|Court Ruling Disappoints Docs|
The U.S. Supreme Court’s very disappointing ruling on the Affordable Care Act means physicians must continue to find a way to work within the confines of the current system, according to the Louisiana State Medical Society president...
|THE CENTRAL LINE: Say It Clear |
I recently read an article by Shannon Mallon, a Search Engine Optimization Expert out of Chicago. She detailed terms to avoid in copy when marketing your business...
|Ethics in Crisis Care: Dr. Anna Pou Addresses Texas Medical Association’s 2012 General Session|
Few physicians have lived the nightmare Anna Pou, MD, endured seven years ago. The otolaryngologist and professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center garnered national attention for her experience treating critically ill patients at New Orleans’ Memorial Medical Center under harsh and horrific conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina...
Hospitals Cope with Troubling Decision
LHA President John Mattessino
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act “muddied the water” leaving the state’s hospitals in a troubling situation, according to the head of the Louisiana Hospital Association...
|Are CTs Safe for Children?|
Experts say everything in moderation
When a study published in the June 7 issue of The Lancet demonstrated that there’s an increased cancer risk associated with CT radiation in children, the findings created a stir in popular media...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|Going Through the Appropriate Channels|
Social media do’s and don’ts for providers
Everybody’s doing it.
As parents, we tell our children not to blindly follow the popular crowd. But when it comes to using social media, could it negatively impact your bottom line if you don’t jump on the bandwagon?...
|In The News August|
Family Practice and Sports Medicine Physician Joins Lane Regional
ZACHARY- Lane Regional Medical Center welcomes Dr. Stephen T. Jones, Family Practice and Sports Medicine, who has opened Lane Family Practice and Sports Medicine located at 19900 Old Scenic Highway in Zachary...
|New Cancer Vaccines on the Horizon|
First came the vaccine for Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs), which can lead to cervical cancer as well as head and neck cancer. Now underway are trials for brain, breast and pancreatic cancer vaccines...
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Kalyan Veerina|
Star of India
Growing up in India, Kalyan Veerina’s future was predestined. His father, an internist, encouraged his four children to become physicians...