Health

February 14, 2018 - 4:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Free flu shots are available to residents who have not received the vaccine. Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout the state, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while...
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February 14, 2018 - 4:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Free flu shots are available to residents who have not received the vaccine. Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout the state, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while...
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David Blake
February 09, 2018 - 12:12 pm
The forecast calls for rain for both Saturday and Sunday and some of the showers could be heavy at times. Some parade watchers say they won't go because they don't want to get sick but will the rain really make you ill? Dr. Brobson Lutz with the Orleans Parish Medical Society is more concerned...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:42 pm
(WWL.com) -- Many people are still reporting flu like symptoms in Louisiana, but the state health department sees a glimmer of hope. After peaking toward the end of last year, flu bug expert Dr. Frank Welch says they are seeing fewer people at doctor offices suffering from the flu. "We were up to...
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David Blake
January 31, 2018 - 2:28 pm
The first big weekend of Mardi Gras parades is here, and there are also Super Bowl parties across the New Orleans area. That means thousands of people will be close together, right in the middle of the worst flu season in recent memory. State health officials are on the case, but worried, Dr. Frank...
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Chris Miller
January 30, 2018 - 10:14 am
We're less than a week from Super Bowl Sunday, then football shuts down until late summer. When it returns, there could be fewer children playing the game, at least the full-pads version, in some parts of the country. New York has proposed it, and an Illinois lawmaker has proposed forbidding...
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January 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
(WWL.com) - An estimated ten-thousand pro-life supporters are expected to march in Saturday’s Louisiana Life March North in Bossier/Shreveport. Life March North is the second of three events being held across Louisiana. Organizer Louis Avallone says the movement is much more than just protesting...
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January 25, 2018 - 8:59 pm
(WWL.com) - Due to the increasingly critical flu season, the state Health Department has announced no cost flu vaccines will be held at 55 Parish Health units across the state January 31st. The walk-in clinics will administer flu shots to anyone who has not done so yet. State Immunization Director...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:52 am
(WWL.com) -- The American Lung Association has released their “State of Tobacco Control” report, which shows Louisiana lagging behind the nation in reducing tobacco use. The report card gives the state “F”s in four out of five key categories. Regional Director of Health Promotion for ALA, Amy Ellis...
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January 24, 2018 - 11:43 am
A study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge finds that walking, even if only ten minutes per day, can be beneficial. Dr. Tim Church says a group of 464 women who walked for 72 minutes a week for six months improved their heart health and fitness. "Ten minutes a day...
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