Heat Illness and Hydration

Heat Illness and Hydration

Warm summer temperatures in South Louisiana combined with high humidity can quickly cause people to overheat. We begin seeing more patients experience heat illness during the late spring and summer months as they spend more time outdoors. Without proper care and...
Healthy Living Tips for Men

Healthy Living Tips for Men

According to a national survey by Cleveland Clinic, about 72 percent of men would rather do household chores than go to the doctor and only about 50 percent of those surveyed said that they consider getting an annual check-up as a regular part of taking care of...
Managing Your Diabetes At Home

Managing Your Diabetes At Home

  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients living with diabetes and other pre-existing health conditions are being challenged with establishing a good balance between managing their health while simultaneously limiting their risk of exposure. And when...
Now Offering Telemedicine

Now Offering Telemedicine

  If there’s anything that 2020 has changed in the way that SLMA practices medicine, it’s how innovative we’ve become with patient services. As caregivers, we were challenged to find a way to continue to serve our patients while practicing social distancing under...
Is This Arthritis?

Is This Arthritis?

  Arthritis is a major health problem and one that many people will face as they get older. The good news is that prompt treatment can help to mitigate or even eliminate many of the symptoms. We encourage everyone to take the time to learn the early signs and...
Cardiac Stress Test—What to Expect

Cardiac Stress Test—What to Expect

  We all need to take care of our hearts if we want to live long, healthy lives. That often includes getting tested for common problems. Cardiac stress tests are among the most common of the testing methods. They may sound intimidating, but they’re fairly...
Traveling With a Pacemaker

Traveling With a Pacemaker

  The holiday season is here and that means it is time to travel. A pacemaker can make things a little more inconvenient but it doesn’t have to get in the way of enjoying the holidays. We believe that a little bit of extra care and planning can do a lot to...
RSV – What you Need to Know

RSV – What you Need to Know

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common virus but it is highly contagious, and while most cases are very mild, it can be dangerous to some individuals. Almost everyone will encounter it at some point, which is why we feel that everyone should have some basic...
The Holidays with Diabetes

The Holidays with Diabetes

We often see people with diabetes who think that they have to ignore holiday meals. That is not the case. We believe that it is perfectly possible for diabetic individuals to fully enjoy that part of the holiday season and stay healthy. All it takes is a little bit of...
When to Get Screened for Breast Cancer

When to Get Screened for Breast Cancer

Early detection is critical when it comes to a cancer diagnosis. In general, we have an easier time treating cancer if we can catch it early than after it has time to get established. Regular screenings provide the best chance at early detection, which means that they...
Is Vaping a Safer Alternative?

Is Vaping a Safer Alternative?

Vaping has gotten more and more popular over the past decade or so, so it is only natural that people are starting to ask us if it can be a safer alternative to smoking. The details are complicated, so it is vital to get informed before making any decisions. Is Vaping...
The Science of STRESS

The Science of STRESS

What’s Really Going on When You Freak Out? Stressful events seem to be lurking around every corner, from a difficult deadline at work to your child’s upcoming science fair project – and the holidays are just around the corner. According to experts, not all...