Who Benefits from Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna points to a recent study that shows platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have become a popular treatment option in a variety of specialties including sports medicine, maxilla facial surgery, dermatology, cosmetology and reproductive medicine. PRP is an autologous blood product derived from whole blood, using a centrifuge to isolate a Read More

Statement regarding the ID of Justin Smith

In case of Justin Smith, fingerprints were done by NOPD homicide detective David Trahan within days of autopsy and submitted on June 25th, as per their policy, to NOPD. We were notified by NOPD fingerprinting machine was out of order and we were forced to wait for it be repaired. In the process of trying Read More

Homeless Camps are Infectious Disease Time Bombs

Sources say, the luxury of modern life is due to the strong defense provided by the “pillars” of our public health system. Nowhere is the breakdown of public health more obvious than in “tent cities” and other locations where homeless people gather. 1. Hepatitis A: Reported in San Diego, where there is an ongoing outbreak Read More

How Does Drinking Coffee Impact Your Heart?

New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna points to a recent study that shows habitual coffee drinking was not associated with a heightened risk of cardiac arrhythmias in a study of more than 300,000 people. In fact, an adjusted analysis found that “each additional cup of coffee intake was associated with a 3% lower risk of Read More

Blood Pressure, The Silent Killer

It is widely understood that high blood pressure increases cardiovascular disease and that getting treatment lowers that risk. What should your blood pressure be? The most appropriate BP goal continues to be an issue that’s debatable, according to New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna. Experts say its important to check your blood pressure in the Read More

Spike in Deaths by Methamphetamine Overdose

New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna, said the national rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths shot up significantly between 2011-2018. Rates rose for both men and women, but more so among men. While much attention is focused on the opioid crisis, a methamphetamine crisis has been quietly but actively, picking up. Dr. McKenna says that use of methamphetamine Read More

Exercise Tied to Stroke Reduction

New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna, wants you to know that you have a greater chance of having a stroke if you sit for long periods of time. McKenna says, spending more free time seated combined with a lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of stroke in adults. How much sitting is Read More