January 15, 2019

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is ranked 10th among all nursing schools in the United States and fourth among public schools of nursing, nationally. The 2018 rankings were just released by Nursing Schools Almanac.

According to Nursing Schools Almanac, its research team collected data on more than 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States and evaluated each school on three dimensions:

            -The institution’s academic prestige and perceived value;

            -The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered;

January 15, 2019

Research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, the Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found a new role for a protein discovered by his lab in preventing the growth and spread of breast cancer. The results of the study, which could have a significant impact on cancer therapy, are published in the OnlineFirst section of the journal Cancer Research.

January 15, 2019

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that hides invisibly in homes yet is the nation’s second-leading cause of lung cancer. This January, during Radon Action Month, American Lung Association is raising awareness about radon and addressing common myths around this deadly gas.

January 15, 2019

Ochsner Health System and Lambeth House teamed to launch the Innovative Care in Alzheimer’s Research program – an intervention study of dementia management with interactive technology. This partnership between a continuous care retirement community and regional healthcare leader is the first of its kind in Louisiana to infuse interactive technology into its care plan for residents.

January 15, 2019

St. Tammany Hospital Foundation is kicking off the 2019 carnival season with Gurney Games, presented by fl+WB Architects on Feb. 17 from 2-5 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead.

“The foundation is excited to kick off Mardi Gras season in downtown Covington with this unique fundraiser,” said Melanie Rudolph, foundation specialist. “Proceeds from the 2019 event will benefit the STPH expansion initiative, funding innovative and lifesaving technology in our new four-story, private patient room addition.”