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With Christmas past, let's pause from this column's usual how-to-keep kids out of the Pediatric Emergency Department. Instead, here’s the weird story of the birth of Neonatology, the care of sick and premature newborns. It started around 1880, when…
LAFAYETTE – One year after administering Acadiana’s first COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers who had been fighting the virus since its onset, Ochsner Lafayette General shares vaccine milestones. Since December 15, 2020, Ochsner Lafayette General…
This week's guest columnists are Carrie Guidry, MD and Stefanie Acosta, MD, Family Practice Residents at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics. When I first heard croup, angry seal sounds were coming from my brother in the bottom bunk. I was…
The U.S. House of Representatives recently censured a member for posting an animated video of him killing a rival Rep with a sword. Democrats were angry that the Republican Rep's action would have gotten him fired from any other job. Republicans were…
LAFAYETTE - Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds and, every four minutes, someone dies from one. While the risk of a stroke varies with race and ethnicity, according to the CDC, they are the leading cause of death and long-term…
This week's guest columnist is Keyana Vernado, MD, Family Practice Resident at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics. I have recurring nightmares of my seven-month-old baby and her daredevil antics. I wake up hyperventilating, dreaming I couldn'…
When humorist Dave Barry caught Influenza, he called it the Martian Death Flu, like the title of a bad sci-fi movie. He and his wife spent days in bed achy and feverish. “There has been a mound of blankets on my wife's side of the bed,” he wrote, “I…
This week's guest columnist is Dr. Chris Johnson, a Family Practice resident at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics here in Lafayette.   Kids' ears bother them for many reasons: their siblings screaming, their parents droning on about cleaning…
Four Ochsner Lafayette General entities recognized as 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare   Lafayette, La. – Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, MTS Physical Therapy, Ochsner St. Martin Hospital and Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics…
My youngest daughter swore off beef. Not because too much is bad for you, or cows are mistreated in industrial feed lots. She instead wants everyone to eat less beef because the cattle industry is a big contributor to, believe it or not, climate…
This week’s guest columnists are Shalini Choudhary, MD and Yanling Zheng, MD, Family Practice Residents at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics. Sally had long black hair down to her waist. She loved doing it up in different designs and when her…
Ochsner Lafayette General, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Louisiana Department of Health, announced that beginning Wednesday, September 8, it will begin providing COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb)…