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The Flu: Protect Yourself

Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is a contagious virus that affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Flu season lasts from about October through May each year, with a…

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Swimming Safety This Summer

Do you have a pool in your back yard or a camp on the river? Are you planning on going to the beach this summer? Here are some ways to…

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Tinnitus Management through Sound Therapy

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is defined as perceived sound that does not come from the environment. Tinnitus is perceived as occurring rarely, intermittently, or constantly. It can sound like the…

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May is Hypertension Awareness Month

I don’t feel bad, but my doctor told me I have hypertension. Why should I be concerned? People tend to have little or absolutely no symptoms from high blood pressure….

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Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

Q:  What causes skin cancer? A:   Several factors influence who gets skin cancer, but we now know that ultraviolet light exposure is a major risk factor for skin cancer.  Ultraviolet light…

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Measles Vaccination in Infants and Children: What You Should Know

The Pediatric Department at The Baton Rouge Clinic strongly believes in immunizing children based on the guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We believe that vaccines are not…

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Colonoscopies: Saving One Life at a Time

Why should I get a colonoscopy? Over the past few years, more attention has been given to preventative health services.  Colonoscopy remains one of the smartest prevention or wellness tests…

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February is American Heart Month

What is the difference between coronary artery disease and coronary heart disease? Coronary artery disease refers to the pathologic process affecting the coronary arteries (the blood vessels of the heart)….

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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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Is Weight Loss Surgery the New Fountain of Youth?

People for centuries have been looking for ways to reverse the effects of aging. Myths about the Fountain of Youth, mysterious plants or herbs, ancient potions have kept people venturing…

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