Public Notice of Emergency Equipment Purchase

May 17, 2021 This notice is to inform the public that the New Orleans Coroner’s Office has declared an emergency under R.S. 38:2212(P)  that a major roof leak occurred during the overnight freeze on February 16, 2021, resulting in severe damage to the office’s only X-ray machine. As a result, The Coroner’s Office has been renting an X-ray Read More

Stroke Prevention

According to Orleans Parish Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna, stroke ranks second behind heart disease as the leading cause of death across the world. This accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths and remains a serious concern for medical experts and patients who suffer. According to the Center For Disease Control: • In 2018, 1 in Read More

Boosting Your Immune System

Now more than ever, it’s important for your immune system to stay in tip-top shape during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by maintaining a nutritious diet. New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna shares some foods and drinks that can help boost your immune system: Vitamin A assists with Read More

Preventing Cancer

Medical experts are saying that cancer-related mortality has been declining. Treatment advances have reduced death rates for some cancers, but most of the reduction in mortality can be attributed to long-standing efforts related to cancer prevention and early detection. New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna, shares a few tips to help prevent cancer: Start Healthy Read More

Coroner’s Note During COVID-19

Orleans Parish Coroner Announces How He Fought The Coronavirus The symptoms for Dr. Dwight McKenna, Orleans Parish Coroner, presented in early March when he began experiencing feelings of fatigue and exhaustion. Subtle signs…at first. When the symptoms lingered, however, and after what seemed to be days upon days of excruciating discomfort, he took it upon Read More

Coronavirus: What is it and how to Understand it

Orleans Parish Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna wants you to understand the Coronavirus and know how to notice the signs. Doctor McKenna says that in addition to fever, common signs of infection include cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Some patients will have had diarrhea, vomiting and other gastrointestinal symptoms. In more severe cases, infection Read More

What is Leukemia? Orleans Parish Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna, wants you to understand Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and know how to notice the signs. Doctors say, each year about 21-thousand people get diagnosed and about 4,500 people die from the disease. First off, CLL is the most common leukemia in adults. It starts in the Read More

Understanding Cancer

Orleans Parish Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna, wants you to understand cancer and know that it’s more than just one disease. We all know there are many types of cancer, and they all start due to the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Cancer cells develop because of damage to DNA, which directs all activities in each Read More