Health

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 14, 2017 - 4:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds. It's threatening to boost premiums for millions and rattle insurance markets. It also...
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October 12, 2017 - 8:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients, according to information The Associated Press...
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October 11, 2017 - 5:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients, according to information The Associated Press...
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October 11, 2017 - 2:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Sexually transmitted diseases have increased across the U.S. for a third consecutive year and Louisiana ranked second-highest for each of the three STDs measured, behind only Washington D.C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Louisiana has the second-...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., look at a poster at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, urging Republicans to abandon cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 07, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate's Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass "great" health legislation. The answer back: Democrats are willing to hear his ideas,...
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Don Ames
October 02, 2017 - 9:13 am
Germ-zapping robots are now part of the staff at Ochsner Medical Center. The automated employees are being used to help cut down on healthcare-associated infections. Dr. Sandy Kemmerly, Infectious Disease Specialist at Ochsner, says the LightStrike Robots emit a high-intensity ultraviolet light...
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President Donald Trump steps through the door of Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Trump is spending the weekend in Bedminster, N.J., at his golf club. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 30, 2017 - 8:58 pm
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — The ouster of Tom Price as President Donald Trump's health secretary is yet another self-inflicted blow for Republicans wishing to put their own stamp on health care — and the latest distraction for a White House struggling to advance its agenda after months of turmoil...
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September 29, 2017 - 5:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS –The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTCB) is reporting the detection of West Nile virus in additional mosquito collections in Orleans Parish. At this time, no locally-transmitted human cases of West Nile or Zika virus have been reported in New Orleans...
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