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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

Obesity: Ruining Your Health and Your Wealth!

America has reached epidemic proportions, too many Americans are too heavy. According to a recent study by JAMA Internal Medicine, over two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. It’s estimated that more than 36 million men and nearly 29 million women are overweight and about 32 million men and 36 million women are obese. Read More

TruAge Max

How are A.G.E’s Formed? Advanced Glycation End-Product’s contribute to the development of degenerative diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic renal failure, Alzheimers disease, cancer, and many other illnesses including physical aging of the body’s outer appearance. AGE’s form naturally when we eat sugary or processed food. Also, levels of AGE’s can increase or decrease depending Read More

How to Stay Healthy When the Weather Changes

New Orleans weather is notorious for changing at a moment’s notice. We all know how it is- hot one day, freezing the next! But did you know weather changes also greatly affect your health? Weather conditions can change the body’s regulation and lower your immune system. We usually see a spike in patients at Westbank Read More

Manage Your Stress and Improve Your Health!

Everyone at some point in their life shows signs of stress. There are many things that can cause stress- work, school, money, love, family, friends, or just day to day activities Stress can make you want to rip your hair out! But did you know that chronic stress can negatively affect your health? It is Read More

The Sun & Your Skin

During the summertime, the beach and the pool chair call our names! It’s tempting to go out and lay there for hours to get a deep tan. Though the appearance of tan skin is appealing, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are damaging your skin. As we all know, this overexposure, more often than not, causes a Read More

Alcohol Awareness Month

Westbank Urgent Care is honoring Alcohol Awareness Month during the month of April. What does Alcohol Awareness Month mean exactly? Well, it is important to understand the dangers alcohol may have on your body and well-being. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the U.S.  17.6 million people, or one in every 12 Read More

Happy American Heart Month!

February is all about the heart…and I’m not just talking about love and Valentine’s Day! It is American Heart Month. It’s a month dedicated to staying informed on heart related illnesses and how to prevent them. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. The term “heart disease” refers to several Read More

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