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Ochsner opens central emergency care clinic

Ochsner Urgent Care-Central is now open at 10513 Sullivan Road, in the former Essential Credit Union building.

The clinic will initially be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Weekend hours will be added in January. The clinic’s phone number is (225) 388-6920.

The clinic offers walk-in pediatric and adult care for minor injuries and common ailments such as colds, flu, earaches, stomach aches, allergies and skin irritations. Flu shots and rapid COVID-19 tests are also available.

Capital One awards $ 500,000 grant to HOPE Credit Union

Capital One has awarded a $ 500,000 grant to HOPE Credit Union, an organization that seeks to provide financial wellness resources to South Louisiana.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, underserved communities were particularly affected. To address these disparities and help advance socio-economic mobility, HOPE Credit Union will use grant funds to expand its Hope Affinity Network, offering on-site financial education and delivery services to support well- be financial partner organizations.

The Capital One grant is part of a $ 3.5 million commitment to 12 nonprofits across the United States that are meeting critical community needs for financial well-being, development of workforce, housing and small business support due to the COVID-19 pandemic and long-standing issues caused by racial inequality.

LSU scientists study birds in the Amazon rainforest

The most pristine parts of the Amazon rainforest, devoid of direct human contact, are affected by human-induced climate change, according to new research by scientists at LSU.

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Analyzes of data collected over the past four decades show that not only have the number of susceptible resident birds throughout the Amazon rainforest declined, but body size and wing length have changed for most of the species studied. These physical changes in birds follow increasingly hot and drier conditions during the dry season, from June to November.

“Even in the midst of this Amazon rainforest, we are seeing the global effects of climate change caused by people, including us,” said Vitek Jirinec, who received a doctorate this year from LSU and was the lead author of ‘a study published in the journal Science Advances. Philip Stouffer, Lee F. Mason professor at the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources, is co-author.

Birds in the Amazon rainforest have grown smaller and their wings have grown longer over generations, indicating a response to changing environmental conditions that may include new physiological or nutritional challenges.

This is the first study to discover these changes in the size and shape of the body of non-migratory birds, which rules out other factors that may have influenced these physiological changes. Jirinec and his colleagues studied data collected on more than 15,000 individual birds that were captured, measured, weighed, tagged with a leg band and released, during 40 years of fieldwork in the world’s largest rainforest. of the world. Data shows that almost all bird bodies have become lighter since the 1980s.

McDonald’s opens store in Prairieville

A McDonald’s is now open in Prairieville at Airline Highway and Germany Road.

The restaurant is owned and operated by Lafayette-based MacLaff, who will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

Ruby Slipper Co-Founder To Speak At ACG Luncheon

Jennifer Weishaupt, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, will be the guest speaker at the December 2 meeting of ACG Louisiana.

The meeting will take place at 11:30 am at the August restaurant, 301 rue Tchoupitoulas. Registration is required and the deadline is Thursday. To register, go to

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