Just last week, the CDC’s report showed increases in the three most commonly reported STDs from 2017 to 2018. It showed cases of gonorrhea increased five percent, primary and secondary syphilis was up 14 percent and chlamydia rose three percent. But — Louisiana, often among the top three states for
Suffering with chronic pain after some major surgeries, Jackie Hyer was excited for some relief from her new medical marijuana prescription, and she says it worked. What she didn't anticipate was the price.
Woman’s Hospital has partnered with The Anna’s Grace Foundation in putting on "The Walk to Remember.” It’s a walk around the Independence park area of Baton Rouge for families of children that died during pregnancy or infancy.
The new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital officially opens Saturday, Oct. 5. The state-of-the-art facility has the latest technology to make patient care more efficient. One system in particular is mutually beneficial for its staff and patients.
Tucked away inside the brand new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is a facility dedicated to the healing of the smallest patients. It’s also a place to say goodbye when medicine and miracles fall short. That space has occupied the minds and hearts of Kim and Trey Bowman for nearly a decade.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, Sept. 25 announced a nationwide recall on Ranitidine Tablets, a medication used to relieve and prevent heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach brought on by eating or drinking certain foods and beverages.
On Saturday, Oct. 5, patients will be rolling into the new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. It has been a long process to get the facility open, and on Wednesday, Sept. 25, WAFB took a trip down every floor.
Walmart's decision is the latest blow to the vaping industry, which has tried to position its products as healthier alternatives to smoking cigarettes, which are responsible for 480,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A video making the rounds on social media by Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization, tackles the issue of school shootings head-on. Those shootings have prompted serious conversations about keeping students safe.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) says 13 cases of pulmonary illness linked to vaping have been reported in Louisiana. A statewide alert was first issued Thursday, Sept. 5 when 9 cases were reported.
A spokesperson for the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says gummy products marketed as containing CBD but instead containing synthetic marijuana were found in several parishes across Louisiana.
Louisiana is set to receive nearly $11 million from the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Award Program, Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday, Sept. 12.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide touches all sorts of people – including farmers. Jacqueline Policastro travels to Harlan, Iowa to speak to Dr. Michael Rosmann, a farmer and psychologist. He’s the one struggling farmers go to for help, and he says more people are reaching out than ever
Irvin Schexnayder is among 400 Our Lady of the Lake patients to receive a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, a procedure that allows medical staff to perform a minimally invasive heart surgery. Schexnayder says he would recommend the procedure to anyone, as long as they go through OLOL.
The number of Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in Louisiana has slightly risen from 2 cases to 6 cases between June and August, states a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the nation, the number of cases linked to the outbreak now exceeds 1,000.
Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is working on emergency contracting plans to maintain health services for 1.5 million Louisiana Medicaid patients, while a legal dispute rages over new deals for the work
Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital (BRRH) has launched a free pain management education class, providing education and techniques to manage pain outside of traditional medical management, and with a focus on the emotional aspect of pain.
The number of babies in Louisiana born addicted to opioids has doubled since 2013, but an innovative program is helping to bring those numbers back down. It’s now expanding to help more moms and babies.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control agency plans to host an aerial mission tonight over an area of south Baton Rouge where West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes were collected.