Kick-Start Your Health Goals Before the New Year


Every year millions of Americans spend the holiday season indulging in too many treats and too little exercise, only to find themselves even further behind in their health goals by the time they reach New Year’s Day. There are many people who don’t realize just how much strain the holiday season can put on the […]

What Happens When You Quit Smoking


Did you know that when you quit smoking your body immediately begins to repair the damage caused by tobacco products? As a matter of fact, the body begins to experience health benefits within just 15-20 minutes. Within the first 15-20 minutes of quitting, your heart rate will drop to a normal level. After only 12 […]

Why Mission Matters


At Our Lady of the Lake, we recognize Mission Month in October. We believe that our mission is what sets us apart from other healthcare providers. Mission matters because it improves the care you receive. Mission matters because you are more than just your medical chart. Mission matters because every person deserves to be treated […]

William and Torian: A Family’s Struggle with Sickle Cell


February 23, 2003 and June 26, 2004 are dates that marked the beginning of two of the most incredible and frightening times in my family’s life – the dates my two youngest children, Torian and William, were born. Both were diagnosed with sickle cell anemia as infants. Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder […]

Healing our Minds, Bodies, Spirits and Communities


The events of the past few months in the Baton Rouge region have significantly altered our community and the way it looks today. All across the region, people are coming together to overcome—whether it’s a stranger who donates much needed goods, a neighbor who helps remove damaged furniture, or that coworker, who, after losing everything, […]