October 15, 2019

New Orleans Saints cornerback, #23 Marshon Lattimore, will join Dr. Joey Lacoste, president of Louisiana Dental Center and 1980 graduate of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry, to present a check to his alma mater for the Big Turnover Program on Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. The event takes place at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, Administration Building, Auditorium B.

October 15, 2019

Louisiana’s case rates of primary and secondary syphilis, congenital syphilis, and gonorrhea improved from 2017 to 2018, showing the Louisiana Department of Health’s efforts toward STD prevention are making a positive impact during a time when STD rates across the United States have been dramatically increasing.

The Department said the 2018 National CDC STD Rankings, released Tuesday, are an example of the recognition its hard work is garnering. The CDC report shows the state’s rankings declined among three of the four sexually-transmitted diseases the report surveys.

October 15, 2019

Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH, associate professor at LSU Health New Orleans Schools of Public Health and Medicine, has been selected as a fellow on of one of 15 teams of researchers and community members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2019 class of Interdisciplinary Research Leaders.

October 15, 2019

Avala is the first and only hospital in Louisiana offering patients minimally invasive arthroscopy procedures to diagnose and treat joint problems utilizing Arthrex’s NanoScope.

The state-of-the-art NanoScope systems uses a high-definition image sensor technology to provide surgeons with a needle-sized, single-use camera system. This provides patients will smaller incisions, less scarring, and faster recovery times.

 

October 8, 2019

Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Carrollton Boosters announced a new sponsorship agreement, naming the sports complex at “The Fly” the Children’s Hospital New Orleans Baseball and Softball Complex at Carrollton.

The partnership not only names Carrollton’s youth sports complex, but also brings enrichment to the league, including supporting the health and safety of athletes and families, offering safety clinics for the league’s many volunteers coaches, and more.