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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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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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