Three million dollars to fund a substance abuse treatment clinic in Lafayette showed up in the state budget in 2022 — now the money is gone.
UL’s Delta Urban Soils Lab has collected and analyzed hundreds of samples from homes and public spaces in Lafayette free of charge, and is planning to collect hundreds more.
Local developers are hoping to open a mental health facility on Lafayette’s Northside, but a council decision on zoning will determine whether the project gets off the ground.
A new collaboration between Miles Perret Cancer Services Center and local lingerie store La Femme is helping survivors acclimate to life in their changed bodies.
More parents are opting out of school vaccination schedules for common childhood illnesses. Rates among Louisiana kindergartners fell below the threshold for herd immunity against measles.
A plan to pair Lafayette police with mental health professionals was scuttled this week in favor of a reset, further delaying the search for a solution.
Providers warn the duration of this summer’s record-breaking heatwave is exacerbating health problems and poses a heightened risk all on its own.
The Domingue Recreation Center located at 901 Mudd Avenue will open starting Wednesday at noon and close at 5 p.m. Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. until further notice.
Health care disparities based on race, gender, income and location — to name just a few factors — impact everything from maternal death rates to homelessness. A new Lafayette task
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A new office under the Louisiana Department of Health aims to improve women’s health outcomes across the state, but has been faced challenges and controversy.
This will be the eighth time since early 2020 that Louisiana has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases, Kanter said. But unlike in the early days of the pandemic, when the virus was entirely new and thousands of patients were being hospitalized every day, hospitals will likely not be faced with overwhelming patient numbers.
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Sixteen people in Louisiana died in June and July from heat-related causes, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Source: Louisiana Illuminator