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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

Don’t Wait, Zip! A Quick Tutorial on ZipPass

One of the conveniences of going to the doctor is making appointments. Believe me, at Westbank Urgent Care we understand your time is precious. I’d rather help patients quickly and efficiently than have them sneezing away in a waiting room, especially during this cold and flu season! Yuck! So there is a very nifty tool, called Read More

When Fido Bites Back: Tips on Animal Bite Prevention and Treatment

You’re walking down the street in your neighborhood, minding your own business, as you see a dog approaching. You don’t see a collar, but he looks like he could be your neighbor’s dog. You approach the wandering pooch, hoping to return the dog safely to your neighbor. It’s his growl that first alarms you, and Read More

Staying Warm… and Fit!

It is the middle of November and cold weather is finally upon us! The holiday season is approaching us with the promise of turkey, stuffing, dressings, and pies- so exercising and staying active is extremely important. However, dropping calories can be deterring when the temperature is also dropping. It’s easier for us to compromise staying Read More

There’s Nothing Sweet About Sugar. Break off the relationship, NOW!

You cant resist being the first in line at the Thanksgiving dessert table. Your children’s Halloween candy bag is ransacked by you in the middle of the night. Your morning coffee is paired best with a pastry- or two. You feel great and satisfied, then the guilt hits you and lethargy fills your body. But even the Read More

Are you ready for a FLU Pandemic? Here’s how to bunker down the right way…

Regular Protection before evidence of pandemic: 1. Stay healthy, stay vaccinated 2. Always, always, always wash your hands 3. Clean surfaces regularly 4. Always have food with long shelf life, only to be used during an emergency 5. Create an emergecy kit ahead of time: Supply of drinking water (one gallon/per person/per day) Important documents/medical needs: Copies of Read More

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