Study: chemotherapy may no longer be needed for those diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer
Posted on 6/5/2018 10:00:00 AM.

About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime and now, a new study has found that many breast cancer patients can skip chemo.

The report, which is being considered a landmark study, is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and comes as the focus turns to cases where chemo’s value increasingly is in doubt.  Dr. Lucio Miele of LSU Health New Orleans says chemo’s prevalence came from a risk mitigation mentally in the medical field.
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LSU Health releases detailed report on cancer prone areas of Louisiana
Posted on 4/5/2018 4:06:00 AM.

LSU Health New Orleans has released a first of its kind report that allows Louisiana residents to see if people in their local area are more or less prone to cancer.

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LSU Health Sciences Center releases report on veterans reductions in suicides through HBOT treatment
Posted on 10/20/2017 3:05:00 AM.

An LSU Health Sciences Center researcher says military veterans with brain injuries and disorders showed a reduction in suicidal thoughts after undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Paul Harch has studied the therapy's effects on 30 veterans since 2008. He knew some symptoms would be reduced, but was surprised at the final results.

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Louisiana volunteers rally in Washington to get more funding for cancer research
Posted on 9/13/2016 10:29:00 AM.

American Cancer Society volunteers from Louisiana and many other states are in Washington, D.C, today rallying for more funding for cancer research. Director of the LSU Health Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, Augusto Ochoa, is among those volunteers. He says the advances in science over the past several decades have been phenomenal,

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LSU Health researchers find psychedelic drug that can prevent asthma
Posted on 2/11/2015 3:58:00 AM.
Research from LSU Health Sciences in New Orleans finds that a psychedelic drug prevents the development of allergic asthma in a mouse model.  Lead researcher Dr. Charles Nichols says currently the condition is treated with inhalers and steroids.  

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Study finds increase in reports of falls among the elderly
Posted on 1/26/2015 1:47:00 PM.
A University of Michigan Medical School study finds there has been an almost 30-percent increase in the report of falls among the elderly since the late 90s.  Dr. Cathi Fontenot, with LSU Health Internal Medicine, feels the increase could be, in part, due to older people maintaining higher levels of activity that make them susceptible to falls.

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