A New Lease on Life: Overcoming 20 Years of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Gamma Knife Icon


For more than 20 years, Louisiana native Ana Kristof suffered from excruciating pain. “The pain affected everything, my entire life,” she said. “It was to the point that I would nearly faint every time I sneezed.” Ana was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, considered by medical journals and sufferers alike to be “the worst pain known […]

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 […]