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 Robert Hart , MD , FAAP , FACP
The H1N1 virus has made headlines throughout the world. It is important to know the symptoms and when to seek medical assistance.
Ochsner Internist/Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hart discusses who is considered high risk, how you can avoid H1N1 and available treatment options.
Dr. Hart practices at Ochsner Health Center - Prairieville and can be reached at 225-744-1111.
By Colleen Newman , MSN
Midwife literally means “with woman” and today’s certified nurse midwives are trained as nurses with an advanced degree in midwifery.
Certified Nurse Midwife Colleen Newman discusses the role of a midwife including lifelong care for a woman, alternative birthing methods and well woman check-ups.
Colleen Newman practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-761-5239.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Louis Jeansonne, IV , MD
Thanks to medical technology, many procedures that traditionally required large incisions are now being offered through minimally invasive or no incision at all. The benefits of these new techniques are shorter recovery times, less blood loss and reduced risk for complications.
Ochsner offers single incision surgery through the belly button for gall bladder removal and incision-less surgery for the treatment of GERD. Dr. Jeansonne explains these new options.
Dr. Jeansonne practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and O’Neal Lane and can be reached at 225-761-5470.
Colon Cancer and Chemotherapy
Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer in America. Early detection through screenings such as occult blood testing and colonoscopies are critical to making sure this common disease is discovered early.
Dr. Dasgupta discusses the treatment options available for those with colon cancer including surgery and chemotherapy.
Dr. Dasgupta practices at Ochsner Health Center in Covington and Slidell and can be reached at 985-875-2828.