Got 15 minutes? Tune in to episodes from the Ochsner On Air library of Community Health Podcasts and listen to highly qualified Ochsner Health System team members talk about the health issues that affect you. Whether you want to know more about breast cancer, joint health, pregnancy issues or general health concerns, select Ochsner podcasts to hear complex topics covered in an easy to understand, straightforward manner - in 15 minutes or less.
By Frederick Cardwell, MD
Dr. Cardwell discusses hormone replacement therapy as related to menopause in women.
Menopause is defined as the cessation of the menstrual cycle, either due to natural timing or following surgeries or undergoing radiation treatment. The average age a women enters menopause is 51. Perimenopause is also discussed and it is defined as the time when there are fluxuating levels of hormones and the onset symptoms of menopause. Hormone blood tests are not a good indicator of whether a woman is entering menopause. Hormone replacement therapy benefits and risks can be discussed with your healthcare provider. This time is a good time for a woman to assess her overall health and receive the age-appropriate screenings.
Dr. Cardwell practices at Ochsner St. Anne General Women’s Health Center - Raceland,
Ochsner St. Anne General Women’s Health Center - Cut Off, and Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital. He can be reached 1-866-OCHSNER.
By Georgia Saucier, Director of Women’s Services at Ochsner
Georgia talks about the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the baby, including meaningful bonding time. Key benefits to the baby are the passing along of antibodies to keep the baby healthy and lowering the instance of chronic diseases in the baby. Common questions about breastfeeding are also answered, including when to start breastfeeding, how long to continue breastfeeding, and how often to feed the baby. Georgia discusses dietary restrictions for moms when they are breastfeeding. Breast pumps and their role are also discussed.
Lactation nurses and support groups are available at Ochsner. For more information, click here: http://www.ochsner.org/services/womens/womens_services_lactation_consultants/.
By Jeanie Lamka, Speak and Language Pathologist at Ochsner
Jeanie Lamka discusses issues with difficulties in swallowing. Swallowing starts when food is placed in the mouth and chewed. The food is transferred to the base of tongue and then is quickly taken down the pharynx through the esophagus to the stomach. Symptoms of having difficulty with swallowing include problems chewing food, coughing or choking. Neurological problems can cause difficulties with swallowing, including brain and head injuries. When swallowing becomes painful, a visit to the doctor is recommended.
For more information on Speech and Language Pathology at Ochsner, click here.
Pulin Shah: Laser Vision Center
By Pulin Shah , MD
By Pulin Shah, MD
Nov 16, 2010
Dr. Pulin Shah discusses the Laser Vision Center. There are numerous patient advantages of complete laser vision center. This center has the latest technology available today. The Center prides itself on providing comprehensive care all in one place to treat a variety of conditions. Their goal is to help patients live a life without glasses or contact lens.
Dr. Shah practices at Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center. He can be reached at (504) 842-3995.