Medical Center. Watermelon Party The volunteers at the Shreveport VA Medical Center will host a watermelon party for patients Friday at 7 p.m. The party will include an egg toss, a watermelon-eating contest, guess the number of peas in a jar and entertainment by the Vernon Honley Band. To held on the volleyball court behind the hospital, the event is sponsored annually by the medical center's volunteers and volunteer or-ganizations. Use Mini Page i Teachers, when you have news for children, please send it to their newspaper — Mini Page. Send items to Mini Page, Shreveport Journal, P.O. Box 31110, Shreveport, La. 71130. America's DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STUDENT HEALTH FORM FOR SCHOOL REGISTRATION IMMUNIZATIONS (Required by Stot. Low) I I COMPLETED • Next Td Booster due __(Yr.) • IN PROGRESS, STILL NEEDS THE FOLLOWING: NUMBER OF DOSES NEEDED DTP/TD POLIO MMR SIGNED: HEALTH UNIT (Stomp) DATE OR PHYSICIAN DATE NAME (Lost) ADDRESS PARENT or GUARDIAN (Fir.t) (M.ddl.) BIRTH DATE TOWN PHONE PARISH FAMILY PHYSICIAN NOTE: IF THERE Aftt ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS REQUIRING MODIFICATION OF THE STUDENT'S SCHOOL PROGRAM (ACADEMIC OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES), AN ADDITIONAL NOTE MAY BE SENT TO THE SCHOOt OR ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR A PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE WITH THE PHYSICIAN OR NURSE. REMARKS: ' * MINIMUM of 4-DTP, 3-Polio (last DTP and Polio after 4th birthday) and 1 Measles/Mumps/Rubella Summer is good time for school immunizations R 1/79 Summer is a good time for the parents of children who are about to enter school for the first time to have their youngsters immunized against communicable diseases, according to the Louisiana State Health Department. And parents of chil-dren already in school are advised to check re-cords to make sure the students are up-to-date with their immuniza-tions. Many junior high and high school students are due for boosters and may not be protected against measles and r u b e l l a (German measles), health depart-ment officials say. The Student Health Form for Registration (shown above) pub-lished by the Depart-ment of Health and Hu-man Resources, Office of Health and Environ-mental Quality, is the authorized and recom-mended form to by used by students for school entry. The form, marked complete or in progress, must be vali-dated by a health unit, military installation or private physician and presented to the school principal at the time of registration. Immunization re-quirements are pro-vided for by State Bill No. 140, Act 360 of the 1976 Louisiana State Legislature. Section 170 of Title 17 of the Louisi-ana Revised Statues of 1950 is amended and re-enacted to read: "Im-munization of children entering any school within the state for the first time, including kindergarten, at the time of registering or entering school, or licensed day care cen-ters, shall present satis-factory evidence of hav-ing been immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelities, measles and other com-municable diseases ac-cording to the schedule approved by the state division of health or present evidence of an immunization program in progress." The State Health De-partment warns that parents who take an apathetic attitude in having their children immunized and pro-tected against com-municable diseases are taking a chance with their children's lives and health. For further informa-tion call your health unit or private physi-cian. Good news tohelp smaller businesses grow. WVTS/800 Service. 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Frost, Gerald H.
Delafield, Mildred C.
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