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Ochsner Hospital for Children hosting vaccination event at City Park Saturday

WGNO | Nov 11, 2021

Ochsner Health and New Orleans City Park are teaming up for a family-friendly COVID-19 vaccine event on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 33 Dreyfous Drive in front of City Putt Miniature Golf Course.

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Truveta adds Ochsner, St. Luke's, UnityPoint to data network

Modern Healthcare | Nov 9, 2021

"It is a crucial time to join Truveta and be part of the solution to leverage our clinical data to advance care for our patients and for patients around the world," Dr. Melinda Estes, president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System, said in a news release. Large-scale data analysis can lead to insights that inform public health and healthcare delivery, she said.

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New Ochsner Urgent Care Clinic opens in Central

BR Proud | Nov 8, 2021

Those who live in Central, Denham Springs and Zachary now have one more place to go if they are in need of medical treatment. Ochsner Urgent Care – Central is now open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Ochsner Health answers parents’ vaccine questions in live Facebook Q&A

KTBS | Nov 5, 2021

Ochsner Health System hosted a Facebook live Q&A Friday to answer questions about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-to-11. The vaccine was authorized this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices after last week’s authorization by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children administers first COVID-19 vaccine doses to children ages 5-11

WGNO | Nov 4, 2021

The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is now available in Louisiana. Ochsner Hospital for Children administered its first doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children (ages 5- 11).

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Ochsner makes $4 million gift to LSU, will open wellness center in Huey P. Long Field House

The Advocate | Nov 4, 2021

The Ochsner Wellness Center will bring together experts to address and solve chronic health issues, promote physical activity programs to all Louisiana residents and provide practical experience to LSU students pursuing careers in human wellness.

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Ochsner holding blood drives as critical need for blood persists

WDSU | Nov 3, 2021

Ochsner Blood Bank is hosting blood drivers this week to help with the need for blood. There will be a drive Wednesday at the governmental building in Gretna.

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Ochsner Health: Integrative oncology compliments conventional treatment

L'Observateur | Oct 30, 2021

Navigating cancer as a patient undergoing treatment or as a survivor who may be facing side effects is not an easy feat. A cancer diagnosis is difficult for all parties involved both emotionally and physically.

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Can you get the flu from a flu shot?

L'Observateur | Oct 27, 2021

There’s a common belief that getting the flu vaccine can actually give you the flu, and many people use it as a reason to avoid the shot. However, it is not possible to get the flu from the flu shot. While some people do get sick after getting vaccinated, it’s not from the vaccine itself.

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Ochsner LSU Health-Monroe Medical Center designated as Level III Trauma Program

The News Star | Oct 25, 2021

The Louisiana Emergency Response Network has designated Ochsner LSU Health-Monroe Medical Center a Level III Trauma Program, joining only nine other hospitals in Louisiana with the certified trauma program designation. The voluntary program ensures that hospitals have and best utilize trauma resources for optimal trauma patient care.

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