Monthly Archives: June 2018

Stories of Passion – Dr. Olanrewaju

Meet Dr. Olanrewaju. Dr. Olan is our newest volunteer doctor who joined our team in May. He volunteers once a month during our Saturday clinic. Dr. Olan had been looking for an opportunity to volunteer in his capacity as a medic. “MLK Health offered the perfect opportunity to do this with the organized flow of the clinic, the graceful staff, the high quality ancillary services – dietitian on site, and the fresh produce offered to clients from the on site garden and...

Simple Gazpacho

Louisiana summers are hot. So hot many of us don’t even want to turn the stove or oven on. Chef Melissa Brannan of Now You’re Cooking understands this struggle. That’s why she taught us how to make a simple gapacho (could tomato-based soup) recipe that took about two minutes to whip up. Check out her recipe below. 2 pounds ripe red tomatoes, quartered and cored 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, roughly cut into chunks 1 small red onion, peeled and roughly cut into...

Stay Hydrated This Summer

  Did you know that as you age, your body loses some of its abilities to properly regulate fluid levels and your sense of thirst may begin to diminish. This puts you at a higher risk for becoming dehydrated. The LSU AgCenter joined us today to teach our patients and staff on ways we can stay hydrated this summer. Here’s what they recommend! At least 1.5 liters of fluid daily is advised for aging adults, but needs may vary depending on you medical...