Public Health

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.
December 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced a new collaboration with Walmart to advance the state’s goal of eliminating hepatitis C in Louisiana by 2024. LDH and Walmart will work together to implement a pilot program in 10 Walmart stores to offer free hepatitis C screenings at the pharmacy for people who are at risk, along with in-store education and awareness. The free screenings will begin on Dec. 11 and will be offered from 2 – 6 p.m. each Wednesday in-store until Feb. 1, 2020.
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 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.