CDC: Alzheimer's deaths increased 55 percent in 15 years
Posted on 5/30/2017 10:48:00 AM.

Alzheimer’s disease deaths have increased 55 percent in the last 15 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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CDC warns public about bacteria in pools
Posted on 5/27/2017 2:03:00 AM.

With the summer in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the public about bacteria in public pools. Michele Hlvasa with the CDC's Healthy Swimming Program, says there’s a germ called cryptosporidium that’s causing a lot of outbreaks linked to swimming. She says they’re seeing an uptick in the number of infections.
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CDC finds syphilis rates rising among newborn babies
Posted on 3/9/2017 4:33:00 AM.

The rate of babies born with syphilis is rising in Louisiana, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found the rate of congenital syphilis rose by 6% nationwide between 2014 and 2015. Director of the Bureau of Infectious Diseases for the Office of Public Health, Dr. DeAnn Gruber, says the problem is even worse in Louisiana.
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Many children in the U.S. not being vaccinated with HPV vaccine
Posted on 10/31/2016 3:34:00 AM.

The HPV vaccine is a great way to limit a child’s chance of future cancer. That’s according to CDC Director of Immunization Services Dr. Melinda Wharton who says during the ages of 11 and 12, children should be receiving the two shot vaccine.
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Louisiana receives $400,000 from CDC to fight Zika
Posted on 8/3/2016 12:04:00 PM.

Louisiana has received $400,000 from the Centers for Disease Control to fight the Zika virus. Dr. Frank Welch with the Department of Health says this money is targeted specifically for pregnant women, who are most at risk. He says the money will be used to educate both OBGYNs and women about the virus, as well as for medical care if a woman gets Zika.
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LSU AgCenter scientist develops salt alternative
Posted on 5/26/2016 2:47:00 AM.

An LSU AgCenter scientist has discovered a new way to reduce the sodium content in food. Marvin Moncada developed nanosalt, which is salt in a powder form that is about one-thousand times smaller than kosher salt.
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CDC Report: more teens using morning after pill
Posted on 7/22/2015 12:54:00 PM.
A survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more teenage girls are using the morning after pill. The report indicates about 1 in 5 teens girls have used the morning after pill, when ten years ago it was 1 in 12. Dr. Valerie Williams, Assistant professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health, says more teens are taking the pill now because it’s easier to get over the counter.
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CDC: People in southeast at higher risk of developing heart disease
Posted on 2/9/2015 4:06:00 AM.
A new CDC study shows that Americans who live in the southeast, between the ages of 30 and 74, are at a higher risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years than people in other parts of the country.   Bruce Johnson, a heart attack survivor and heart health advocate, says the death rate from heart disease in Louisiana is particularly high.

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Flu is widespread in Louisiana
Posted on 12/4/2014 11:11:00 AM.
The Centers for Disease Control reports a widespread outbreak of the flu in Louisiana.  In fact, Louisiana is the only state in the Continental US with widespread flu cases.  

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