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March 26, 2021 |

What to know about colorectal cancer and colonoscopies | Touro

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S, but when this cancer is found and treated early, the chances of a full recovery are even better. Screening is even…

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March 24, 2021 |

All about colorectal cancer screening and testing choices| Touro

Colorectal cancer usually starts in the cells that form the colon and rectum. It’s one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. But when this cancer is found and treated early, when…

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March 24, 2021 |

Preventing cancer

I tell my patients all the time: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to cancer, an ounce of prevention can be lifesaving. Preventing Cancer Many types of cancers…

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March 24, 2021 |

What is cervical cancer?

Cancer happens when cells in the body change and grow out of control. These cells can form lumps called tumors. Cancer that starts in cells of the cervix is called cervical cancer. The cervix is…

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March 24, 2021 |

What to know about Pancreatic Cancer

With the recent passing of Alex Trebek, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer and raise awareness for this aggressive cancer. Touro Hematologist Oncologist Dr. Laura Beth Ramirez breaks down what…

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March 24, 2021 |

Senior health minute | Important health screenings

Early detection is one of the best tools you can use to stay healthy. Don’t neglect your health screenings. If something needs medical attention, the sooner it is detected, the better. Health screenings for both…

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August 31, 2020 |

What You Need to Know About High Cholesterol

More than 35 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 240 mg/dL, which puts them at a high risk for heart disease. September is National Cholesterol Education Month,…

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August 28, 2020 |

Improving Heart Care for New Orleanians

Touro Receives Gold Seal of Approval® For Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission. Touro is proud to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a…

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July 16, 2020 |

For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat

After age 65, your body can’t adjust to changes in air temperature—especially heat—as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses. You also may be at greater…

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July 15, 2020 |

LCMC Health’s Touro and West Jefferson Medical Center Achieve Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

The designation recognizes the excellent care both hospitals provide to the region’s senior population New Orleans, LA – LCMC Health is pleased to announce that Touro and West Jefferson Medical Center have achieved the silver…

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