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5 Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Injuries By: St. James Parish Hospital Therapy Center

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | Comments (0)
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 occurs. St. James Urgent Care offers sports physicals seven… Read More

Limb Loss Awareness By: St. James Parish Hospital

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 By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

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 By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

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

Consumerism Meets Healthcare – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | Comments (0)
In the 1950’s, a woman’s primary roles were being a wife, mother and homemaker. Children went to school and came home to help with essential chores. Physicians, which were usually a well-known few in the community, held many hats as baby-delivers, caregivers and coroners. Through great care, patients formed unbreakable, lifetime bonds with their doctors.… Read More

A Breathtaking Season – By: Kassie Roussel, Director of Marketing

Bizzuka Administrator - Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Comments (0)
COPD + WINTER The trees are trimmed, the stockings are hung and winter is here (for now anyway). The most wonderful time of the year for many, may also be one of the hardest seasons for patients with COPD (chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder). Patients with COPD my suffer with wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath… Read More

Clearing Up Price Transparency – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Bizzuka Administrator - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Comments (0)
As “Black Friday” approaches, consumers are starting to search for online ads and making plans to find a copy of the Thanksgiving week sale papers. Some of us will search for weeks to save a few hundred dollars on a TV or designer purse. Now imagine walking into a store without prices, grabbing a TV… Read More

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