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Click here to watch a video of Kim Avocato during Hurricane Isaac at East Jefferson General Hospital.
Seven years ago Kim and Michael Avocato spent Hurricane Katrina in East Jefferson General Hospital. They were caring for his ailing parents, both patients there.
This week they're back again for Isaac, Michael with a stubborn lung infection and Kim looking after him, renewing old acquaintances on the staff and pitching in to help. Sure they'd rather be at their house, but Kim Avocato, who hugs the nurses and laughs easily with them, considers East Jefferson General almost a home away from home.
"They've been wonderful to both of us," she said. "This hospital is the next best thing to being with God."
Even as the candles on your birthday cake increase in number, good health keeps you looking and feeling young. Modern medicine can revive the look of aging skin, but a diet with the right nutrients can prevent these concerns before they start and improve age-related issues without the cost and side effects of medication. Here are ways to maintain a radiant complexion from the inside out.
Local fitness guru Mackie Shilstone was once again one of Serena Williams' weapons in her fight to reclaim a singles title at Wimbledon Saturday, helping her train for this comeback as he has for many years.
The renowned fitness trainer, who has worked with Williams since 2008, said that in light of Williams' health issues in recent years, her victory Saturday was even more exciting.
Congratulations again to EJGH's Debbie Schmitz, RN, who was awarded the Support Angel of the Year at the recent Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans Annual Salute to Survivors Luncheon. Debbie was awarded for her outstanding contribution fighting cancer in our community and for the difference she has made in the lives of our cancer patients through her role as cancer care navigator.
Additionally, congratulations to the EJGH Foundation for being awarded a $5,000 grant from Komen New Orleans to purchase educational materials for women diagnosed with Breast Cancer.