What You Need to Know About Zika


Florida confirms virus being spread by mosquitoes in U.S. Today officials in Florida confirmed that Zika virus is now being spread by mosquitoes in the United States. While more than 1,650 people in the U.S. have contracted Zika, all of those cases had been related to travel to regions outside of the United States. Today’s […]

How to Talk With Your Kids About Tragedy

By: Dr. Shaun Kemmerly, Chief Medical Officer of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and Sharon Wesberry, Manager of Child Life Services Today’s tragic event in Baton Rouge has left us all with many questions. But for parents, it can open up a new conversation with your kids who may have trouble understanding exactly […]

Beckham’s Story: A Tiny Fighter


April 13, 2015 was supposed to be one of the greatest days of my life. It was the day my second son, Beckham Lee Carpenter was born. Instead of celebrating in the moment, I immediately knew something was wrong. I heard the nurse say that he was having a hard time breathing and they called […]

Relieve the Heat: Protecting Your Kids Against Heat Exhaustion


It’s that time of year again, when summer begins to wear us down with the relentless heat and humidity, and these will only continue to rise. One of the most important elements of summer safety is knowing when it is too hot, and knowing how to protect your family from heat stroke or heat exhaustion. […]

Smoking since fourth grade, Central man finds help to quit


After being told by his doctors to quit smoking or die, John Kean is now breathing a smoke-free sigh of relief having successfully kicked his tobacco habit of 40 years. He did it with the help of a new smoking cessation program at Our Lady of the Lake that he says gave him everything he […]