October 10, 2019

Men in the Greater Baton Rouge area took proactive measures to protect their health by participating in a special City-Wide Men’s Health Day in September thanks to four community organizations. 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and McKinley Alumni Center, all in partnership with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center provided prostate screenings along with blood pressure and glucose checks at three different locations around town.

October 10, 2019

Louisiana’s case rates of primary and secondary syphilis, congenital syphilis, and gonorrhea improved from 2017 to 2018, showing the Louisiana Department of Health’s efforts toward STD prevention are making a positive impact during a time when STD rates across the United States have been dramatically increasing.

The Department said the 2018 National CDC STD Rankings, released Tuesday, are an example of the recognition its hard work is garnering. The CDC report shows the state’s rankings declined among three of the four sexually-transmitted diseases the report surveys.

October 10, 2019

Physicians and other healthcare providers in the area are invited to a free event, hosted by Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. “Multimodality Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?,” presented by Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, chief of pancreas surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak on Nov. 18 from 5 – 6 p.m. in Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium. CME will be offered through Our Lady of the Lake.

October 8, 2019

The 60th Annual National Dialogues on Behavioral Health (NDBH) conference titled "Creating Value, Measuring Value: Connecting Care, Collaboration and Outcomes” will be held at the Renaissance Arts Hotel in New Orleans from Nov. 3–6. Registration information is posted at NationalDialoguesBH.org. Early registration for hotel reservations is Oct. 18, 2019.

October 8, 2019

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital officially opened its doors, transferring 38 patients from the former children's hospital to the new facility. The first patient transferred, Mackenzie Scalan (age 13), arrived at the new children's hospital at 6:07 a.m. The emergency department saw its first patient at 6:10 a.m.