Newsletter for April 2012

  • Dangers of Self-Diagnosis

    Image CaptionAs health information becomes ever more accessible, more patients are going online to seek medical advice than ever.  But Dr. Robert Hart, Ochsner’s Regional Medical Director in Baton Rouge, said there are risks associated with turning to the internet for answers.

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  • Stress and Stomach Aches

    Image CaptionThat mysterious stomach ache that people get right before a stressful event may not be without medical precedent.  Dr. Nathaniel Winstead, Ochsner Health System director of gastroenterology clinical research, said stress has played a key part in causing stomach aches for years.

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  • Growing Problem

    Image Caption As waistlines expand, many men grow concerned with carving out new belt holes and buying ever-larger pants instead of losing weight. However, bigger bellies can seriously impact overall health as well.  Ochsner clinical dietician Eve Harmeyer said health risks for men multiply exponentially as waist sizes reach 40 inches.

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  • Happy Healthy Pregnancies

    Image CaptionThe road to a healthy and successful delivery starts well before pregnancy. Ochsner Certified Nurse Midwife Colleen Newman said healthy childbirth starts with a healthy pregnancy.

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