Blog Posts in 2020

Reducing Your Risk of Cancer with Exercise
October 16, 2020

Many of us know that exercise is a key component of living a healthy lifestyle. But research shows just how important a role exercise plays in reducing your risk of many types of cancer. According to a recent study, getting 2.5 to 5 hours ...

Does Drinking Alcohol Increase My Risk of Breast Cancer?
October 6, 2020

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and part of awareness is knowing your risk. This week, we’re taking a look at the relationship between alcohol and breast cancer. Alcohol can change the way a woman’s body processes ...

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 ...

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 ...

"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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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