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Lane Health Blog

Extreme Heat

June 26, 2019

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Is it a Cold or Flu?

November 26, 2018

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5 Third Trimester To-Dos before Baby's Arrival

January 23, 2018

Preparing for a new baby, particularly a first baby, is can be both an exciting and overwhelming task. But, as you wash clothes and bottles, don’t let some other, very important tasks slip your mind. Read More

4 Signs a Wound Requires Additional Care

January 18, 2018

Everyone gets a wound or injury from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, these wounds heal without incident. However, for some, such as those suffering from diabetes, proper healing of wounds becomes a tad bit trickier. Read More

3 Great Reasons to Donate Blood

January 15, 2018

Seeking out opportunities to help others is often easier said than done. Fortunately, there is always at least one good deed that nearly anyone can do at nearly any time that suits their schedule – blood donation. Read More

Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Opportunity: Bring Holiday Cheer with Lane Auxiliary

December 20, 2017

If you are looking for a way to give back this holiday season, Lane Auxiliary is a wonderful and rewarding program. Read More

Identifying 3 Main Types of Hearing Loss

December 14, 2017

The list of potential causes of hearing loss is about as wide and varied as the individuals who are impacted by it. Still, the condition can be broadly categorized into the three main forms. Read More

A Pediatrician's Quick Guide to Childhood Fevers

November 30, 2017

Every parent has to deal with some common ailments throughout the childhood years. There will be coughs, runny noses, bumps and scrapes, and, of course, fevers. Read More

Home Health Services Lessen Caregiver Stress

November 21, 2017

When you have a loved one who is homebound due to injury or illness, even the simplest of tasks can require thoughtful logistical planning. And, when your free time is no longer free, and your schedule so uncertain, it can be a source of immense stress. Read More

Detecting and Treating Common Gynecological Conditions

November 20, 2017

There are many potential gynecological conditions that can arise throughout a woman’s lifetime, and proper diagnosis and treatment is key to maintaining health. Read More

Exercise Safety and Diabetes: 5 Tips

November 17, 2017

Physical fitness is important for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or overall health. However, for those who have diabetes, remaining fit through regular activity is especially important. Follow these tips, and reap the full benefits of physical activity while also avoiding harm or injury. Read More

Beyond Hand Washing: 5 Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy This Winter

October 20, 2017

In an effort to keep your kids healthy, you’ve probably instructed them on the importance of regular hand washing and may even send them to school with hand sanitizer. And, while hand washing is the best way to avoid potential illness, there are still other preventative measures that help your child well. Read More

Stages of Social Development in Children: Ages 1 to 4

October 11, 2017

As your child gets older and begins to interact more with others, you may begin to wonder about the appropriate social skills that they should possess at a given age. Perhaps you feel as though some of their peers or more advanced, and you’re concerned about whether or not your own child is on pace. Or, maybe you just want to make sure you have all the information necessary to spot a problem early. Read More

Common Culprits Behind Your Fall Allergies

October 9, 2017

When your eyes begin to water, your nose begins to run, and your throat becomes scratchy, you know all too well that the allergy season is upon you. By now, you may have already determined many of your allergy triggers such as dust, or pet dander. But, there are a plethora of allergens all around us, and they are not always readily obvious Read More

Overcoming Food Addiction

September 27, 2017

Addiction, in its various forms, has a very real and life-changing impact on its victims. Naturally, when most people hear the term “addiction,” they quickly think of drugs, alcohol, or gambling. And, while these are some of the most devastating forms of addiction, there are others which are also widespread but less readily acknowledged. Food addiction, for instance, affects around 5 percent of the population. Yet, it is largely overlooked. Read More

The Benefit of Support Through Grief

September 21, 2017

You’ve heard of the stages of grief or old adages like “time heals all wounds,” but the process of grief is rarely so cut and dried. Everyone handles the process a bit differently. Some find themselves stalled in a particular stage, while others may feel like they have yet to even begin the process. No matter where you are in your grief, however, it’s important to understand that it may not be the same for you as it is for a friend, a loved one, or anyone else for that matter. Your grief is unique, but there are some… Read More

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 14, 2017

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease. Symptoms Men can have different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all. Some symptoms of prostate cancer are difficulty starting urination, frequent urination (especially at night), weak or interrupted flow of urine, and blood in the urine or semen. Risk Factors There is no way to know for sure if you will get prostate cancer. The older a man… Read More

HDL vs LDL Cholesterol: What's the Difference?

September 12, 2017

You hear “cholesterol” and your mind instantly rushes to the negative. You may think of fatty foods, clogged arteries, and heart disease. High cholesterol is bad for you, right? The answer, of course, is yes. High cholesterol is bad for you, but there is also a large caveat – it depends on the type. Read More

Are You Ready for Flu Season?

September 11, 2017

Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop full protection against the flu. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones! Shorter days and cooler evenings. It is fall – and often the time that we start seeing people get sick with flu. By getting a flu vaccine for yourself and your entire family every season, you can help prevent flu-related illness, missed school and work and even more serious flu-related illness. Influenza (flu) is a… Read More

The Role of Bone Density Testing in Osteoporosis Treatment

August 24, 2017

Not only are women’s bones smaller than those of men, they are also susceptible to the substantial decreases in estrogen that come with menopause. Such factors make monitoring bone health for those at risk especially important. Unfortunately many women are unaware of their weakening bones until a break occurs. Read More

Back to School Tips for ENT Health

August 17, 2017

Given the change in seasons and the sudden close proximity to so many other children, it’s really no wonder that illness and doctor visits seem to skyrocket during the early months of the school year. Runny noses, sore throats, and ear infections seem to keep the waiting rooms full. In fact, 80 percent of missed work and school is attributable to ENT-related illnesses . Read More

What is an EKG, and When Should you have One?

August 4, 2017

From echocardiograms to CT scans, diagnostic testing is a critical component in the detection and management of all forms of cardiovascular disease. These tests can give your cardiologist valuable insight into the overall health of your heart, as well as clues to potential problems. And, while there are several potential tests that your physician could recommend, electrocardiogram (EKG) is the most commonly used. Read More

8 Things You Shouldn't Do While Pregnant

July 27, 2017

There are a lot of things that you expect to change when you become pregnant, but there are also quite a few that you may not have contemplated before. Of course, you would do anything to keep your little one safe, but the list of dos and don’ts throughout pregnancy can be overwhelming. More than once, you’ll likely find yourself turning to Google, asking, “Is this safe?” Read More

The Patient's Guide to Colonoscopy Guidelines

July 20, 2017

Growing older comes with its fair share of inconveniences. Bodies don’t cooperate the way they once did and ailments seem to grow exponentially in number. You may feel that the doctor appointments never end, particularly if you are keeping up with recommended health screenings. But, be assured that any aggravation is well worth the peace of mind that comes with being proactive in your health care. Read More

Making Chemotherapy More Comfortable: 6 Helpful Tips

July 16, 2017

If you are reading this, you are likely going through a very frightening time. A cancer diagnosis is scary, to say the least, and riddled with uncertainty. The questions and doubt you have surrounding this new phase in your health can be overwhelming, and your upcoming treatment probably ranks high on your list of concern. Read More

When does the First Prenantal Visit Happen, and what can You Expect?

July 13, 2017

Seeing a home pregnancy test turn positive for the first time can be a thrilling moment, but it also marks the beginning of a completely new and unfamiliar journey. You’ll have lots of questions along the way, and one of the first will be when to actually see your OB. Here are the details of when you will most likely have your initial office visit and what to expect: Read More

Healthy Tips for Louisiana Summers

July 3, 2017

As the temperatures rise, so too do the occurrences of some common health concerns, all of which can quickly dampen the carefree days of summer. Make the most of the season by participating in your usual, fun activities, but do so while also following these summer health and safety tips Read More

Cancer Screenings Men Should Not Ignore

June 16, 2017

There are some diseases, particularly forms of cancer, that are so common among aging populations that physicians recommend proactive screenings beginning at age 50. In most cases, treatment options have made impressive strides, and catching the cancer early can dramatically increase rates of long-term survival. In some cases, screenings can allow cancer to be avoided entirely. Read More