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28Nov 22

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

St. James Parish Hospital shares 5 quick tips for staying healthy during the holidays. 1. Pick and choose. River Parishes parties typically mean tons of food and often not the…

27Nov 22

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes – “Diabesity”

The Science (as reported by the National Library of Medicine) The relationship between obesity and diabetes is of such interdependence that the term 'diabesity' has been coined. The passage from…

03Sep 22

Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness (PAD)

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…

22Mar 22

Wounds Must be Well-Fed

“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,…

10Dec 21

Diabetic Foot Ulcer 101

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…

27Jul 21

5 Tips to Help Prevent Youth Sports Injuries

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…

07Apr 21

Limb Loss Awareness

April is Limb Loss and Limb Different Awareness Month. Amputee-coalition.org reports that more than 2 million Americans live with limb loss or limb difference and more than 28 million are…

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