Newsletter for March 2012

  • Keeping Summer Snack Time Healthy

    Image CaptionSummer usually means fewer rules for children as they escape the classroom, but it can also mean they are escaping healthy eating routines.  Elmwood Fitness Center registered dietician Elesha Kelleher said it is important to retain a sense of order to summertime eating and snacking and not succumb to free-for-all foraging.

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  • Cold or Allergy?

    Image CaptionSeasonal allergies are dusting up across the south as the weather warms up, but the cold season is experiencing a last minute flare-up, posing a problem for allergy sufferers.  Ochsner Health System staff physician with the allergy, asthma and immunology department Dr. Cathryn Hassett said telling the difference between a cold and seasonal allergies can be difficult

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  • When to get a Colonoscopy

    Image CaptionGetting a colonoscopy may not be on the forefront of most people’s “to do” list, but the procedure can produce lifesaving results, especially for patients with a family history of gastrointestinal problems.  Ochsner Medical Center staff gastroenterologist Dr. Sean Connolly said the minimally invasive procedure can reduce the chances of a patient developing cancer or other colorectal disorders.

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  • Going Green

    Image CaptionA team of 70 Ochsner Health System staffers recently scoured Ochsner Medical Center for hidden treasure.  But they weren’t looking for gold coins; they were looking for opportunities to make Ochsner more energy efficient as part of the General Electric Treasure Hunt, a global initiative designed to get large companies and corporations to identify and correct any existing energy inefficiencies.

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