Newsletter for July 2011

  • Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

    Image CaptionAs the temperature and heat index rise during the summer months, staying outside during the hottest parts of the day requires more precautionary measures than most people realize. Associate Medical Director for Ochsner’s North Shore region and Department of Family Medicine Chairman Dr. Richard Marek said danger increases as the temperature rises.

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  • Is it a Headache or a Migraine?

    Image CaptionWhen it comes to headaches, the occasional persistent pain can be bothersome for some people, while others are forced to endure the constant threat of migraines and all that comes along with them.  But figuring out if you have a migraine, common tension headache or other more serious medical condition can be tricky.

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  • Mixing Up Healthy Summer Drinks

    Image CaptionWhen it comes to cocktails, the mixes make all the difference.  Elmwood Fitness Center nutritionist Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD, said moderate doses of alcohol - one drink per day for women and two drinks for men - can have positive health effects for most people, but sugary drink mixes are always going to be a problem for the health conscious.

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  • Mixing Up Healthy Summer Drinks

    Image CaptionWhen it comes to cocktails, the mixes make all the difference.  Elmwood Fitness Center nutritionist Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD, said moderate doses of alcohol - one drink per day for women and two drinks for men - can have positive health effects for most people, but sugary drink mixes are always going to be a problem for the health conscious.

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