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The desire to improve efficiency of care and offer more individualized attention to patients who don’t have a local doctor has led Ruston’s Northern Louisiana Medical Center to join the growing list of hospitals using hospitalists. Hospitalists are hospital-based physicians who oversee the care of another physician’s hospitalized patients, but don’t care for private patients of their own. The hospitalist directs inpatient care, in effect, becoming the attending physician. After discharge, they are referred back to their primary doctor. Proponents say use of hospitalists increases the time...

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08/21/2017
The desire to improve efficiency of care and offer more individualized attention to patients who don’t have a local doctor has led Ruston’s Northern Louisiana Medical Center to join the growing list...
08/21/2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory...
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08/20/2017
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen meets Monday in its role as the city’s personnel-finance committee to discuss the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins...
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08/20/2017
Lincoln Parish school students hoping to use their cardboard-box pinhole projection viewers, or even specially made glasses, to watch Monday’s solar eclipse are now in the dark, or at least in the...
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08/20/2017
It wouldn’t be the start of a new academic and athletic school year for Louisiana Tech University without a big Happening. The 36th Happening took place Thursday night at the Monroe Civic Center as...
08/18/2017
Graduation speaker Stan Napper gave each of the 276 newest Louisiana Tech University graduates a jigsaw puzzle piece before they entered the floor of the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday morning for...
08/18/2017
In 2016, shelters across the nation got together and put on an adoption event — Clear the Shelters — which resulted in more than 50,000 animals adopted to their forever homes. This year, Ashley...
08/18/2017
As of mid-morning today, Ruston police still had no suspect in a Thursday night shooting that sent a 24-year-old man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The incident happened at...
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08/18/2017
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed...
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08/18/2017
Kevin Patterson and his finance, Andria Fields, work the soil on their plot in the Longleaf Farms Community Garden. The couple, along with fellow community gardener Doris Sims, received their seed...