May 17, 2018

Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that it has received the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

May 17, 2018

A new study from LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows that the brain’s preoptic area helps mice regulate their body weight, and that temperature-sensing nerve cells in that part of the brain could be used to curb weight gain.

The preoptic area (POA) is a small site critical to maintaining body temperature in warm-blooded animals, including humans, via temperature-sensing neurons. These nerve cells express the receptor for the hormone leptin, well-known for its effect on regulating body temperature and weight. 

May 17, 2018

Thirty-five licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs) across the state have been awarded an invitation to participate in the 2018-2019 Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative. CPP is a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and relationship-based therapeutic treatment for children ages birth-6 who have early trauma history and/or are experiencing emotional, behavioral, attachment, and/or mental health problems.

May 17, 2018

Pointe Coupee Hospice has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing, and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

May 17, 2018

A pilot study conducted at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows that eating all of your meals by mid-afternoon and fasting the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure, and oxidative stress, even when people don’t change what they eat.