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.
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.
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.
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.
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.