September 22, 2017

More than one in five Americans owns a wearable fitness tracker, such as a FitBit or Apple Watch, and at least one in 10 wears the tracker every day.

But can they really help to improve your health?

Dr. Paul Rachal, family practice physician with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group New Roads, says they can.

"These devices can help you to improve your health because they help you stay focused on your goals, and track your progress," said Dr. Rachal. "It’s important to remember that fitness is not one-size-fits-all, though."

September 22, 2017

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to more than triple in the next few decades – from five million today, to more than 16 million by 2050, unless a cure is found.  As the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia grows, the need for communities to adapt and become more accessible to those living with dementia-related diseases will also grow.

September 22, 2017

During the transition through, and after, menopause, women can experience a wide range of symptoms. While some clinical care does exist, women are often left to navigate symptoms of menopause alone.

The Health Behaviors & Experiences in Menopause research survey will assess health and lifestyles behaviors of women who are currently transitioning through menopause, or who have already transitioned through menopause. The goal of this study is to help design potential tools or programs to combat menopause symptoms, and to improve quality of life for post-menopausal women.

September 22, 2017

As residents consider lending their aid to family, friends, or volunteer groups in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, physicians at Ochsner Health Centers – Baton Rouge are advising everyone to be extremely cautious during the cleanup and recovery process.Dr. J. Michael Cuba, Regional Director of Emergency Medicine for Ochsner Baton Rouge, shares tips to prevent unnecessary injuries.

Post-storm cleanup

September 22, 2017

Google has set restrictions on paid advertising through their Adwords platform for advertisements related to many drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. Details have still not been officially released by Google; however, certain keywords and keyword combinations are now restricted from triggering ads on Search and YouTube Search.