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Doctors warn of dangerous virus in children

Doctors warn of dangerous virus in childrenIf you have very young children, recognizing the warning signs of a serious virus that's going around now could be lifesaving.
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Local doctors make discovery in fight against Ebola

Local doctors make discovery in fight against EbolaLocal doctors have made an important discovery in the fight against the Ebola virus.
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Millennials' premiums higher with Affordable Care Act

Millennials' premiums higher with Affordable Care ActThe deductible is so high people are getting it to avoid the penalty but they can't use it because the out-of-pocket exposure is unrealistic.
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App puts restaurant health reports at your fingertips

App puts restaurant health reports at your fingertipsBut now with the "What the Health" app, you can instantly see how your favorite restaurant is measuring up.
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Tips to relieve stress for new mothers

Tips to relieve stress for new mothersReturning to work for new mothers is especially stressful.
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Study: Smoking and obesity can lead to premature graying

Study: Smoking and obesity can lead to premature grayingAnd while the genes you inherit from mom or dad are the most powerful risk factor for graying early, a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that obesity and smoking are significantly associated with graying early.
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Study: Lunch after recess prompts kids to eat more veggies, fruit

Study: Lunch after recess prompts kids to eat more veggies, fruitFor decades, school lunch ladies have been puzzling over how to get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables.
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New ultrasound tech changes healthcare

New ultrasound tech changes healthcareThousands of doctors are in New Orleans from around the world to see the latest medical technology at the International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care at the New Orleans Convention Center.
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Implant allows woman to hear in both ears

Implant allows woman to hear in both earsFor the first time, a Luling preschool director is hearing the sounds of her students' voices. The moment she knew the new technology was working was one her family will never forget.
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Preventing cold weather asthma attacks

Preventing cold weather asthma attacksDoctors say people with asthma need to take extra precautions, and even medication, during this extreme cold weather.
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Louisiana flu season 'terrible' so far

Louisiana flu season 'terrible' so farMuch of the country has been hit hard with influenza this winter, with Louisiana faring no better.
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Oral cancer on rise in young people

Oral cancer on rise in young peopleAlex Dupuy is like most 15-year-old boys, except for one very special talent. Last year he stole the headlines during a bowling tournament for bowling a perfect 300.
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11-year-old cancer patient honored by Sean Payton dies

11-year-old cancer patient honored by Sean Payton diesThe 11-year-old cancer patient from Rayne who head coach Sean Payton honored on Monday Night Football has died.
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Sister's Christmas gift to brother is her kidney

Sister's Christmas gift to brother is her kidneyAfter seven years of waiting, a sister is finally getting the chance to help her brother battle a long-time illness. Monday, the siblings spent the day at Tulane Medical Center, as they prepare for a big day.
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Organ donors, recipients celebrate together

Organ donors, recipients celebrate togetherEach year the party invitation list grows, but it's a list many more people want to be on.
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Still no decision on JP hospitals

Still no decision on JP hospitalsIt's a decision that has missed deadline after deadline. Now coming up on three years, it looks like the financially challenged East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center will not have a group in place to manage them by the end of the year.
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New treatment to reverse damage to skin on neck, chest

New treatment to reverse damage to skin on neck, chestIt's an area that we usually forget to protect and can give away your age. But now there is a way to reverse damage of the neck and chest with a non-surgical office procedure.
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Breakthrough in Herpes treatment may lead to success against viruses

Breakthrough in Herpes treatment may lead to success against virusesBreakthrough in Herpes treatment may lead to success against viruses
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Louisiana leads the nation in flu cases so far this year

Louisiana leads the nation in flu cases so far this yearHealth officials say the state of Louisiana is seeing more cases of the flu than any other state in the country right now.
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New implant treats chronic acid reflux

New implant treats chronic acid refluxWhile most people will feel uncomfortable after overeating on Thanksgiving, for some people it happens every day.
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Could medical marijuana solve state's budget woes?

Could medical marijuana solve state's budget woes?While a small group of states is cashing in on cannabis, the question is being raised if medical marijuana has a future in Louisiana with pot and politics starting to mix in some circles.
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No grain diet helped save ex-reporter's life

No grain diet helped save ex-reporter's lifeA doctor says we are causing early destruction of our brains with the typical American diet. And he says the science backs him up.
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Flu forces one-day closure of Algiers' Catholic elementary

Flu forces one-day closure of Algiers' Catholic elementaryAn Algiers Catholic School closed Tuesday for a one-day cleaning after an outbreak of the flu caused a large number of students and teachers to miss class.
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Ochsner sees baby boom nine months after arctic blast

Ochsner sees baby boom nine months after arctic blastSchools and offices were closed, and so were some of the streets because of an Arctic blast. And now the weather is changing the population.
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Local doctor identifies risks for death from Ebola

Local doctor identifies risks for death from EbolaHe's been to West Africa nine times in the last four years. Recently, Tulane's Dr. John Schieffelin has done research and patient care in the heart of the Ebola outbreak.
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  • 3 months ago
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Dr. Wasserman: Understanding Down Syndrome

Dr. Wasserman: Understanding Down SyndromeDr. Wasserman: Down Syndrome
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Local doctors pioneered latest breast reconstruction surgery

Local doctors pioneered latest breast reconstruction surgeryA story on the New York Times opinion page has touched people around the world, not only because of who the writer is, but also because of the topic.
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  • 3 months ago