health

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 18, 2018 - 12:27 pm
When was the last time you ran? On the heals of a new report ranking Louisiana's health at 50th in the nation, the governor wants more of us doing it more often. "I'd love to have you join me in taking a few steps in the right direction... to move Louisiana forward in a healthier direction,"...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Jeff Cook, left, Randy Owen, center, and Teddy Gentry of the group Alabama tapes a song for Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon in Nashville, Tenn. Country band Alabama to mark 50 years together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Cook announced that he has Parkinson’s disease. Cook will join band members Owen and Gentry on the tour as much as physically possible on the tour that begins Jan. 10 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson's disease. The Grammy-winning trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Cook formed in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama,...
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December 14, 2018 - 8:27 am
(WWL.com) - For the 13th time since 1990, Louisiana has been ranked 50th in America’s health rankings. The state has never been higher than 47. Thirty-five different areas of health are factored in to determine the overall ranking. Dr. Rhonda Randall with the United Health Foundation said among the...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:05 pm
(WWL.com) -- According to a report by the Commonwealth Fund workers and their families in Louisiana are spending the largest share of their income on health care compared to the rest of America. Vice President for Healthcare Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund Sara Collins says… “Premium...
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Don Ames
December 10, 2018 - 7:20 am
Up to 80 percent of Americans lie to their doctors, according to a new study at the University of Utah. The most common thing people don't tell their doctor is that they don't agree with the physician's recommended course of treatment. "They may or may not have had agreement about what the best...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2007, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco conducts an interview in her office Baton Rouge, La. Blanco says there's "no escape" from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body. News outlets report Blanco was honored Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, by the Council for a Better Louisiana and gave what felt like a farewell speech. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
December 06, 2018 - 6:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco says there's "no escape" from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body. News outlets report Blanco was honored Wednesday by the Council for a Better Louisiana and gave what felt like a farewell speech. Blanco is the state...
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A bouquet of flowers, left by mourners, lays near the site of Wednesday's mass shooting, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Investigators continue to work to figure out why an ex-Marine opened fire Wednesday evening inside a Southern California country music bar, killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
November 10, 2018 - 5:00 am
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities trying to make sense of why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar are not publicly discussing what they've learned, but at least one Instagram post he made after beginning the massacre has emerged as an early focus. Social media platforms...
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David Blake
October 03, 2018 - 2:28 pm
Americas love affair with fast food shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports over a third of adults are eating fast food at least once a week, and in some cases, every day. It has raised concerns among health officials since many fast-food items are high in...
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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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Don Ames
September 06, 2018 - 7:14 am
Louisianans are among the most sleepless people in the nation. According to a recent study, one-fifth of workers in Louisiana 'survive' on less than 5 hours sleep each night. Not good, says Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Chief of Community and Population Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of...
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