LSU Health New Orleans

Chris Miller
November 12, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Living longer may have less to do with genes and more to do with your lifestyle. A study published in the journal Genetics finds that lifestyle, not genes, is the biggest determiner of how long we live. "There are a number studies that show heritability of longevity account for anywhere from ten to...
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Don Ames
October 15, 2018 - 8:51 am
A new study finds hugs are good for your health. And, they can also help to reduce bad moods. They may even be necessary. "We've known for some time that humans are hard-wired to need touch, affectionate touch, to reinforce our sense of belonging to our group to help ourselves calm, to help...
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Chris Miller
October 12, 2018 - 9:18 am
Now that's more like it! Real fall weather is here, and it might even make you feel better, after what felt like an endless summer. "For some people, the fall, the coolness of the weather will bring on a really nice mood," said LSU Health New Orleans associate professor and licensed clinical...
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Jim Hanzo
October 03, 2018 - 8:37 am
The FDA reports an increase of teens who use e-cigarettes and they're calling it an epidemic. The FDA said it was cracking down hard on sales of vaping products to teenagers and might consider taking e-cigarettes off the market if makers don't do more to stop the more rapidly growing sales to teens...
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Don Ames
September 20, 2018 - 7:02 am
It appears there really are such things as 'bad vibes.' You can start the day off feeling great, then comes one mean comment, or you just see or hear a negative news story. Bam! You’re in a bad mood for the rest of the day. "It's because our thoughts, our feelings and our actions are all connected...
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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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June 05, 2018 - 10:20 am
(WWL.com) -- About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Now, a new study has found that many breast cancer patients could skip chemotherapy. The report, which is being considered a landmark study, is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment. It...
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June 02, 2018 - 8:39 am
(WWL.com) - The American Cancer Society has new guidelines recommending earlier screenings for colorectal cancer, bumping the previously recommended age from 50, down to 45. LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health founding Dean Dr. Elizabeth Fontham, says there’s been an alarming new trend...
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July 21, 2017 - 7:56 am
(WWL.com) Doctors at LSU Health New Orleans helped regrow a toddler’s brain after she drowned. Two-year-old Eden Carlson lost a significant amount of brain tissue after spending 15 minutes underwater. Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Paul Harch, says she made remarkable improvements after being...
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July 13, 2017 - 8:58 pm
WWL.com Reporting 12 Louisiana beaches have been placed under a health advisory as the water at these sites contain high amounts of bacteria. The state Department of Health takes water samples from 24 beaches to determine the levels of the enterococci bacteria. (See map below for the beaches under...
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