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Opening of a new piercing studio on Magazine Street

Rowan opened an ear piercing studio at 3947 Magazine St. in New Orleans.

The company was founded by mother and entrepreneur Lousia Serene Schneider. Rowan said all piercings are done by registered nurses in a safe, hypoallergenic setting.

Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Rowan has 10 other locations across the United States

Women’s Hospital Expands Use of Patient Safety Devices

Woman’s Hospital is expanding the use of disposable cotton sponges, gauze, and towels fitted with tags that transmit signals to notify medical staff if there are objects left inside a patient’s body.

Medtronic Situate scanners will be installed in all hospital labor and delivery rooms, providing an additional level of protection in the rare event that items are left inside after surgery. Retained surgical items can lead to complications such as infections and obstructions and lead to additional surgery to retrieve them.

Situate sponges, gauze and towels are embedded with small radio frequency tags that can be detected after a medical procedure is complete by waving a wand.

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Rosebud Healthcare & Training moves to Baker

Rosebud Healthcare & Training has opened a new location in Baker.

Rosebud has been in business for three years, providing healthcare training, education and counseling to enable clients to obtain accreditation.

The new location is at 3207 Lavey Lane.

Lew’s Firearms opens in Central

Lew’s Firearms opened a brick and mortar location at 13513 Hooper Road in Central.

The company specializes in custom Cerakote coatings and etching, allowing customers to customize their guns while protecting them from corrosion and rust. The company also offers a small selection of firearms and ammunition.

Larry Walters, an officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department, founded Lew’s about 2½ years ago with his wife, Alicia. The couple operated the business from their home and then decided to expand.

Lew’s is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday.

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