Public Health

February 06, 2020
The Louisiana Office of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of norovirus in the Lake Charles area that appears to be spreading in the Calcasieu and Vernon Parishes.
January 31, 2020
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that five patients in the United States have been diagnosed with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV), there are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in Louisiana. The CDC says that all of these patients have traveled from China. Health officials in Louisiana and other states are taking preliminary steps to prevent the spread of the virus.
January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Acadiana have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Monroe and throughout the area have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
January 03, 2020
Vaping is not safe. That's why the Louisiana Department of Health is recommending people stop using all vaping products — especially those being sold on the street or that have had substances added after their manufacture.
December 27, 2019
There are few better ways to ring in a new year than a decadent brunch with loved ones. These recipes are low in calories, fat and carbohydrates — AND packed full of flavor.
December 20, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has been selected as one of 10 states that have been awarded the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model grant by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center. The grant will allow the Department and its partner hospital, Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, to address gaps in the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid members with opioid use disorder.
December 20, 2019
A little preparation and motivation will go a long way toward keeping you healthy and happy during “the most wonderful time of the year.”
December 12, 2019
How environment and workplace can affect our health
December 12, 2019
With Louisiana continuing to rank among the highest rates of influenza cases in the country, health officials urge people to get the flu shot before they get sick.
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