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Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness (PAD)

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, September 22, 2022 | Comments (0)
September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a chronic circulatory condition, which if left untreated can result in unnecessary limb amputations. PAD affects nearly 20 million Americans and an estimated 200,000 of them – disproportionately from minority communities–suffer avoidable amputations every year. St. James Parish Hospital’s Wound Care Team supports PAD Awareness… Read More

Wounds Must be Well-Fed

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, March 24, 2022 | Comments (0)
“Nutrition plays an essential role in wound healing. Nutritional support is a fundamental part of wound management. Poor nutrition during the healing process can delay healing and impair wound strength, making the wound more prone to breakdown,” said Alicia Bergeron, LPN, Certified Wound Care Nurse. Good nutrition is extremely important to our overall health and… Read More

Diabetic Foot Ulcer 101

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | Comments (0)
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, diabetic foot ulcers affect approximately 15 percent of people with diabetes. It is estimated that 14-24 percent of diabetic foot ulcers end with amputation. What’s that Sore? Do you have a sore on your foot that’s been there for a while without improving? If you have diabetes, chances… Read More

5 Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Injuries

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | Comments (0)
Tips Shared by St. James Parish Hospital Therapy Center 1. Get your physical before the season starts. Getting a sports physical done before starting vigorous training allows a medical professional to determine if an athlete is fit to start a sport. Areas of concern can be assessed and treated ahead of time before further injury… Read More

Limb Loss Awareness

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | Comments (0)
April is Limb Loss and Limb Different Awareness Month. reports that more than 2 million Americans live with limb loss or limb difference and more than 28 million are at risk of amputation surgery. Amputations occur for a number of different reasons, including trauma and as a result of long-term conditions such as diabetes.… Read More

Proud to Be Age-Friendly

Kassie Roussel - Friday, October 16, 2020 | Comments (0)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the US population aged 65 and over is expected to nearly double over the next 30 years. These demographic advances have left our health systems behind as they struggle to reliably provide evidence-based practices to every older adult at every care interaction. Age-Friendly is an initiative of The… Read More

COVID Testing Explained

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | Comments (0)
Testing is vital in our nation’s response to COVID-19. Through the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued EUAs—Emergency Use Authorizations—for different types of COVID-19 testing. Diagnostic Testing—typically done through a swabbing of the nose or throat, can confirm an active infection and is typically done for symptomatic patients. Antibody (serological) testing… Read More

The WHAT, HOW, WHO and WHY of Antibody Testing By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Comments (0)
COVID-19 was introduced to the world as the “Novel Coronavirus.” Described as novel, new and different, there is still much to learn and understand about COVID-19. New information and new tests are being researched and developed every day. The CDC is currently evaluating the performance of commercially manufactured antibody tests in collaboration with other government… Read More

#TRENDING Immediate Care Clinics – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Comments (0)
Unfortunately, illnesses and injuries aren’t on the same 9 to 5 schedule as most Primary Care offices. While we always encourage patients to see the family doctor that knows them best whenever possible, sometimes it just isn’t possible. Maybe you don’t even have a Primary Care Physician yet. So, what are your options? Before the… Read More

Seniors and the Silent Killer – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Comments (0)
The statistics are scary when it comes to hypertension (high blood pressure), but the symptoms are usually not. Because, they often don’t exist. If you’ve had several higher than normal readings or don’t get your blood pressure checked because you assume you will feel when it is bad, “you are taking a dangerous chance with… Read More

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