July 18, 2017

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, a Healthy Louisiana Medicaid managed care health plan and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced that it has earned the Multicultural Health Care Distinction from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is one of seven AmeriHealth Caritas Medicaid managed care health plans to hold the Multicultural Health Care Distinction.

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana offers the following services, among others, to serve the diverse needs of its membership:

July 18, 2017

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered a new class of mediators, or biochemical triggers that he named elovanoids (ELVs). Elovanoids are the first bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (VLC-PUFAs,n-3) that are released in response to cell injury, or when cells are confronted with adversities for survival.

July 18, 2017

The Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine (TISM) has once again partnered with The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA), the organization that provides former NFL players support for success in life after football. Today, The Trust, along with TISM, announced the launch of the Milestone Wellness Assessment for former NFL Players.

July 18, 2017

On August 11th, a group of runners will take off from Jackson Square and relay run 140 miles to the State Capital in Baton Rouge.

July 18, 2017

Entergy Charitable Foundation recently presented an $80,000 grant to support an LSU Health New Orleans program that is improving science education, and attracting more young people to careers in the health professions. LSU Health New Orleans’ Science Youth Initiative Summer Internship Program  provides high school and undergraduate students with real-world, hands-on experience, as well as  resources and connections important to their future careers.