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Today’s Teen Girl
By Kendra Michael , M.D.
Today’s teen girls face a barrage of media images and messages that can wreak havoc on their self esteem. Parents can help their teen girl by talking with their daughter about these images and fostering positive self esteem. Even though it may seem that girls are developing faster, Dr. Michael says physiologically girls are still developing at the same rate, which traditionally begins at age nine.
Learn more about what you need to know when raising a teen girl including information on the HPV vaccine, what to look for as signs of an eating disorder and what the most common medical issues are for young girls.
Dr. Michael practices at Ochsner Health Center in Prairieville and can be reached at 225-744-1111.
By Melissa Love , M.D.
Exercise can have tremendous health benefits including reducing cholesterol as well as stroke and cancer risk.
Exercise as a family can be especially beneficial as it gives family members time together and makes everyone more accountable to sticking with the plan. Dr. Love discusses how much exercise is recommended and offers tips to finding the right program for you and your family.
Dr. Love practices at Ochsner Health Center on Summa Avenue and can be reached at 225-761-5480.
By Kenneth Gaddis , MD
Headaches are something we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives. You should seek medical assistance for your headaches if you are over 50 and suddenly start having frequent headaches which you had not experienced before; your headaches are accompanied with double vision, weakness or loss of speech; if your headaches are accompanied with a fever or a stiff neck or if your headaches are frequent enough to interfere with everyday life.
Dr. Gaddis discusses the different types of headaches including migraines, tension, stress and cluster headaches.
Dr. Gaddis practices at Ochsner Health Center on O’Neal Lane and in the City of Central. He can be reached at (225) 754-3278.