Care for the Skin You’re In

By jsmith | May 27, 2020

As the warmer weather picks up and we start spending more time outside, it’s necessary to educate ourselves on the serious risks, causes, and dangers of skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a great reminder to love and protect your skin from the most common cancer worldwide. This month, Alexandria Emergency Hospital is…

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

By jsmith | April 7, 2020

Children pick up on their parents’ energy and moods, and they understand something is happening in the world right now. If it hasn’t already, the initial excitement of taking a break from school will wear off, and the lack of routine can be distressing for some children. If explaining this pandemic to your kids feels…

Understanding Endometriosis

By jsmith | March 10, 2020

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a topic that brings women, families, and medical communities together. The Endometriosis Awareness movement began in 1993 when Mary Lou Ballweg and seven other women decided that endometriosis, and all the women around the world suffering from it, deserved to be recognized. As with all health issues, the best way…

Protect Your Smile

By jsmith | February 24, 2020

When you meet someone, their mouth is usually one of the first things you notice about them. That’s because your mouth is a major focal point, and whether you’re talking, eating, or taking a picture, it’s regularly on display. But, because many oral health issues go unnoticed until it’s too late, we can end up…

New Year, New Start

By jsmith | January 14, 2020

The new year is the optimal time to commit to living a healthier life. Nothing can light a fire under us like the idea of a fresh start, and here it is!  Plan it out When making resolutions, planning is essential to their success. Broadly generalizing your goals can deter you from accomplishing them. For…

Give Your Elf on the Shelf a Break

By jsmith | December 5, 2019

We’re offering parents a week off with an Elf on the Shelf Doctor’s note. Read more below and click here for a downloadable copy!

National Diabetes Awareness Month

By jsmith | November 20, 2019

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to talk about the ways to prevent and manage diabetes. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 84 million people in the U.S. are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This November, Alexandria Emergency Hospital is shining a light on how to…

Alexandria Emergency Hospital Officially Opens

By jsmith | October 29, 2019

Mandi DyerDirector of Marketingmdyer@alexandriaer.com318-386-8110 Alexandria, LA, (Oct. 30, 2019)—Alexandria Emergency Hospital has officially opened the doors to its premier facility, open 24/7, 365 days a year. Alexandria Emergency Hospital provides the public access to highly trained emergency room doctors and nurses, equipped to assist you with any of your medical needs. From allergic reactions to…

Down-Right Perfect

By jsmith | October 14, 2019

October is nationally recognized as Down Syndrome Awareness Month! For DSAM, we’re bringing attention to what it means to have Down syndrome, and how we can better include, support, and celebrate those with it. “It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities,” said Chris Burke, National Down Syndrome Society Goodwill Ambassador Understanding Down Syndrome…

Get Together and Get Moving

By jsmith | September 17, 2019

Family Health and Fitness Day Sometimes it can feel like trying to get kids to be active and eat their veggies almost isn’t worth the fight. However, with children in the U.S. averaging a whopping seven and a half hours of screen-time daily, it’s more important now than ever to get them off the couch…