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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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Nicolas Bazan MD, Ph.D, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, recently found that a synthetic molecule protects the brain in a model of experimental stroke. Dr. Bazan…

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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…

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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…

Health Bytes, Nov. 10

Bits and bytes of local and national health, wellness and scientific news:Autism SpeaksAccording to a recent study, the rate of vaccinations among children with health insurance has dropped in recent years, most likely as a result of fears about a…

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• According to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, seven out of 10 women facing breast cancer aren’t made aware of all of their reconstructive options. Furthermore, according to a study released at the 2010 American…

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LSU Hospital Achieves Joint Commission Accreditation SHREVEPORT — LSU Hospital in Shreveport recently earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. The accreditation indicates compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Joe Miciotto, hospital…

Health Bytes, Oct. 13

Bits and bytes of local and national health, wellness and scientific news:•    New studies show that injuries resulting from interactive video games are experiencing a surprising rise; research shows that even injuries of spectators, including children, are increasing. A study…

Health Bytes, Sept. 29

Bits and bytes of local and national health, wellness and scientific news:•    According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, with births falling 2.7 percent, possibly due…

Health Bytes: Mid-September

Bits and bytes of local and national health, wellness and scientific news:•    The New Orleans CARE Clinic opened on Aug. 31, providing health care to more than 530 uninsured Gulf Coast patients on its first day alone. The National Association…

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• According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, half of all Americans with high blood pressure now have the condition under control. These results show significant improvement over the past decade, with one-quarter of…

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Here are a few of the latest developments in health, medicine and science, locally and nationally:•    New Orleanian Kirk Kellogg was awarded the 2010 Robert Ross Personal Achievement Award for Louisiana on Aug. 10 by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Kellogg,…