The LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans announced the hiring of Alejandra Guzmán as executive director of business ventures.
Since early January, DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC) has administered 5,691 COVID-19 vaccines at its New Orleans East health center, which serves as the organization's primary vaccination site, and at its Carrollton health center. DCHC is administering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
In addition to continuing to vaccinate persons 65 years old and older, DCHC is vaccinating school personnel, pregnant women, persons 55 years old and older who have certain medical conditions, and others based on current Louisiana Department of Health guidelines.
Tulane University researchers have developed a highly sensitive blood test that can detect COVID-19 in rare cases when infections were missed by nasal swab PCR tests.
The research results were published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a federal advisory panel within the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), voted unanimously Sunday to recommend the country’s third COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older. With that announcement, Louisiana expects its confirmed allotment of 37,900 doses of the one-shot, easier-to-use Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be delivered sometime this week.
St. Tammany Pediatrics joins St. Tammany Health System pediatric inpatient and emergency departments in earning the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). STHS pediatricians and clinic staff completed autism-specific training and certification to ensure they can better treat and manage the care of autistic patients or patients with sensory needs.
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