Health

February 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm
(WWL.com) - Thousands of Medicaid patients have been told that they are no longer eligible for the program after a new computer system showed they no longer met the income requirements for the government health insurance. Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the new program automatically...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department has notified tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients that they could be booted from the program, after a newly used computer check found they earn too much money to receive the taxpayer-financed health coverage. Gov. John Bel Edwards'...
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Don Ames
February 21, 2019 - 10:59 am
That jolt you get from caffeine-packed energy drinks could be more than you can handle. Recent studies indicate that energy drinks may make you five times more likely to have a stroke. And it doesn't take a lot of them. Dr. Frank Smart, Chief of Cardiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of...
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Chris Miller
February 20, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Smoke from this morning's seven-alarm fire on St. Charles. Ave. is being carried across town on strong winds. The smell was strnog enough that a worker at New Orleans City Hall thought that building was on fire and pulled a fire alarm, prompting an evacuation. It also has city officials making a...
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Don Ames
February 20, 2019 - 11:49 am
All residents on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish can now use their water without boiling or disinfecting A boil water advisory for the area was lifted late Wednesday morning. According to The Louisiana Department of Health and Jefferson Parish Water Department, the advisory was lifted around 11 a...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:19 am
(WWL.com) According to the Louisiana Department of Health, about one out of ten visits to a health care provider are for flu-like symptoms. While there are flu cases being reported all around the state, LDH indicates a big concentration of reports is in New Orleans. Flu bug expert Dr. Frank Welch...
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Chris Miller
February 20, 2019 - 9:40 am
Federal regulators are warning people not to seek a controversial treatment that involves infusions of plasma donated by young people. The FDA says it has learned about clinics in several state offering to treat aging-related ailments, from normal memory loss to serious conditions like Alzheimer's...
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Jim Hanzo
February 19, 2019 - 8:43 am
How many push-ups can you do at one time? Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health is suggesting those who could do more that 40 pushups may decrease their risk of developing cardiovascular problems. Dr. Murtuza Ali, LSU Health New Orleans Associate Professor and Interventional...
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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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