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American Heart Month Recognized

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

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PCGH to Host “AHEC of a Summer” for the Thirteenth Year

Pointe Coupee General Hospital will host the “AHEC of a Sumer for the thirteenth year this summer. Area high school students interested in pursuing health care careers are given the opportunity to receive a firsthand introduction to various health occupations. These students observe health care professionals at work, participate in some of the health care professional’s job responsibilities, and receive CPR training.

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Department Spotlight: Emergency Department

The Pointe Coupee General Hospital Emergency Department continually strives to ensure that those seeking emergent treatment receive the best care possible. Currently the department treats over 1000 patients per month. A physician staffs the department 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Licensed nursing personnel assigned to the Emergency Department must be ACLS, PALS and TNCC certified.

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Bath Salts: The New Drug Nightmare

The bath salts drug has chemically nothing to do with the bath salts we place in our bath tub such as Epsom salt. The bath salts drug's white crystals resemble the bath salts we use in bathing but are not the same. The illegal street chemists have marketed the bath salts drug as “bath salts – not for human consumption” under names such as Ivory Wave and Vanilla Sky. By doing this they have been able to avoid the bath salts drug being labeled as illegal.

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