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 Bobby Dupre , MD Sean Shannon , MD
Traditional ultrasound, commonly used to monitor a baby’s growth, is now being used to help rheumatology patients by providing a clearer view of the joint when diagnosing and administering treatment.
Ochsner Rheumatologists Bobby Dupre, MD and Sean Shannon, MD discuss how this technology is being used and who might benefit most.
Drs. Dupre and Shannon practice at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and can be reached at 225-761-5481.
Colonoscopies and Colon Cancer
By Aldo Russo , MD
Louisiana ranks higher than the rest of the nation in colon cancer cases, making screening and detection even more important.
A colonoscopy is a common procedure that can determine whether or not a patient has colon cancer. Ochsner Gastroenterologist Dr. Aldo Russo discusses risk factors for colon cancer.
Dr. Russo practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-754-3278.
By William Waters , PhD
There are more than 80 sleep disorders which can disturb our nightly rest. Some signs that you may be suffering from a sleep disorder include: taking 30 minutes or more to fall asleep at night at least three times a week, waking up throughout the night and regular daytime tiredness.
Ochsner Sleep Specialist Dr. William Waters discusses insomnia, hypersomnia and stress in relation to sleep.
Dr. Waters practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and can be reached at 225-761-5563.
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
By Ralph F. Dauterive, Jr. , MD
Hysterectomies, which traditionally required a large incision, are now being performed laparoscopically or with the aid of the da Vinci robotic surgery system. Because these minimally invasive options do not require a large incision patients recover faster with less blood loss and risk of complication.
Ochsner OB/GYN Dr. Ralph Dauterive discusses the procedures.
Dr. Dauterive practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-761-5239.