News Releases

Holiday Toy Safety Tips

December 13, 2018

Tis’ the season for giving, but for too many children, what they receive during the holidays can be harmful. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related ER visits in 2017 in children under 15 years old.

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New Orleans Saints Score Big with Cancer Patients and Hospitalized Children at Ochsner

December 13, 2018

Members of the New Orleans Saints and The Copeland Family of Restaurants visited patients at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center and Ochsner Hospital for Children to spread some holiday joy.

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Ochsner Health System to Boost Minimum Wage Rate by 48 Percent

December 6, 2018

Ochsner Health System has announced a minimum wage increase from $8.10 per hour to $12 per hour, effective January 20, 2019.

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Don’t Get the Flu for Christmas – Get Vaccinated by December 10

December 4, 2018

It takes up to 14 days after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. For this reason, a flu shot should be received no later than December 10 to lessen your risk in time for Christmas.

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St. Charles Parish Hospital Recognized as a ‘Top General Hospital’ By Leapfrog Group

December 4, 2018

St. Charles Parish Hospital has been recognized as a 2018 ‘Top General Hospital’ by The Leapfrog Group. The honor is designated based on data gathered through its annual hospital survey, which compares hospital performance on national patient safety, quality, efficiency and management standards.

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Great Gifts for Cancer Patients

December 3, 2018

What to give a family member or friend with cancer can stump even the most creative gift-giver during the holidays. Karen Wynn, BSN, RN, who manages the chemotherapy infusion center at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner, offers the following suggestions.

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University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School Honors 2018 Graduates at Culmination Ceremony

November 27, 2018

The 105 graduating students successfully completed medical education through a unique four-year training, academic and clinical experience across two continents.

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Feeling Sleepy This Thanksgiving - Don’t Blame the Turkey!

November 20, 2018

The old myth says that eating too much Thanksgiving turkey will cause us to feel sleepy, but that isn’t the case.

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How to Avoid Common Thanksgiving Injuries

November 19, 2018

The Ochsner Health System Emergency Department shares tips for avoiding the following Thanksgiving injuries - burns, cuts, food poisoning and more.

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New Orleans Ranked Among Top 25 Cities in National Health Index

November 15, 2018

New Orleans has been named among the top 25 cities of one million or more residents that are getting healthcare right in the 2019 National Health Index, a study of cities nationwide. The National Health Index is published by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

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