How to Measure Your Risk for Heart Disease

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Doctors use a variety of screenings to grade your heart health. Cholesterol, weight/BMI, blood glucose and blood pressure are those numbers that you should know to measure your risk for developing heart disease. High numbers can indicate that you are at risk for developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several forms of cancer. Understanding the […]

When Allergies Attack: How to Know if It’s a Cold or Seasonal Allergies

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It’s officially spring, which can sometimes mean one thing: allergies. As pollen season approaches, parents often wonder when their child is congested, “Is it a cold or allergies?” Dr. Sandhya Mani with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Allergy and Immunology Clinic shares some helpful tips for adults and children alike. Colds: Cold and […]

How Magnets Cure Acid Reflux

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Everyone gets indigestion and heartburn from time to time, but for some individuals who get it several times every day, it can be a life-altering affliction. This severe form of acid reflux is called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. In my experience as a surgeon for Our Lady of the Lake, I have worked with […]

About Mark Hausmann

Mark Hausmann, MD, FACS, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has practiced general surgery in Baton Rouge since 1992. He graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and later attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Hausmann has been a fellow in the American College of Surgeons since 1995. He performs a wide variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Learn more about Dr. Hausmann by clicking here.

6 Ways to Teach Your Child about Sugar

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Many parents make a conscious effort to keep their kitchens free from excess sugar found in many children’s foods. They steer clear of cookies, candies and other junk foods, replacing them with healthier snack options. But what about those juice boxes, sports drinks and diet sodas that are so popular? Dr. Patrice J. Tyson, a […]

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men vs. Women

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All heart attacks are not created equally, and that is especially true when it comes to the difference in symptoms between men and women. Knowing how to identify heart attack symptoms is critical to getting treatment quicker and saving valuable heart muscle. Dr. Tara Jarreau of Louisiana Cardiology Associates offers the following advice on recognizing […]