Health

Don Ames
September 23, 2018 - 8:15 am
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board says a precautionary boil water advisory remains in place for for the Lower Ninth Ward. According to the S&WB, water pressure dropped Saturday after a brief loss of power to a water distribution pump at the Carrollton Water Plant shortly before 2 p.m...
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September 20, 2018 - 1:02 pm
(WWL.com) -- The LSU AgCenter has been awarded a five million dollar, five-year grant from the CDC that will fund an ongoing program to improve health in rural Louisiana and expand it to more parishes. The grant will support an initiative called Healthy Access, Behaviors, and Communities, or...
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September 17, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid concerns about bottlenecks to access, Louisiana regulators agreed Monday to loosen limits on how many medical marijuana patients doctors authorized to dispense cannabis can treat. Louisiana's State Board of Medical Examiners voted 8-1 to remove a cap established in 2016 that...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, an unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday, Sept. 17, mean a little more than 2 million middle and high school students have used the devices to get high. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 17, 2018 - 12:11 pm
A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances,...
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September 12, 2018 - 12:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has the sixth-highest adult obesity rate in the country, and the problem is growing. Those findings are included in a national report released Wednesday that shows Louisiana's rate tops 36 percent, up from around 23 percent in 2000. The information comes from the...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:40 am
Three local medical leaders are calling on the state legislature to pass a law that would raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21. The presidents of the Orleans and Jefferson Parish Medical Societies along with Smoking Cessation Trust CEO Mike Rodgers are behind the effort. Rodger says raising the...
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September 11, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party's drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year. It could...
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September 05, 2018 - 6:56 am
LSU Health New Orleans is joining an international study that’s showing positive results in the search for alternatives to knee replacement for those who suffer chronic pain. They’re the first US based organization to join the study. Associate Professor Vinod Dasa says the CartiHeal system cores...
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David Blake
August 30, 2018 - 1:35 pm
As law enforcement and government agencies battle the opioid epidemic, there are new spinoff problems impacting many Americans who suffer from chronic pain. It's reported that some patients now worry that the DEA will come between patients and their doctors. With more and more doctors trying to...
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August 26, 2018 - 9:38 am
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — On Aug. 18, 2018, at 4 a.m. Jason Cohen showed up at the starting line of a 100-mile foot race that covers literal mountains. But running an “ultramarathon” almost 2 miles above sea level wasn’t the craziest part, nor was the 30-hour window he has to complete the race. It’s...
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