August 5, 2020

Panic disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, with nearly five percent of the population suffering attacks that cause extreme disruption in their daily lives.

The cause of panic disorder is not fully understood, but it is likely attributable to altered neuronal processes, said Jonathan Fadok, an assistant professor of psychology at Tulane University.

July 29, 2020

LCMC Health announced that Touro and West Jefferson Medical Center have achieved the silver standard Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from The American College of Emergency Physicians, with support from The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and John A. Hartford Foundation. The GEDA accreditation recognizes those emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults.

July 29, 2020

Children’s Hospital New Orleans announced that Frank Pigula, MD, will serve as chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Pigula’s extensive background includes 12 years as clinical director of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, the #1 ranked children’s hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

July 29, 2020

Having practiced cardiology for 40 years, Dr. Sid Bhansali (pictured left) is now partnering with Cardiovascular Institute of the South to provide advanced cardiovascular care to patients in Uptown New Orleans at 2633 Napoleon Avenue #500.

He is joined by CIS interventional cardiologists, Drs. Owen Mogabgab and Michael Gaglia, in seeing patients at this location. 

July 28, 2020

Ochsner Medical Center (OMC), inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist*, has been ranked the #1 hospital in Louisiana for the ninth consecutive year and recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. Ochsner was also ranked #1 in the New Orleans metro area.