WWL Newsroom
March 31, 2020 - 8:40 am
With a recent donation of 400,000 hydroxychloroquine tablets, a drug with the potential to be vital in the treatment of COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers, testing of the medication will soon begin in Louisiana.
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sam thomas
May 28, 2019 - 6:44 pm
Is excessive playing of video games an “addiction?” Is being “burned-out” at work a disease? The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially designated excessive playing of video games an addiction, but is it? WHO now classifies addiction to video games a mental disorder defined by “a pattern of...
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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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July 06, 2018 - 3:06 pm
( -- The man who performed the first heart transplant in the Gulf South has passed away in New Orleans. Doctor John Ochsner conducted over 12,000 surgeries during a 57-year career. He passed away at the age of 91. President of the Ochsner Health System, Warner Thomas, calls Doctor Ochsner...
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June 15, 2018 - 11:53 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are trying to offer patients more details about what happens at the pharmacy counter and whether they've gotten the most affordable medication for an ailment. In the regular legislative session, lawmakers passed bills requiring more transparency about the...
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March 28, 2018 - 2:45 pm
( -- Legislation cleared the Louisiana House Health and Welfare committee today that would allow certain autism patients to have the ability to receive a prescription for medical marijuana, once it comes available in Louisiana. Louisiana Mothers Advocating for Medical Marijuana spokesperson...
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February 26, 2018 - 9:49 pm
There has been an increase in the number of organ donations as a result of opioid addicts dying. In Louisiana, there has been a 40 percent increase in organ donors over the last two years. Louisiana Organ Procurement Association spokeswoman Kirsten Heintz says the opioid crisis is now impacting...
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David Blake
February 21, 2018 - 12:54 pm
When the Saints announced today that 90-year-old team owner Tom Benson was in intensive care with flu-like symptoms , we learned more about the elderly and how tough this flu season has been. LSU Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says there can be serious complications. ''Pneumonia is...
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Chris Miller
February 20, 2018 - 8:46 am
The weather is warm and plants are blooming. For a lot of people, this means itchy, watery eyes and runny noses. It's not just an early allergy season, it seems to be a bad one. "We are seeing people coming to the hospital, because of their allergies, their asthma is worsening," said Dr. Sanjay...
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David Blake
February 09, 2018 - 12:12 pm
The forecast calls for rain for both Saturday and Sunday and some of the showers could be heavy at times. Some parade watchers say they won't go because they don't want to get sick but will the rain really make you ill? Dr. Brobson Lutz with the Orleans Parish Medical Society is more concerned...
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