Thibodaux Regional Medical Center announced that it was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, a provider at Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC), has been named president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She has served DCHC’s patients for two years, and currently works at the Kenner health center location.
As 2018 comes to an end and many people begin to make New Year’s resolutions, one resolution that consistently appears at the top of many lists is “quitting smoking.” Louisiana currently ranks 48 out of 50 states for tobacco use according to the recently released 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Report from the United Health Foundation. Presently, 23.1% of the state’s adult population lights up. According to the CDC, the number of adult smokers in the U.S. is now estimated at 14% (as of 2017). The state’s overall health ranking is now 50, one spot down from 49 in 2017.
The start of a new year marks a fresh beginning, and as Americans prepare to ring in 2019, the American Lung Association in Louisiana offers five tips on how to improve your lung health all year long.
Two groups of people whose interactions can sometimes be contentious came together morning in a spirit of caring, gratitude, and mutual respect. LSU Health New Orleans University Police distributed holiday gift bags to people experiencing homelessness.