Blog Posts in August, 2022

  • Thibodaux Regional Names Coach for Competitive Swim Team

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the hiring of Aquatic Swim Coach Robert Fletcher. Fletcher, a former collegiate swimmer, brings to Thibodaux Regional 30+ years of coaching experience, produced nearly 100 All-Americans, and has seen greater than 50% of his swimmers go on to compete at the collegiate level. His coaching experience spans the United States and will enrich ...

  • Check Off the Basics for Going Back to School

    There’s more to going back to school than buying school supplies. Here are five items to do now for a healthier student and a better school year. 1. See the Doctor Summer vacation is a good time to schedule appointments with the pediatrician or primary care physician for annual well checks and sports exams. Typical wellness exams include: Growth and development evaluation (height, weight, ...

  • Men-It's Your Month to Get Checked Out

    By: Katie Richard, MA, BSN, RN, Education & Training Coordinator Attention focuses on men in June, not just to celebrate Father's Day, but also to call attention to steps they can take to live their healthiest life. What better way to honor fathers and other men in our lives than by encouraging them to take care of themselves! June 17, the Friday before Father's Day, is "Wear Blue ...

  • Seeking Expert Care for Parkinson's disease

    By: Derek Neupert, MD, Board Certified Neurologist, Thibodaux Regional Health System Recognized as Parkinson's Awareness Month, April is a good time to learn about the disease—it’s symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. As many as one million people in the U.S. and an estimated 10 million worldwide live with Parkinson's disease. We are familiar with many famous people who have ...

  • Lifestyle Habits to Reverse Prediabetes

    By: Rebecca Roussell RDN, LDN, CDCES, Registered/Licensed–Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes care & Education Specialist, Adult Weight Management Certificate, Lifestyle Health Coach WHAT IS PREDIABETES? Prediabetes is a medical condition that precedes the diagnosis of type-2 diabetes. A person who is diagnosed with prediabetes has a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than ...

  • Epilepsy and Seizure Basics

    By: Derek Neupert, MD, Board Certified Neurologist, Thibodaux Regional Health System Seizures are one of the most common conditions treated by neurologists. Worldwide, it is estimated that one in every 10 people will suffer a single seizure in their lifetime. In the United States, studies suggest the one in every 26 people will eventually develop epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological condition of ...

  • What You Should Know About Colorectal Cancer

    By: Laura Gros, RN, CBCN, Patient Care Coordinator, Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute Even though colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the country, it is also one of the easiest to detect and one of the most curable. This month, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, attention focuses on the risks, warning signs and screenings that can save lives. Despite screenings ...

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Heart Health

    By: Claire Chiasson, LDN, RDN, Thibodaux Regional Health System What are Omega 3 fatty acids? Omega 3 fatty acids (known as Omega 3s ) are a type of polyunsaturated, heart-healthy fat that provide a host of health benefits. They are considered essential fatty acids because they are necessary for human health. However, since the body cannot make these fatty acids on its own, they must be consumed ...

  • Love Your Heart and Keep it Healthier

    Love Your Heart and Keep it Healthier According to the American Heart Association, one of the leading causes of death in Louisiana is cardiovascular disease. Genetics, along with lifestyle choices such as dietary habits and lack of exercise, impact heart health. Genetics may be the primary cause of heart disease, but smoking is the second leading factor. If you smoke, consider enrolling in Quit ...

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