Health

Don Ames
November 13, 2017 - 6:58 am
According to a recent survey, Louisiana's most-Googled plastic surgery shows the state has hit 'rock bottom.' Butt lifts are on the minds of more folks in our state than any other type of reconstructive surgery. Folks in Louisiana looking to improve their looks, are more than willing to put their...
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November 11, 2017 - 11:20 am
WWL.com Reporting The Edwards administration disputes the claim by Attorney General Jeff Landry that the expansion of the Medicaid program has helped fuel the opioid crisis. The state health department says there are fewer pain killers on the streets in the last year and more individuals are...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks through Statuary Hall to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Ryan introduced a far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday that will be a priority for the GOP. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 05, 2017 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage or face a penalty. It would be another shot at further undermining the Affordable Care Act after...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:43 pm
The Latest: House leader: Delay doesn't kill Medicaid deals BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Latest on an Edwards administration proposal to extend the contracts for Louisiana's Medicaid managed-care companies (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The House Republican leader who pushed to delay approval of $15...
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October 31, 2017 - 12:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's attorney general is trying to take control of a lawsuit filed by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration accusing pharmaceutical companies of worsening opioid abuse in the state. Attorney General Jeff Landry wants to expand the lawsuit. He also wants to hire Mike...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Paddock left behind little clues about what led him to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. He killed 58 and wounded nearly 500 before killing himself. Paddock's brain is being sent to Stanford University for a months-long examination after a visual inspection during an autopsy found "no abnormalities," Las Vegas authorities said. Doctors will perform multiple forensic analyses, including an exam of the 64-year-old's brain tissue to find any neurological problems. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP, File)
October 29, 2017 - 10:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman's brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won't be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, experts said. Stephen Paddock's brain is being sent to Stanford...
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October 28, 2017 - 9:40 am
WWL.com Reporting National Prescription Drug Takeback day is Saturday. State Police are helping bring awareness to the potential for medication abuse by offering a way to get rid of unused prescriptions. A Journal of the American Medical Association study recently revealed 42% of prescribed...
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David Blake
October 27, 2017 - 12:55 pm
The first real blast of arctic air comes whipping into south Louisiana this weekend and folks will start to worry about getting sick and apparently the worry is for real. Dr. Lutz-Interview 10-27-17.mp3 Dr. Brobson Lutz with the Orleans Parish Medical Society says it's not so much the cold air but...
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October 26, 2017 - 8:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards traveled to Washington to attend President Donald Trump's speech on fighting the opioid epidemic. Louisiana's governor joined leaders of five other states at Thursday's White House event in which Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 26, 2017 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's...
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