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Prenatal Massage Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Monday, October 04, 2010 12:08 PM

Alleviate physical and psychological stressors of pregnancy

Kayla Gary, a massage therapist at East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center (3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 849-6868;, is the kind of person who inspires a sense of calm. Even without knowing she has 17 years of massage therapy and seven years of pre- and perinatal experience, nervous moms-to-be can sense they are in good hands upon meeting Gary.

Chef John Besh Book Signing at EJGH Print E-mail
Monday, September 13, 2010 10:37 AM

Join us at our gift shop, the Sunshine Boutique, on Tuesday, September 21st from 11 am - 1 pm for a special book signing with Chef John Besh. He will be signing his cookbook, My New Orleans: The Cookbook. The book will be available to purchase in the gift shop.

Improved Afib Surgery Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 03:41 PM

Millions of people across the United States suffer from irregular heartbeat, a condition known as atrial fibrillation, or afib. It occurs when the upper and lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync with each other. In itself, afib is not necessarily life-threatening, but complications caused by the condition can be. Although medical science in this field is relatively new, recent innovations in corrective surgery are less invasive, safer and require shorter recovery times.

Ruin and Recovery: Flooding, Security Worried Mark Peters Print E-mail
Written by Eva Jacob Barkoff, Times-Picayune   
Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:42 AM

"I was at the hospital the Saturday before Katrina and stayed there for two weeks. At that time, I lived in Kenner and was able to get home to check on things the Thursday after the storm.

"Personally, I was very, very fortunate. When I got home, I was shocked but most relieved and grateful to see that I had only a few shingles off my roof -- nothing else.

"At first, the extent of the flooding in East Jefferson and the breaching of the levees in New Orleans was unclear to me, to all of us who were at the hospital. None of us realized the extent of what was happening until we saw water about 50 yards from the entrance to the hospital.

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