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.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Sevices launched a program Tuesday, Dec. 3 which expands free access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a “highly effective” medication that significantly lowers a person’s chance of a person getting HIV if used daily.
If you’re wanting to show thanks to your family this year, be sure to include healthier side dishes during your Thanksgiving dinner. Ochsner’s Eat Fit BR makes finding healthy recipes easy using their free mobile app.
It seems like everybody knows at least one person who’s sick right now, and with the holidays fast approaching, WAFB has got some tips to make sure you don’t get sick yourself, or pass those germs on to your loved ones.
Doctors across the country are sounding the alarm about antibiotics. They’re lifesavers when used correctly, but there’s a danger too. Overprescribing antibiotics puts the entire population at risk, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls it one of the biggest risks to public health.
Leaders on the Ascension Parish School Board are partnering with doctors at Our Lady of the Lake and deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office to warn both parents and teens across the parish about the dangerous health effects of vaping.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) confirmed on Monday, Nov. 18 the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. LDH was unable to provide specifics about the deceased individual due to privacy concerns.