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There is good news on the horizon for migraine sufferers who also are considering a little “maintenance” around in the eye area. Researchers at the Louisiana State University Heath Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine report high success rates with the new migraine trigger site decompression surgery. In a study set to publish in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, researchers cite that more than 90 percent of patients who underwent surgery to decompress the nerves that trigger migraines experienced relief. Migraines were eliminated in 51.3 percent of the patients, with about a fifth of them experiencing an 80 percent reduction of symptoms; and nearly a third of the patients had between 50 and 80 percent of their symptoms resolved. Patient’s responses to the bonus eyelift are not included in the study.

According to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-’15 Best Hospitals rankings, Ochsner Medical Center ranked among the best hospitals in America in nine specialties. The rankings are:

• Nationally ranked No. 28 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
• Nationally ranked No. 36 in Ear, Nose and Throat
• Nationally ranked No. 18 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
• Nationally ranked No. 46 in Geriatrics
• Nationally ranked No. 34 in Nephrology
• Nationally ranked No. 24 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
• Nationally ranked No. 41 in Orthopedics
• Nationally ranked No. 26 in Pulmonology 
• Nationally ranked No. 46 in Urology
Ochsner also ranked No. 1 in Louisiana and New Orleans.

In the new book, Safe and Effective Exercise for Overweight Youth, Melinda Sothern, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Professor of Research at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health aims to provide safe, effective exercise recommendations and guidelines tailored to the specific needs of young people. From challenges such as hypertension and asthma to type 2 diabetes and injury the book is based on Sothern’s decades of scientific research and clinical experience.


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