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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 Baton Rouge Shares Tips to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease during Awareness Month

November 18, 2014

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. No magic spell can prevent the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease on thinking and memory. And scientists have yet to find a pill that can cure it. But positive news is out there: Research is shedding light on ways to cut risk, and treatments are making life easier and more comfortable after a diagnosis.

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Ochsner Baton Rouge Urgent Care Locations to Close Early for Severe Weather

August 12, 2016

Due to severe weather and flooding, the following Ochsner Baton Rouge urgent care locations will close early today, August 12, 2016.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting During Hurricane Season

June 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS -- – With hurricane season upon us, pregnant women and families with small children need to take extra precautions to ensure that things go smoothly, whether evacuating o

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Ochsner Baton Rouge Gives Tips on How to Incorporate More Fruits and Veggies into your Diet

September 22, 2014

September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month, and it’s a good time to stop and ask, are you getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet? Start boosting your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables with a few easy eating tips from the Produce for Better Health Foundation and Philip Saigeon, clinical dietitian, Ochsner Baton Rouge.

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Ochsner Provides Tips For Expectant Dads

June 11, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – With Father’s Day around the corner, there are many first-time fathers preparing for this life-changing event. Hearing those two words - “We’re pregnant!” –

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ER Physician Offers Mardi Gras Safety Tips: Ochsner ER Is Ready for Carnival Season

February 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras season is in full swing as more than a million people arrive in the New Orleans within the week for Fat Tuesday, March 4. Add alcohol, parade throws and

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Ochsner to Establish First Location in Iberville Parish

January 21, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Ochsner Health System announced today that it is establishing its first location in Iberville Parish. Ochsner Health Center – Plaquemine will be located at 24730 Plaza Dr

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Hospital: No 'misdiagnosis' by fired Saints doctors

August 22, 2017

The hospital system employing two recently fired New Orleans Saints team physicians says its review of the doctors' work yielded no evidence of a "misdiagnosis" or even an unusual diagnosis.

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Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge Offers Tips and Awareness for World Diabetes Day

November 11, 2014

Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day strives to unite and empower diabetes awareness and advocacy. Diabetes affects approximately 400 million, causes five million deaths annually and brings enormous financial burdens (550 billion USD in health-related expenditures). However, more than 70% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through healthier lifestyle choices.

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