Osteoporosis affects millions of women in the US. A woman’s risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis equals her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined. Although frail bones are of specific concern for the elderly, women of all ages need to take steps to keep their bones strong as they grow older
At 5 a.m. on Monday, May 20, the North Oaks Emergency Room entrance will be located to the back of North Oaks Medical Center.
Construction Coordinator Edward Wascom has been selected as 2012 Employee of the Year for North Oaks Health System.
Telemetry Unit Nurse Melissa, RN, has been selected as 2012 Nurse Excellence of the Year for North Oaks Health System.
I’m Elizabeth, and knowing the warning signs of a heart attack saved my life.
Cath Lab Interventional Nurse Michael, RN, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for February 2013.
If your child always seems to be sick, join Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist Nancy Mellin, MD, on Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. for a free seminar on causes and treatment of common childhood conditions. The talk will take place at the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond, La. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Call North Oaks at (985) 230-6647 or visit www.northoaks.org/seminar to reserve your seat.
Operations Decision Support Analyst Gina has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for February 2013.
On Wednesday, April 24, Dr. Nancy Mellin of Northshore ENT was a guest on “North Oaks Health Notes” with Johnny Chauvin on Tangi 96.5 FM. Dr. Mellin discussed diagnosis and treatment for common pediatric ear, nose and throat problems, including ear infections, sinusitis, allergies and sleep apnea.
Student-athletes from 25 Tangipahoa Parish schools and Southeastern Louisiana University received free physical examinations at North Oaks Sports Medicine Physical Day on Saturday, April 20.
On Thursday, April 18, Jeff Schmitt of North Oaks Sports Medicine was a guest on "Point of View" on KSLU Radio 90.9 FM with host Rosa Dunn. In observance of National Youth Safety Month, Schmitt shared key ways to help keep young athletes safe and healthy.
An annual service project of the Southeastern Louisiana University chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity brings cheer to children during hospital stays at North Oaks Medical Center.
When you have diabetes, it’s important to know the difference between complex versus simple carbohydrates.North Oaks Dietetic Intern Emily Thevis will explain how to identify the different types of carbohydrates and why it’s important to choose them wisely at the Wednesday, May 1 meeting of the North Oaks Diabetes Support Group. The free meeting will take place from 3-4 p.m. at the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond. Registration is not required.
The nationally recognized North Oaks AWAKE support group will explore the link between lack of sleep and diabetes on Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with Dr. Lauren Davis, medical director of the North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center. AWAKE meets in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond. To register to attend, call the North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center at (985) 230-6083.
Patient Services Nurse Brent, RN, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for January 2013.
On Friday, March 22, Dr. Stephen Graham of Northshore Urological Associates and North Oaks Multispecialty Group was a guest on "North Oaks Health Notes" on TANGI 96.5 FM. In observance of National Kidney Month, Dr. Graham talked with host Johnny Chauvin about prevention tips and treatment options for kidney stones, one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract.
On Thursday, March 21, Dr. Brad Lake of Northshore Urological Associates and North Oaks Multispecialty Group was a guest on "Point of View" on KSLU Radio 90.9 FM. Dr. Lake talked with host Rosa Dunn about prevention tips and treatment options for kidney stones, one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract.
North Oaks Certified Speech Therapists offer a proven and effective approach for improving the strength and coordination of the swallowing muscles.
On March 1, 2013, Jaymien Jonathan Sandon made history as the first baby born at North Oaks Medical Center to have a state-of-the-art Electronic Health Record (EHR) instead of a paper medical chart.
Finance Decision Support Coordinator Tammy, CPA, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Employee of the Month Award for January 2013.
While a kidney stone is a common and painful problem affecting both men and women, men are about four times more likely to develop the condition.
Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse Leigh, RN, has been honored with the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for December 2012.
Northshore Internal Medicine Associates, a North Oaks Physician Group clinic in Hammond, has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program for excellence in caring for patients with diabetes.
For the undeniable reasons outlined below, the Medical Staff Leadership and the Boards of North Oaks Health System, North Oaks Medical Center and North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital respectfully request that the Tangipahoa Parish Council continue what it so thoughtfully, and wisely, put in place 40 years ago – physician representation on this community’s Health System Board—with the reappointment of James L. Nelson, MD. His reappointment is necessary as he has historically served and currently serves both this position and community so well.
On Thursday, February 21, Dr. Claude Nesser of North Oaks Cardiology Clinic was a guest on "Point of View" on KSLU Radio 90.9 FM. Dr. Nesser talked with host Rosa Dunn about cardiovascular disease, offered tips to lower your risk and promoted the “Make a Date with Your Heart” event that North Oaks is hosting in observance of American Heart Month.