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LSU: Louisiana Tumor Registry and NCI Data Show Advanced Colorectal Cancers at Recommended Screening Age

A study analyzing Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) and other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated tumor registry data found that by the time recommended screening for colorectal begins; cancers have already spread in a high percentage of people. Results report that the rate of colorectal cancer incidence increased by 46.1 percent […]

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Associations of Liver Disease with Alcohol Use among People Living with HIV and the Role of Hepatitis C: The New Orleans Alcohol Use in HIV Study

The primary objective of this study was to assess whether lifetime drinking history and current hazardous or harmful drinking were associated with liver disease as measured by non-invasive markers. Results indicate a greater association of current alcohol use with liver disease than lifetime alcohol use, which varied by HCV status. While HIV/HCV+ co-infected participants seem […]

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SPH Goes Red for Cardiovascular Disease

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women […]

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LSU: LA Medicaid Access for Treatment and Care for HCV (MATCH) Project

The cost of treatment for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) makes it unaffordable for most persons- up to $85,000 for an eight-week regimen. For the Medicaid covered population, and those in the prison system, paying for such treatments is prohibitive. The Governor of Louisiana and the Secretary of the LA Department of Health launched an innovative […]

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Ethical Community Engagement: Lessons Learned

The American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Ethics devotes a full section to the “The Healthcare Executive’s Responsibilities to Community and Society.”  The first of these duties, outlined in Section V of the code, is mandate to “work to identify and meet the healthcare needs of the community.” Dr. Richard A. Culbertson from LSUHSC […]

Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Poster Presentations 2019

The 2019 National Hispanic Science Network Conference gave the opportunity to our LSUHSC SoPH Students and Faculty to present their Posters this past October 9 – 11, 2019.  Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, faculty member and Comprehensive Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Center Investigator, and epidemiology doctoral student, Erika Rosen, MPH presented work from multiple alcohol projects. Reduced Alcohol […]

Data From the New Orleans Alcohol Use in HIV Study: High-Risk Alcohol Using People Living With HIV and Systemic Oxidative Stress or Inflammation

Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, LSUHSC School of Public Health Assistant Professor, discusses  how HIV infection is now largely a chronic condition as a result of the success of antiretroviral therapy in her new research study “Reduced Serum Osteocalcin in High-Risk Alcohol Using People Living With HIV Does not Correlate With Systemic Oxidative Stress or Inflammation:  Data […]

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LSU: Continuity of Outpatient Care and Avoidable Hospitalization: a Systematic Review

Continuity of care (COC) is a core element of primary care, which has been associated with improved health outcomes. Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) are potentially preventable if these conditions are managed well in the primary care setting. The team of researchers, including from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, Dr. […]