July 5, 2018

Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) announced that Jake Wood, MD, has joined BRGP – Family Medical Center.

A native of Ruston, La., Wood is a family medicine physician with special interests in diabetes care, medical ethics, and sports medicine. He sets aside personal time each year to participate in medical mission work and also served as team physician for Louisiana Tech University for the last 10 years.

July 5, 2018

The Louisiana Department of Health released information regarding chloroprene emissions at the Denka Elastomer plant in LaPlace to officials in St. John the Baptist Parish. The assessment was prepared at the request of the Parish Council for the St. John School Board. 

In response to the request, LDH reviewed information to determine the possible health risks of exposure to chloroprene emissions to the children who attend school near the Denka plant. Specifically, LDH looked at whether health risks would be significantly reduced if the children were sent to another nearby school.

July 5, 2018

Nearly everyone has seen them—the smoking cessation ads from the CDC’s “Tips from Former Smokers®” campaign, now in its seventh year, which profiles real people who are living with serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. The compelling stories of people with health issues caused by, associated with, or made worse by smoking, seem to be resonating with Louisiana smokers.

July 5, 2018

The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum has announced its new board of directors leadership slate for 2018-2019.

July 5, 2018

Members of the 49th graduating class of the North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology celebrated their accomplishments with a ceremony and reception June 28.