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Ochsner “Cools” NICU Baby Using Hypothermia Treatment, First in Louisiana

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

NEW ORLEANS - Ochsner’s multi-disciplinary NICU team of high-risk obstetricians and neonatologists became the first in Louisiana to utilize a hypothermia program, or, “cooling” treatment on a newborn. Baby Nia’Keyia Williams was delivered October 5th via Caesarean section at Ochsner Medical Center, after her mother, Lashawn Williams, 23, developed a premature placental abruption, a serious complication that leaves the baby inside the womb without oxygen (asphyxia). Ms. Williams is a New Orleans resident and Nia’Keyia is her second child.

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Early Detection of Colon Cancer Saves Lives

Added on Oct 27, 2008 | Filed Under:

"Hello Health" Community Event at Red Maple in Gretna

NEW ORLEANS – As with most cancers, the best chance for surviving colon cancer is by detecting it early. Each year, around 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer in the form of a colorectal tumor. Annual screenings can save lives as there is nearly a 90 percent chance for a cure when it is found in early stages. To educate patients on colon cancer and the importance of regular screenings, Ochsner will host a Hello Health seminar on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at 12:00…

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Ochsner St. Anne Offers Digital Mammography

Added on Oct 24, 2008 | Filed Under:

Screenings take half the time of traditional mammography with faster, more detailed results

RACELAND, LA – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland is proud to announce its new digital mammography system: Selenia™ digital mammography from Hologic.® It’s well recognized that routine mammograms are the single most important steps that a woman can take in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, however; digital mammography takes less than half the time of traditional film-based exams, enables radiologists to review images immediately, while patients wait, and more closely inspects suspicious areas,…

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Ochsner Baptist Adds Digital Mammography

Added on Oct 08, 2008 | Filed Under:

Screenings take half the time of traditional mammography with faster, more detailed results

NEW ORLEANS - October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center is proud to announce an expansion of women's services with the addition of a new digital mammography system: Seleniaâ„¢ digital mammography from Hologic®. It's well recognized that routine mammograms are the single most important steps that a women can take in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, however; digital mammography takes less than half the time of traditional film-based exams, enables radiologists to review images immediately, while patients wait,…

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Algiers Announces AED “Heart Safe” Charter Schools

Added on Oct 05, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Kiwanis and Ochsner Deploy Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to Algiers Charter Schools

NEW ORLEANS - You've seen them in airports, shopping malls, fitness centers and hospitals, but on Tuesday, October 7, at 12:00pm, at O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School and Community Center, 2832 General Meyer Ave, New Orleans, 70114, the Kiwanis Club of Algiers and Ochsner Medical Center -West Bank will announce a partnership with the Algiers Charter School Association (ACSA) to make local schools "heart-safe" by arming the region's nine (9) charter schools with automated external defibrillators (AEDs), which can jump-start a…

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Ochsner Supports Jefferson Parish Senior Expo 2008

Added on Oct 05, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Ask-A-Doctor, Lifestyle and Health Screenings for the City's Seniors

WESTWEGO, LA - Americans are living longer and Ochsner wants to help continue the trend; so if you're a senior and live in Jefferson Parish, this FREE event is for you! The Jefferson Parish Senior Citizen Expo will be held on Wednesday, October 22, from 9:30am-2:00pm at The Alario Center on the West Bank located at 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego, LA 70094. No reservations are required and lunch will be provided. This year's event will have an autumn theme and vendors will be dressed for…

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Ochsner Sleep Medicine Stresses the Importance of Catching Zzz’s

Added on Oct 05, 2008 | Filed Under:

Ochsner Health Center -Kenner Adds Sleep Medicine Clinic, 2120 Driftwood Blvd.

Problems falling and staying asleep? It's a dilemma that shows no bias for age, race, and socio-economic level. By gauging the number of sleep aid advertisements, it's obvious that this problem troubles millions of Americans every night. Ochsner Health Center - Kenner is opening a new sleep medicine clinic at its 2120 Driftwood Blvd. location to help residents in Kenner get a good night's rest.

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Ochsner hosts New Orleans Saints Employee Parade

Added on Sep 25, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Celebrates Second Home Game - September 28 Against 49ers

NEW ORLEANS - On Friday, September 26, from 1pm - 2pm, Ochsner will feature the Saintsations, a 2nd Line, and some very proud fans as the hospital hosts an indoor Saints Parade and Pep Rally for employees. Ochsner, the official healthcare provider of the New Orleans Saints, is welcoming the team back to the Superdome for their second home game against the San Francisco 49rs.  The event will be in the 1514 Jefferson Highway Main Atrium and will include pediatric patients tossing Ochsner black and…

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Ochsner Baptist Welcomes Growing “Pains”

Added on Sep 22, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Opens Pain Management Program

NEW ORLEANS - Managing chronic pain is important and with today's medical treatments, most pain can be well-controlled helping patients live better and improving their quality of life. Ochsner Baptist Medical Center announced today that it has opened a new Pain Management Program with comprehensive consultative and interventional pain management services at its Uptown campus. The Pain Management Program offers patients evaluation, diagnosis, intervention and management of pain-related diseases and disorders. Drs. Tarun Jolly, Hazem Eissa, M. Ali Khan and Nurse Practitioner Sherry Farrington are…

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Ochsner Statement

Added on Sep 21, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Re: Ochsner Physical Therapy - Metairie Incident

"In response to the recent incident at Ochsner Physical Therapy - Metairie, Ochsner would like to re-assure all employees and patients of their safety and that we take security measures very seriously at all Ochsner locations. We are cooperating fully with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and will assist them in any way possible." "Our thoughts and prayers are with our employee who was injured today. Our chaplains and social workers are on-site to help provide support and counseling as needed." Lawrence Van Hoose Senior…

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