Tassnique Prudhomme performs a variety of specialized tattoo services, from scar and stretch mark cover-ups to areola tattoos.
Participants in Ochsner’s dry Lent program enjoy reductions in blood pressure, weight, fat, liver enzymes, total cholesterol and increased vitamin B12.
The clinic is expected to open in July and will provide primary care and mental health services.
With more women aware of the potential health risks and preferring a natural style, stylists say the ban offers too little and comes too late.
A box stocked with free non-perishable items for mothers and babies — diapers, bottles, baby wipes and the like — has been installed at the Lafayette Parish Public Health Unit on Willow Street.
LA40by2030’s plan is to raise Louisiana’s ranking to 40th in the nation by 2030.
Expanded health insurance access has been shown to reduce the racial mortality gap in other states. But in Louisiana the disparity persists.
Facing substantial unmet need among adolescents and children, Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems has added the only Lafayette-area inpatient mental health treatment serving that population.
RSV kills thousands of adults and hundreds of infants each year in the United States, and until this fall, there was no vaccine. Now there is, but it’s unclear how many patients are willing to accept the potentially life-saving measure.
Local law enforcement agencies say they’re ill-equipped to handle mental health calls. So they’re trying a new approach.
A lesser known symptom of the flu, an inflammation of the skeletal muscles, can cause so much pain that it becomes impossible for patients to walk.
Currently, 12.5% of all emergency room visits are due to respiratory viruses in Louisiana. Flu accounts for 8%, with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, COVID, adenovirus and rhinovirus making up most of the rest. The national rate for ER visits is about half that, at 4% for influenza-like illnesses, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Source: The Advocage