Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) has been recognized by the QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. Ochsner is the only health system in Louisiana or Mississippi with an oncology practice certification.
Did you know that heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans and is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65? An estimated 46 percent of Americans will face heart failure by 2030. That’s equivalent to more than 8 million people or the entire population of the state of Virginia. Dr. Brian Schulte, primary care physician at Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs South, says a common misconception is that heart failure means that the heart has stopped working.
The American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Baton Rouge River Center, 171 Government St. in Baton Rouge.
Prior to the luncheon and style show, there will be free health screenings, educational activities, and a silent auction from 10-11:30 a.m.
While human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination rates have risen substantially, just 28.4% of adolescents in Louisiana received a first dose of the vaccine by their 13th birthday, according to a seven-year study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
The Vascular Specialty Center at Baton Rouge General announced that vascular surgeon Dr. Joseph Griffin was the first in the area to use sonic pressure waves to treat blocked arteries in the legs.