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.
Mae Hitt: Diabetes
Nov 16, 2010
By Mae Hitt
Mae Hitt discusses Diabetes. She describes how diabetes happens and the different types of diabetes that a person can be diagnosed with. Diabetes screenings are important to diagnose people who might not know that they have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes. She also discusses the innovations in diabetes management that provide better control to the patient.
For more information on diabetes and diabetes management at Ochsner, click here: http://www.ochsner.org/services/diabetes/.
Dawn Puente: Cold and flu preparation.
By Dawn Puente , MD
By Dawn Puente, MD
Nov 16, 2010
Dr. Dawn Puente discusses Cold and flu preparation. The main different between a cold and the flu is the virus that causes them. A cold is generally milder, while the flu can be more severe. Germs are spread through coughs and sneezes, so it is important to remember to cover your coughs and sneezes to help prevent the spread. The cold and flu season starts in the fall. Generally the flu vaccine becomes available in September or October. Tips for avoid a cold or the flu include washing your handing, exercising regularly and practicing a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Puente practices at Ochsner Health Center - Metairie and Ochsner Health Center - Kenner, which is located on W. Esplanade Ave. She can be reached at (504) 836-9820.
Chantal Lorio: Wound Care
By Chantal B. Lorio , DPM
By Chantal B. Lorio, DPM
Nov 16, 2010
Dr. Chantal Lorio discusses Wound Care. A wound a generally healthy person can develop an infection or experience delayed healing. If a diabetic or person with poor circulation has a non-healing wound, they should see their doctor immediately. Poor circulation can cause a wound not to heal properly because wounds need oxygen and blood flow to heal. Typically a wound takes about 2 weeks to heal. Non healing wounds should be treated by a doctor. It is best to cover wounds to keep bacteria and dirt out. Pressure ulcers are also discussed. These types of wounds typically develop on bed bound patients.
Dr. Lorio practices at Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner.
She can be reached at (504) 842-6850.
By Jamie B. Huddleston , MD
Ochsner Neurologist Dr. Jamie Huddleston talks about symptoms, triggers and heredity related to migraine headaches. She discusses and the differences between a traditional headache and a migraine. Migraine headaches cause severe disabling pain that can cause you to disrupt your day. These types of headaches can be hereditary, but there are numerous triggers that can bring on a migraine, including stress and certain foods. There are over-the-counter and prescription medications that can ease the symptoms of migraines.
Dr. Huddleston practices at Ochsner St. Anne General Health Center - Raceland.
She can be reached at (985) 537-2273.