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Ochsner Honors Medical Pioneer at John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute Dedication

Added on Jan 21, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

World-Renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. John Ochsner Honored at Private Unveiling01-21-09_JO_OHVI_Dedication.doc

Ochsner honors world-renowned cardiothoracic heart surgeon and medical pioneer Dr. John Ochsner as it celebrates the dedication of the “John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.”

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Ochsner Baptist Brings Back Internal Medicine Care

Added on Jan 21, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

Uptown Campus Continues Growing Services; Three Local Physicians ReturnBaptist_Internal_Medicine_Services.doc

Along with its recently opened full-service ER, Ochsner Baptist has brought Internal Medicine services back to the uptown campus and three physicians have returned to their pre-Katrina service area

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Ochsner Baptist Opens ER and Clara Wing

Added on Jan 12, 2009 | Filed Under: General News | Video(s)

Uptown New Orleans Campus Opens Community ER, Expanded ICU, and All-Private Hospital Wing

NEW ORLEANS - At a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am on Monday, January 12, 2009, DHH Secretary Alan Levine and New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head will join Ochsner Baptist Medical Center and the community to celebrate the opening of its full-service Emergency Room and a 43 all-private room hospital wing at 2700 Napoleon Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. This additional $12 million investment includes expanding the Ochsner Baptist ICU from three to 12 beds and is in addition to the more than $20 million…

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Elmwood Fitness Center’s “Biggest Loser” Program Begins

Added on Jan 08, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

Elmwood Fitness Center is renewing its reality weight loss program as it localizes “The Biggest Loser” in New Orleans beginning February 2nd for individuals 18 years and older.

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Ochsner and H&R Block Celebrate the Last Baby, a.k.a. Tax Break 2009

Added on Jan 05, 2009 | Filed Under: General News

Last Baby of the Year Yields Biggest Tax Savings in a Struggling Economy01-05-09_Last_Baby__New_Years_Babies-1.doc

It’s always the first baby of the New Year that grabs media headlines, but as our nation faces financial challenges, a Gretna, LA, family is celebrating their last tax break of 2008.

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Advice For New Year’s Revelers Who Plan to Imbibe

Added on Dec 31, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

The holidays are a time for celebration, but Ochsner Health System has some serious advice for revelers who plan to indulge in spirits this New Year’s Eve.

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‘Tis the Season for Stress!

Added on Dec 15, 2008 | Filed Under: Press Release

Ochsner Psychiatrist Offers Tips to Overcome Holiday Stress Reactions

NEW ORLEANS - Do you have control over stress, or does it control you?  With the holidays around the corner, many New Orleanians may be feeling ovewhelmed. Ochsner Medical Center Chairman of Psychiatry Dr. Alvin Rouchell, MD, offers advice to cope with the hustle and bustle this season. "Stress and feelings of being overwhelmed are your body's warning signs and you should take them seriously," explains Dr. Rouchell.  "Sit down with a partner or friend and have a heart-to-heart discussion about what's going on in…

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Elmwood Fitness Center Spins to Fight Pediatric Obesity

Added on Oct 28, 2008 | Filed Under: Press Release

"I Can Do It" Fundraiser Helps Combat Growing Epidemic

WHAT: Elmwood Fitness Center, a service of Ochsner, will host its 4th Annual Youth Fitness Rock & Ride Event, a fun-filled family event to benefit the "I Can Do It" Program. Each participant can attend a 45- minute spin class outdoors with live music by 5 Finger Discount, and enjoy food and drinks before and after the class. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Spin classes will be taught by Elmwood instructors while the band plays live music for all ages to enjoy. WHEN:…

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Elmwood Fitness Center Offers Tips for Healthy Halloween

Added on Oct 28, 2008 | Filed Under:

NEW ORLEANS -Halloween is looming and the food guide pyramid only allows 10% of calories for most kids to come from extra treats like candy.  So, what is a parent to do?  One thing could be to give out toys instead of candy,” suggests Elesha Kelleher, RD, MPH, at Elmwood Fitness Center.  Parents may also try giving out stickers, pencils, Play-Doh or glow sticks instead of food, suggests Kelleher, a mother of three.

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Ochsner Hosts Family Fundraiser

Added on Oct 28, 2008 | Filed Under: Press Release

Party-4-Peds to Benefit Pediatrics

NEW ORLEANS - On Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 4pm-7pm, Ochsner will host an event for local families as it transforms its Children’s Health Center at 1315 Jefferson Highway into a fun-filled, family fundraiser for Ochsner Pediatrics and the Ochsner Pediatric Family Assistance Fund.

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