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Athletic Trainers’ Role as Healthcare Professionals

You might be asking yourself what an Athletic Trainer (AT) is exactly. ATs work collaboratively with physicians and must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s degree program.

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Technology is Helping Patients Manage their Healthcare More than Ever Before

More than ever, technology is playing a vital role in how Ochsner physicians manage their patient’s healthcare.

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Can You Get the Flu From a Flu Shot?

There's a belief that getting the flu vaccine can actually give you the flu and many people use it as a reason to avoid the shot. Doctors say it's impossible.

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Zika Virus: What We Know

With the Zika virus scare growing, many people may be wondering what it is and how they can protect themselves.

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8 Reasons Why Your Body Will Thank You for a Smoke-Free Life

Everyone has their own reasons for quitting smoking and getting your body healthier is definitely a key reason to quit. After you stop smoking, over time you will greatly lower...

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No Booze for 40 Days: Take the Lent Challenge!

Giving up alcohol this Lent? Check out these helpful tips to help you stick to your goal.

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Healthy Roasted Eggplant Dip

Try this roasted eggplant dip—perfect for any season or occasion—by Marc Gilberti, executive chef of Elmwood Fitness Center, a service of Ochsner

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Bundle Up for Heart Health: Avoiding a Cold Weather Heart Attack

Now that winter is finally here, you may be taking precautions for pipes, plants and pets, but you should also be aware of increased risk to your heart!

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