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Welcome to your Check Up, where we work to bring you the most topical and casual conversations about your health. Sit in with us and a health care provider from Ochsner to talk health myths and tips. No complicated terms, no appointment necessary. Just watch a new episode every first and third Tuesday of the month, or catch up right here!

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what is a concussion?

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Did you know that no two concussions are the same? Sports medicine physician Dr. Geoffrey Hogan shares what symptoms to watch for and when it is necessary to seek out a doctor.

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Did you know that no two concussions are the same? Sports medicine physician Dr. Geoffrey Hogan shares what symptoms to watch for and when it is necessary to seek out a doctor.

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persistent neck and back pain

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Do you have aches in your back and neck that just won't go away? September is Pain Awareness Month, and physiatrist Dr. Erin Derbigny has some tips that could provide relief.

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Do you have aches in your back and neck that just won't go away? September is Pain Awareness Month, and physiatrist Dr. Erin Derbigny has some tips that could provide relief.

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Click here to learn more about Dr. Erin Derbigny

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weight loss procedure without surgery

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Have you ever considered weight loss surgery, but the idea of surgery scares you? Or, maybe you don't qualify but still need help with weight loss? Gastroenterologist Dr. Abdulhameed Al-Sabban tells us about a relatively new option that doesn't require surgery, but can still help you shed those extra pounds. 

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Have you ever considered weight loss surgery, but the idea of surgery scares you? Or, maybe you don't qualify but still need help with weight loss? Gastroenterologist Dr. Abdulhameed Al-Sabban tells us about a relatively new option that doesn't require surgery, but can still help you shed those extra pounds. 

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does every fever require medication?

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When your child develops a fever, naturally you would want to reduce the number with medication. Pediatrician Dr. Brannon Perilloux explains why a fever doesn't always require medical intervention. 

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When your child develops a fever, naturally you would want to reduce the number with medication. Pediatrician Dr. Brannon Perilloux explains why a fever doesn't always require medical intervention. 

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is the first sign of illness a sore throat?

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New school year usually means new germs brought home. Have you ever noticed that your first sign of illness is usually a sore throat, before the rest of the symptoms arise? Family physician Dr. Clayton Runfalo explains why this happens. 

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New school year usually means new germs brought home. Have you ever noticed that your first sign of illness is usually a sore throat, before the rest of the symptoms arise? Family physician Dr. Clayton Runfalo explains why this happens. 

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Back to School Fears

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It's back to school time, and parents can make a big difference in helping their children return with a healthy state of mind. Parents might think a year of highly publicized incidents would raise their kids' anxiety, but that's not always true. Psychologist Dr. Courtney Gunn encourages parents to talk to their kids about these subjects.

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It's back to school time, and parents can make a big difference in helping their children return with a healthy state of mind. Parents might think a year of highly publicized incidents would raise their kids' anxiety, but that's not always true. Psychologist Dr. Courtney Gunn encourages parents to talk to their kids about these subjects.

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Click here to learn more about Dr. Courtney Gunn

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Chronic Joint Pain

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Is the joint pain you're feeling just a result of getting older, or from an actual injury? Sports medicine physician Dr. Sean Bradley shares what he sees with patients and offers tips on staying pain free.

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Is the joint pain you're feeling just a result of getting older, or from an actual injury? Sports medicine physician Dr. Sean Bradley shares what he sees with patients and offers tips on staying pain free.

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Click here to learn more about Dr. Sean Bradley

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Healthy Breakfast with Eat Fit BR

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If you are looking for a healthy way to jump start your morning, Savanna Latimer with Ochsner Eat Fit BR has you covered. From quick grab-and-go options, to a well balanced meal, there is something for everyone. Make sure to download the Eat Fit app for all of these recipes and more! 

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If you are looking for a healthy way to jump start your morning, Savanna Latimer with Ochsner Eat Fit BR has you covered. From quick grab-and-go options, to a well balanced meal, there is something for everyone. Make sure to download the Eat Fit app for all of these recipes and more! 

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Click here to learn more about Savanna Latimer

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Lifestyle and Wellness

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With Louisiana ranking as the second most unhealthy state in the country, you aren’t the only one struggling to lose weight. Ochsner Lifestyle and Wellness expert Jolie Thibodeaux- Relle says that getting healthy is more than a change in diet, it’s often a matter of changing our mindset.

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With Louisiana ranking as the second most unhealthy state in the country, you aren’t the only one struggling to lose weight. Ochsner Lifestyle and Wellness expert Jolie Thibodeaux- Relle says that getting healthy is more than a change in diet, it’s often a matter of changing our mindset.

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Click here to learn more about Jolie Thibodeaux-Relle

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