Signs Your Child Needs an Eye Exam

Signs Your Child Needs an Eye Exam

Thoughts of school are often far away during the summer, but the time to buy supplies and send your child back to school is just around the corner. With school-aged children at home, it’s the perfect time to be on the lookout for signs of poor vision. Delays in...
Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Annoying and unpredictable, psoriasis is a persistent skin condition that’s not completely understood. The symptoms vary based on the different types of psoriasis, but they share a common characteristic: skin cells that multiply rapidly. We’ve put together some...

MEET THE DOCTORS: Alexis Duke

Alexis Duke is a dermatologist with the SLMA Dermatology Clinic. Her approachable manner and passion for treating patients like family maker her an asset to the SLMA family.    Why did you choose to go into the medical field? I grew up in a hospital environment...

MEET THE DOCTORS: Mark Neal

Mark Neal is a dermatologist with the SLMA Dermatology Clinic. He is passionate about science and improving his patient’s quality of life.   Why did you choose to go into the medical field?  I’ve always enjoyed science and working with people.     What...
The Importance of Immunizations

The Importance of Immunizations

Protecting your children is a top priority as a parent. You want what’s best for them and to create an environment where they can grow and thrive. Immunizations may create some risks for children, but in most cases the benefits far outweigh the risks. Here’s some...
The Importance of a Sleep Schedule

The Importance of a Sleep Schedule

Getting enough sleep is important for all of us, and school-aged kids are no exception. Maintaining a regular sleep schedule helps your child perform better in school and boosts their immune system. But sticking to a schedule and getting enough sleep can be difficult....
Protect Your Eyes Against Injury

Protect Your Eyes Against Injury

Eye injuries happen every day, so protecting your eyes is one of the simplest ways to maintain healthy vision throughout your life. The good news is that 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable just by wearing appropriate protective eyewear. Learn more about eye...
Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Summer is full of warm days, long evenings and outdoor fun. Whether you are soaking up sun at the beach, splashing in a pool or just hanging out in your backyard, staying safe is an important part of any activity. The following information can help you stay safe while...
Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

Summer. When school ends, the long days stretch before you full of endless possibilities for excitement and adventure. By mid-July, however, the excitement begins to wear off and you are already tired of hearing your kids say, “I’m bored.” Beat summer boredom, and...
Hydration Station

Hydration Station

Staying hydrated is important throughout the year, and even more so in the summer heat. While everyone has been told to drink water, few people know how much water to drink or even how much they drink on a regular basis. Learning about hydration and how to recognize...
National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month—a whole month to appreciate the wonders of dairy! Things get started on June 1 with World Milk Day, which recognizes the contributions of the dairy sector to economic development, sustainability, nutrition and livelihoods. Get ready to...
Stroke Awareness: Signs that Could Save

Stroke Awareness: Signs that Could Save

Acting quickly when someone is having a stroke can make a big difference. Prompt emergency can help to reduce the risk of long-term disability or death, so learning the signs and symptoms can help prepare you to take the immediate action needed to minimize the...
Occupational Health and Safety Tips

Occupational Health and Safety Tips

Workplace safety is an important part of any job and requires that everyone in the company adhere to the safety guidelines and policies in place. Carefully following appropriate safety guidelines can go a long way toward preventing workplace injuries. Here are some...
Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Awareness Month

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and as the summer weather begins here in South Louisiana, it’s the perfect time to be aware of skin cancer. Learning what signs and symptoms to watch for, as well as ways to prevent melanoma can help you avoid its dangers. Take some...
Sexual Assault Awareness And Prevention

Sexual Assault Awareness And Prevention

Sexual violence is a widespread problem. It happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Nearly one in five women and one in 71 men are victims of rape. Sexual violence is defined as any sexual activity where consent is not freely given. Even...