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The Epidemic of Obesity

1.) What classifies someone as obese? Obesity is defined as a BMI >30 kg/m2. Online height and weight charts or BMI calculators are easy available tools to use that make…

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Experiencing Hearing Loss

How do I know if I’m experiencing hearing loss? There are a few commonly experienced signs of hearing loss: Difficulty hearing conversations, especially in the presence of background noise Turning…

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Blood Pressure & Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that affects about 1 out of every 3 adults. Routine screenings through regular checkups are very important for controlling hypertension and could…

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Melanoma & Skin Cancer

How can I prevent melanoma and other types of skin cancer? The most preventable risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, found in natural sunlight as…

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What is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States?

The answer is tooth decay or cavities. The medical term used for this condition is dental caries which is Latin for tooth “rottenness”. Cavities occur when bacteria in the mouth…

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Sun and Swimming Safety

Spring break is a great time to get away with family and beat those winter blues. Dr. Jennifer Guidroz, a Pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic, answers some commonly asked…

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What Is Zika Virus?

We didn’t see Zika Virus coming to the US, nor did most care if it did. Without its association with microcephaly, it’s a minor illness with fever, rash, joint pain…

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Can Colon Cancer Be Prevented?

How is colon cancer detected? Colonoscopy is the recommended test to screen for colorectal cancer by the American College of Gastroenterology. Most patients should begin screening for colorectal cancer at…

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The Truth About Antibiotics

A common misconception among parents today is that antibiotics will cure any ailment that plagues their child. Pediatricians are faced daily with the decision of whether or not antibiotics are…

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New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is always a good opportunity to talk to your children about changing or improving lifestyle choices. Take this time to be creative in helping them come up…

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