August 3, 2022

St. Bernard Parish Hospital (SBPH) has named Alanna “Lani” Fast as its new chief executive officer. Fast has served on the SBPH executive team as associate administrator since 2018, providing oversight and leadership for the hospital and clinic locations serving St. Bernard and surrounding communities. Fast succeeds Kim Keene, who served as CEO of SBPH for the past six years and announced her retirement in May.

August 3, 2022

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, and to celebrates Touro’s milestone anniversary of 100 years of delivering babies, the Touro is unveiling a mobile Nursing Nest, a traveling unit that provides a safe environment for moms to nurse and care for babies at public outdoor spaces in the New Orleans area.

August 3, 2022

Over half the population carries a herpesvirus that doesn’t cause any symptoms. It’s so common that physicians don’t routinely screen for it, not even during pregnancy. But of those individuals who contract the virus during pregnancy, nearly a third transmit it to their developing child where it can cause microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities. 

August 3, 2022

The fourth annual Ochsner Health Medical School Scholarship for LSU Health Shreveport – School of Medicine has been awarded to recent Xavier University of Louisiana graduate Aaron Jackson. The scholarship award covers the cost of tuition for Aaron to attend LSU Health Shreveport – School of Medicine over the four-year enrollment.

August 3, 2022

The global COVID-19 pandemic likely started in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, according to a new study that looks at the distribution of the earliest known cases of SARS-CoV-2. 

The study was published simultaneously in the journal Science along with a genetic analysis that finds the virus likely jumped from host animals to people twice before sparking the pandemic. Tulane University virologist Robert Garry is a co-author on both studies along with several of the world's leading scientists that investigate the origins of outbreaks.