The largest concentration of reported cases of the vaccine-preventable illness remains in Livingston Parish, with between 121 and 240 cases. East Baton Rouge and Ouachita parishes reported the second-highest concentration of cases, between 61 and 120.
As the Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) continues to enhance its outreach to individuals in need of opioid addiction recovery, it will hold an Open House to introduce the Opioid Mobile Outreach Team.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced new travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus outbreak. All guests who have traveled to China in the last 14 days prior to their embarkation day will not be allowed to sail, according to the company.
Thus far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed five patients in the US that have been diagnosed with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019–nCoV), however, there are currently no confirmed cases in Louisiana.
Proceeds from the race go towards supporting the Academies of Finance, Health Science and Information Technology. The money goes towards professional development for teachers, supplies for students, and work-based learning initiatives inclusive of internships.
Southern University has become the first Historically Black College University (HBCU) to launch a hemp product line. The school’s agricultural research and extension center in Baton Rouge has partnered with Ilera Holistic Healthcare to deliver CBD to dispensaries in Louisiana.
Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.) has joined health officials in President Donald Trump’s administration in unveiling the new Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) program, which will allow states to create specific policies to provide better care for able-bodied adults who are eligible for Medicaid.
Time is of the essence in any cardiac emergency, and EBR EMS says studies show a victim’s chance of surviving a cardiac episode is reduced by 10% with every minute that passes without CPR or defibrillation.
A new study finds that seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels exceeding safety thresholds, but experts say just because an ingredient is absorbed does not mean it’s unsafe.
United States health officials are now cautioning travelers about a mysterious coronavirus. The respiratory virus first appeared in the Chinese province of Wuhan, but doctors confirmed a case of coronavirus in Washington state.
LSU fans are sure to be cheering loudly at Monday’s (Jan. 13) National Championship game against Clemson, so health experts are offering some tips on how to prevent vocal problems before they even start.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates so far this season at least 6.4 million people have had the flu. As we approach the second peak of flu season it’s important to take extra precaution to avoid the illness.
The Capital Area Behavioral Health Collaborative is hosting a meeting Thursday, Jan. 9 to give the community information about mental health and opioid services available in the region, as well as information on the Bridge Center for Hope.
A free, clinician-led eating support group will launch in Baton Rouge in the coming months. It will be funded with $14,000 raised in 2019 by Southern Smash, a program under The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now approved Louisiana’s hemp plan, making it the first of three states to get approval as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain made the announcement Friday, Dec. 27.