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Take the Shot or Not? – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Comments (0)
Whether or not to take a vaccine to immunize against a disease can be confusing.  Many times messages in the media can be contradictory and give the wrong impression. With so much information available today (and often incorrect information), learning… Read More

We’re Engaged! – By: Mary Ellen Pratt, FACHE, CEO

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Comments (0)
According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers 2010 report, (From Courtship to Marriage: Why Health Reform is Driving Physicians and Hospitals Together), when asked whether they trusted hospitals, 20% of physicians surveyed said “no” and 57% said “sometimes.” Can you imagine being cared for… Read More

The Silent Sight Killer

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | Comments (0)
Glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Regular eye exams are extremely important to preserve vision. There are no symptoms of Glaucoma and vision… Read More

Flu versus Cold – By: Kassie Roussel, Director of Marketing

Kassie Roussel - Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | Comments (0)
The story of the seasons—the leaves start falling, the weather cools (well, maybe not if you live in South Louisiana!) and the sniffles start. Most people suffer from the common cold at least once during the winter, but at what… Read More

What’s that noise in my ear? – By: Jake Cavanaugh, Audiologist

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Comments (0)
By: Jake Cavanaugh, Audiologist You may have heard of someone complaining of ringing in their ear.  This disorder known as Tinnitus is much more common than you think.  Tinnitus can be caused by ear wax or transient middle ear problems,… Read More

Tanning is Shady Business – By: Dr. Ryan Matherne, Dermatolgist

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Comments (0)
For many, the risk of skin cancer stays under the radar, according to Ryan Matherne, MD, Dermatologist and Dermapathologist on staff at St. James Parish Hospital. “Most people need a wake-up call about skin cancer dangers,” he says. “More than… Read More

Psoriasis Sufferers – Lace Up Your Sneakers

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)
Many psoriasis sufferers avoid exercise to avoid an outbreak of red scaly patches and lesions.  However, new research suggests that a good workout may actually promote healthy skin.  The study found that vigorous exercise can reduce the risk of developing… Read More

Urinary Tract Infections – Reduce your risk

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)
Have you ever experienced pain or burning while urinating, the urge to urinate frequently, or lower abdominal pain and fever? These could be symptoms of a urinary tract infection. A urinary tract infection, also known as a UTI, occurs when… Read More

Ignoring Heart Attack Symptoms Can Be a Fatal Mistake

Kassie Roussel - Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)
A heart attack happens every 34 seconds in America, affecting more than one million people each year. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. If heart attacks really happened as they are… Read More

Arthritis Threat Goes Beyond Nagging Aches and Pains

Kassie Roussel - Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Comments (0)
Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, affecting about 50 million adults and 300,000 children.  Arthritis is a complex family of more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and other connective tissues. The term… Read More

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