Health

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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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
September 25, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maine's Sen. Susan Collins says she's against the last-gasp Republican health care bill. That means there are more than enough Senate GOP opponents to kill the party's drive to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The only remaining hope for the White House and...
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Chris Miller
September 25, 2017 - 11:05 am
Technology has put our favorite TV shows at our fingertips, and there seems to be more quality television than ever, but it may be coming at the expense of our health. Maybe you just can't wait for the next season of Stranger Things or you want to catch up on the Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to members of the media while attending an event in Lewiston, Maine. Collins said Sunday, Sept. 24, she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. That likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party's premier campaign promises dangling by a thread. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 24, 2017 - 11:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it. In a late bid to...
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September 24, 2017 - 5:47 pm
(WWL.com) LSU’s Speech Language Hearing Clinic has a program that allows people with a medical condition like ALS to bank their voice. Speech Language Pathologist Sara Green Mele says individuals with a degenerative disease come to the clinic and record their voice in a sound proof booth using a...
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