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Can I have COVID-19 and the Flu at the Same Time?
September 29, 2020

New COVID-19 cases have been decreasing in Louisiana, but as the weather begins to cool down and people begin gathering indoors, the notion that another spike in cases could be on the horizon is a valid concern. Adding to this concern is the upcoming influenza (flu) season which ...

Is Restaurant Dining Worth the Risk?
September 22, 2020

Now that Louisiana is in Phase 3, more and more people are beginning to feel comfortable returning to the events and activities they’ve missed over the last few months. But as you venture out, experts warn that you shouldn’t lower your guard. In a recent study, people ...

"I'm not shackled by this condition any more."
September 22, 2020

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is not a well-known condition. And it’s not easy to discuss. This chronic, inflammatory disease causes lesions across a patient’s body, especially in areas near joints – under the arms, the groin, and along the thighs, to name a ...

COVID-19 & Obesity
September 15, 2020

It’s no secret that obesity is a health risk, but new research shows that the risk now extends to COVID-19. A recent study found that people with obesity who contracted the virus were twice as likely to land in the hospital, with a 74% higher likelihood of being admitted to ...

Face Masks - What is true and what is false?
September 8, 2020

There is so much information and misinformation out there about face masks, how can you be sure what’s accurate? We put our expert, Baton Rouge General Physician Dr. Rachel Brady to the test to provide us with the real answers on some of the common myths out there and here ...

When Should I Get the Flu Shot?
September 1, 2020

Doctors offices and retail clinics are ramping up for flu season, with vaccine promotions kicking into high gear in September. But when should you get yours? With heightened concerns about flu season in a COVID-19 world, it may be tempting to rush out to get a flu shot as soon as ...

Hurricane Preparedness in a Pandemic
August 25, 2020

With an active hurricane season upon us, the safety of your family and your home should be a top priority. And this hurricane season comes with the added stress of prepping for a potential natural disaster in the middle of a pandemic. With that in mind, your planning may be ...

Which Masks Are Right for Me and My Family?
August 20, 2020

You may have started out with one or two homemade masks, but now that masks are required in Louisiana, including businesses and schools, that probably won’t cut it. Masks are for sale virtually everywhere now – in person and online – but with so many choices, ...

Sending Kids to College? Pack a COVID-19 Quarantine Bag
August 18, 2020

If you have a child going to college and living in a dorm, have them pack an emergency COVID-19 bag in case they test positive and have to quarantine. Quarantine protocols vary by college and situation. At LSU for example, they recommend the student quarantine or isolate at home ...

See ya Later to the Gaiter
August 11, 2020

By now, we should all be wearing a face covering in public because we know that every time we speak, we emit respiratory droplets that can potentially transmit COVID-19. However, if you’re wearing a gaiter instead of a face mask, you may be doing more harm than good. A neck ...

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