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Don't Let Dry Skin Win
November 19, 2019

Is your skin feeling personally victimized by the cold weather? During the winter months the humidity level drops (even in Louisiana), making it harder to keep your skin hydrated. When there isn’t enough water in the outermost layer of your skin, it becomes dry. Here are ...

"The old me took life for granted. But the new me cherishes every moment."
November 19, 2019

Visitors to Baton Rouge General’s hospital campuses and outpatient care clinics find no shortage of friendly faces among staff. At the Bluebonnet campus, one of the best known is Sadé Wilson, a dedicated member of the housekeeping team. On a given day, Sadé ...

To Clean or Not to Clean: What to do about Earwax
November 12, 2019

For many of us, cleaning out your ears is a process between you and your Q-tip. But did you know it can be hurting more than helping? Ear wax is a sign of a healthy ear and doesn’t need routine cleanings. It’s self-regulating and even carries health benefits such as ...

"If I Can Help One Person, Everything Will Have Been Worth It."
October 29, 2019

Kimberly Babin thought she was visiting her doctor for a stubborn stye that had not receded on its own after almost two weeks. But her appointment marked the start of a life-changing journey. Prescription antibiotics did not improve the condition. Kim’s doctor told her that ...

How many crunches does it take to burn off that fun-sized Crunch bar from Halloween?
October 21, 2019

It’s Halloween – of course you can treat yourself! Just don’t let the term “fun-sized” trick you. Even though they’re bite-sized pieces of candy, the calories can add up quickly. Here are a few stats that might help you think twice before ...

Answering Your Most Googled Mammogram Questions
October 9, 2019

It’s true that mammograms save lives, but there are a lot of misconceptions people take as “truths” about getting one. We asked one of our imaging pros to answer a few of the top googled mammogram questions. Do I have to fully undress for a mammogram? No, but if ...

What Causes a Charley Horse?
September 24, 2019

If you’ve ever had a charley horse you remember it well. The sharp, intense pain of your leg or calf muscle suddenly becoming tight and stiff can stop you right in your tracks. Muscle spasms are harmless for the most part, but could be related to some underlying issues ...

OBs Answer Most Googled Pregnancy Questions
September 17, 2019

Did you know September is the most popular birth month in the US? According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Social Security Administration, mid-September is found to be the most popular time to give birth. In honor of all the soon-to-be moms, we ...

Is That Lump You're Feeling a Hernia?
September 10, 2019

If you’ve noticed a slight lump or bulge under your skin in your groin or abdomen area that is accompanied by pain or discomfort, you might have a hernia. Hernias most often occur when the stomach or other organs in the abdomen poke through a tear or weak spot in your ...

The Truth About Lice
September 3, 2019

Lice can jump. False. Lice can’t jump or fly (they don’t have wings!). They can only crawl, which is why head-to-head contact is the primary way lice spreads. They can also move around via shared hats, combs or and bedding, but because they die within a day or two ...

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