Health

May 31, 2017 - 7:06 am
(WWL.com) A study out of Australia finds late night phone usage could hurt teens’ sleep quality and mental health. LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans clinical psychologist Michelle Moore is not surprised by the findings and says parents shouldn’t allow their kids to have cellphones in their...
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David Blake
May 30, 2017 - 3:14 pm
The Centers for Disease Control is out with an alarming report on the death rate from Alzheimer's disease. It's risen 50 percent in the last 15 years. Medical investigator Patrick Gahan with LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center is not surprised. ''This disease is the most costly disease we...
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May 28, 2017 - 5:42 am
WWL.com Reporting Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee made her case to the Senate Finance Committee today, as her department is facing a huge budget cut. Mandeville Senator Jack Donahue says state spending on healthcare has increased $1.4 billion since 2010. LDH spending now accounts for...
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May 28, 2017 - 5:37 am
WWL.com Reporting With the summer in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the public about bacteria in public pools. Michelle Hlvasa with the CDC says there’s a germ called cryptosporidium that’s causing a lot of outbreaks linked to swimming. She says they’re seeing an...
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Don Ames
May 22, 2017 - 6:27 am
New Orleans will soon be home to a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center. Provision Healthcare plans to break ground this year on a $100 million Proton Therapy Center in the city's biomedical corridor. "What that means is, right there in New Orleans, we'll have cuting-edge, advanced cancer...
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May 07, 2017 - 11:44 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- Even as the Republican health care overhaul remains a work in progress, states are planning for big changes that could swell the ranks of the uninsured and hit them with higher costs. A key tenet underlying the GOP plan is to give states more authority over how to...
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May 06, 2017 - 3:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana researcher has a $2.5 million, five-year federal grant to develop better materials for dental fillings. LSU Health New Orleans says the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Health wants professor Xiaoming Xu to create stronger, longer-lasting materials that...
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Chris Miller
May 04, 2017 - 2:45 pm
Louisiana officials today either praised or criticized the vote in the nation's capitol to repeal and replace many provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also know as Obamacare. Opinion on the issue broke mainly along party lines. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-1st Dist.) said the American...
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