Probiotics: What You Need to Know

Annette Washington, MS, RDN, LDN

When you hear the word probiotics, you might think of stomach health, but probiotics help so much more than that. Research shows that a probiotic-rich diet may help boost your immune system, protect your heart, improve your mental health and…

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10 Fitness Apps to Keep Your Health on Track

Trying to tone up, lose weight or gain muscle? When it comes to getting fit, everyone could use a little help. Fitness apps are an easy and convenient way to help track your workouts and nutrition and motivate you to…

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5 Signs You're Hooked on Caffeine

If your daily routine includes grabbing a cup of coffee to start your day or a quick drive through Starbucks for your morning Macchiato, you’re not alone. It’s reported that about 64% of Americans drink coffee and 90% use caffeine…

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What you need to know about GERD and Acid Reflux

Ioannis Papayannis, MD
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Acid reflux happens when fluid content from your stomach moves up into the esophagus (the tube connecting your stomach and throat). Reflux that occurs occasionally is not a problem. In fact, it's even normal since there's not a complete closure…

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Five Things You Must Know Before Shopping This Holiday Season

Paul Bracey, MD

Ochsner LSU Health Emergency Medicine physician, Dr. Paul Bracey, reveals his five tips to surviving the holiday shopping season. The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of friends and family. Shopping for gifts should be a fun and…

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Healthy Holiday Tips for Diabetics

Kamal Bhusal, MD

The holiday season is here, and one thing many people are looking forward to is the food! You might be planning to get as stuffed as the turkey, but for those with diabetes, approaching holiday meals can be a little…

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Healthy Eating: The Rule of 10s

Rupa Mahadevan, MD, FAAP

Are you trying to eat healthier but have no idea where to start? Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard! The next time you are at the grocery store or planning your meals for the week, remember the Rule of…

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The Concussion Discussion

Dr. Christina Notarianni
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery

While it feels like the dog days of summer, fall is rapidly approaching with a return of school and youth sports. This also means a renewed dialogue of concussion and sports. It is estimated that there more than 3 million…

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Taking Care of your Dad Bod: Men’s Health Month

The Best Kind of Dad Bod is a Healthy One!June is Men’s Health Month. Since 1994, the focus of this month has been on growing the awareness of preventable medical problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among…

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