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April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. It is an opportunity to normalize routine STD testing and conversations about sexual health. With an estimated 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occurring every year in the United States, it is clear that sexually
Twin Pike Torpedoes summer swim team for ages 5-18. The Twin Pike Torpedoes summer swim team is a competitive but fun way to improve stroke technique, speed and endurance while making new friends. Twin Pike Torpedoes’ season will run June through August. Swimmers must be able to swim one lap freestyle and one lap backstroke. Practice times are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from
The Pike County Health Department would like to remind the public that it offers CPR classes through the American Heart Association. These classes are conducted at various times during the year and are taught by three certified instructors, Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN; Kim Gamm, RN and Robyn Orf, LPN. The class lasts three to four hours and teaches infant, child, and adult CPR including the use of an AED. There are
Some quick thinking and CPR training saved the life of a Pike County man in February, according to those involved. Members of the First Christian Church in Louisiana were at a Valentines tea celebration last month when Jim “Flip” Flaherty, 77, suffered a heart attack. That’s when Mark Shade, 54, of the Louisiana area, jumped into action. “He was sitting behind me at another table and he’s had health issues,”
Each year February is designated as “American Heart Month” and the Pike County Health Department is offering life-saving heart disease facts and screenings to the public. The Health Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Health Department office located in Bowling Green. Services offered include: total cholesterol including HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose (9-12 hours fasting is required for
Louisiana Elks Lodge 791 contributed $1,000 for a new thermal imaging camera for the Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department and presented it at the Monday, Feb. 2 city council meeting. From left are: Louisiana Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Porter Elliott, Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Lesley, Captain Philip Quattrocchi, Captain Mike Chidster, and Elks Lodge Leading Knight Robert Brown. The department has raised $4,220 of $12,000 needed, according to Lesley.
There wasn’t much snow on the ground but plenty of tennis shoes at the annual Sneakers and Snowflakes run put on by the Twin Pike Family YMCA at the Louisiana riverfront on Saturday, Jan. 24. About 70 runners participated, the highest amount ever for the event, according to YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison.