Health

In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Marsha Wetzel sits for a portrait in her room at Glen Saint Andrew Living Community in Niles, Ill. Wetzel moved into the senior apartment complex after her partner of 30 years died and her partner’s family evicted her from the home the couple shared. She said she was met with relentless bullying by residents mostly focused on her being a lesbian. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)
May 12, 2018 - 4:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims alike...
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May 12, 2018 - 10:59 am
Governor John Bel Edwards endorsed a statewide anti-cancer initiative called “Taking aim at Cancer in Louisiana.” The goal is to improve early detection, improving patient care and treatment, an ultimately improve patient outcomes. “Patients and their families and future patients receive the most...
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May 12, 2018 - 6:00 am
(WWL.com) - Senate Finance approved a budget that cuts nearly 25 percent in funding from most state agencies, but restores much of the funding to healthcare, specifically public-private partnership hospitals, that was lacking in a House backed spending plan. But Metairie Senator Conrad Appel says...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event about prescription drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 12, 2018 - 5:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-promised plan to bring down drug prices would mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder." Instead he focuses on private competition and more openness to reduce America's prescription pain. In Rose...
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Chris Miller
May 08, 2018 - 9:38 am
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is asking metro New Orleans residents to avoid certain activities this afternoon, and says people sensitive to ozone should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. "Increasing ozone levels may cause unhealthy air quality during afternoon hours," the DEQ...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana's safety-net hospital operators has notified about 770 of its employees they could be laid off and the hospital shuttered on June 30 because of proposed budget cuts. Lafayette General Health System sent the notices Monday to workers at University Hospital...
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FILE--This Dec. 17, 1997, file photo, lettuce is harvested at a farm in Wellton, Ariz., east of Yuma. The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, file)
April 21, 2018 - 4:45 am
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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Jim Hanzo
April 18, 2018 - 9:03 am
Get ready for some great live music coming to town. Jazz Fest this month. Later it's Maroon 5, the Eagles, Elton John, Justin Timberlake and many more. Now, new research from Goldsmith's University in London reveals that we'll reap the benefits of a healthier life by going to concerts. Clinical...
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April 17, 2018 - 1:11 pm
The first license for distributing medical marijuana products in Louisiana has been awarded to the owners of H&W Drug Store in New Orleans, The New Orleans Advocate reports. In 2016, legislators approved a tightly-regulated plan for allowing patients of certain illnesses to have access to non-...
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April 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes. That's according to an economic analysis done by three LSU professors hired by the state health department to look at the...
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