Patients with a variety of ailments say this treatment is life changing.
Rickey Meche, 63, never expected to live past his 42nd birthday.
With an estimated 17 million stokes worldwide each year, doctors are warning about the signs and symptoms to keep you protected.
"Every time I see a woman with a baby with a helmet, I just want to walk up and tell her it gets better." Danielle Gee said. "You're not alone. It’s just a moment in time and it does get better."
Now the doctors at Women’s and Children’s Hospital are able to give the premature babies a fortifier made exclusively with donated human milk.
Here in Acadiana, health officials are doing what they can to "stop the bleed."
McMahon says the treatment has changed even in the last 10 years.
Breaux says he was back to normal after about two weeks.
“Necrotizing fasciitis is what people know more widely as flesh eating bacteria," said Dr. White."It certainly is life threatening and the push is to get these people the proper treatment within the first 24-48 hours of diagnosis.”
In the United States, 200,000 kids per year go to the emergency room for playground related injuries.
Lafayette General Medical Center is now the only "Baby Friendly" birth facility in Lafayette.
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans, with many turning to opioids. However, some patients are turning to alternative medicine, like acupuncture, to get some relief.
Besides a handful of University hospitals, this is the first time in the world the doctors are using this form of technology in the world.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder. Over time, muscles degenerate and weaken.