Louisiana ranked poorly among states in overall health, according to United Health Foundation's 2013 America's Health Rankings.
The Advocate reports that Louisiana came in at No. 48 in the annual rankings, moving up one spot from last year.
The state's strengths included high-immunization coverage among adolescents; low incidences of pertussis, or whooping cough, infections; and little disparity in health status despite differences in education levels.
Dillard University's Office of Community Relations is helping people in Gentilly stay healthy. Eve Abrams explores the university's efforts to combat obesity, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits throughout the neighborhood.
Chrisean Mitchell shows me around the community garden in back of her Gentilly school.
The NFL Players Association announced the launch this week of The Trust, a program created to assist former NFL players in the transition to life after professional football.
One major component of The Trust is the Brain and Body program, which will provide participants with medical evaluations and care. Tulane University here in New Orleans is one of The Trust’s three national medical providers.
The NFL Players Association, the union representing active NFL players, announced the creation today of The Trust, a program dedicated to assisting players in their transition away from professional football.
It’s lunchtime at the Renew Cultural Arts Academy, and that means a group of medical students from Louisiana State University are sitting down with kindergarden, first and second graders to talk about the food that’s on their plates.
“So what do you use your protein for?”
“Makes you strong!”
“Makes you strong. Got to have big muscles, huh? Can you show me your muscle? All right, there you go.”
About a dozen medical students are equipped with colored building blocks: red for protein, green for carbohydrates, and yellow for fat.
Associates in Women's Health in Baton Rouge has decided to only induce when the mother or the baby is at risk. One physician in the group, Dr. Terrie Thomas, is now an advocate for spontaneous labor. But she was initially reluctant to forgo elective inductions.
Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 9:32 am
A 4-year-old child who died of a rare brain infection in early August has led Louisiana health officials to discover that the cause is lurking in the water pipes of St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New Orleans.