Start the day off right! 4 Healthy Breakfast Tips

What is a good breakfast? One that has some protein, some slowly digested carbohydrates, and some fruit or vegetables.  Try these 4 tips for creating your own energy-boosting breakfast: Whole Grains. High-fiber, whole-grain cereals and breads can help keep your blood sugar within a normal range and help avoid an energy crash. Look for bran Read More

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’’s ear (or acute otitis externa) is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear. These symptoms often occur after water gets trapped in your ear. Swimmer’’s ear often affects children and teenagers, but can also affect those with eczema or excess earwax. The problem can get serious if not Read More

Hydration 101

Now that we’re experiencing the hot days of summer in New Orleans, we have been seeing more dehydrated patients. Westbank Urgent Care is dedicated to informing you and your family about staying hydrated in these hot summer months!  Dehydration is when a person haslost 2% of his or her body weight in fluid.  Dehydration can Read More

Let’s End The School Year Right!

The school year may be nearing an end but kids are still at risk of getting sick. With school work slowing down and Summer activities starting up, germs, allergies and even lice may be lurking around the corner. Share these tips with your child to make sure he or she stays healthy while the school year Read More

Spring Clean Your Body

Spring is in the air! The birds are chirping. The sun is shining. Flowers are blooming and people are beginning to spring clean their houses. But home may not be the only thing that needs a good spring cleaning. Your body may still be playing catch up from the holiday goodies, king cake and chocolate Read More

Home Safety Tips For Seniors

Home is where our family is and, if we’re lucky enough, it is where we live our entire lives. But home can also posts some dangers as we get older. Making sure your home is a safe and healthy environment for you and other elderly family members can help avoid accidents and keep you or Read More

Tornado Troubles

Most of us in Southern Louisiana do not worry too much about tornadoes. After all, hurricanes are our most notorious enemy. But did you know, dozens of tornadoes touch down in Louisiana every year? From minor storms to town-destroying twisters, tornadoes can be devastating. Knowing the best actions to take during a storm, as well Read More

From Our Heart to Yours!

Time and time again we hear that exercise is good for our heart health, but did you know that your heart physically changes to adapt to your work out? Cardio Vs Strength Training When doing cardio, such as running or jogging, blood flow moves toward working muscles and moves away from other non-working muscles. Cardiovascular exercise Read More

TIPS! On a Safe & Healthy Carnival Season

Don’t let Mardi Gras beat you up! Between late nights, parade after parade after parade, cold weather, being squished between hundreds of people, and nutrition below par, you’ll definitely need some help! Here are some great ideas to stay a little healthier this Carnival Season than those around you, or even youself last year. Everyone knows the Read More

Could Your Contacts Blind You?

Contact lenses provide a unseen way to correct vision, but could it possibly make the problem worse? According to the CDC and FDA, contacts may in fact cause blindness if not worn and maintained properly. Cleanliness of contacts and contact lenses cases should be maintained in order to reduce the chance of infections that can cause Read More

New Year, New You? Maybe Not.

When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, it renews our desire to make positive changes in the year to come, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a diet- or fitness-related resolution on their list. While recommitting to your health goal is important — whether it’s eating better, getting fit, or Read More



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