Health

Jim Hanzo
June 04, 2018 - 7:53 am
It could be one of the filthiest surfaces around and we use them constantly. They are the shopping carts in grocery stores. Those carts were found to carry Salmonella, and E. Coli, and other organisms according to studies out of the University of Arizona. Dr. Jeffery Hobden, LSU Health New Orleans...
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In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, Adine Usher, 78, meets with breast cancer study leader Dr. Joseph Sparano at the Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough of New York. Usher was one of about 10,000 participants in the study which shows women at low or intermediate risk for breast cancer recurrence may safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of survival. (AP Photo/Kathy Young)
June 03, 2018 - 3:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk. The study is the largest ever done...
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June 02, 2018 - 8:39 am
(WWL.com) - The American Cancer Society has new guidelines recommending earlier screenings for colorectal cancer, bumping the previously recommended age from 50, down to 45. LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health founding Dean Dr. Elizabeth Fontham, says there’s been an alarming new trend...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:36 pm
(WWL.com) - The FDA has told several companies to stop claiming their sunscreen pills will protect consumers from the sun. Dr. Deirdre Hooper, LSU Health and Audubon Dermatology, says there is no dietary supplement that can prevent a sun burn. “Some of them have legit properties to help you repair...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:36 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation by New Iberia Senator Fred Mills that’s aimed at pushing down drug prices by requiring prescription benefit plans (that prescription card in your wallet) inform consumers when they get rebates from drug manufactures. Previously, says...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - "Granny cams" could soon be coming to Louisiana nursing home rooms. Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday signed into law a bill that will allow Louisiana families to install video monitoring systems in their loved ones' nursing home rooms, if certain conditions are met. Under...
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May 28, 2018 - 1:17 pm
(WWL.com) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to remind folks who are gearing up for some summer pool time that if you’re not careful, you can pick up a pretty nasty bug from a pool that hasn’t been treated properly. “We saw 500 outbreaks reported to CDC and these outbreaks were...
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Don Ames
May 24, 2018 - 8:09 pm
University Medical Center doctors and administrators say safety net hospitals across Louisiana are on life support while lawmakers grapple with a budget that threatens to decimate public healthcare in the state. They say UMC in New Orleans may close if Louisiana lawmakers don't fully fund...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo, First lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The White House says the first lady returned to the White House on Saturday, May 19. She had been at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington since having an embolization procedure Monday for an unspecified kidney condition that the White House said was benign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2018 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday from a weeklong hospitalization after kidney treatment, a lengthy stay that raised questions about whether the first lady's condition may have been more complicated than initially revealed. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham,...
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May 13, 2018 - 10:29 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets of New York and Washington, D.C., where he once stared down the barrel of a gun. All three young black men became board-certified...
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