Health

Lynne Adkins
July 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
( KYW Newsradio ) — Doctors and patients are using technology in the treatment of mental health issues. With an app on your phone or a computer program, patients can keep up with the work needed to handle depression and anxiety. Dr. Michael Vergare, chairman of psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson...
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Thomas Perumean
July 03, 2019 - 7:21 am
Fewer people have been diagnosed with an HIV infection in the past year than in any of the previous 10 years. There were 989 people newly diagnosed with HIV in 2018, according to the Department’s Bureau of Infectious Diseases. The numbers released Tuesday show a 12% decline in HIV over the past...
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Don Ames
June 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
Rescue shelters in Louisiana now face new restrictions as to how and when they can provide animals to research facilities. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a new law prohibiting shelters from taking in stray or unwanted animals solely to euthanize them for research facilities. The law also...
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Don Ames
June 22, 2019 - 10:19 am
Something seems rotten in sections of Jefferson Parish. A foul odor is permeating parts of River Ridge, Waggaman and Harahan and some residents say they've been complaining about it for two years now. Parish officials initially told the public the stench would be gone at the beginning of the year,...
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Chris Miller
June 21, 2019 - 2:43 pm
Hot weather and nutrient-rich Mississippi River water pouring into Lake Pontchartrain via the Bonnet Carré Spillway are the ingredients for algae to grow on the surface of the lake. Today, the Louisiana Department of Health issued an advisory for a potentially large algal bloom. "An algal bloom is...
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June 20, 2019 - 9:07 am
A man who police say randomly shot 4 victims in Metairie and New Orleans, apparently had dealt with some mental issues in the 6 months. But is there anything people around him could have seen to prevent this tragedy? 22-year old Sean Barrette's had been having some mental issues according to...
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Don Ames
June 08, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Applications for retailers who want to sell CBD (Cannabidiol) products will be available on June 17. The permits can be obtained at Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Lawmakers passed a regulatory structure for the products that was signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday...
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Don Ames
June 08, 2019 - 9:25 am
Some Gert Town residents are expressing serious health concerns after workers in hazmat suits told them that soil in the area appears to be radioactive. Crews have blocked off a city street to dig up the hazardous materials. City Communications Director Beau Tidwell confirmed the presence of...
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Don Ames
June 01, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Louisiana lawmakers have passed new regulations on abortion clinics. This, after already approving one of the country's strictest abortion bans. Critics of the new clinic rules say they'll create even additional hurdles to access. One of the measures would lengthen the time that clinics must keep...
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Don Ames
June 01, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Louisiana's medical marijuana patients will not be allowed to inhale cannabis. Baton Rouge Democratic Rep. Ted James had sponsored a bill to let therapeutic marijuana patients use an inhaler, just as asthma patients do. Republican Sen. Fred Mills of St. Martin Parish said the change would not allow...
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