Health

Don Ames
January 18, 2019 - 8:25 am
Was your heart pounding the last time you watched a Saints' game? Were you nervous and on the edge of your seat during the game? Can a Black & Gold battle be bad for your health? As each week has passed with another Saints' victory, the stakes have gotten higher, and so have our stress levels...
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Don Ames
January 10, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board today disclosed why a boil water advisory needed to be issued for the entire east bank of New Orleans in November. The advisory was issued after a power outage caused several pumps to fail. S&WB Executive Director Ghassan Korban said Thursday that the...
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January 09, 2019 - 6:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana officials have told a federal appeals court in New Orleans that a lawsuit against the state by Planned Parenthood should be dismissed. The women's health organization says the state has violated federal law by delaying its application for a license to perform abortions...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The partial federal government shutdown is causing problems for a New Orleans blood bank that serves more than two dozen hospitals in Louisiana and southern Mississippi. The Blood Center spokesman Paul Adams says that the nonprofit had to cancel two blood drives that were going...
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January 03, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Louisiana is one of nine states reporting a high activity level for flu-like illnesses. That's according to CDC's latest U.S. Influenza Surveillance report. LSU Health New Orleans Infectious Diseases specialist, Doctor Fred Lopez, encourages Louisiana residents to get the flu shot now. "Remember,...
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David Blake
January 03, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Will price transparency help lower costs? The new federal requirement for hospitals to post their prices online is being criticized. It comes after confusing searches and the likelihood that the prices, including everything from heart surgery to a cast for a broken arm, are not really accurate...
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Don Ames
January 03, 2019 - 8:07 am
If you still have memories of that New Year's hangover, you might to make this month a fresh start. It's not too late to make one more resolution that might actually make you healthier throughout the year. More Americans than ever before are taking the pledge to give up drinking for January. A 'Dry...
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January 02, 2019 - 2:45 pm
(WWL.com) Beginning January 1st, hospitals were supposed to put a master price list online for all of their services. It’s a mandate from the 2010 Affordable Care Act that aims to get consumers more involved in their healthcare, but Louisiana Hospital Association President Paul Salles cautions if...
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Jim Hanzo
January 02, 2019 - 8:37 am
Now that the holidays are over, many of us ate way too much food and now we want to try to lose the weight. Easier said than done, right? Maybe not. It's really not that difficult if you keep it simple. But Kathy Garvey registered dietician in the New Orleans area says fad diets don't work. "Plant-...
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December 28, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday. The program is also starting a comprehensive review of how it will pay for costly new forms of immunotherapy to...
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