Body Articles

Trick or Treating Tips: Accommodating Children with Food Allergies

For a holiday that is supposed to be all about fun, costumes and treats, Halloween can be big concern for parents with food-allergic children.  Theron McCormick, MD, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, shares...

ParentingU Podcast: Childhood Obesity Awareness and Prevention

The statistics around childhood obesity are stark.   One in seven children aged 10-17 in the United States are obese, according to the National Survey of Children’s Health. Unfortunately, the rates of childhood obesity in Louisiana are worse.  Katie Queen, MD,...

Monkeypox in the Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers

Employers should consider updating their current pandemic safety policies to include information about monkeypox, including how the virus is spread and its symptoms. What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is a viral infection that presents with flu-like symptoms, swelling of...

Connecting to Hispanic Heritage Through Food

Food is a means to connect to our own culture and experience others’ cultures. Jen Bays Avis, MEd, LDN, RDN, CDE, a registered dietitian with St. Francis Medical Group, shares recipes influenced by Hispanic culture. Make this appetizer, entrée and dessert to have a...
Monkeypox FAQs

Monkeypox FAQs

The ongoing outbreak of monkeypox, a viral disease spread through close personal contact, has raised many questions. Our health system is...

read more