Category Archives: Health & Medical

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Stroke Rehabilitation
CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for treatment of stroke.  This Medical Minute explores a very important part of stroke treatment – rehabilitation.  Watch Now:

CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital urges Central Louisiana to be aware of stroke symptoms during May, National Stroke Awareness Month.  Watch Now:


Silk Banners created for Cancer Patients


The first of several community silk painting projects begins today.
These volunteers are creating beautiful panels that will be extremely meaningful to the women who help design them. They’re being created at the CHRISTUS Cabrini Cancer Center. And many will be seen by patients’ family members who are going to and from the Cancer Center.
The [...]

Huey Long Hospital Decision Delayed


A decision on moving the Huey Long Hospital to England Air Park is delayed… again.
In Baton Rouge, the LSU Board of Supervisors removed the issue from its agenda, saying talks are ongoing. However, an administration spokeswoman told the board, the Pineville hospital will not be shuttered until the operations are moved to England Air [...]

World Health Organization Issues Health Threat Warning


The World Health Organization is concerned about a new virus that it says could be a threat to the entire world. There are already 49 cases of this new strain of virus in eight countries.

Hollywood movies like “Contagion” are sobering reminders of the real threat of deadly viruses.
Reports of a new strain of a coronavirus [...]

Which yogurt is for you?


A lot of people claim yogurt is really good for you. But there are a lot of brands on the market, and many different kinds.
When it comes to yogurt, variety is key. Low-fat, high calcium, Greek, plain, flavored, even sprinkled yogurts are full of good things, like protein, and nutrients.
“They keep us full for a [...]

Get Fit for Summer


Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off of the summer season. That means short sleeves and bathing suits.
If you’re in rush to get into shape, there is good news. Holly Firfer talks with a trainer about how to get the most out of your workout.
Fitness client Jean Exum is working hard to get fit for summer. [...]

Alabama Mystery Illness Solved

Mystery Illness

May 24, 2013 – It turns out the mystery Alabama illness was a coincidental cluster of varying viruses, but that doesn’t mean public health officials were wrong to raise the alarm, experts say.
Testing confirmed that the seven respiratory illnesses in the southeastern part of the state were the
result of a mix of the common cold [...]

15-year-old girls now able to buy the morning after pill

Plan B

Here in the U.S., 15-year old girls are now able to buy the morning after pill. The FDA approved the availability of the Plan B contraception pill without a prescription.
Soon you’ll be able to buy one type of ‘morning after’ pill over the counter and off the shelf, as long as you’re 15 or older.
That [...]

Keeping Kids Active


Summer is right around the corner and that means longer days and more time outdoors. Doctors say it’s important to get kids off the couch and get them out to play.
Why are active kids, healthier kids? Being physical helps youngsters build up their muscles and bones, keeps their weight down.
According to the Centers for Disease [...]

Spring Myths

Spring 4

At last, the weather is getting warmer in many parts of the U.S. So we can finally enjoy spring.
Colorful flowers and green grass – that’s what spring brings, but it also means if you want to stay healthy, you have to watch out for the many myths of spring.
How about this one?  Indoor tanning is [...]