Health & Medicine

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Canaan Heard CSCS, CPT Graduate Student Tulane School of Medicine Cancer. It’s not nice. It’s silent and can start killing you before you know you have it. The thought of cancer brings to mind doctor’s offices, chemotherapies and operating ...

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Small Changes Can Lower Stroke Risk

When it comes to your risk of stroke, small changes can yield big results – results that could lower your risk of stroke, according to a study published in the journal Stroke. Cardiologist Michael Turner, MD, member of the CHRISTUS ...

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Influenza is Dangerous for Children

Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death. Children commonly need medical care because of influenza, especially before they turn ...

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Red Cross Offers Winter Safety Tips  

Frigid air is predicted for Southwest Louisiana and the American Red Cross has steps people can take to stay safe during this hazardous weather. The biggest disaster threat to families isn’t floods or hurricanes; it’s fire. Last year, in Southwest ...

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