Public Health

December 05, 2019
More Louisiana residents living with hepatitis C have been able to receive life-saving treatment because of Louisiana’s innovative payment model for the medications that cure this illness.
November 18, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health today confirmed the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. Privacy laws prevent the release of further information about this individual.
November 05, 2019
Interest in e-cigarettes is growing among Louisiana’s middle school and high school students, despite deaths across the country attributed to vaping, according to a new survey.
October 30, 2019
State and community organizations are equipping private water well owners with resources to maintain their wells and test their water for safety during a free seminar this coming Tuesday.
October 30, 2019
How environment and workplace can affect our health
October 28, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report also adds updated information on patient characteristics and substances used.
October 23, 2019
For the first time ever, Louisianans can dispose of their vaping and e-cigarette devices and cartridges during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26.
October 15, 2019
With flu season starting early, the Louisiana Department of Health is now holding flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. These one-day clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at no cost to the patient. Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 14,000 hospitalizations, and more than 1,400 deaths attributed to the flu.
October 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is holding a health clinic day for teenagers ages 13 to 19 at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St. in Lake Charles, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019.
October 09, 2019
Louisiana’s case rates of primary and secondary syphilis, congenital syphilis and gonorrhea improved from 2017 to 2018, showing the Louisiana Department of Health’s efforts toward STD prevention are making a positive impact.