How weight loss surgery is making his kidney transplant possible

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Todd Gomez is in need of a kidney transplant. The Denham Springs native has lived with chronic renal failure for more than four years, a diagnosis that keeps him on daily dialysis treatments. His doctors told him he wasn’t eligible for a life-altering kidney transplant because of his weight. At that time, the 53-year-old weighed […]

3 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Digestive System

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We are full of bacteria — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Did you know our bodies actually use bacteria in our intestines for digestion and to process food into energy? In fact, these bacteria are essential for a healthy digestive system. New research suggests that a healthy digestive system, with diverse bacteria, may […]

Meet an #AmazingPediatrician: Dr. Ashley Lucas

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It’s important that you as a parent feel comfortable with the team who is taking care of one of the most precious things in your life: your child. That’s why we’re shining a spotlight on our team of amazing pediatricians. Ashley Lucas, MD, FAAP is next up. She is a wonderful pediatrician at the Pediatric […]

Increased Depression Risk with Aging

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As we get older, we face an increasing number of challenges. Friends, relatives and spouses pass away; retirement may force us to find new purpose in life; we experience more medical issues—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The stress that is generated from all these major life events can further compound into something […]

Cancer Clinical Trials: Why are they important?

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Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve real patients and can offer a new best practice or late-breaking strategy to help fight cancer. They also empower patients and their families by offering another option for cancer care with the guidance and safety of a team of experts including doctors and clinical research team members. […]