Health

David Blake
October 27, 2017 - 12:55 pm
The first real blast of arctic air comes whipping into south Louisiana this weekend and folks will start to worry about getting sick and apparently the worry is for real. Dr. Lutz-Interview 10-27-17.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio($('[data-media-loading]')); })(...
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October 26, 2017 - 8:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards traveled to Washington to attend President Donald Trump's speech on fighting the opioid epidemic. Louisiana's governor joined leaders of five other states at Thursday's White House event in which Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 26, 2017 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's...
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October 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products. The recall was ordered...
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., accompanied by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after she and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 17, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives...
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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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