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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

PAD is a process that can affect every artery in the body. Arteries bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to individual organs. The result of PAD is that plaque builds up in…

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Ebola Virus – What You Need to Know

On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) used laboratory tests to confirm the first case of Ebola Virus to be diagnosed in the United States. The infected…

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Diabetes: What You Should Know

Diabetes results from elevations of blood sugars due to the body’s inability to make insulin or to use insulin. Facts Based on the most recent estimates, 29.1 million people in…

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Enterovirus D68 – What Parents Need to Know

As many of you have probably heard on the news or read about on the internet, there is a respiratory virus that is rapidly spreading across the country. The virus…

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WAFB: Dr. Susan Bankston on Enterovirus D68

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Baton Rouge health officials say two children have been treated at Our Lady of the Lake for Enterovirus D68. Officials add that there have been no…

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Do I Have Gout?

Gout is the oldest known form of arthritis, first identified by the Egyptians in 2640 B.C. Historically, it has been referred to as the disease of kings because people often…

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The Increasing Incidence of Blood-borne Cancers

Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow, characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells, which play a major role in one’s ability to…

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Are You Suffering From Heartburn?

Many people suffer from symptoms of heartburn and most associate the term with an upset stomach or burning sensation in the chest or throat. Often these symptoms occur as a…

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What Is H1N1 or Swine Flu?

H1N1, also referred to as swine flu, was first detected in Americans in April 2009. Below is some general information about the virus, which spreads from person to person in…

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Seasonal Flu Affects Young and Old

Seasonal flu, also known as influenza, infects an estimated 17 million to 50 million people in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu, even healthy people, and serious…

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