Ochsner In The News

Ochsner physician shares myths and facts about breastfeeding

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, Ochsner OB/GYN Sharon Hedges, M.D., shares common topics often talked about when discussing breastfeeding, and whether those are myths or facts. View this article on WAFB

Ochsner physicians encourage backpack safety

Physicians tell us a good rule of thumb is to never load a backpack more than 15% of the student's total body weight. View this article on BR Proud

JOHVI Pulls on Prior Success, Communication for Double LVAD Procedure

Earlier this year, a team at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) performed a double left ventricular assist device (BIVAD) implantation—the first of its kind in the United States. View this article on MD Magazine

These Louisiana physicians can monitor your blood pressure…

Ochsner’s early evidence showed that within three months, more than two-thirds of those receiving the digital intervention had their blood pressure in control, compared with 31 percent in a group that got traditional care. Whether that will translate into saving lives, preventing strokes or saving money remains to be rigorously proven, but the health system has 2,500 patients in its digital hypertension program and has expanded its platform to other areas, including pregnancy and diabetes. View this article on The Washington Post

Ochsner opens physical therapy clinic in former Walgreens location Uptown

The clinic will offer primary care services as well as orthopedic and podiatry services for patients. The location will also offer personalized physical therapy with a care team available to help treat a variety of conditions including back and neck pain, joint injuries and repetitive stress injuries. View this article on NOLA.com

Surviving skin cancer: Louisiana man who was told he was terminal thanks doctors, God

Melanoma is aggressive, and had spread to Butler's lungs and abdomen. When a friend recommended he seek treatment at Ochsner, he was so weak, he could barely walk, and was nearly 100 pounds lighter. He was also at risk because of several other health problems of the heart, high blood pressure, diabetes and the auto immune disease rheumatoid arthritis. The head of Ochsner Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Zoe Larned, gave him hope with immunotherapy, a drug more recently approved that allows immune cells to go around melanoma's barrier and kill them.

View this article on WWL-TV

Ochsner completes $20 million expansion to clinic near Covington

The facility, located near Interstate 12 and Louisiana 21 interchange, now encompasses 43,000 square feet and houses more than 36 specialties, Ochsner announced in the release. The expansion, which broke ground in June of 2016, increases the number of patient rooms from 152 to 206 and adds 3 operating rooms View this article on NOLA.com

Ochsner’s STAR program helps teens learn about jobs in healthcare

Prompted by her biology teacher Dr. Geeta Ramesh at Grace King High School, Alvarez decided to participate in a free summer program operated by Ochsner Health System called STAR, which is short for Science, Technology, Academics and Research. The program is tuition-free for students interested in pursuing education and careers in science and medicine. View this article on NOLA.com

Ochsner Hospital for Children Honored for Pediatric Care Quality

The Children's Hospital Associated awarded four hospitals across the U.S. with the Pediatric Quality Award, which recognizes hospitals for improving health outcomes. View this article on Becker's Hospital Review

A Look at Ochsner Medical Complex – High Grove Under Construction

Ochsner and the Lemoine Company are celebrating a milestone with the construction.  View this article on WVUE

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