health http://wwno.org en The Listening Post Asks: Have You Been Tested For HIV? http://wwno.org/post/listening-post-asks-have-you-been-tested-hiv <p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week&nbsp;WWNO's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://listeningpostnola.tumblr.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Listening Post project</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 63216 at http://wwno.org New Law Requires Life Support For Pregnant Women Without Living Wills http://wwno.org/post/new-law-requires-life-support-pregnant-women-without-living-wills <p>Life support is now required in Louisiana to keep pregnant women alive until after the birth of the child.</p><p>A new bill takes effect for those women who do not have a living will.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> signed the bill into law Monday.</span></p><p>It was written by Democratic state Representative Austin Badon of New Orleans, and it takes effect immediately.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63132 at http://wwno.org Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Helps Women, Men And Young People Lead Healthy Lives http://wwno.org/post/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast-helps-women-men-and-young-people-lead-healthy-lives <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The mission of <a href="http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast" target="_blank">Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast</a> is to ensure the right and ability of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing health services, education and advocacy.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; min-height: 14px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 63073 at http://wwno.org The Listening Post Asks: What Did You Eat Yesterday? http://wwno.org/post/listening-post-asks-what-did-you-eat-yesterday <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week&nbsp;WWNO's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://listeningpostnola.tumblr.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Listening Post project</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and report Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:45:41 +0000 Kate Richardson 62826 at http://wwno.org New State Law Bans Tanning Beds For Minors http://wwno.org/post/new-state-law-bans-tanning-beds-minors <p>Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to ban Louisiana's minors from using tanning beds.</p><p><br />The governor's office announced Friday that Jindal signed into law the bill by New Orleans Representative Helena Moreno, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning facilities.</p><p><br />Supporters say the prohibition will lower risks of skin cancer associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds. At least five other states have similar prohibitions.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:39:40 +0000 Associated Press 61271 at http://wwno.org The Green Minute: Got Allergies? http://wwno.org/post/green-minute-got-allergies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring is in the air and so are the allergens! Yes, it’s allergy season. While it might seem counterintuitive, most experts agree that as we spend more and more time indoors, our allergic reactions increase. And while allergens typically trigger cold-like symptoms such as sniffling and sneezing, they can also trigger asthma attacks.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Christal White 60810 at http://wwno.org Why Cocoa is Good Medicine http://wwno.org/post/why-cocoa-good-medicine Cocoa has been used as a health elixir for centuries, going back to the Incas. Dr. John Finley discusses the LSU AgCenter's study that revealed some of the compounds that make cocoa so beneficial.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/finley_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. John Finley, School of Nutrition & Food Science </a><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 60547 at http://wwno.org Colorectal Cancer Is The Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death In Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/colorectal-cancer-second-leading-cause-cancer-death-louisiana Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is one of the most curable of all the cancer diseases if caught early.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/barfield_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. Barfield</a><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:22:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 58413 at http://wwno.org Tulane Study Finds Heart Attacks Still Rising After Hurricane Katrina http://wwno.org/post/tulane-study-finds-heart-attacks-still-rising-after-hurricane-katrina <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers at Tulane University have found a three-fold increase in heart attacks six years after Hurricane Katrina. The findings link stress from the storm and several other factors to the increase.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 56327 at http://wwno.org Louisiana May Lighten Up on Marijuana Laws http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-may-lighten-marijuana-laws <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Louisiana patients may soon have a new medicine option, if one state lawmaker has his way." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/pot_laws.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/02/pot_laws.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>With some of the nation’s harshest punishments for marijuana possession and an ultra-conservative Republican governor at the helm, few would expect Louisiana might be the next state to allow folks to light up a joint. Yet one state lawmaker is planning to push to lighten up some pot laws during the upcoming legislative session. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:52:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 54366 at http://wwno.org