Caregivers of people with dementia, often viewed as invisible second patients, face daily challenges that negatively affect their quality of life. As a society and individuals, we should commend and support caregivers for their critical role in the life of a friend or loved one.
Cancer is still an unfortunate possibility for people who have never smoked or smoked very little (less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime). Although most people with lung cancer are or were smokers, up to 20% of all lung cancers occur in those who never smoked.
Every year, national Physician Assistant (PA) Week kicks off on Oct. 6 with PA Day and ends on Oct. 12. While the PA profession is over 50 years old, many are still unfamiliar with what a PA does. Considering the evolution of the profession, this is not surprising.
Oct. 22 is recognized as International Stuttering Awareness Day. This year’s theme of “Being Seen, Being Heard” focuses on normalizing a disorder that affects approximately three million Americans and over 70 million people worldwide. (www. stutteringhelp.
A l z h e i m e r ’s disease is accurate identification of the disease. In many diseases, like chickenpox or COVID, there are unambiguous clinical signs or reasonably accurate diagnostic tests. But the main sign of Alzheimer’s, evaluation for depression or other mental health conditions.
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the world, and according to the CDC, as of 2015, 1.2% of the U.S. population had active epilepsy. This is about 3.4 million people with epilepsy nationwide: three million adults and 470,000 children.
Did you realize that newly minted doctors are not eligible to begin seeing patients after graduating from medical school? This is largely due to doctors of the 1900s expressing the need for more medical training, so Graduate Medical Education was born.
Each year, An Evening for Healers shines a light on the Shreveport-Bossier community’s first responders, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and other healthcare providers who play a vital role in saving the lives of patients at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.