Jan. 6, 2009 11:00 PM
The U.S. Local Business Association has selected Dr. Samuel Moss for the 2008 Best of Lafayette Award in the dentists category. The Best of Local Business Award program recognizes outstanding area businesses throughout the country, identifying companies ...
Dec. 3, 2008 12:00 AM
Acadiana’s medical professionals go the extra mile to offer their services abroad. Lafayette ophthalmologist Suzy Azar treated hundreds of poor patients on a one-month mission to Liberia, where some people have never ...
Nov. 5, 2008 12:00 AM
Once virtually eradicated, whooping cough is making a comeback. After years of dormancy, the dreaded whooping cough is back. This long-lasting respiratory infection, characterized by episodes of non-stop hacking, was almost unheard of in the U.S. for ...
Oct. 1, 2008 12:00 AM
LGMC hopes its staunch support of breastfeeding will serve as a model for other companies. Registered nurse and lactation consultant Evelyn Landry talks with new mom Amy Foret, an LGMC employee who just delivered her first ...
Sept. 3, 2008 12:00 AM
African-Americans are four times more likely than whites to die from diabetes, but a new grant program aims to turn that tide. Sandra Pierce had a significant family history of diabetes ­— her mother, sister and aunt all had the disease. She made ...
Aug. 6, 2008 12:00 AM
Quality medical care, a transplant center, training ground for young residents, doctors who volunteer: there’s a lot more going on at UMC than meets the eye. UMC’s Dr. Lonn Guidry, who has been training interns and residents ...
July 2, 2008 12:00 AM
Whether you’re in pain, experiencing too much stress or just want to do your body good, massage therapy may be the best — and least expensive — decision for your health. Picture yourself entering a candlelit room with soft background music, lying ...
June 4, 2008 12:00 AM
A report from the CDC reveals that one in four U.S. girls is infected with a sexually transmitted disease — a disturbing trend that has local physicians concerned. Dr. Chris Hayes of UL Lafayette Student Health Services photo ...
May 7, 2008 12:00 AM
State-of-the-art breast imaging technology is helping local physicians diagnose cancers earlier and raising Lafayette’s reputation as a medical hub. The American Cancer Society estimates that 178,480 women and 2,030 men in the United States were ...
April 2, 2008 12:00 AM
A local program, which works like eBay, allows nurses to pick up extra shifts through the bidding process. Shortly after joining Lafayette General Medical Center’s staff as a licensed practical nurse two years ago, Jenny David learned that the hospital ...