While the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues to understandably garner the lion’s share of attention within the healthcare community, other conditions and diseases such HIV are equally as important. According to HIV.gov, Baton Rouge ranks number one nationally among cities with the highest HIV rates, and New Orleans ranks third.
Hogs for the Cause set a record of nearly $3 million raised for families fighting pediatric brain cancer (fundraising numbers include fundraising efforts from 2020 and 2021 combined). The event was held June 5 at the Plaquemines Parish Government Facility in Belle Chasse.
“We always knew our teams, musicians, and fans were the best,” said Becker Hall, CEO and co-founder of Hogs for the Cause. “And no amount of rain, or mud, will stop them from coming out to support our cause and have a good time! We are so glad to be back!”
Thibodaux Regional Health System is collaborating with Lady of Sea Hospital and Franklin Foundation Hospital to provide lifesaving equipment and supplies to aid hospitals in India amid the country’s COVID crisis.
West St. Tammany YMCA, St. Tammany Health System, and Ochsner Health are sponsoring a free girls’ summit on June 26 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the West St. Tammany YMCA, 71256 Francis Rd. in Covington.
The hosts invite girls and their caregivers to join a panel of health experts from the local community for a summit to discuss important topics that impact girls including skin care, puberty, nutritional support, and tips on navigating social media, peers, and performance anxiety.
Ochsner Kidney Care, a joint venture of Ochsner Health and NRC LA, will open five locations in 2021 to provide coordinated medical care and dialysis services to patients living with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. The first location, Ochsner Kidney Care – Jefferson Highway, is now open to Ochsner patients at 320 Maine Street in Jefferson.
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