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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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Influenza – What Parents Need to Know

It’s that time of year again…“Flu Season.” Below is a summary of important information that will help keep you educated about Influenza and provide tips on how to best protect…

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween always starts weeks before the actual day when we start working on our costumes—this year, along with scary, let’s make them safe. Costume Safety Make sure they fit. Short…

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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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