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  • Tips for combating viruses during the winter

    Tips for combating viruses during the winter

    Friday, December 15 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-15 23:35:36 GMT

    If many of your co-workers weren't in the office recently, it's no coincidence. Many of us in Southwest Louisiana have fallen victim to a number of viruses floating around. "This time of year, it's all upper respiratory infections and viral infections," said Dr. Jason Barlow of Imperial Health Urgent Care. "You see some flu, some strep throat."

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    If many of your co-workers weren't in the office recently, it's no coincidence. Many of us in Southwest Louisiana have fallen victim to a number of viruses floating around. "This time of year, it's all upper respiratory infections and viral infections," said Dr. Jason Barlow of Imperial Health Urgent Care. "You see some flu, some strep throat."

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  • SWLA workforce training scholarship program looking for new students

    SWLA workforce training scholarship program looking for new students

    Friday, December 15 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-12-15 23:18:44 GMT
    Community Foundation workforce training scholarship program (Source: KPLC)Community Foundation workforce training scholarship program (Source: KPLC)

    With all the industry development underway, hundreds of jobs are coming to the Lake Area  - jobs that provide benefits and can earn you up to six figures a year. But you need the proper training for these positions. Charlotte Guillory is just weeks away from graduating from a six-month course to become a pipefitter.

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    With all the industry development underway, hundreds of jobs are coming to the Lake Area  - jobs that provide benefits and can earn you up to six figures a year. But you need the proper training for these positions. Charlotte Guillory is just weeks away from graduating from a six-month course to become a pipefitter.

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  • As holidays near, stress and anxiety begin to rise

    As holidays near, stress and anxiety begin to rise

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:20 PM EST2017-12-15 22:20:49 GMT

    Though the holiday season is commonly viewed as a cheerful and joyous time of the year, many end up feeling rather blue.  "There are a lot of reasons why the holidays cause extra pain for us," said Lisa Brune, a clinical social worker in Lake Charles.  Brune said she is not surprised when depression spikes around the holiday season. "If you watch TV, every commercial that you see is family." said Brune. "Everybody is happy, everybody has...

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    Though the holiday season is commonly viewed as a cheerful and joyous time of the year, many end up feeling rather blue.  "There are a lot of reasons why the holidays cause extra pain for us," said Lisa Brune, a clinical social worker in Lake Charles.  Brune said she is not surprised when depression spikes around the holiday season. "If you watch TV, every commercial that you see is family." said Brune. "Everybody is happy, everybody has...

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