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Associated Press
October 14, 2019 - 5:32 am
(AP) -- The number of babies born with syphilis in Louisiana fell 22% last year, while national numbers rose 40%. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 46 cases of congenital syphilis in Louisiana last year, down 13 from 2017. That was one of three areas where Louisiana...
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Thomas Perumean
October 08, 2019 - 6:39 am
Individuals at LSU Heath-New Orleans Medical Center have been honored by the National Cancer Institute for their work in cancer research, detection, treatment and care for cancer stricten patients. The awards underscore the University's commitment to finding and fighting cancer with innovative...
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WWL Newsroom
October 05, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Patty Burnaman | WWL First News It is not unusual to be told the first available appointment with a medical specialist will be three to four months from now, especially with an endocrinologist, dermatologist, or neurologist. As the population ages, the demand for these specialists grows, and the...
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 03, 2019 - 12:56 pm
Amid rising concerns over the EEE (eastern equine encephalitis) virus, RADIO.COM brought in an infectious diseases expert to explain how to best to protect yourself. Dr. Robert Glatter from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City said the virus is a rare, life-threatening virus that can cause...
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Jacquie Cadorette
September 25, 2019 - 10:55 am
Have you ever taken a sip of your drink expecting it to be one thing and getting another? Imagine taking a bite of wasabi thinking it was avocado – that would surely send your heart racing. That’s exactly what happened to an Israeli woman, hospitalized for “broken heart syndrome” after taking a too...
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Thomas Perumean
September 24, 2019 - 7:40 am
A long prescribed diabetes drug may actually contain a protein that could help in the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Suresh Alahari, an LSU Biochemistry Professor, says Metformin may actually activate an enzyme to fight breast cancers. The discovery was made while treating certain forms of cancer...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a Walmart logo is displayed outside of a Walmart store, in Walpole, Mass. Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string of illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The nation's largest retailer said Friday, Sept. 20 that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. when it sells out its current inventory. The nation's largest retailer said the move is due to...
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Don Ames
September 14, 2019 - 9:00 am
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses in New Orleans East. Bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink as of Saturday morning...
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Don Ames
September 13, 2019 - 10:20 am
It used to be incredibly rare to see anyone under age 40 suffer a heart attack. But now, it's becoming more common among people, especially men, in their 20s and early 30s. Dr. Murtuza Ali, cardiologist at LSU Health New Orleans, says while high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol problems...
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Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 10:18 pm
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited area of New Orleans East, bounded by I-10 to Hayne Boulevard and Read Boulevard to Paris Road. Click here for a map of the affected area. Residents in the affected area are advised to use...
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