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Ochsner Offers HIV PrEP Services Uptown

May 8, 2019

Louisiana is ranked fourth in the nation for highest HIV case rates and New Orleans is fourth in the nation for number of HIV case rates among the large metropolitan areas in the nation. Ochsner Health System is making preventative HIV treatment more accessible by offering HIV PrEP services at Ochsner Health Center – Tchoupitoulas.

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Mardi Gras Safety Tips

February 20, 2019

Just in time for the biggest krewes to show their stuff, here’s five safety tips from Ochsner Health System for avoiding some of the most common parade injuries.

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OMC-Hancock to Host Flu Shot Event Monday

January 9, 2019

It takes up to 14 days after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. For this reason, getting the shot later can still be beneficial, and vaccination can occur throughout flu season, even into January or later.

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Ochsner Partners with Market Umbrella to Bring Crescent City Farmers Market to Jefferson

January 4, 2019

Every Wednesday, 15 local farmers and vendors will participate in the Crescent City Farmers Market at Ochsner.

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Ring in the New Year Safely

December 17, 2018

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 200 people end up in the ER with fireworks-related injuries on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Common injuries are burns and nearly half of these incidents involve people's hands and fingers.

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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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St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and Ochsner Health Network Announce Partnership

November 9, 2018

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) and Ochsner Health Network are pleased to announce the launch of the Blue Connect Network for STPSO employees.

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Eleven Ochsner Facilities Receive 'A' Grade for Patient Safety

November 9, 2018

Ten Ochsner Health System facilities, including three partner hospitals, were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade.

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