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This week’s guest columnist is Priscilla Tutu, M.D., Family Practice Resident at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics. At age seven I got a new bike. First task: school my cousin Patrick in a race. I remember my heart thumping as I waited to…
Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation now accepting applications for Mayci Breaux Scholarship  LAFAYETTE – Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation is now accepting applications for the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to…
In 2017, in this column, I recounted almost drowning in Grand Isle. I had messed up by drinking a beer before going in and swimming against a strong current but got this important thing right: I had a lifeguard. My friend Dayle was out on the party…
In the movie Kindergarten Cop, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a detective who goes undercover as a school teacher. In one scene, as he's reading a children's book to his class, he rubs his head and moans. The kids ask what's wrong, he says he has a…
This week's guest columnist is Dr. Tasia Bradley, a Family Practice resident at the University Hospital and Clinics here in Lafayette. Remember "Show and Tell" from grade school? In fourth grade, I had a classmate bring in his pet soft-shell turtle,…
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a great time to learn about the signs of stroke and the preventative measures you can take to ensure you’re not one of the 800,000 that occur each year. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in adults in the U.…
Last week I saw yet another teenager with chest pain. He'd been lifting weights, and now his chest hurt, particularly when he moved his arms. Diagnosis: costochondritis, a common condition in kids where the ligaments of their ribcages get sore with…
This week's guest columnist is Dr. Shalini Choudhary, a Family Practice resident at the University Hospital and Clinics here in Lafayette. Growing up I attended an English-style boarding school in India, like Hogwarts in Harry Potter, but without the…