What Your Fingernails Say about Your Health
April 9, 2019

Like hair, the appearance of your nails can reveal clues about your health. While it’s rarely the first clue that something is off, when you notice the color, shape or texture of your fingernail(s) change and aren’t sure why, talk to your doctor. Here are seven common ...

Is There Hope For Hair Loss?
March 26, 2019

If your slowing metabolism, fine lines, and declining eyesight weren’t enough, aging may have another surprise in store for you: hair loss. While men are more likely to experience hair loss as they age, it can happen to anyone. Typically, the first signs of hair loss in men ...

Normal Swelling or Serious Risk?
March 19, 2019

Lymphedema is painful swelling in the arms or legs most common after cancer surgery or radiation of the head, neck, breast and legs. An estimated 3-5 million Americans suffer from lymphedema, including many that are undiagnosed or undertreated. When the lymphatic system is ...

Hydration Therapy: What It Is and Why You Might Need It
March 14, 2019

Not sure what the hype is about or if hydration therapy is for you? We’ll clear up the confusion. The human body needs water to function. When it doesn’t get enough, it sends out signals letting you know you’d better give it some fluids… and soon. ...

Is My Lip Balm Making my Lips More Chapped?
March 12, 2019

Name a better feeling than applying a soothing coat of lip balm to chapped lips. But is that lip balm making your chapped lips more even chapped? The answer is yes, and also no. It’s all about the combination of ingredients in the product you’re using. Ingredients ...

What Does a Herniated Disk Feel Like?
March 5, 2019

The spinal column is made up of 33 bones, called vertebra, that stack on top of one another creating a tunnel for your spinal cord. Between each vertebrae is a disk with a tough cartilage exterior and a soft, jelly-like center. The disks work as shock absorbers and support for ...

Do I Have Strep or Just a Sore Throat?
February 26, 2019

Strep throat has joined the flu in news headlines, with schools nationwide reporting widespread cases of both illnesses. So, you wake up with a sore throat. Is it from a night of “sawing logs,” a symptom of a cold or allergies, or worse -- strep throat? For kids, the ...

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 ...

Dupuytren's Contracture
January 28, 2019

Dupuytren's Disease or Contracture is a superficial, spontaneously occuring, benign disorder involving the connective tissue of the hands and feet. The deformity usually develops slowly over several years and can eventually lead to the inability to straighten fingers ...

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