Making the Holidays Bright for Your Elderly Loved Ones


Christmas is a time of year to spend time with family, including elderly relatives that are not seen regularly throughout the year. Think about these four things when visiting or entertaining your elderly loved ones this year. Is their environment safe? Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for adults 65 and older, and […]

Holiday Accidents: Know Where to Go


The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but accidents and illnesses can still happen. If someone in your family needs to see a doctor during the holidays, knowing whether they should be examined in an emergency room or urgent care center can save you precious time and money. Emergency Room All of our emergency […]

New Treatment Option for Sleep Apnea Comes to Baton Rouge


  Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is the first facility in the Baton Rouge metro area to offer a revolutionary new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. It’s a condition that Mike Oster knows all too well. “My real problem is that I’m just […]

Slimming Down and Shaping Up


Kevin Collins thought his extreme fatigue was merely the result of his demanding lawn cutting job. When he fainted at work, he again blamed it on the demands of his career. A month later he was at his mother’s house when his sister, who had a blood glucose meter, checked his levels. His glucose level […]

5 Flu Questions Answered


October 1 marked the official start of flu season, but cases of the flu were reported even before this date, hinting at an earlier than normal flu season. With this in mind, it’s important to get your children — and yourself — a flu shot to ensure your home is flu-free. 1. Who needs the […]