May 2, 2019

Priscell Holman, community health services representative for Louisiana Healthcare Connections, was named one of four 2019 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts Louisiana East at a luncheon in Baton Rouge.

May 2, 2019

Fertility Answers®, in collaboration with IVF lab partner Ovation® Fertility, has selected an IVF patient to receive the 2019 Advocacy Day Grant. This grant ensures that the fertility patient perspective will be represented on Capitol Hill by covering the cost of their travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with legislators on RESOLVE Advocacy Day, May 15-16.

May 2, 2019

New data published by Pennington Biomedical scientists in the Annals of Internal Medicine strongly suggests that metformin could be an effective drug for long-term, weight-loss maintenance.

Weight loss is a key part of preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes.  More than 70 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or have obesity, key risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

May 2, 2019

Cardiovascular Institute of the South is the first in the Baton Rouge region to offer cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scanning at the CIS Zachary clinic located at 6550 Main Street, Suite 1000.

This advanced cardiac testing offers clearer and sharper imaging, allowing physicians an improved tool for accurate patient diagnosis and the selection of the most appropriate treatment options. Other benefits of PET scans include:

-Faster than a traditional nuclear scan

-Decreased radiation exposure

-Increased sensitivity to limited blood flow

May 2, 2019

As a proven leader in providing positive patient experiences, Woman’s Hospital has implemented a new technology that allows nurses more time to engage with patients, minimizes noise disturbances and distractions, and promotes a safer environment.