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Holy Angels’ Worksite Wellness Screening

Holy Angel’s Worksite Wellness Screening! Our wellness team visited Holy Angels earlier this month to perform a worksite wellness screening for their employees. We’re grateful to have partners who invest in the health of their employees and our community! Did you know our worksite wellness team can perform: health risk assessments and screenings nutrition education by our licensed dietitian ongoing health coaching onsite mammograms prostate screenings (via blood draw) You create double impact when you partner with our worksite wellness program because you’re investing in both the health...

World Diabetes Day

It’s World Diabetes Day! November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Did you know that approximately 521,294 people in Louisiana have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association? It’s considered a growing epidemic in Louisiana. In honor of World Diabetes Day, we put together a few short videos to walk you through what happens in the body to cause diabetes, ways we can exercise in our home or office to reduce our risk or live well with diabetes, and how to make better...

Butter or Margarine – That is the Question

Which is better for you: Butter or Margarine? Why wait until the the first of the year to begin a new resolution to eat healthier? The holidays can be the perfect time to begin making small changes towards your healthy eating goals. One small change you can implement for the holidays is switching up your cooking oils. Watch Grey’s 45 second clip on the great debate around “butter or margarine.” (Spoiler alert: butter is better than margarine and olive oil...

Free Manicures?

Join us for our annual Women’s Health event Mammograms & Manicures We want to live in a city where no woman is ever forced to forgo her annual mammogram or well-woman exam due to a lack of resources. Ladies, it’s time to take charge of your health! Join us for our annual Mammograms & Manicures Event. Date: Thursday, October 25th Time: 8AM – 4PM Location: MLK Health Center & Pharmacy on Olive Street “Early detection is the best way to survive breast cancer and mammograms are a great tool...

Stories of Passion – Anna Todd

In September 2014 Annaliza Todd relocated her parents to the United States from the Philippines. Within two months of their move, Anna’s mother became very ill with a fatal fungal disease. Treatment required a six week regimen. Anna’s mother had not yet qualified for health insurance because her residency was still so new, nor did she have her state identification card. As a result, she was refused any free treatment by the hospital. Her medications were expensive and the hospital bills...

Stories of Passion – Chef Harris

Today we had Chef Hardette Harris join us today to teach us a healthier version of a tortilla-less enchilada dinner (spoiler alert:  it was Ah-MA-zing). Chef Harris has a special passion for North Louisiana cuisine. In fact, she worked with the State Legislature to pass a resolution to recognize the Official North Louisiana Meal. When people think of Louisiana cuisine, they usually think of south Louisiana cuisine.  And that’s not a bad thing! South Louisiana cuisine has unique flavors...

Our First Clinic

Decades later and our doors are still open for the Saturday clinics that started it all On Saturday August 4, 1989, we held our first clinic in our newly open health center on Sprague Street. This moment was three years in the making. Dr. Robert Jackson was Chief Resident at LSU Med during the early 1980s. During his ER rotation he saw individuals come in and out of the emergency room with major complications from treatable conditions. The effects were...

Breakfast Spinach Quesadilla

  The LSU AgCenter joined us this week to teach us a breakfast recipe for mornings when we are pressed for time. It didn’t disappoint! Ingredients: Non-stick cooking spray 1/2 Spinacy 1 egg Seasonings of choice, to taste 3 Tbsp shredded cheese of choice 1 whole wheat tortilla, 8- or 10- inch Directions In a small bowl, whisk egg until combined and smooth. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add spinach to pan and saute. Once spinach is wilted, add egg and add seasonings. Do...

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...

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...