Blog Posts in December, 2022

  • 10 Ways to Make this a Healthier (and Happier) Holiday Season

    By: Katie Richard, MA, BSN, RN, Director of Sports & Wellness Instead of plunging into the usual hustle and bustle that typifies the holiday season, why not start a new tradition this year? Focus on self-care and your own well-being. A self-care plan can reduce stress, anxiety and depression while boosting your energy, mood and physical health. It might also help alleviate some of the guilt ...

  • Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Common Questions & Answers

    Where do I begin after being diagnosed with breast cancer? Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be scary and overwhelming. You will likely meet with a Breast Surgeon and a Medical Oncologist. During those visits, you will discuss the type of cancer and treatment for the cancer. During this stage, you may be offered to discuss breast reconstruction options with a Plastic Surgeon. You can also ask ...

  • Early Detection, Advanced Treatment Still Best Defenses against Breast Cancer

    By: Laura Gros, RN, CBCN, Patient Care Coordinator, Thibodaux Regional Cancer Institute The recent death of singer-actress Olivia Newton-John after a 30-year battle with breast cancer reminds us that after more than four decades of intense focus on the disease and billions of dollars in research, breast cancer continues to threaten women's lives. Breast cancer by the numbers Breast cancer ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Caroline Robichaux, Family Medicine, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Caroline Robichaux, Family Medicine, to the active medical staff. Dr. Robichaux is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Multi-Specialty Clinic located at 1238 St. Charles Street, Houma, (985) 872.5267. Dr. Robichaux earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and received ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Mortazavi, Pain Management Specialist, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Elizabeth Mortazavi, Pain Management Specialist, to the active medical staff. Dr. Mortazavi is available to care for patients at Thibodaux Regional Pain Clinic at the following locations: 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 2400, Thibodaux, (985) 493-4080; 1238 St. Charles Street, (985) 872-5267, Houma; and 4560 Hwy.1, Raceland, ...

  • September is National Cholesterol Education Month

    By: Claire Chiasson, LDN, RDN, Thibodaux Regional Health System What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that our bodies need to make certain hormones and vitamins; however, too much cholesterol in our bodies can cause health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Our liver typically makes cholesterol in the right amount we need. But one’s diet also provides dietary ...

  • CareChex┬« Ranks Thibodaux Regional Health System #1 Hospital in Louisiana for Cardiac Care

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is proud to announce that it has been recognized as the number one hospital in Louisiana for Medical Excellence in Cardiac Care. Thibodaux Regional received the 2022 quality ranking from CareChex® Awards by Quantros. This ranking is based on a comprehensive quality scoring system that compares inpatient quality performance across U.S. hospitals. Since 2009, ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Welcomes Dr. Martin Duplantier, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, to the Medical Staff

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Martin J. Duplantier, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, to the active medical staff. Dr. Duplantier has joined Oral Facial Surgery Center, Drs. Christopher Saal and David Baughman. Dr. Martin J. Duplantier is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at The Citadel Military ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Health System and Nicholls State University Expand Partnership to Provide Student-Athletes with State-of-the-Art Sports Facilities

    For more than 30 years, Thibodaux Regional Health System and Nicholls State University have worked together to provide the best possible support for student-athletes. Thibodaux Regional has invested in high quality sports medicine and athletic training services and has launched integrated sports and wellness services such as strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, and injury prevention. ...

  • Blue for Boys Takes on New Meaning in September. Men: Screen for Prostate Health This Month

    Identified by blue ribbons, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month focuses attention on the disease this month and ways for men to safeguard their health. According to the American Cancer Society, aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting as many as one in every nine men. The disease begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. ...

  • Thibodaux Regional Continues to Support Female Athletics in the Region with Sponsorship of New Softball Facility at E.D. White High School

    Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce that it is helping to sponsor a new softball fieldhouse at E.D. White High School. Thibodaux Regional is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of E.D. White Athletics and for numerous years has worked together with faculty, staff, coaches and others to keep athletes safe and well. “Thibodaux Regional has always tried to support female ...

  • 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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