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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)…
It was a scene right out of the movie “Parenthood.” The pop fly was headed for right field where my nine-year-old son stood, his glove up, everyone holding their breath. When he caught it, the stands went wild and my anxiety of him dropping it…
OCHSNER Health Announces Employee Vaccination Mandate to Enhance Patient and Community Safety Vaccination requirement follows FDA’s full approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine New Orleans, La. (August 24, 2021) – Following full approval of the Pfizer…
This week’s guest columnist is Caitlin McDaniel, MD, Family Practice Resident at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics. Buster and I were kind of littermates. We were both puppies, him a six-week-old Dachshund, me a nine-month-old human. We grew…