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On March 24, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity, will host fundraising events at several locations in the area to benefit research and find cures for childhood cancers. Participants in St. Baldrick’s Day shave their heads to show solidarity with children undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and anyone is welcome to donate or join the cause. For more information, visit StBaldricks.org.

Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington recently installed the Signa HDxt Twin Speed Magnetic Resonance Imaging system, which provides improved image clarity and enhances clinical applications beyond the limits of a conventional MRI scanner. The increased speed of the new system helps shorten exam times and it offers the ability to perform cardiac MRI with stress testing, which allows cardiac physicians to characterize blood vessels, cardiac valve function and cardiac tissue for planning throughout a treatment plan. It is the first system of this kind in the state of Louisiana.

The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) has named Edwin Kee, Master CDT, Assistant Professor of Clinical Prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry at LSU Health Sciences Center as “Educator of the Year.” Kee teaches future dentists and dental technicians about CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology. He holds a Master Certified Dental Technician designation and is the youngest CDT to achieve master status.

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