Heavy smokers of a certain age may qualify for no-cost annual lung cancer screenings through Medicare or their private insurance companies. 

Although lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the US, if found early enough, it can be cured. St. James Parish Hospital’s Radiology Department offers low-dose CT lung cancer screenings locally. CLICK HERE to read a Press Release.

In recognition of American Heart Health Month, we are promoting AHA's Life’s Simple 7 Campaign which highlights 7 tips for a healthier heart. When focusing on all 7, these tips may not seem so simple, so we encourage you to start small. By focusing on one or two tips at a time you are more likely to maintain better habits in the long-run. Additionally, when you follow one of the tips below, you will likely have a positive impact on several more.