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Editorial Team
  You’ve seen it on the news and social media – perhaps the scariest thing that could happen for new moms; Grocery stores all over the country are unable to hold a steady supply of baby formula. So what is the mother of a newborn standing in the empty aisle holding a screaming and hungry...
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WHAT IS EAR TUBE SURGERY? Ear tubes are tiny tubes made of metal or plastic and they are shaped like a small spool of thread. During ear tube surgery, a small hole is made in the eardrums and the tubes are inserted. The opening to the middle ear (the area behind the eardrum) lets air...
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BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO In Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), dizziness is generally thought to be due to debris which has collected within a part of the inner ear. This debris can be thought of as, “ear rocks”, although the formal name is, “otoconia”. Ear rocks are small crystals of calcium carbonate derived from a...
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Minden, Louisiana, August 1, 2017. – Minden Medical Center announces the baby place has achieved prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. “Minden Medical Center’s baby place continues to set the standard for maternity care in North Louisiana. We are very proud of our team who worked so hard to earn this designation,...
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And That’s Exactly What They Get! Expecting Parents Expectant parents need not look any further for the perfect place to welcome your newest family member to the world. The staff of the Women’s Services Center are compassionate and dedicated to providing families with an exceptional birthing experience. When it’s time for that special arrival, our...
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Skin-to-Skin With skin-to-skin your baby is placed on your bare chest wearing only a diaper and hat and will be covered with a warm blanket. The baby snuggles on your chest covered with a blanket, just like a kangaroo’s pouch. Doctors say that holding a baby skin-to-skin is the “best care” for your baby. Skin-to-skin...
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Baby and Mom Skin-to-Skin
  Importance of Breastfeeding Breastmilk is the optimum nutrition source for new babies. Minden Medical Center’s breastfeeding initiative is designed to help mothers who want to breastfeed through support and education. We have a number of tools in place to help our mothers. Rooming-in and skin-to-skin contact are both policies that we have in place...
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By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) For several years, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has called for middle and high schools to start later in the morning, to help these young people get the right amount of sleep. Now, new research suggests that students aren’t the only ones who benefit from...
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Congratulations to Melinda Boyce, recipient of the 2021 George E. French III Scholarship. Melinda was presented with her scholarship award at Minden Medical Center by Mr. George French, CEO of MMC from 1982 until 2016, and Mr. Jim Williams, current CEO of MMC. Melinda is a 2021 graduate of Minden High School, and graduated in...
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World Kidney Day 2021
                  World Kidney Day 2021 By Dr. Pallavi Shirsat 10% of the population worldwide is affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) and more than 2 million people worldwide currently receive treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Many more require treatment, but do not receive it. This...
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