Welcome to St. Thomas’ New Newsletter!
Since 1987, St. Thomas Community Health Center has been New Orleans’ medical home, offering high quality, affordable care. Our robust teams of dedicated Internal Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pediatricians, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, OB/GYNS, Optometrists, Cardiologists, Psychiatrists and others work as a team to address your individual health needs and ensure you receive the highest quality of care.
We’re excited to begin bringing that care and knowledge to your inbox, with newsletters that inform and educate our community.
Did You Know? St. Thomas has 6 Convenient Locations!
With a half-dozen places for you to get care, there’s almost always a St. Thomas in your neighborhood.
One you might not know about: St. Thomas at L.B. Landry (1200 L.B. Landry Avenue). Like all our other clinics, it’s a full-service primary care clinic for adults and children, open from 7:30 AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.
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The Latest Health News
CDC: 9% of HIV Infections Diagnosed in U.S. are from Drug Injections
Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don’t always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Sharing needles and syringes is a direct route of transmission for HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses. Read the full story here.
Nola.com: Oysters are good and good for you
Oysters, a “health food”? Nutrition isn’t generally what we think of when it comes to oysters. We’re often thinking of fried oyster po-boys, oysters Rockefeller, or chargrilled oysters swimming in pools of butter that we sop up with soft white French bread.
The reality is that oysters are incredibly nutrient-rich, and are among the top food sources of key vitamins and minerals that help with energy, mood, immune system, and protein synthesis, as well as other health benefits.
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We’re excited to bring you the latest health news and information that’s vital you and your family more often. If you have any feedback on this newsletter, or requests for what to include in future issues, please let us know! Just reply to this email and we’ll take your suggestions into account.