Your Health

Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

Fall is in the air and with that, one of our favorite holidays is right around the corner! This Thanksgiving, we have more to...

Make sure antibiotics work for (not against) you

Antibiotics are a powerful tool for fighting infection in adults and children, but thinking you or your child needs an antibiotic to knock out...

Helping kids avoid the election blues

Every four years, we endure the onslaught of political commercials, emails, and phone calls that come along with the presidential election. For many, this...

Healthy tips for a safe holiday season

New cases of COVID-19 are still spiking in the Baton Rouge region with Thanksgiving only a week away, so taking proper precautions are crucial...

Everything you need to know about Type 1 diabetes in children

Each November, we recognize and celebrate the brave kids and teens who live with Type 1 diabetes. For these children, they often grow up...

Blood donations down, supply perilously low

Why is it so critical to donate blood? Thomas is the manager of Our Lady of the Lake’s Blood Donor Center, which supplies blood products...

Why earlier is better to catch hearing loss in children

Parents of school-age children may wonder, when should my child’s hearing be tested? It may be sooner than you think. All states have laws or...

Our Lady of the Lake gives new hope to patients in heart failure

In 2019, Jorge Castellanos, MD, joined Our Lady of the Lake’s Heart & Vascular Institute and Louisiana Cardiology Associates, adding his expertise and giving...

On a holiday centered around sugary snacks, use these tips to have a healthy...

This year more than most, so much planning has to go into special holidays like Halloween. How can we ensure kids still enjoy the...

Learn the signs and your risk of a stroke

Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day, an important opportunity to raise awareness about prevention and care for a condition that affects many people in...

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