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Two new senior care centers are planned for the Capital Region

CenterWell Senior Primary Care is planning to open new senior care centers in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas later this year, the company’s first Louisiana facilities.

Amedisys buyer facing antitrust lawsuit in California  

UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum—which agreed to acquire Baton Rouge’s home health care company Amedisys for roughly $3.3 billion in June—is now facing a federal...

Pennington family pulls support from cancer center at Baton Rouge General 

The Pennington family is withdrawing its financial support for Pennington Cancer Center at Baton Rouge General after 23 years and has given the hospital permission to remove signage and marketing materials containing the Pennington name. 

The potential sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is sparking fears...

Michael Johnson was an executive with Blue Shield of California for 12 years. At one point, he says, he realized the company was evading...

Childhood obesity matters: Here’s what Pennington Biomedical is doing to fight this disease that...

Sponsored by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood obesity is when a child is well above a healthy...

When should men start worrying about their prostate? [Sponsored]

OLOL's Men’s Health Center’s Medical Director Curtis Chastain, MD, and Tyler Boudreaux, MD shares some facts about a leading cause of cancer in men. [Sponsored]

Navigating your cancer journey

It’s hard to know where to turn after a cancer diagnosis. Life immediately becomes a maze of questions and concerns, fears and hopes, and...
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A troubling situation

How nursing homes responded to the pandemic and hurricane evacuation has given a black eye to the politically powerful industry, sparking legislative changes.

OLOL moves forward

After a bumpy 12 months, OLOL officials discuss the future of the venerable Baton Rouge institution.

COVID forced health care changes

Telehealth is no longer a trend in the Baton Rouge market, but simply the way more doctor-patient interactions are happening.

Cancer care takes center stage

Subsiding COVID worries and the revitalized federal Cancer Moonshot program have Baton Rouge medical providers focusing on cancer care.
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People to watch in health care

A look at the Capital Region health care leaders who are making headlines in research and medical care in 2022.

A workplace priority

Employee mental health is a big issue facing businesses, especially amid the pandemic. So how should employers approach it?

Keeping the nursing pipeline flowing

The demand for nurses is so strong that academic institutions are adjusting to more targeted curriculum and hospitals are upping incentives to attract and retain these health care professionals.

Welcome to Obecity, USA

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is launching the campaign to put obesity, and itself, in the national spotlight.

Woman’s Hospital to partner with New Orleans-based LCMC  

Woman’s Hospital has entered into contract negotiations with New Orleans-based LCMC Health to join the system’s electronic medical records platform, Epic Community Connect. LCMC was...

Christel Slaughter: Baton Rouge’s health care landscape in flux

Health care has changed drastically in the past few years, not just in Baton Rouge, but all over the world. The pandemic is a...

Labor Department considering new safety policies for extreme heat 

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has put a new heat illness rule on a list of agenda items for the Biden...

Local mental health care providers getting flood of new referrals for children

With LSU and many K-12 schools set to open for in-person attendance in the fall, workers returning to the office and businesses back at...

Get a sneak peek at Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center expansion

Baton Rouge General’s expansion and renovation of its Regional Burn Center, which began in early 2020, will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday....