Health

March 19, 2019 - 6:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal Medicaid agency described a November audit that said Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program may have spent as much as $85 million on ineligible enrollees as "deeply troubling" and said it could seek repayment of misspent money. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and...
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Jim Hanzo
March 19, 2019 - 9:09 am
You've heard that a low dose aspirin a day would help prevent a heart attack, but are doctors reversing the recommendation? The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association now suggest that the low dose aspirin could be linked to bleeding or major hemorrhages. Dr. Orlando...
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Chris Miller
March 18, 2019 - 9:20 am
Have you ever looked at yourself and thought, "I could use a little nip here or a tuck there?" Lately, a lot more people have, apparently. Nearly 18 million people had a cosmetic procedure of some kind in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That's more than a quarter...
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March 14, 2019 - 7:41 pm
(WWL.com) - The number of abortions in Louisiana last year fell to a 10-year low. 8,048 abortions were reported to have been performed in the state, and Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper says it’s part of a years long trend. “Over the past four years we have seen a 21...
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Jim Hanzo
March 11, 2019 - 9:15 am
With the new time change you may notice the sun won't be coming up as early. That will definitely pose problems on the road for drivers. Sgt. Melissa Matey with Louisiana State Police said this is a cause for concern when you leave the house in the morning and when you head home. "Make sure that...
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Don Ames
March 11, 2019 - 8:26 am
Despite claims by fast food chains that they're serving healthy food, it appears their offerings have become increasingly more and more unhealthy. A new study from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says the size and calorie content of fast food items at the country's most popular restaurants...
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Don Ames
March 08, 2019 - 8:19 am
Though flu has been widespread in Louisiana this season, it's been mild compared to last year. But emerging data, just revealed by health officials, suggest the second half of this season may be more aggressive, and it's only just beginning. The CDC says a deadly, secondary strain of the bug has...
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Jim Hanzo
March 08, 2019 - 7:20 am
This weekend we are going to be springing forward one hour as we set the clocks ahead, but how are we going to feel the next few days of Daylight Saving Time. You're probably not getting enough sleep now but add another hour lost and your internal clock is in an uproar. Dr. Marlon Joseph with...
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March 03, 2019 - 10:20 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will be part of a national pilot project to create a rating system to judge the quality of the state's addiction treatment programs. The state health department announced Louisiana's inclusion in the project, saying it will join Massachusetts and New York in the...
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Don Ames
March 01, 2019 - 8:11 am
This time of year, Mardi Gras revelry can often result in some morning-after misery. Carnival season is prime time for those after-party hangovers in New Orleans. But, there are some ways to ease the pain. There are, of course, a number of old wives' tales about hair-of-the dog and such. And, a lot...
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