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Lafayette General Medical Center and the March of Dimes’ 39 Week Initiative focuses on health of unborn babies Lafayette – The Lafayette General Medical Center recently took part in the March of Dimes’ campaign the 39 Week Initiative, which brought…

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Ochsner Health System signed a contract with King Abdulaziz University, an institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Faculty, staff and students from the Saudi Arabian university’s college of medicine will be educated and trained at various…

Louisiana's Top-Ranked Hospitals

As part of its informational services, medicare.gov reports on evaluations of hospitals based on queries of patients. We have combed through the data and created a one-of-a-kind list that shows the state’s hospitals according to locality. To qualify for our…

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Stair Masters in Shreveport SHREVEPORT – LSU Health Shreveport employees and students are making a conscious effort to take the stairs instead of the elevators as they move around campus. Daci Platt, a research associate and Master of Public Health…

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• On May 7, Touro Infirmary will offer “My Aging Brain: Prime Years Seminar.” This free seminar will examine decline in memory and mental quickness in relation to age. Touro speech-language pathologist Chelsea Temple will discuss the anatomy of the…

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Last month, Experimental Biology and Medicine published results from a Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center study, which found that a cellular defensive system called the ISG15 pathway – involved in fighting bacterial and viral infection – is triggered during…

To Your Health: Pump of the Volume

  Dear Guys, I read recently it’s not only what celebrities do to stay fit but it’s the music they listen to that can make a big difference. Is the reason I can’t shed my recent weight gain down to…

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An independent ratings organization called HealthGrades has recognized Ochsner Clinic Foundation’s liver transplant program as among the best in the nation. Out of 111 hospitals performing liver transplant procedures, Ochsner is one of seven nationwide hospitals to receive the Liver…

Best Doctors

  There is nothing that we do that we take as seriously as presenting our readers with a list of recommended doctors. This is one area where we never want to be wrong. We know there’s no perfect way to…