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Induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest improves survival chances and neurological recovery Print E-mail
Written by Keith Darcey   
Monday, June 07, 2010 02:40 PM

Earlier this year, 41-year-old Lonnie Acosta was grocery shopping on what seemed to be a normal day. What happened while he was in the store was anything but normal. Acosta went into sudden cardiac arrest and needed extreme measures to save his life.

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Jeff gets tough on drunken drivers Print E-mail
Written by Paul Purpura - Times-Picayune   
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 02:32 PM

Procedures different for holiday weekend

Hoping to crack down on drunken driving during Memorial Day weekend, police agencies in Jefferson Parish will get court orders to draw blood of people who refuse to voluntarily give officers breath tests, District Attorney Paul Connick Jr. said Tuesday.

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Hospital CEO is grassroots champion Print E-mail
Written by Eva Jacob Barkoff - Times-Picayune   
Thursday, May 20, 2010 09:31 AM

He receives award for service to community

Dr. Mark Peters, president and chief executive officer for East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, has been named a Grassroots Champion Award winner by the American Hospital Association.

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Women's Health Print E-mail
Written by Kandace Power Graves   
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 10:17 AM

One of the most important things for women to grasp is that they must take care of themselves before they can adequately take care of anyone else. The second thing to recognize is this can't be done with an annual trip to the gynecologist or a weekend fitness camp; it must be incorporated into a lifestyle that includes maintaining a reasonable weight, exercising regularly, eliminating stress, having regular screenings for a range of potential health problems, protecting yourself against sexually transmitted diseases — and not smoking.

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