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...
Stress Management

Stress Management

Life can sometimes be immensely stressful. It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do for a living. It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old or anywhere in the middle. Stress is more than likely something that plagues you from time to time. It may...
Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcoholism was finally recognized as a national crisis due to the many negative effects it can when consumed in excess. The month of April was set aside to build awareness about the dangers of excessive drinking as many people do not realize that they are abusing...
Poison Prevention Around the Home

Poison Prevention Around the Home

Kids get into things they’re not supposed to—it’s part of what makes them kids! But it’s important to make sure they don’t get ahold of household items that could be dangerous to their health and safety. Half of the 2 million calls made to the Poison Help Line in 2011...
The Ever-Popular Peanut

The Ever-Popular Peanut

Shelled, unshelled, salted or not salted—peanuts and peanut butters are one of the most popular nut choices in the US. Not only do they taste good, peanuts are a great source of protein and healthy fat and are chocked full of healthy nutrients. Let’s take a closer...
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

While many of us have heard of—and maybe even donated to—Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society which advocates for all types of cancer, one type we don’t hear about as often is colorectal cancer. March marks the start of National...
Running on Empty

Running on Empty

Just like a battery’s power will eventually run out, humans can only keep up a go-go-go pace for so long. Stress and the daily grind of a busy life will catch up to you. If you’re not careful, this can lead to illness. This state can also make you...
American Heart Month

American Heart Month

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only heartfelt event that happens every February. American Heart Month gets into full swing with events and activities to raise awareness and educate people on the prevention of heart disease, the number one killer in the United States....
Five Methods For Breaking Bad Habits

Five Methods For Breaking Bad Habits

The new year is a time to break bad habits and replace them with healthy ones, but we all know that is often easier said than done. It’s never easy to get rid of a bad habit, but it’s almost always worth the effort. Fortunately, there are plenty of...

WHY SO DRY? Seasonal Dry Skin Can Be a Pain

Dry skin is common and can impact both adults and children. As your skin loses water and oil, whether from frequent hand washing or dry winter air, dry skin can occur. Symptoms can include peeling, flaking or scaling skin; a rough feel to skin; skin tightness;...

MEET THE DOCTORS: Dr. Adam Ziegenbusch

Dr. Adam Ziegenbusch, DPM, is a podiatrist with the SLMA Comprehensive Health Clinic. Dr. Ziegenbusch is focused on helping patients get back to normal daily activity and be pain-free.   Why did you choose to go into the medical field? I shadowed a podiatrist in...

IS IT JUST SNORING … Or Something Else?

Everyone snores sometimes, right? Your significant other may be sawing logs next to you, keeping you awake, but is it just snoring … or something else? If you can’t sleep anyway because someone is sleeping very loudly, consider these facts from the American...