May 21, 2020

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an annual program of the World Health Organization (WHO), which highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The focus of this year’s World No Tobacco Day is "Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use." The 2020 campaign is designed to increase awareness about the negative impact tobacco is having on young people’s health.

May 15, 2020

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced a collaboration with Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) to increase access to real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) COVID-19 testing in critical areas of need in Louisiana.

May 14, 2020

Baton Rouge General is providing centralized care for patients fighting both COVID-19 and a mental illness with a new 32-bed unit, designed to keep all patients as safe as possible.

“Working on the frontlines of this pandemic, Baton Rouge General recognized a need and is uniquely qualified to provide the care needed for these patients with a complex medical situation.” said Dr. Venugopal Vatsavayi. “We know this is a stressful time for all our patients and their families, and we want to assure them that their loved one is safe and in great hands.”

May 14, 2020

A few weeks ago, B Street Benny Musical Director Brad Lewis was staying at home like most of us, desperately wanting to leave. For Brad, it wasn’t because he was suffering from cabin fever; his father was hospitalized at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge (OMCBR).

Harmon “Joe” Lewis is fighting a battle with leukemia and, naturally, Brad wanted to be by his father’s side. With limited visitation rules in place at all hospitals throughout Louisiana, Joe was unable to have family visit, in-person.

May 14, 2020

Woman’s Hospital recently launched a research study to examine the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on pregnant women across the United States. Open to all expecting mothers worldwide, at any stage of pregnancy, it is the only study of its kind currently being performed in Louisiana and one of few in the nation.

Led by Woman’s Hospital Director of Scientific Research Elizabeth Sutton, PhD, the Pregnant During COVID-19 Survey Series will provide real-time data on how pregnant women are affected physically, mentally and sociologically during the pandemic.