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WWL Newsroom
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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WWL Newsroom
October 05, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Patty Burnaman | WWL First News It is not unusual to be told the first available appointment with a medical specialist will be three to four months from now, especially with an endocrinologist, dermatologist, or neurologist. As the population ages, the demand for these specialists grows, and the...
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Don Ames
September 13, 2019 - 10:20 am
It used to be incredibly rare to see anyone under age 40 suffer a heart attack. But now, it's becoming more common among people, especially men, in their 20s and early 30s. Dr. Murtuza Ali, cardiologist at LSU Health New Orleans, says while high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol problems...
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WWL Newsroom
September 07, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The number of cases of lung diseases or other pulmonary issues linked to vaping has ballooned since concerns were made public early last week. LSU Health New Orleans Pulmonary Expert, Dr. Stephen Kantrow, says 450 cases from 33 states and three, possibly four deaths from pulmonary issues have been...
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Chris Miller
August 13, 2019 - 11:24 am
In just the last several months the three women above were all reported missing from New Orleans. They, like many others reported missing, were never really missing. They just had not been in contact with the people who made the reports. Tamara Gibson (left) was reported missing in New Orleans...
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Don Ames
August 08, 2019 - 9:06 am
A lot of folks may be harming themselves by being less than honest with their physicians. Almost a quarter of folks surveyed recently admit that they lie at the doctor's office. Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Chief of Community and Population Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, says it's not unusual. In...
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Jim Hanzo
July 18, 2019 - 7:40 am
Bankrate.com survey says more than half of U.S. adults are losing sleep over money and that is causing us some big problems. Those everyday expenses are causing some sleepless nights, even more so than relationships, health and work. Not good, according to Dr. Benjamin Springgate, LSU Health Chief...
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Chris Miller
May 30, 2019 - 12:05 pm
When someone says "Millennial," you may immediately think of a younger person in skinny jeans eating locally-sourced, farm-to-table organic kale -- but what if we told you that Millennials may be less healthy than Generation X or Baby Boomers were when they were that age? A study done for Blue...
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Jim Hanzo
May 22, 2019 - 9:13 am
If you think that being sad is bad for your health think again. The angrier you are later in life the more damage you will do to your physical health, according to a Canadian researcher. The team of researchers discovered that daily feelings of anger led to higher levels of inflammation and chronic...
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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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