Sylvia Denson, RN, diabetes programs coordinator and leader of the diabetes institute at DePaul Community Health Centers, reminded the community that November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Due to various factors, she reported seeing an increase in the number of people living with diabetes and persons deemed pre-diabetic as the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues.
Thibodaux Regional Health System announced the addition of Ebony McKinnies, MD, to the active medical staff. McKinnies is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Neurology Clinic, 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 2300 in Thibodaux.
Ochsner Health, Governor John Bel Edwards, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Xavier University of Louisiana President Reynold Verret, and other state and local leaders announced a long-term vision to improve the overall health of the state with a comprehensive strategy to enhance healthcare access, improve health equity, and health outcomes. This 10-year commitment includes an initial investment of $100 million during the next five years.
Diabetes is the most common underlying condition among COVID-19-related deaths in Louisiana, a state that ranks among the worst in the nation in diabetes diagnoses, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, throughout the month of November, Louisiana Healthcare Connections is promoting the importance of proactive diabetes management.
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts and toys to be donated to St. Tammany Project Christmas. The gift and toy drive will be held Nov. 23-Dec. 8
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