Sharing Without Shaming: Informing Others About COVID-19

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. Research shows that physical distancing and wearing a face mask can help prevent the spread of COVID-19; health authorities at every level recommend these basic prevention measures. Still, there are many who […]

Do I Still Need to Wear a Mask?

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. When you see businesses reopen, fewer positive cases in your community, and your friends and neighbors returning to their old behaviors, you may wonder if you should still wear a face mask. […]

Summer Safety: Stinging Insects

Wasps, hornets, and bees defend themselves from perceived attacks by stinging — and that can be painful or even dangerous for kids. Help your kids learn about stinging insects, avoid stings, and know how to treat them. Avoid stings The best plan for avoiding the pain of bee stings is not getting stung. Here are […]

Keeping Track of Your Kid’s Vaccination Schedule

Vaccinating your children is one of the most important things you can do for their health and for the health of the community. But which vaccinations should your kids get, and when? The vaccination schedule may seem complicated and hard to remember, but help is available. Here’s how to keep track. Vaccination schedule You probably […]

Welcome, Dr. Battle!

The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, is pleased to welcome Bennett O’Brien Battle, M.D. Dr. Battle joins the breast imaging specialists at The Breast Center on August 1st, 2020. Dr. Battle completed his undergraduate degree, graduating cum laude, at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He continued his education at Tulane and completed his master’s degree in […]

Do Not Skip Your Screening Mammogram Because of COVID-19

Screening for breast cancer is a way for women to be proactive about their health. The Breast Center recommends that women begin annual mammography starting at age 40. Maybe you’ve done a good job getting your mammogram every year — until the COVID-19 outbreak. Many women postponed getting a mammogram due to concerns of exposure […]

What Young Women Can Do About Breast Cancer

There are two main risk factors that increase your risk for breast cancer: being a woman and getting older. Your risk for breast cancer increases as you age. It’s rare for young women to develop breast cancer, but it can happen. Fewer than 5% of breast cancer occurs in women under the age of 40. […]

Can Stress Cause an Upset Stomach?

Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach before giving a speech or right at the top of a roller coaster just before the plunge? Have you felt “gutted” after losing a big game, ending a relationship, or getting some bad news? Maybe you’re going through a stressful time in your life and you’ve started […]

Don’t Delay Medical Care During COVID-19

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. A poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in May of 2020 found that almost half of Americans skipped or postponed medical care due to the coronavirus outbreak. Of the 48 percent […]

10 Helpful Tips for Healthy Lungs

When you’re thinking about your health, do you remember to think about your lungs? It’s easy to forget that you need to keep your lungs strong and healthy; you can’t see them, and you literally breathe without thinking about it. However, healthy lungs are important for your overall health. Improving lung health promotes proper lung […]