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Healthbytes - The safety of cardiac care

Few things evolve as fast as the field of medicine. Over the past several years, cardiovascular disease has increasingly become a disease that is treated more often with medications and minimally invasive stenting procedures as opposed to open-heart surgery. As a result of this trend, the volume of surgeries performed by cardiovascular surgeons has declined. Many medium-sized hospitals have so few surgeries that they cannot maintain cardiovascular surgery on-site, and Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is one of the hospitals that has recently experienced this change.

‘Good Times Roll’

AGerald Jones, center, sings ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ as part of ‘Razzle Dazzle: Memphis to Motown’ at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. The show includes musical and dance favorites through the decades. The performances began Thursday and run through Sunday.

Davis questioned over holding up mayor’s political filing

Political filing paperwork for Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and four others were labeled as “pending” on Monday and Tuesday and, according to the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, that was because Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Ted Davis had not certified the paperwork.