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Influenza – What Parents Need to Know

It’s that time of year again…“Flu Season.” Below is a summary of important information that will help keep you educated about Influenza and provide tips on how to best protect…

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween always starts weeks before the actual day when we start working on our costumes—this year, along with scary, let’s make them safe. Costume Safety Make sure they fit. Short…

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Enterovirus D68 – What Parents Need to Know

As many of you have probably heard on the news or read about on the internet, there is a respiratory virus that is rapidly spreading across the country. The virus…

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WAFB: Dr. Susan Bankston on Enterovirus D68

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Baton Rouge health officials say two children have been treated at Our Lady of the Lake for Enterovirus D68. Officials add that there have been no…

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Child Abuse and Awareness

Every year more than half a million children in the United States suffer from abuse or neglect. Some children even die at the hands of their abusers. All socioeconomic groups…

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Concussions Involving Athletes Can Be Serious

The topic of concussions among teenage athletes is a subject that often appears in the Louisiana news. With sports being year round for our older children and with almost no…

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Using Infant Sleep Positioners Discouraged

Two government agencies are warning parents and other caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioning products as two recent deaths underscore concerns about suffocation. The Food and Drug Administration…

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College Freshman Should Get Meningitis Vaccine

Meningococcal meningitis is a form of bacterial meningitis that occurs with increased incidence in college freshmen living in dormitories. Humans are the only natural reservoir of the bacteria that causes…

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TV Turn-Off Week

Once a year, between April 23 and 29, people around the country are encouraged to turn off their televisions, iPads, computers and any other electronic devices that eat away our…

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Seasonal Flu Affects Young and Old

Seasonal flu, also known as influenza, infects an estimated 17 million to 50 million people in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu, even healthy people, and serious…

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