Ochsner Baton Rouge now an approved milk depot

Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge is now an approved milk depot for Mothers' Milk Bank of Louisiana (MMBL) at Ochsner Baptist.

La. contract with Ochsner, LSU seeks to take over safety net hospitals

New details were released Tuesday on Louisiana’s massive contract proposal with Ochsner and LSU to take over the safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe.

Doctors encourage prevention ahead of flu season

With the flu season right around the corner, the sneezing, runny nose, and other symptoms are already closing in, with positive cases of the virus popping up.

Baton Rouge paramedics learn new skills to save lives

Paramedics who work for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Baton Rouge have learned some new skills that are already helping them save more lives during emergencies.

La. Board of Medical Examiners votes to eliminate patient limit for licensed medical marijuana doctors

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners voted 8 to 1 Monday to begin eliminating the limit on the number of patients for which doctors can recommend therapeutic marijuana.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding, study says

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

LIghts of Hope honors recovering addicts

Lights of Hope is a symbol of bravery during recovery and remembrance for a loved one lost. It’s also a call to awareness to the disease of addiction.

FDA calls youth e-cigarette use an ‘epidemic’

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps toward addressing what they are calling an “epidemic” in the vaping community, the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers.

A celebration of those living life in recovery

September is National Recovery Month, a celebration of those living a life in recovery from addiction and mental illness.

Free discussion on opioid epidemic open to the public

Baton Rouge Health District to host author of Drug Dealer MD for open discussion on the opioid epidemic.

Spa shut down over hygiene concerns from vampire facial

The vampire facial uses the client's own blood and then it's re-inserted with micro-needling to give a person a youthful look.

Livingston Parish Library offers free flu shots

The Livingston Parish Library (LPL) is teaming up with Walgreens of Walker to provide free flu shots to the public.

Grant gives Baton Rouge tire shredder for mosquito abatement

The Louisiana Department of Health has awarded a $605,000 grant to the East Baton Rouge Mosquito and Rodent Control District to purchase a tire shredder.

More than parks and rec; BREC takes physical activity ‘On the Geaux’

BREC on the Geaux provides fun, positive and structured recreation programming for children and adults who live in "play deserts."

Mayor-President Broome sponsoring fitness essay contest for middle school students

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is sponsoring an essay contest to encourage middle school students in East Baton Rouge Parish to think about their health and wellness.

Boy, 3, saves diabetic mother’s life after her blood sugar levels crash

When Ashton Cupples’ blood sugar crashed, it was up to her son to figure out a way to save her, and that's exactly what he did.

Ochsner Baton Rouge receives grant to help patients overcome transportation barriers

Ochsner Baton Rouge is happy to announce that American Cancer Society has awarded a $5,000 transportation grant to help patients receiving cancer treatment at Ochsner Cancer Center Baton Rouge or (in the future) Ochsner Medical Complex – High Grove.

La. program aims to help children in school with past traumatic experiences

Thirty volunteers from different backgrounds have signed up for an intense training program to help parents and community leaders help kids get a better handle on their health.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Pennington Biomedical aims to help prevent and treat damage caused by type 2 diabetes

A National Institutes of Health grant will help LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center take the next step to better understanding how to prevent the kidney damage and failure caused by type 2 diabetes.

More than 2K jambalaya plates sold for MDA and Canine Companions for Independence

Master Vac Industrial Services raised more than $16,000 selling jambalaya plates during a fundraiser for MDA and CCI.

Program created for expectant mothers struggling with opioid use disorder during pregnancy

Woman’s Hospital and United Health Foundation are announcing a new program for expectant mothers with opioid use disorder.

BRG offers beauty boost workshops for women with cancer

Look Good Feel Better workshop is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment.

Ochsner Health to become minority member of CHRISTUS Health Southwestern Louisiana

Ochsner Health System announced today they finalized an agreement for Ochsner to become a minority member of CHRISTUS Health Southwestern Louisiana.

Do not eat, do not buy Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, FDA warns

The FDA says this second alert was issued because the CDC has continued to receive reports of illnesses linked to the cereal, so they are reminding consumers to not eat it.

More than 50 cyclists participate in Mayor Broome’s latest Move with the Mayor event

More than 50 cyclists participated in Mayor Broome's latest Move with the Mayor event.

Regymen Fitness provides club concept workout using unique lighting and high-energy atmosphere

Regymen Fitness is celebrating the grand opening of their second Baton Rouge location. The co-founder gaves us a tour of the newest studio and shows us what's unique about Regymen, from the lighting, to the music, to the energy. He says it will help you forget you're working out.

Scientists say airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets

Researchers also examined surfaces of handrails toilets kiosk touchscreens and toys in children's play areas. Security trays were found to have the most contamination.

Lafayette man with West Nile was at Hackberry camp when he became ill

A Lafayette man who has contracted West Nile Virus had been staying at his camp in Hackberry for the three weeks before he became extremely ill.

Sulphur mother raising awareness about Bartonella after son’s diagnosis

It's also sometimes called the "cat-scratch" disease.

Microscopic implant aims to bring relief to glaucoma patients

Imagine for a second having a disease that slowly robs your ability to see the world.

Recall of CVS nasal spray expanded; now including baby oral gels

A voluntary recall of nasal spray sold at CVS has been expanded, and is now including baby oral gels made by the same company that manufactures the spray.

Lawmakers identify potential problems with Medicaid program

The task force charged with identifying and preventing Medicaid fraud identified a number of potential problems with the program on Wednesday.

BRG gives free physicals to Special Olympics athletes

Local athletes hoping to make it to the Special Olympics took a big step in the right direction Wednesday.

Pound Class has women working out to the beat

A new class offered at Woman’s Center for Wellness has women working out to the beat of their own drum, albeit invisible

Hospitals identify biggest health problems in Baton Rouge with new plan

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome believes a new plan will help with Baton Rouge's most pressing health problems.

Mayor Broome Announces 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

Information provided by the Office of the Mayor-President Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome unveiled the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).

East Baton Rouge EMS wins 4th consecutive award for fast response times

East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services (EMS) added some hardware to their trophy case on Thursday.

Cancer Services & Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center present 'The Gala Goes Gatsby'

With a true spirit of supporting those impacted by cancer, a brand-new community bash to raise funds is being launched. This year, travel back in time for an event the whole town will be talking about at "The Gala Goes Gatsby."

Advocates stress getting tested as HIV numbers in Baton Rouge improve

New data released by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) indicate the number of new cases of HIV in the Capital City are the lowest in two decade.