Ochsner Ranked #1 Hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

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Latest News From Ochsner Health System


Ochsner Names 2019 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease Honorees

The Ochsner Award is named in honor of Alton Ochsner, MD who first published the first evidence indicating that tobacco smoking was the major cause of lung cancer in 1939.


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Ochsner Baptist Announces Opening of Phyllis M. and Patrick F. Taylor Auditorium

The space, which has been vacant since sustaining damage in Hurricane Katrina, will be used for medical education, community events and celebrations.


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Ochsner Health Network Hosts 2019 Annual Values Summit

The Value Summit brings together an unparalleled level of healthcare industry decision makers to explore new ideas and share best practices for delivering high-quality care in a value-based environment across stakeholder groups.


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Updates from To Your Health Blog


CPAP Machines: Your FAQs Answered

Here’s everything you need to know about continuous positive airway pressure therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.

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Name That Rash: Shingles or Poison Ivy?

You’re itchy, uncomfortable, and your skin has a red rash. Shingles and poison ivy are two common causes of skin rashes - learn how to spot the differences.

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What Treatments are Available for Allergies?

Allergies are a common cause of upper respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing. Dr. Edward McCoul shares the types of treatments that are available for people with allergies.

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