April 18, 2017

For the second time, the National Student Nurses’ Association has designated LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing as a Stellar School. The School is one of only four in the country whose designations were renewed and the only one in Louisiana to have twice earned the recognition. The designation is for five years. The award was presented April 8 at the NSNA Annual Conference in Dallas.

April 18, 2017

Research led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that long-term breast reduction outcomes can be improved by using techniques that minimally disrupt the lower breast suspensory ligaments. The paper, The Sternum-Nipple Distance is Double the Nipple-Inframammary Fold Distance in Macromastia, is published Ahead-of-Print online in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

April 19, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions will host the Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop on April 21 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at its Human Development Center, 411 South Prieur Street. In addition to training for professionals who work with low-mobility children, teams of participants will modify seating, steering and drive systems to prepare a ride-on car for a child with mobility needs. Ten adapted ride-on cars will be provided for kids with disabilities who can then use them for their own active mobility.

April 18, 2017

For the first time in the city’s history, drug overdose deaths have surpassed homicides in Louisiana. In 2016, accidental-drug related deaths more than doubled from the previous year, with 211 deaths. 

Xavier University, Townsend Treatment Centers and American Addiction Centers are hosting a community forum April 20 at 6:30 p.m. to raise public awareness, provide resources for individuals and families, and promote community solidarity in response to the growing problem. The event will be held at Xavier in the Pharmacy Auditorium (Building 5),1 Drexel Drive in New Orleans.

April 19, 2017

ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions), presents Sweet Soiree 2017, benefiting children with disabilities and their families.