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On maternal mortality rates, GOP senator gets key elements wrong

Maternal mortality rates in Louisiana are some of the worst in the country, which should be of great interest to policymakers in the Pelican state. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, however, apparently sees the problem from a rather narrow perspective. Politico reported:. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Louisiana’s maternal mortality rate...
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COVID-19 cases trending upward in Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - With COVID-19 numbers increasing across the state, could we see another surge?. “We are in a very different place than we were during March and April and May of 2020. We have a highly effective vaccine. We have several treatments. Our health care system right now is handling this pretty well and is stable,” Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh said.
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Federal government excludes nursing home owner Bob Dean from federal health care programs

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Nine months after Hurricane Ida, the federal government is taking action against Louisiana nursing homeowner Bob Dean. The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Dean has been excluded from participation in federal health care programs due to his ownership interest in seven Louisiana nursing homes.
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Nursing Home Owner Loses US Funding After Ida Evacuations

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nursing home owner in Louisiana who lost the state licenses for his seven facilities after moving hundreds of residents to a poorly equipped warehouse as Hurricane Ida approached has now been barred from federal health care programs. State officials found residents from Bob...
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‘I don’t think that there is a concern:’ Local doctors explain what monkeypox is

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - You’ve probably heard a little about the monkeypox recently, but Baton Rouge area doctors say it’s nothing to panic over. Dr. Aldo Russo, the Regional Medical Director of Ochsner Baton Rouge, says monkeypox is a viral disease that originated in monkeys and was discovered back in the late 1950s. It wasn’t until 1970 that the first case was reported in human beings.
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COVID-19 in SWLA: May 24, 2022

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Health releases COVID-19 updates at noon, Monday through Friday. New reinfections are included in new case counts. According to the LDH, those not fully vaccinated accounted for 49% of cases and 58% of deaths from May 5 to May 11. Vaccination...
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