Heavy smokers of a certain age may qualify for no-cost annual lung cancer screenings through Medicare or their private insurance companies. 

Although lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the US, if found early enough, it can be cured. St. James Parish Hospital’s Radiology Department offers low-dose CT lung cancer screenings locally. CLICK HERE to read a Press Release.

St. James Parish Hospital will be hosting its summer Safe Sitter Classes in June and July. Safe-Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on two-day class that teaches boys and girls ages 11 through 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Classes cover basic first-aid and CPR for infants and children in addition to offering information about how to handle children and run a safe business.