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Latest Update from Ochsner Health on COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a new strand of coronavirus to infect humans. It was first detected in China and has now spread around the world, including the United States.
While the outbreak levels are still fairly low in the United States, information on COVID-19 is constantly changing.
On March 9, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards reported the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Louisiana. Governor Edwards reported the first case is a Jefferson Parish resident who is hospitalized in Orleans Parish.
Get the Facts
As the CDC continues to update information, get the answers to five facts you should know about coronavirus (COVID-19).
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Should I buy a mask to protect myself from contracting COVID-19?
- What preventions and treatments are available?
- Can I still travel?
- What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?
Steps to Stay Healthy
You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with simple steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Stay home when you are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Keep a first aid kit stocked at your home
Connect with Ochsner
Ochsner Health is always here to keep you and your family healthy. If you develop symptoms and you've been in contact with someone or been in an area known to have COVID-19, call the free 24/7 Ochsner COVID-19 Info Line at 1-844-888-2772.
Ochsner On Call is free and always available when you have health concerns or need advice on care options. Our specially trained registered nurses are available to discuss your health care concerns, recommend self-care techniques and help you decide if your symptoms require a visit to urgent or emergency care.
Or see a provider from home with an Ochsner Anywhere Care virtual visit.
Get the Latest
Watch the latest Q&A session on questions about the coronavirus with Dr. Robert Hart and Dr. Sandra Kemmerly.
Check back here for the latest updates from Ochsner Health.
Albany Resident First to Benefit From FDA-Approved Treatment
The Advocate | Dec 11, 2019
To meet the growing demand from patients across the country, Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner opened a new, dedicated infusion space to administer peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON The Advocate
Ochsner Opens State-Of-The-Art Orthopedics And Sports Medicine Hospital
Fox 8 | Sep 18, 2019
A new state-of-the-art facility designed for orthopedic and sports medicine surgery opens Tuesday (Sept. 24) in Harahan.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Fox 8
Protecting your Teen Athletes in the Summers' Heat
4WWL | Jul 23, 2019
Football practice is starting, kids are outside and there is a danger many people probably never think about.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON 4WWL
NeoTract Designates Dr. Michael Pinsky as UroLift® Center of Excellence
Business Insider | Jul 22, 2019
NeoTract announced that Michael Pinsky, MD, Ochsner Medical Center- North Shore in Slidell, LA, has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Business Insider
Ochsner Cardiologist Receives International Impact Award
Biz New Orleans | Jul 18, 2019
Hector O. Ventura, MD, FACC, FACP – has been recognized by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) with the 2019 Ron Haddock AHA/ASA International Impact Award.
VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Biz New Orleans
Preparing for TS Barry: D.I.Y. Disaster Supply Kit
KSLA | Jul 12, 2019
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Even if Barry moves east of northwest Louisiana, it’s important to have a disaster kit in case your family faces danger.
$3.7M Grant for Alzheimer's Research and Training at LSU, Ochsner
The Advocate | Jul 8, 2019
The grant is going to a partnership among LSU, Ochsner Health System, Chamberlain University College of Nursing and nonprofit Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON The Advocate
New Medical Assistant Program to Begin Soon
The Advocate | Jul 5, 2019
The program, expected to include 140 hours of online training, classroom laboratories and 160 clinical externship hours, begins on Aug. 5.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON The Advocate
Ochsner Health CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year
Gonzales Weekly Citizen | Jul 5, 2019
The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.VIEW THIS ARTICLE ON Gonzales Weekly Citizen