Ochsner’s Moonlight and Miracles Gala Raises Money to Benefit Cancer Services and Research

Ochsner Health System invites you to party under the stars on the turf of the Superdome at the Moonlight & Miracles Gala on Friday, November 14!  This year’s... read more

Latest News from Ochsner Health System

John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute to Offer Free Health Screenings on Sept. 27th

Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) is offering free heart and vascular health fair screenings on Saturday, September 27th. read more

Ochsner Welcomes Back Dr. Opoku-Boateng, One of Two Fellowship-Trained Endocrine Surgeons in LA

Ochsner welcomes back Adwoa Opoku-Boateng, MD, FACS, to its surgery department. Dr. Opoku-Boateng is fellowship-trained in endocrine surgery, one of only two such specialized surgeons in the state of Louisiana. read more

Workforce Collaborative Invests $288,000 in Training that Results in Jobs

New Orleans Works (NOW), a workforce collaboration focused on making sure that workers get the training they need in order to succeed in the healthcare field, is helping low- to middle-skilled workers prepare for the growing number of jobs in... read more

River Parishes Hospital to Join Ochsner Health System

Today, River Parishes Hospital, an acute-care hospital in LaPlace, La., announced its plans to  join Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”), a national referral center and one of the Gulf South’s leading health systems. The acquisition of... read more

Updates from To Your Health Blog

Which Over-the-Counter Medications are Best for Common Cold and Flu Symptoms?

It would be nice to know that there was something we could take right away to start fighting off that nasty cold or flu, however the common cold and flu are both caused by viruses; therefore, antibiotics, which only treat... read more

How Can I Tell the Difference Between Braxton Hicks Contractions and True Labor?

Dr. Al Robichaux shares information about the difference between sporadic "false labor" contractions called Braxton Hicks and the onset of "true labor." read more

Back to School:  Pack It Light, Wear It Right - Backpack Strategies for Parents

A major component of the back to school period is the purchase of school supplies and the perfect backpack to carry these items. Did you know carrying too much weight in a backpack or wearing it the wrong way can... read more