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Ochsner Cardiologist Recognized as World Expert on Health Topics

Expertscape enables healthcare consumers to easily identify and research medical experts across over 26,000 different topics by condition, expertise, and location. Dr. Lavie ranks in 13 unique topics on Expertscape.  read more

Ochsner Nationally Ranked in Three Specialties and Named #1 in LA by U.S. News & World Report

Only 68 hospitals in the country ranked nationally in three or more specialties of the 12 data-driven specialties included in the list, and Ochsner is the only hospital ranked in the top 50 in three or more specialties within Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. This is the 18th time since 1996 that Ochsner has been... read more

Ochsner Provides Free Cancer & Wellness Screenings at Clearview Mall

Ochsner staff will also be available to discuss smoking cessation, cancer survivorship, urologic cancers, pediatric cancers, breast health, colon and rectal cancers, nutrition, cancer counseling and much more. read more

Adequate Recovery Key to Concussion Care for Weekend Warriors

Studies show that 90 percent of patients with concussion tend to be fully recovered in seven to 10 days, although the recovery time can extend as long as 14 days or more. Besides returning to activity too soon, other factors such as a personal history of prior concussions, migraines and sleep apnea can... read more

When in Doubt, Sit Out

The start of the school year brings a return to sports for many students. This can also mean the return of concussion risk in nearly all sports, not just those considered high contact, like football.  read more

Early Detection Central to Lung Cancer Prognosis

According to Matthew Gaudet, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon at Ochsner Health System, the earlier lung cancer is detected, the higher the likelihood of a better prognosis.  read more

Ochsner Health System Presents Plan to Aid in the Prevention of Cancer across the Gulf South Region

With the third highest cancer incidence rates in the U.S., Louisiana loses about 178 Louisianans each week to cancer. Those who live in Louisiana are 19 percent more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis over those in neighboring states of Texas and Florida. read more

Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner to Offer Newly Approved Neuroendocrine Tumor Therapy

A neuroendocrine tumor (NET) is a rare, hormone-producing tumor that affects neuroendocrine cells present throughout the diffuse neuroendocrine system.  read more

Ochsner Health Center and Therapy & Wellness Tchoupitoulas Location Now Open

Ochsner Health Center – Tchoupitoulas is designed to serve the various healthcare needs of the Uptown community. Specialties offered onsite include primary care and podiatry for patients.  read more

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