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WAFB Baton Rouge
Boil water advisoriesto another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of boiled water.
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 5 hours ago
to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of boiled water. Advisories will be removed from this list once they are lifted by officials, which is typically after water samples have been tested by the Louisiana Department of Hea... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Jefferson Parish East Bank boil water advisoryJEFFERSON, LA - Today, 1/18/2018, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 7 hours ago
JEFFERSON, LA - Today, 1/18/2018, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the Jefferson Parish Water Department is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for the entire East Bank of Jefferson Parish as a precautionary measure... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Boil water advisory issued for residents east of the Industrial CanalOffice of Public Health – Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section. The Sewerag
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 22 hours ago
Office of Public Health – Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section. The Sewerage & Water Board has been in contact with the Louisiana Department of Health. Customers in other areas of the city are not affected and do not need to boil their water at... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Boil water advisory issued for residents east of the Industrial CanalOffice of Public Health – Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section. The Sewerag
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 22 hours ago
Office of Public Health – Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section. The Sewerage & Water Board has been in contact with the Louisiana Department of Health. Customers in other areas of the city are not affected and do not need to boil their water at... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Governor Edwards considering work requirements for Medicaidback," Olivier said. Senator John Kennedy said this allows states to make sure
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 4 days ago
back," Olivier said. Senator John Kennedy said this allows states to make sure people need assistance. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, for the fiscal year of 2016 total expenditures for Medicaid was about $10.6 billion. The... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Medical professionals say this year's flu is no jokeaggressive and we're seeing more of it, it's spreading more easily," said Van S
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
aggressive and we're seeing more of it, it's spreading more easily," said Van Sickels. "It can be very dangerous." The Louisiana Department of Health says already about 10 percent of Louisiana's population has been treated for flu-like... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
'Worst I've ever seen' - State Immunization Director fears 2018 flubeen doing this job for 20 years and I've never seen the flu season here so agg
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 7 days ago
been doing this job for 20 years and I've never seen the flu season here so aggressive so early," Dr. Frank Welch of the Louisiana Department of Health said in an interview with USA Today Network. Welch said he fears 600 to 700 people will... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Boil advisory lifted for City of Sulphurboil advisory issued for the City of Sulphur has been rescinded. Mayor Chris D
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 days ago
boil advisory issued for the City of Sulphur has been rescinded. Mayor Chris Duncan said water samples collected by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health have tested negative for coliform bacteria. Also,... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Boil advisory impacting Sulphur businesseswater, apple juice, milk, frappes, smoothies and shakes were for sale. City of
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 days ago
water, apple juice, milk, frappes, smoothies and shakes were for sale. City officials still await a decision from the Louisiana Department of Health, who will decide when the water ban should be lifted. For some tips on what to do during a... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Louisiana children's program gets a few extra weeks of moneyis expected to run out sometime around March. Before the short-term patch appr
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 10 days ago
is expected to run out sometime around March. Before the short-term patch approved by Congress before the holidays, the Louisiana Department of Health projected the state would run out of federal money for the Children's Health Insurance Program... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Boil advisory issued for Sulphurto the City of Sulphur. The City of Sulphur Water System will rescind the boil
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 12 days ago
to the City of Sulphur. The City of Sulphur Water System will rescind the boil advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health that additional water samples collected from its water supply system have shown the water to... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
LDH offers tips to fight the flu this seasonthe flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 13 days ago
the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year,” said Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health. “In Louisiana and we are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these statistics for... Read more
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Beauregard Daily News
Dept. of Health reports widespread flu activity throughout LAthe flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each
Beauregard Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year,” said Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health. “In Louisiana and we are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these statistics for... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Doctors urging people to take the flu seriously as peak of season approachesand this would be late February, around 5.5 or 6% that’s about the worst I've e
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 14 days ago
and this would be late February, around 5.5 or 6% that’s about the worst I've ever seen it," said Dr. Frank Welch with the Louisiana Department of Health. Doctors say this year's flu vaccine offers up to 35% protection against the serious A strain... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Flu cases widespread in Louisianasevere seasons, the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospit
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 14 days ago
severe seasons, the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year,” said Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Department of Health Secretary in a news release. “We are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Boil water advisories currently in effectto another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of boiled water.
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 15 days ago
to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of boiled water. Advisories will be removed from this list once they are lifted by officials, which is typically after water samples have been tested by the Louisiana Department of Hea... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Louisiana flu activity on the risethe flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 days ago
the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year,” said Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health. “In Louisiana and we are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these statistics for... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Motions filed to dismiss lawsuit against St. John plant emitting 'likely carcinogen'caused more cancer than any place else in the country where there is no chlorop
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 21 days ago
caused more cancer than any place else in the country where there is no chloroprene, and that's what we are looking at," Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Health Officer Jimmy Guidry said. Guidry said the state is working with Denka... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Motions filed to dismiss lawsuit against St. John plant emitting 'likely carcinogen'caused more cancer than any place else in the country where there is no chlorop
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 21 days ago
caused more cancer than any place else in the country where there is no chloroprene, and that's what we are looking at," Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Health Officer Jimmy Guidry said. Guidry said the state is working with Denka... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Motions filed to dismiss lawsuit against St. John plant emitting 'likely carcinogen'caused more cancer than any place else in the country where there is no chlorop
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 21 days ago
caused more cancer than any place else in the country where there is no chloroprene, and that's what we are looking at," Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Health Officer Jimmy Guidry said. Guidry said the state is working with Denka... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Boil advisory issued for Franklin Water Systemin a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 27 days ago
in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of boiled water The Franklin Water System will lift the boil advisory once the Louisiana Department of Health deems the water... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Boil advisory issued for Franklin Water Systemin a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 27 days ago
in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of boiled water The Franklin Water System will lift the boil advisory once the Louisiana Department of Health deems the water... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
THE FLU: Cases skyrocket in Louisianais leading the Nation in Flu, we typically see this kind of level in February a
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 28 days ago
is leading the Nation in Flu, we typically see this kind of level in February and March," said Frank Welch, M.D., with the Louisiana Department of Health. Doctors were concerned that this year's Flu shot was only about 10% effective against the A... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
THE INVESTIGATORS: State agencies force trailer park owner to clean up propertytanks, and a purification pond that did not appear to be working. Williams and
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 28 days ago
tanks, and a purification pond that did not appear to be working. Williams and a parish councilman say complaints to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) resulted in little or no... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
THE FLU: Cases skyrocket in Louisianais leading the Nation in Flu, we typically see this kind of level in February a
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 28 days ago
is leading the Nation in Flu, we typically see this kind of level in February and March," said Frank Welch, M.D., with the Louisiana Department of Health. Doctors were concerned that this year's Flu shot was only about 10% effective against the A... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
State agencies force trailer park owner to clean up propertytanks, and a purification pond that did not appear to be working. Williams and
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 28 days ago
tanks, and a purification pond that did not appear to be working. Williams and a parish councilman say complaints to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) resulted in little or no... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
THE FLU: Cases skyrocket in Louisianais leading the Nation in Flu, we typically see this kind of level in February a
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 28 days ago
is leading the Nation in Flu, we typically see this kind of level in February and March," said Frank Welch, M.D., with the Louisiana Department of Health. Doctors were concerned that this year's Flu shot was only about 10% effective against the A... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
THE INVESTIGATORS: State agencies force trailer park owner to clean up propertytanks, and a purification pond that did not appear to be working. Williams and
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 28 days ago
tanks, and a purification pond that did not appear to be working. Williams and a parish councilman say complaints to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) resulted in little or no... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
La. lawmakers approve $15.6B in Medicaid managed-care contractsat its Thursday meeting. If House Republicans don’t reverse their opposition,
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 1 months ago
at its Thursday meeting. If House Republicans don’t reverse their opposition, the Edwards administration — through the Louisiana Department of Health — intends to sidestep them to enact the deals through an emergency contracting process. But... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
La. lawmakers approve $15.6B in Medicaid managed-care contractsat its Thursday meeting. If House Republicans don’t reverse their opposition,
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 1 months ago
at its Thursday meeting. If House Republicans don’t reverse their opposition, the Edwards administration — through the Louisiana Department of Health — intends to sidestep them to enact the deals through an emergency contracting process. But... Read more
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