September 19, 2017

St. Thomas Community Health Center (CHC) announced the addition of a Spanish language function to its new website, making requesting appointments from any device, and understanding the scope of services offered at their five sites across New Orleans easy for all users.

The Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) launched their significantly upgraded website in April, and recently rolled out the Spanish language function. Patients who speak Spanish as their first language can switch the website over to Spanish with one simple click.

September 19, 2017

ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions), a locally founded nonprofit fund of the Northshore Community Foundation, has announced that the eighth annual Boo Fest will be held on the grounds of Lakeview Regional Medical Center on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The popular Northshore event benefits children with disabilities, and their families, but is open to children of all abilities. The gates open for early admission for special needs families at 9 a.m., followed by general admission at 10 a.m. for the entire community.

September 19, 2017

In November, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, will mark COPD Awareness Month with a special Better Breathers Club® support group meeting. Better Breathers Club® is a program of the American Lung Association. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. 

September 19, 2017

In Southeast Louisiana, tailgates and other outdoor celebrations are often family affairs that include children of all ages.

Dr. Tiffany L. Davis, Primary Care Physician at Ochsner Health Center – O’Neal, is here to offer some advice for keeping your little fans safe this season no matter what the activity may be.

September 19, 2017

The state of Louisiana would lose at least $45,111,030 to counter health crises over the next five years if the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), were repealed, according to an analysis by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH). The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stands to lose 12 percent of its annual budget.

In total, states would end up losing more than $3 billion over the next five years - from grants and programs supported by the Prevention Fund.