Health

February 15, 2019 - 5:53 pm
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Ethics Board has reversed a November decision to bar a Baton Rouge woman who was running for office from using campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses. There was significant public outcry over the decision, due to the board previously allowing men the same right...
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Jim Hanzo
February 13, 2019 - 8:49 am
You wake up with a sore throat, or maybe fever and chills, but you still end up going to work. When should you trudge on to the office and when do you stay home and rest to get better? Spreading your sickness to everyone else in the office is certainly not a good idea. Dr. Granville Morse, Chairman...
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Jim Hanzo
February 11, 2019 - 8:44 am
Adults under the age of 50 could be at an increased risk for colon cancer because of how much they're watching TV. That is according to a report on a nurses health study out of Harvard. The sedentary lifestyle of those between the ages of 20 and 50 suggests the increase. Dr. Edward Trapido,...
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February 10, 2019 - 11:13 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is taking a deep dive into its drinking water pipes and pumps as it tries to avoid a potential disaster. Gov. John Bel Edwards created the Rural Water Infrastructure Committee in March. It's a coordinated effort including state and federal agencies. The Advocate...
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February 09, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are reacting cautiously to a 5-4 Supreme Court vote blocking Louisiana from enforcing new abortion regulations. They agree that the crucial tests of the court's stance are still to come. Depending on the viewpoint, the vote represented a temporary...
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February 09, 2019 - 10:59 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program continues to add more people to the taxpayer-financed health insurance rolls, topping 500,000 enrollees this year and growing at a pace unexpected by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration. The Louisiana Department of Health expected a...
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February 07, 2019 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires...
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February 05, 2019 - 1:56 pm
(WWL.com) -- According to the Louisiana Department of Health, the flu is on the rise as almost six percent of doctor visits are for flu-like symptoms. LDH flu bug expert Dr. Frank Welch said the state has seen several small outbreaks in schools and nursing homes. “We are definitely in the thick of...
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David Blake
February 05, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Dr. Fred Lopez talks with Tommy Tucker about the importance of measles shots. A current outbreak of the Measles in the U.S. is again stirring up the debate over the safety of vaccines and the discredited link to autism. Some parents continue to link the two, to the exasperation of many medical...
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Jim Hanzo
February 05, 2019 - 8:46 am
A warning from the CDC; children are using way too much toothpaste. It's unhealthy for children to put so much on the toothbrush. Dr. Susan Fallahi with Uptown Pediatric Dentistry says the main concern when kids are using too much toothpaste is the amount of fluoride in it. She says the right...
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