Nancy Parker talks with Carmelita Johnson about free breast cancer screenings
Watch on WDSU.
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, Washington D.C., Louisiana and Mississippi have the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country. Specifically, African American women in Louisiana have significantly higher risk than the rest of the country when it comes to breast cancer mortality according to Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program.
Read it on NOLA.com.
The Breast Center staff at St. Thomas provides high-quality mammography to all women regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status.
Mammography is available at St. Thomas Community Health Center’s Breast Center at 1020 Saint Andrew St. in New Orleans Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and every second Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. English and Spanish are spoken in the Breast Center, and walk-ins are welcome. Visit us on your lunch break!
As children head back to school, there’s no better time to get physicals and vaccinations. Remember that different age
groups may have different vaccination requirements mandated by the State of Louisiana. Here are the vaccination requirements if you are in:
Vaccines help the immune system fight off disease.
*Statistics from dosomething.org
The St. Thomas Community Health Center Block Party for Life was a huge success last month! The celebration of health took place in Algiers in the neighborhood of our LB Landry Clinic. The Block Party featured live music, lots of tasty food, health screenings and a second line! More than one hundred community members came together for the day in Algiers including Councilwoman of District C, Nadine Ramsey; Commander of the 4th Police District, Ceasar Ruffin; and Honorable Dale Atkins, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.
Check out all the photos of the fun here.
Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS) occurs during heavy physical exercise in high temperatures. It can cause death or permanent damage to the brain and vital organs. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently promoted EHS awareness encouraging young athletes to hydrate and know the limits of their exercise. As youth football begins, make sure your children are staying happy and healthy out on the
As of Wednesday, March 29, there are a total of 30 confirmed mumps cases in the state. The mumps virus is highly contagious and can be spread from one infected person to another by coughing, sneezing, or sharing food and drinks. If you think you or a loved one may have mumps, contact your St. Thomas Community Health Center provider immediately to schedule an appointment, and do your best to refrain from being around others to prevent further spread of this infectious virus.
Each year on April 7th, The World Health Organization recognizes World Health Day with a subject of major importance to global health. This year’s World Health Day aims to mobilize action against depression.
Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, and in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences. Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. If you or a loved one suffers from depression, call St. Thomas Community Health Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our mental health specialists.
Dr. Stacy Greene, Associate Medical Director and Infectious Diseases specialist at St. Thomas Community Health Center, has been recognized among other healthcare industry standouts in New Orleans CityBusiness’s 2017 Health Care Heroes. Health Care Heroes honors 50 health care professionals in the New Orleans area in six categories: animal care, first responder, nurse, physician, professional and volunteer. Honorees are selected based on industry and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community.
Dr. Greene is recognized for his work to help bring HIV detection and PrEP – a daily medication that can reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 92 percent – to the community. He spearheaded our We PrEP Together campaign, aimed at increasing awareness and access to PrEP among those who are most vulnerable to HIV in New Orleans. The campaign’s mission is to reduce the stigma of HIV-related health services by providing confidential and affordable care to those at risk, regardless of their socioeconomic status. See the full list of 2017 ‘Health Care Heroes’ here.
GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Donations made to St. Thomas Community Health Center will help provide access to high-quality healthcare for those who need it most in the community. Help us create a healthier community, with reduced social and economic barriers that create health disparities on May 2nd!