Health

Chris Miller
August 01, 2017 - 11:58 am
Today the city of Lafayette becomes the 12th city in Louisiana to go smoke-free in bars. It follows the lead of other Louisiana cities, including New Orleans. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living says even though this is the 12th locality to ban smoking in bars (smoking in restaurants is...
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July 31, 2017 - 9:30 am
(WWL.com) Research from LSU Health New Orleans suggests walnuts may promote health by helping good bacteria grow in your gut. Lead researcher Dr. Lauri Byerley says walnuts can help promote good bacteria growth in your digestive organs. “Probably it’s the fiber that’s getting into the colon, and...
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Jim Hanzo
July 31, 2017 - 8:16 am
Teenagers seem to do better when school hours are later, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Later for teenagers, not so much for the younger kids going to school. Dr. Ryan Pasternak, associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans, says starting school earlier...
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July 30, 2017 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House stepped up demands Sunday that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, suggesting that lawmakers cancel their entire August recess, if needed, to pass legislation after a stunning series of failed votes last...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017, after the Republican-controlled Senate was unable to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 29, 2017 - 11:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. In apparent frustration over Friday's failure by the Senate Republican majority to pass a bill repealing parts...
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July 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law - or risk a political nightmare in next year's elections. The Senate's...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 29, 2017 - 8:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law has led to finger-pointing but also has left the party with wounded leaders and no evident way ahead on an issue that won't go away. In an astonishing cliff-hanger, the GOP-run Senate...
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Sen. John McCain, R-Az., front left, is pursued by reporters after casting a 'no' vote on a a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 29, 2017 - 1:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain seemed poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol despite a brain cancer diagnosis. He turned out to be the executioner. The longtime Arizona senator stunned pretty much everyone Friday by turning on his party and his president and...
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