Adults Need Vaccines, Too
February 19, 2019

Measles is making a comeback in some parts of the country, thanks to declining vaccination rates for children. While about 90% of Louisiana children are vaccinated for measles, our overall childhood vaccination rates have been on the decline. Generally, children should receive 7 ...

4 Heart Attack Symptoms Women Might Be Ignoring
February 12, 2019

We all associate chest pain with heart attacks. And while that is the most common symptom of a heart attack, women often have symptoms that aren’t related to chest pain at all. Women tend to chalk their symptoms up to less life-threatening conditions like acid reflux or ...

Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs and How to Deal
January 22, 2019

NEWSFLASH: Work can be stressful. Okay, not so newsworthy, but are you doing everything you can to make sure the tight deadlines, long hours, difficult people and tough decisions aren’t leading to poor lifestyle choices? According to CareerCast, here are the top 10 most ...

6 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health
January 21, 2019

Here’s how to take care of your mental well-being so you feel better every day. Feeling good mentally is as important as feeling good physically. Although we’re becoming more aware of the importance of taking care of our mental health in the same way as we would our ...

Heart Attack or Heartburn ... Can You Tell the Difference?
January 16, 2019

Most people experience occasional heartburn (also called acid indigestion) in their lifetime, while others suffer with frequent episodes that interfere with daily living. Because heartburn often spreads across the chest, it sometimes mimics a heart attack. Both conditions can ...

How Long Does a Cold Last?
January 8, 2019

An upper respiratory infection (URI), also known as the common cold, is caused by a virus that inflames the membranes in the lining of the nose and throat. There are more than 200 different viruses that can result in a cold. The normal course of a viral upper respiratory ...

Hydration Therapy - All Hype or Real Health Benefits?
December 26, 2018

Staying hydrated is critical to feeling great and maintaining good health and often times people don’t realize how dehydrated they really are. Whether you had a late night of drinking, are recovering from a bad stomach bug, or have a painful migraine, there are several ...

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Activity Tracker
December 11, 2018

With dozens of activity trackers on the market, how do you choose the right one? They all rely on the same core technology, but each brand has a unique design and function. Some target athletes and fitness enthusiasts, while others are designed for people who want to lose weight ...

Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Health Fanatic on Your List
December 11, 2018

There’s at least one fitness or food fanatic in every family, so we asked our dietitians and personal trainers what the hottest gifts were this year. Here's their top 10, plus a few bonus ideas. Weighted blankets – It’s like swaddling for adults. The deep ...

Osteoarthritis ... 'Wear and Tear' on the Knees
December 4, 2018

Knee problems are a common sign of aging, and the number of knee replacement surgeries is increasing. Last year, about 700,000 knee replacements were performed in the U.S. For most patients, the cause is osteoarthritis, often called “wear and tear arthritis.” As we ...

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