Healthcare Topics

Six Common Organ Donation Myths Debunked

More than 121,000 men, women and children are on the national transplant waiting list. Unfortunately, there are not enough organ donors registered to give those in need a second chance at life. Did you know that the majority of myths related to organ donation are not true? Don’t let these myths confuse you. Here are the facts you need to know.

How to Stop a Stroke Before a Stroke Stops You

Learn the warning signs to look out for if someone is having a stroke and things you can you do to prevent a stroke from happening. Also, learn why programs such as Ochsner's ASSERT telemedicine program, located at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, can be so valuable to patients who find themselves experiencing a stroke.

Posture Pointers

Over 80% of Americans experience back pain in their lifetime and the most common source of that pain can be attributed to poor posture. Using these simple posture pointers can make a major difference in the way you walk, look and feel!

3 Tips to Control Acid Reflux

Acid reflux often occurs when stomach acid washes up and irritates your throat. Learn some simple steps to help prevent acid reflux.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Attacks: What To Know

Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to lower blood pressure and promote heart health, but research shows that they may actually have an even stronger benefit: treating cardiovascular diseases and reducing the risk of repeat heart attacks.

5 Tips to Lower Your Risk for Hypertension

Hypertension affects nearly one-third of all Americans and directly increases your chances for having a heart attack or stroke. Here are 5 tips that can help to keep your blood pressure under control safely and effectively.