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Hurricane Laura
LSU Health New Orleans and LCMC Health Team Up to Care for Pregnant Hurricane Evacuees

As Category 4 Hurricane Laura bore down on the Louisiana coast near Lake Charles, thousands of residents were evacuated to get them out of harm’s way. The COVID pandemic precluded the traditional reliance on congregant shelters. So instead, New Orleans area hotels provided shelter to more than 10,000 of them. Some were pregnant women. More

Drs. Cynthia Kudji Sylvester and Jasmine Kudji
Perfectly Matched

July 1, 2020 is a big day in the life of newly minted doctors. It is the day when they start their residency programs, the graduate medical education training that is their final preparation before they can practice their medical specialties on their own. It is a milestone that an unusual mother and daughter are reaching together. More

lower back pain
7 Tips to Save Your Back When Working at Home

One of the challenges we face working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is lower back and shoulder pain from hunching over laptops and sitting on anything but ergonomic office chairs. More

Caroline Continues to Conquer
Caroline Conquers The World!

A children’s coping and coloring book written and illustrated by three counselors at LSU Health New Orleans to help children deal with the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic has garnered attention and acclaim from far and wide. Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards chose Caroline Conquers her Corona Fears to read during her virtual story time. More

how to disinfect your phone
How to Neutralize a Potential Coronavirus Culprit

One of the preventive measures health experts recommend to prevent coronavirus infection is to not touch your face. Research indicates that some of us touch our cellphones up to thousands of times each day, and when we take or make calls, we hold our phones up to our faces. More

Caroline Conquers her Corona Fears

A trio of LSU Health New Orleans Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling colleagues who are counselors and Registered Play Therapists, have developed a creative and innovative resource for parents and caregivers to help children cope with the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

"On the Bleeding Edge of a Global Health Crisis"

“I wanted to take a minute to tell you about what some of your students are doing during this unplanned interruption of the academic year. Since we stopped attending class on campus, I have been working quite a few hours as a tech in a local Emergency Room. We were busy and shorthanded before the pandemic began, and that situation has only worsened. More

donations for 2nd Harvest Food Bank
LSU Health Faculty, Staff and Student Generosity Provides 7,637 Meals

The 10th Annual Food and Fund Drive at LSU Health New Orleans was the most successful yet. The drive benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. More

LSU Health nurses at STEM Fest 2019
For the Love of Science

LSU Health New Orleans offered thousands of K-12 students a variety of hands-on activities during STEM Fest 2019 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. More

LSU Health checking blood pressure at Night Out Against Crime
LSU Health New Orleans Supports NOPD’s Night Out Against Crime

Community residents attending NOPD’s 2019 Night Out Against Crime Kick-Off event on Lafitte Greenway were delighted with the activities offered by LSU Health New Orleans faculty, staff and students. Especially popular were the gardening demonstration where children planted seeds to take home and watch grow and the kick-boxing, hula hoops, nerf ballgames and other outdoor sports. More

getting a flu shot
LSU Health New Orleans Flu Fair Vaccinates More Than 1,000

Of the 53 jurisdictions nationally, only four reported local flu activity for the week ending October 5. Louisiana was one of the four. And Louisiana was the only jurisdiction that reported moderate influenza-like illness activity. More

puss moth caterpillar
They’re Baaaccckkk!

They may look like miniature furbies, but don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re safe to handle. Puss moth caterpillars (Megalopyge opercularis), also known as asps, are one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America. More

NCORP award
NCI Presents Top Awards to LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center

At the recent annual meeting of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), LSU Health New Orleans faculty and staff garnered top honors in three of four awards categories. More

endometrial cancer cells
LSU Health New Orleans Part of International Medical First

LSU Health New Orleans clinical researchers helped develop a new treatment for endometrial cancer that was a medical first. It is the combination of two drugs that were already approved for other cancers, and investigators from LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center clinically tested both of them. More

DPT Class of 2022 taking oath
DPT Class of 2022 Welcomed as Colleagues

Thirty-five members of LSU Health New Orleans Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2022 received the mantle of clinical care at their recent White Coat Ceremony. More

Michael Bates chats with colleagues on Capitol Hill
Medical Students Work on Health Policy on Capitol Hill

Imagine being listed as the point person in your organization for a $128.5 million bill in Congress. A heady thing for a 26-year-old who is still in school. More

Joshua Bertuglia mans his lemonade stand
5th Grader Helps Save Cancer Patients

Meet Joshua Bertuglia. He looks like a typical 5th-grader who loves all things football and New Orleans Saints and who is leaning toward becoming a chef. He says his mother wouldn’t let him become a professional football player because he might break his leg. More

LSU Health medicalk student with chefs during Culinary Medicine course
Medical Students Chef Up Healthy Dishes

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University have teamed up to create a new elective in culinary medicine. More

flooded car on LSU Health downtown campus
University Police Sergeant Rescues Two from Floodwaters

A member of the LSU Health New Orleans faculty and a passerby were fortunate that Sgt. Devon Allen was working Wednesday, July 10. More

youth baseball
LSU Health Sport Specialization in Youth Sports Survey

LSU Health New Orleans is looking for parents with a child between the ages of 8-18 who plays baseball, softball, or soccer to take a 5-minute online survey researching their thoughts on youth sports participation. More

Dr. Peggy Honore deatails new Health Coach Certificate Program
Coaching Up to Better Health

You’ve heard of personal trainers, but what about health coaches? They, too, work one-on-one with people, but with a broader mission – improving health overall. Though a relatively new discipline, the value of this relationship-based approach is gaining greater recognition. More

Sen. John Breaux speaking at LSU Medical Center Musicians' Clinic Dedicaton
Keeping the Music Alive

Twenty-one years ago this week, a jazz funeral for jazz funerals kicked off the official dedication of LSU Medical Center (now LSU Health New Orleans) Musicians’ Clinic. More

Amelia Earhawts
In Step with Da Hawts

LSU Health New Orleans faculty participation in marching groups is not limited to males. Three female LSU Health New Orleans faculty are members of the Amelia Earhawts – recently voted the Rex Duke Carnival 2019 Best Marching Krewe by Gambit readers. More

Gremillion family
The Circle of Life

Who knew that a baby in an orphanage in a sleepy, rural, one-traffic-light Louisiana town would one day chair the board of directors of the sole national organization representing academic dentistry. More

man blowing his nose
Public Enemy #1? It’s not!

It’s that time of year. If your nose hasn’t run like Snoqualmie Falls and your sinuses haven’t been full-to-bursting yet, rest assured congestion will likely soon be calling your name. With plunging temps, close quarters, exploding cases of influenza, flu-like illness, colds and other respiratory infections, expect to become intimately acquainted with mucus. More

Brittney Wright at a Saints game
What's a Who Dat to Do?

Meet LSU Health New Orleans’ Brittney Wright. She’s is a speech-language pathologist. She is also a Saints fan. A rabid Saints fan. And therein lies her dilemma. More

dentures in a day
Dentures in a Day

Fifteen patients left LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry Saturday with new smiles. Through a course during which dentists learned how to make and fit the “Immediate Denture,” these economically disadvantaged patients referred through the Daughters of Charity Health System received their dentures in just one day. More

Health Policy fellows
LSU Health Medical Students Go to Washington

“As I was considering summer options, I came to the realization that this was my ‘last summer’ until I retire,” recalls LSU Health New Orleans second-year medical student Kelsey Cramer. “I felt compelled to do something big and different and exciting.” More

Las Vegas shooting
Sharing Lessons Learned

What the nurses remember most is the smell of blood and iron and steel recalls Dorita Sondereker, RN, Administrative Director of Emergency Services at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. The floor was solid red. More

2018 Mudbug March
Mudbug March 2018

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing alumni, faculty, students and staff put on their boogie shoes for the 4th Annual Mudbug March to Stomp Out Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). More

Sista Strut 2018
LSU Health New Orleans Sponsors Sista Strut 2018

Breast cancer survivors, their families and friends, along with those committed to making a difference in a community struck hard by this disease, partied with a purpose Saturday morning in Woldenberg Park. More

Exercising during the Holiday Season
9 Ways to Get Moving this Holiday Season

Even though demands on our time grow dramatically at this time of year, now is not the time to forego regular exercise cautions Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, Professor and Jim Finks Endowed Chair in Health Promotion at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health. Even just a short break can have surprising impact. More

Zika mosquito
LSU Health New Orleans Neurologist Helping Shape Global Zika Response

When representatives from international health organizations gathered in Tegucigalpa, Honduras this summer to discuss the current global Zika Virus situation and develop proactive programs for care in the Americas, LSU Health New Orleans’ Dr. John England was a leading participant. More

LSUHealthNO Dental Back to School Checkup
Starting the School Year with a Healthy Smile

Dozens of underserved children got their smiles ready at a back-to-school dental checkup on August 14, 2017. The free community service was held at the LSU Health New Orleans After-Hours Pediatric Dental Clinic. More

first pitch
LSUHealthNO Public Health & Baby Cakes Honor Cancer Survivors, Raise Cancer Awareness

LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff participated in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Shrine on Airline. More

active seniors
Preventing Movement Injuries

LSU Health New Orleans’ Dr. Melinda Sothern and Dr. Marc Bonis have found that a screening test can identify movement deficiencies by age or gender that could result in injury before physical training begins. More

Hurricane Katrina rescue
First-of-Its-Kind Research on Adolescents after Disasters

Research led Dr. Joy Osofsky, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that adolescents who experienced the double disasters of Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill not only experienced the same emotional trauma, posttraumatic stress (PTS), anger, depression and family problems as adults, More

oral cancer screening
Oral Cancer Screening Finds Abnormalities

A free oral cancer screening conducted by LSU Health New Orleans faculty, residents and students found abnormalities in about 20% of the participants. More

Dr. Lisa Peacock at ACOG Session
National Expertise

Dr. Lisa Peacock, Obstetrics & Gynecology chair and director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, took the pro position in a debate about whether or not obstetricians should routinely check the bladder and urethra when performing hysterectomies. More

LSUHealthNO Booth at Sista Strut
LSUHealthNO Supports Sista Strut

Woldenberg Park was a sea of yellow and pink t-shirts, balloons, boas, shoes, tutus, socks, caps and all manner of other headgear, in every shade of pink. More

Mudbug March 2017
Mudbug March Raises Awareness of and Funds for PH

About 160 participants decked out in their disco finest boogied down at Mudbug March to Stomp Out Pulmonary Hypertension 2017. It was the largest crowd yet in the third year of the event. More

ENT Summit
Walvekar 1 of 4 US Faculty at ENT Summit 2017

Dr. Rohan Walvekar was one of four US head and neck surgeons invited to serve as faculty at ENT Summit 2017 & 3rd Navigated Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Meeting. More

610 Stompers

Meet LSU Health New Orleans' 610 Stomper!

A member of the LSU Health New Orleans Anatomy faculty is also a 610 Stomper. Watch!

Dental Conference
LSU Health New Orleans and State Dental Board Host Dental VIPs

LSU Health New Orleans, in partnership with the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry, hosted the 62nd Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners January 20-22, 2017. More

LSUHealthNO nursing students
LSU Health New Orleans Nursing Students Becoming Nurse Leaders

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing sent nine delegates to the recent Louisiana Association of Student Nurses (LASN) annual state convention. More

Big Turnover
LA Dental Center Turns Funds Over

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry has a special reason to pull for the New Orleans Saints defense. Every time the defense forces a turnover, Louisiana Dental Center turns over funding to LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. More

Dress Up
¿Que Pasa? LSU Health Community Outreach

LSU Health New Orleans faculty, staff and students partnered with Nuestra Voz to provide health, science and career information at the recent ¿Que Pasa? Fest 2016. More

taking blood pressure
Med Students support Tools for School Health and Resource Fair

Twenty L2 and L3 LSU Health New Orleans medical students, along with Family Medicine residents and School of Medicine faculty, provided LHSAA physicals to more than 70 student athletes at the 2016 Tools for Schools Health and Resource Fair. More

Al Copeland, Jr. frying chicken
Chicken Jam benefits LSU Health cancer research

At the first annual Chicken Jam, an Al Copeland Foundation (ACF) event benefiting research at LSU Health New Orleans' Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, Al Copeland, Jr. announced that their 9-day campaign exceeded its fundraising goal by nearly three times. More