LSU Health New Orleans

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
February 19, 2019 - 8:43 am
How many push-ups can you do at one time? Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health is suggesting those who could do more that 40 pushups may decrease their risk of developing cardiovascular problems. Dr. Murtuza Ali, LSU Health New Orleans Associate Professor and Interventional...
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David Blake
February 05, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Dr. Fred Lopez talks with Tommy Tucker about the importance of measles shots. A current outbreak of the Measles in the U.S. is again stirring up the debate over the safety of vaccines and the discredited link to autism. Some parents continue to link the two, to the exasperation of many medical...
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January 28, 2019 - 5:25 pm
(WWL.com) -- Alzheimer's sufferers and their loved ones potentially have some great news out of LSU Health New Orleans: A patient who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy showed a big improvement in their mental and physical faculties. Director of Hyperbaric Medicine Dr. Paul Harch says the patient...
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Jim Hanzo
January 24, 2019 - 8:31 am
Research posted in the BMJ journal suggests that leaving a 2 hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn't seem to be associated with any discernible difference in our health. But the problem is snacking after you eat and before going to bed, according to Dr. Henry Nuss, LSU Health...
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December 21, 2018 - 12:50 pm
(WWL.com) A new study from Sweden has found the risk of having a heart attack rises nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve. Cardiologist Dr. Frank Smart at LSU Health New Orleans said the research shows that coupled with the cold weather of the winter months which causes arteries to spasm, emotions and...
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November 29, 2018 - 8:34 am
(WWL.com) A recent survey found that 1 in 3 Americans suffers from “festive burnout” due to the holidays being a stressful time. Even though it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, LSU Health New Orleans clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Moore said several factors can contribute...
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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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