Susan Hidalgo-Smith http://wwno.org en Treating the Patient While the Illness is Treated http://wwno.org/post/treating-patient-while-illness-treated As Dr. Mark Kantrow explains, palliative care is focused on relieving pain and providing emotional support for seriously ill patients.&#160;<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/kantrow_final.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:17:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 65352 at http://wwno.org In Clinical Trials, Minorities More Likely to Feel Like Guinea Pigs http://wwno.org/post/clinical-trials-minorities-more-likely-feel-guinea-pigs Dr. Charles Wood, now a radiation oncologist at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, thought he was communicating well with all his patients while in training in Philadelphia a decade ago. But he found that twice as many non-white than white patients there believed they'd been treated in a clinical trial unknowingly.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/wood2_final.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:44:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 64361 at http://wwno.org Head and Neck Cancers Less Prevalent, Harder to Treat http://wwno.org/post/head-and-neck-cancers-less-prevalent-harder-treat <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Dr. Laura Hetzler is a plastic surgeon working with the multidisciplinary team at the Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. She says what makes cancers in the oral cavity, throat, lips, and larynx so hard to treat is that those parts of the body are involved in complex functions like how a person speaks, eats, and looks.&#160;</div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&#160;</div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/06/hetlzer_finalmixdown.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 63027 at http://wwno.org Why Cocoa is Good Medicine http://wwno.org/post/why-cocoa-good-medicine Cocoa has been used as a health elixir for centuries, going back to the Incas. Dr. John Finley discusses the LSU AgCenter's study that revealed some of the compounds that make cocoa so beneficial.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/finley_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. John Finley, School of Nutrition & Food Science </a><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 60547 at http://wwno.org What Makes Alzheimer's Respite Center Award-Winning http://wwno.org/post/what-makes-alzheimers-respite-center-award-winning Barbara Auten, Director of Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, says "patient-centered care" is the key to the success of Charlie's Place in Baton Rouge.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/b_auten_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Barbara Auten, Director of Alzheimer&#039;s Services of the Capital Area</a><p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 59504 at http://wwno.org Colorectal Cancer Is The Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death In Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/colorectal-cancer-second-leading-cause-cancer-death-louisiana Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is one of the most curable of all the cancer diseases if caught early.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/barfield_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. Barfield</a><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:22:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 58413 at http://wwno.org Ochsner CEO Warner Thomas on Hospital System Trends http://wwno.org/post/ochsner-ceo-warner-thomas-hospital-system-trends <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/03/convoinmed_warren_thomas_final.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:22:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 56799 at http://wwno.org Medications for Multiple Sclerosis Aimed at Prevent Worsening of Disease http://wwno.org/post/medications-multiple-sclerosis-aimed-prevent-worsening-disease Neurologists, who treat patients with Multiple Sclerosis, are excited to have many more FDA approved Multiple Sclerosis therapies on the market. Several more are in clinical trials or awaiting approval. Dr. April Erwin, a neurologist with Neuromedical Center in Baton Rouge, is optimistic that a cure is on the horizon. For more information about Multiple Sclerosis and treatment, please visit <a href="http://www.theneuromedicalcenter.com">www.theneuromedicalcenter.com</a>.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/02/april_erwin_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. April Erwin, Neurologist</a><p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:07:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 53874 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Healthcare Journal Expands to Little Rock http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-healthcare-journal-expands-little-rock Louisiana Healthcare Journal started in Baton Rouge, then launched a publication in New Orleans in 2011.<p>It has been publishing in Little Rock since November, and now the Baton Rouge-based enterprise is looking to move into markets farther afield.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/01/hartley_final.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 52780 at http://wwno.org Cancer Screening Clinic Seeks Smokers http://wwno.org/post/cancer-screening-clinic-seeks-smokers Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center operates the only cancer screening clinic in Baton Rouge, In 2012, the cancer center launched a screening program for individuals at high risk for lung cancer, especially smokers.<div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper" contenteditable="false"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" contenteditable="false" description="Dr. Brad Vincent, Interventional Pulmonologist and Chairman of the Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team " fid="1518" uri="public://201401/vincent_final.mp3"><div class="audio-player-wrapper"><div class="pi_assets-audio">&#160;</div><div class="pi_assets-audio-text">Audio File</div></div><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-description">Dr. Brad Vincent, Interventional Pulmonologist and Chairman of the Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team</div><div class="actions"><a class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-edit" href="#edit">Edit</a> | <a class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-delete" href="#remove">Remove</a></div></div></div><p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:52:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 52011 at http://wwno.org