Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy? This and Other Turkey Myths Revealed

For years, turkey has been blamed as the culprit for post-Thanksgiving dinner drowsiness, with its high tryptophan levels often cited as the reason for turkey's sleep-inducing properties. read more

Common Medical Conditions of the Hand

The hand is one of the human body's most intricate systems. We detail symptoms and treatment for some of the...

Healthy Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Looking for ways to use all of that leftover turkey? Here are three healthy, protein-rich recipes for inspiration.

Dealing with Your Social Anxiety during the Holiday Season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be stressful for everyone, but for those with social anxiety disorder,...

Five Healthy Thanksgiving Food Swaps

Check out these 5 simple food swaps to make your Thanksgiving meal a healthier one.

Straight Talk about Alcohol Use Disorders

For people without the genetic, environmental or emotional predisposition to abuse alcohol, having a few drinks is no big deal....

Fighting Cervical Cancer Starts with Vaccinations and Screenings

Most cervical cancer cases occur in women with either no previous screening or inadequate screening. Learn how you can protect...

5 Reasons to Quit Smoking for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, Ochsner's Smoking Cessation team has compiled an infographic detailing 5 important reasons...

Is Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey The Right Choice?

Quitting smoking cold turkey can present many challenges. Learn why taking advantage of smoking cessation resources can help.

Meal Options for Gestational Diabetes During the Holidays

I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and it was a complete surprise. I did not have any symptoms – although,...