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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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July 10, 2020 |

COVID19 & the Heart | Touro Neurologist, Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild

As the community continues to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, hospitals all around the country are still reporting a decline in the number of stroke cases arriving in their emergency rooms. Health experts suspect that fear…

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July 9, 2020 |

When the Weather Heats Up, Heart Patients Need to Stay Cool

NEW ORLEANS — Summer means more time to do the activities you love—like taking long early morning walks or working in the garden. But it’s important to stay mindful of the temperature outside. That’s because…

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July 1, 2020 |

VIDEO: How to Spot (and Prevent) Heat-Related Illnesses

NEW ORLEANS — We all know Summers are hot here in Louisiana. Did you know the heat can also make you sick? Heat-related illnesses are quite common, but you may not be familiar with the…

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June 17, 2020 |

Tips for Keeping Your Brain Sharp for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.5 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the leading cause of disability and poor…

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March 10, 2020 |

What Is Colon and Rectal Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)?

Cancer is when cells in the body begin changing and growing out of control. These cells can form lumps of tissue called tumors. Cancer that forms in the colon is called colon cancer. Cancer that…

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February 28, 2020 |

Eating Heart-Healthy Foods

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, and nutrition plays a key role in reducing your risk for heart disease. Therefore, we are here to help you make lifestyle changes…

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