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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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Influenza Vaccinations

Influenza is a contagious disease spread by respiratory droplets. Last year in the US, approximately 6% of people who contracted the virus died. In regards to hospitalizations, adults > 65…

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Click here for a PDF of Louisiana’s Harvest Calendar. Learn the season of fruits and vegetables.  It will be more affordable and is a great way to experiment with fresh…

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Don’t Settle For A “One Size Fits All” Fad Diet

March is National Nutrition Month and this years’ theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” encouraging everyone to personalize their health to fit their lifestyle. The following are tips…

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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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Child Abuse and Awareness

Every year more than half a million children in the United States suffer from abuse or neglect. Some children even die at the hands of their abusers. All socioeconomic groups…

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The Importance of Colorectal Screening

Cancer of the colon and rectum remains the third top cancer killer in the United States, yet is one of the most preventable forms of cancer and is curable if…

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Concussions Involving Athletes Can Be Serious

The topic of concussions among teenage athletes is a subject that often appears in the Louisiana news. With sports being year round for our older children and with almost no…

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Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation & Screening Guidelines

One in 7 women in the United States has a risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime.  To make this statistic more personal, the annual incidence of breast cancer…

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