Health

January 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
(WWL.com) - An estimated ten-thousand pro-life supporters are expected to march in Saturday’s Louisiana Life March North in Bossier/Shreveport. Life March North is the second of three events being held across Louisiana. Organizer Louis Avallone says the movement is much more than just protesting...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:52 am
(WWL.com) -- The American Lung Association has released their “State of Tobacco Control” report, which shows Louisiana lagging behind the nation in reducing tobacco use. The report card gives the state “F”s in four out of five key categories. Regional Director of Health Promotion for ALA, Amy Ellis...
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January 24, 2018 - 11:43 am
A study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge finds that walking, even if only ten minutes per day, can be beneficial. Dr. Tim Church says a group of 464 women who walked for 72 minutes a week for six months improved their heart health and fitness. "Ten minutes a day...
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January 23, 2018 - 6:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is ending its preparations for cuts to a health insurance program for low-income children after Congress renewed the program for six years. Andrew Tuozzolo, with Louisiana's health department, said Tuesday the state already was in the process of rescinding...
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January 21, 2018 - 12:23 pm
All remaining water advisories for areas surrounding New Orleans have now been lifted. The boil water advisories in St. John Parish for Edgard, Reserve and Garyville were lifted Sunday. So, all advisories have been lifted parishwide in St. John. Investigative samples analyzed Sunday by the...
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January 20, 2018 - 12:15 pm
(WWL.com) Jefferson Parish President Michael Yenni, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Jefferson Parish Water Department, lifted the Boil Water Advisory for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish early Saturday afternoon. Based on the restoration of pressure...
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USA TODAY
January 20, 2018 - 10:48 am
(WWL.com) Saturday morning, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on the government shutdown and its impact on the state of Louisiana. Gov. Edwards called on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 20, 2018 - 5:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. "This is a season that has a lot...
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January 19, 2018 - 8:48 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord'...
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