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November 13, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Patty Burnaman | WWL First News We are being told that it’s “cold and flu season,” but is there really such a thing? Dr. Fred Lopez, infectious disease specialist at LSU Health New Orleans, tells us it’s not so much the temperature, as it is what we do when it gets cold: we congregate in warm...
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Johnny Lopez
November 11, 2019 - 9:52 am
Ten people in Oklahoma wound up in the hospital after being given the wrong medication. Eight residents and two staff members at Jacquelyn House, a care facility for people with intellectual disabilities, became unresponsive after being injected with insulin instead of the flu shot, reported USA...
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November 10, 2019 - 11:31 am
New Orleans now has a 25-bed facility where people found seriously drunk in public can sober up under the care of trained staffers. The City Council voted to authorize police to take people to the Sobering Center, which is near the French Quarter. Emergency Medical Services has been doing so since...
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Tarrah Gibbons
November 08, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Flu season is officially here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. This can infect the throat, nose and sometimes lungs. RADIO.COM interviewed Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, a medical correspondent and medical director of City MD, who says the best way to prevent the...
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WWL Newsroom
November 05, 2019 - 9:04 pm
Medical marijuana advocates are raising concerns about the sky-high cost of the treatment in Louisiana. Healing Clinics CEO Kathryn Thomas says a bottle of the average product costs $180 to $220, and that can add up to a lot of money for some patients. “For some of those patients, particularly the...
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Don Ames
November 04, 2019 - 9:03 am
Getting an extra hour of sleep this past weekend was a good thing, right? Well, maybe. There's a good possibility you may still be suffering some after effects of the time change. Dr. Jenna Jordan, primary care physician with Ochsner Health System says falling back is definitely much easier than...
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Thomas Perumean
November 04, 2019 - 6:24 am
Everyday drugs like blood thinner Heparin, allergic reaction drug Epinephrine, and Acyclovir–IV, an antiviral used to treat infections are routinely in short supply. "This has been a recurring challenge," says Dr. Nirav Patel with LCMC/University Medical Center. "I think it's something that...
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Thomas Perumean
November 04, 2019 - 5:21 am
High schoolers experimenting with vaping have doubled over two years and more than three times since 2015. Out of the 2,700 students surveyed by Tobacco Free Living, 1-in-4 middle school students have tried vaping and more than half the number of high school students have tried an e-cigarette at...
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Don Ames
October 27, 2019 - 8:14 am
A boil water notice issued Saturday for parts of Slidell remains in effect as of Sunday morning. According to Coast Waterworks, Inc., the advisory was issued Saturday morning for the Eden Isles Oak Harbor water system. The advisory also includes Moonraker Drive, Clipper Estates, Lakeview Drive and...
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WWL Newsroom
October 19, 2019 - 9:24 am
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the state of Louisiana’s request that it toss out a lawsuit challenging a broad array of Louisiana abortion regulations. But the ruling from a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruling also said abortion rights advocates lack standing to...
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