News Releases

Ochsner & Lambeth House Launch Pilot Program for Memory Care

January 15, 2019

This partnership between a continuous care retirement community and regional healthcare leader is the first of its kind in Louisiana to infuse interactive technology into its care plan for residents.

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Ochsner Offers Advice on Headache Treatment Techniques

July 24, 2017

Headaches can be extremely disabling when they become frequent and severe. Some people experience headaches more than 15 days each month. Headaches take a toll at a personal, professional and recreational level. Fortunately, there is a lot that doctors can do to help those with severe headaches. In addition to a wide variety of medications, there are new techniques that can provide significant relief.

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Ochsner Expert Neurosurgeons Introduce Robotic Microscope and Turn Inoperable into Operable

January 24, 2019

The neurosurgeon uses BrightMatter™ to map the best possible approach to the tumor, attempting to avoid damaging structures responsible for critical functions such as speech, movement, vision and memory.

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Ochsner Recommends Migraine Prevention this Holiday Season

December 19, 2016

The festive holiday season can be a very joyful time of year, but hectic schedules and overindulgence can sometimes turn the most wonderful time of the year into the most stressful time of year. For migraine sufferers, the holiday stressors can also trigger migraines, which can contribute to the onset of a headache.

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Ochsner Baptist Third Institution in Nation to use Groundbreaking Treatment for Chronic Headaches

August 3, 2016

Natasha Smith, diagnosed in 2010 with occipital neuralgia, has suffered from debilitating headache pain almost daily for over seven years. Now, a new, nonsurgical option called Iovera Cryotherapy through the Comprehensive Headache Center at Ochsner Baptist, has left her pain-free for over eight months and has restored her life and hope.

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Ochsner First in Louisiana and Mississippi to Perform Breakthrough Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

March 8, 2016

Ochsner Health System is the first in Louisiana and Mississippi to perform breakthrough Parkinson’s disease treatment to improve motor function and overall disease management in advanced-staged patients. The Ochsner Neuroscience Institute’s Movement Disorders Program, led by neurologists Dr. David Houghton and Dr. Georgia Lea, has successfully used Duopa Therapy in four patients, dramatically controlling their trembling, moments of frozenness and balance impairment.

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Back And Spine Center Opens At Ochsner Baptist

March 25, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Ochsner Baptist Medical Center recently opened its new state-of-the-art

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Ochsner’s Telestroke Program Reaches 3,000th Consult In Less Than Five Years

April 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – Since August 2009, however, through Ochsner’s TeleStroke program, over 3,000 patients around the state have been able to receive specialized care from Ochsner neurologists in that integral timeframe between symptom onset and treatment.

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Concussion Expert Offers Advice for Athletes

August 13, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The start of this year’s football season brings an increased focus on protecting players at all levels from experiencing a concussion. Concussions are much m

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Ochsner Health System’s ALS Center Awarded Recognized Treatment Center Status

November 16, 2016

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association has recently awarded the Ochsner ALS Center the status of Recognized Treatment Center in the Association’s nation-wide network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence.

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