Community Health Talks

Helping keep our community healthy and informed

Prescription Joy's mission is to promote healing through humor and play. However, we feel our mission goes beyond hospital walls. It is also our mission to promote healing in our community. The Community Health Talks are informative responses to current health needs that members of our community are facing. Prescription Joy plans to invite a variety of well-established experts to hold an informative conversation about their field of health. Our hope is that through these conversations our community will be more aware of resources we have here to take care of themselves and each other. 

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Prescription Joy Community Health Talk on Migraines with Dr. POsas III.

Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm at The Fortress Of Lushington.

MIGRAINE! What is it? How does it happen? Does it run in families? How do we treat it? Is there new stuff on the market for it? I heard I can take care of my wrinkles and stop migraines, is that true? What about my ear piercings? Can they stop migraines?

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Prescription Joy Community Health Talk on Concussions with Dr. POsas III.

June 19, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Fortress Of Lushington.

Prescription Joy had a Community Health Talk on Concussions. Hosted by Dr. Jose H. Posas III, a well known and established Neurologist in the New Orleans area. The talk included the science of concussions, warning signs, treatment and other relevant information pertaining to this all-too-common, and very misunderstood injury.

Dr. Jose Posas is a graduate of the medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He did his residency training at University of Miami in Neurology where he was a Chief Resident in his final year. He was the inaugural Sports Neurology fellow at Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. He has been practicing Sports Neurology focusing on concussions and post-traumatic headaches, at Ochsner Baptist in Louisiana since 2014. He is engaged at the national level with the American Academy of Neurology in the Healthcare Disparity Task Force for 2018. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Program with the American Academy of Neurology in 2017. He is passionate about reducing unconscious bias towards women and racially and ethnically diverse patient populations and healthcare providers.

RESOURCES:

Concussion resources from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN):

https://www.aan.com/siteassets/home-page/tools-and-resources/practicing-neurologist--administrators/patient-resources/sports-concussion-resources/17concussionreferencesheet_tr.pdf

https://www.aan.com/siteassets/home-page/tools-and-resources/practicing-neurologist--administrators/patient-resources/sports-concussion-resources/17sportsconcussioninfographic_tr.pdf

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.concussion.aan&hl=en

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/concussion-quick-check/id613178630?mt=8