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Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Proclaimed by Mayor Donald Cravins in 2013, that August be recognized as National Breastfeeding Month by the City of Opelousas and the Parish of St. Landry, and because World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated internationally August 1-7, Opelousas General Health System plans to celebrate by hosting a free Community Baby Shower.

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CIS IS FIRST IN AREA TO USE LIGHTNING BOLT™ 7 SYSTEM TO REMOVE BLOOD CLOTS IN THE LEGS

Dr. Kalyan Veerina, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in Opelousas, is the first in the area to use the Lightning Bolt™ 7 system by Penumbra, Inc. to extract blood clots quickly and efficiently from peripheral arteries. The procedure was performed at Opelousas General Health System.