Emergency Topics

Behind-the-Scenes: What to Expect During an ER Visit

You’ve watched the scene unfold on TV: ambulance rushing in, paramedics running a stretcher inside, doctors and nurses flocking to the patient to try to save a life. While the majority of cases seen in an emergency department ...

In Case of Emergency - Medical Care When Traveling Abroad

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) less than 20% of travelers who visit foreign countries sought medical advice before visiting their destination. And lately, social media is full of reports of tourists ...

5 Common Reasons for Summer ER Visits

The lazy days of summer have been known to leave people in the last place they want to be – the emergency room. Here are a few of the top injuries and ailments we see during summer months, and guess what? They are all avoidable! ...

New Treatment for AFib Reduces Stroke Risk

If you have AFib, the Watchman TM Device may allow you to stop taking blood thinners for the rest of your life. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related ...

2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

With an ‘above normal’ hurricane season predicted, preparing your family and your home should be a top priority. Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and will end on November 30, 2018. From gathering supplies ...

Survive, Don't Drive

When it comes to surviving a heart attack, every second counts. That’s why first responders and healthcare workers across the country are encouraging people to “Survive, Don’t Drive.” The national campaign reminds ...

Burn Center Urges Awareness of Fire Hazards

Water is usually used to put out a fire, but in cases of flooding, it can create one. “Fire is one of the most frequent hazards following a flood,” said Dr. Tracee Short, Medical Director of Baton Rouge General’s Regional ...

Ebola Preparedness Information for the Community

Baton Rouge, La. --- As part of the hospital’s preparedness efforts, Baton Rouge General has proactively taken steps to ensure the preparedness of all staff as well as education and awareness to protect the health and safety of ...

Top Summertime Health Hazards

Summertime weather in south Louisiana lasts well beyond the first ring of the school bell. As you continue to spend time outdoors, stay vigilant about protecting your family from the hazards that long days and high temperatures bring --- ...

Stroke: Time is of the Essence

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of long-term disability. It occurs when the blood supply to the brain is reduced or interrupted, which deprives the brain of oxygen. Strokes can be debilitating and ...