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.
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.
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 Tracie Carter , MD
Childhood immunizations are designed to stimulate an immune response which makes the body create antibodies it can then use if exposed again.
These immunizations undergo intense testing for both effectiveness and safety before they are released to physicians’ offices. Dr. Carter discusses why it is important for parents to ensure that their children receive the needed immunizations at the designated time.
Dr. Carter practices at Ochsner Health Center in Slidell and can be reached at 985-639-3755.