Health

Chris Miller
July 28, 2017 - 7:52 am
American companies want to hire American workers,but some are having trouble finding applicants who are clean and sober. It's a hidden cost of the nationwide opioid epidemic. While many lot of people may only think of addicts trapped in expensive cycles of substance abuse and rehabilitation, it's...
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Chris Miller
July 27, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Would you let your kids play football? Its a question more parents are considering after a recent study found 90 percent of brain samples left to science by former pro football players showed signs chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE -- a degenerative brain disease linked to concussions...
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July 23, 2017 - 2:14 pm
LSU Dental School’s main building will be closed Monday after heavy rains caused flooding and damaged electrical equipment. According to school officials, rain Saturday flooded the basements of the main buildings on the campus, located at 1100 Florida Avenue. Reports said the buildings took on 1.5...
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July 23, 2017 - 12:16 pm
WWL.com Reporting The Department of Children and Family Services launches a program aimed at improving the foster care system. On any given day, there are more than 4,000 Louisiana children in foster care. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says they want to raise expectations for foster parents...
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July 22, 2017 - 1:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Southern University received applications from seven companies seeking to be its medical marijuana grower, as the school sets up one of Louisiana's two production facilities. The Southern University Ag Center expects to finish reviewing applications by the end of the month...
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Chris Miller
July 21, 2017 - 3:28 pm
West Nile virus season is here. New Orleans officials today announced mosquito samples collected in the city tested positive for the pathogen. At this time, no human cases have been reported. "While the majority of West Nile virus infections are asymptomatic, the virus can cause serious symptoms,...
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July 21, 2017 - 7:56 am
(WWL.com) Doctors at LSU Health New Orleans helped regrow a toddler’s brain after she drowned. Two-year-old Eden Carlson lost a significant amount of brain tissue after spending 15 minutes underwater. Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Paul Harch, says she made remarkable improvements after being...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
July 20, 2017 - 3:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may make the...
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In this July 26, 2016, photo taken by Zoe Chandra, Alison Chandra and her son, Ethan, 3, both of Middlesex, N.J., pose for a photo in Middlesex. Ethan suffers from heterotaxy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes organs to form incorrectly or in the wrong place. Their story drew attention in June 2017 when Chandra shared a photo of a hospital bill for Ethan's latest heart surgery. The charges added up to more than $230,000 but Chandra owed only $500 after insurance. (Zoe Chandra via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 4:53 am
DENVER (AP) — One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. And while Republicans in Congress...
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