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Is the New Peanut Allergy Drug a Miracle Worker?
February 18, 2020

One in 13 children in the U.S. have a food allergy, and peanut (1 in 50) is one of the most common and can also be the most dangerous. Accidental exposures are frequent – 1 in 4 affected children end up in an ER every year. The FDA recently approved Palfzoria, the first ...

The Cooking Oil Conundrum
February 11, 2020

We see you there in the grocery store aisle, scratching your head as you stare at the ginormous selection of cooking oils, trying to make a healthy choice. There are so many options: vegetable, canola, avocado, palm, flaxseed, coconut, sunflower seed, peanut, and the list goes ...

Wuhan Coronavirus - What You Should Know
January 31, 2020

What is the Coronavirus? 2019-nCoV (2019 Novel Coronavirus or “Wuhan coronavirus”) is a respiratory infection caused by a newly identified member of the coronavirus family. Other members of this family include SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome virus) and MERS ...

What you need to know about the Excedrin Migraine Production Halt
January 28, 2020

Migraine sufferers may have to find an alternative over-the-counter treatment for Excedrin Migraine because it has been discontinued until further notice. Both caplet and gel tablets of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine will be temporarily unavailable as the company, ...

Let Go of the Lazy and Get Moving
January 21, 2020

Louisiana is one of the laziest states in the country, according to a new study, with 30 percent of residents doing no physical activity. Many people sit at a desk during the day and during long commutes, then come home to sit some more – on the couch or at a home computer. ...

Could Hair Dye Increase Your Risk for Cancer?
December 17, 2019

According to a recent study by the International Journal of Cancer, it’s possible. The year-long study followed more than 46,000 women whose sisters had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of their shared environment, genes, etc., studying sisters provides a greater ...

Add Compression Socks to your Holiday Wish List
December 10, 2019

Taking a long flight this holiday season? Being immobile for an extended period of time, such as during a flight, can increase the chance of blood clots forming in your legs. This is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs most commonly in the lower leg, thigh or ...

5 Tips for a Stress-free Holiday Season
December 4, 2019

It’s supposed to be the happ-happiest time of the year. But if all the shopping, spending, eating and doing tends to bring out your inner Scrooge, you’ve probably “leaned in” a little too far. Here are some tips to get you back on track. Remember the ...

Don't Let Dry Skin Win
November 19, 2019

Is your skin feeling personally victimized by the cold weather? During the winter months the humidity level drops (even in Louisiana), making it harder to keep your skin hydrated. When there isn’t enough water in the outermost layer of your skin, it becomes dry. Here are ...

"The old me took life for granted. But the new me cherishes every moment."
November 19, 2019

Visitors to Baton Rouge General’s hospital campuses and outpatient care clinics find no shortage of friendly faces among staff. At the Bluebonnet campus, one of the best known is Sadé Wilson, a dedicated member of the housekeeping team. On a given day, Sadé ...

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