The Urban League of Louisiana and Ochsner Health have partnered to address health care inequities. They are sponsoring "The Big Health Event" at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday September 17 and free health screenings will be given.
The family of four-year-old Ava Thomas of St. Tammany Parish waits in a Texas hospital for her to receive a full lung transplant and at the same time raises awareness about cystic fibrosis and the need for more organ donors.
There isn’t much time left to support my candidacy to Kiss A Pig for the American Diabetes Association Louisiana and Mississippi. Much of the research and advancements leading to those developments that help streamline treatment is supported by the American Diabetes Association making it easier to live with the chronic life-threatening disease. You can still get me closer to kissing that pig with a direct donation to the campaign and purchasing tickets to the August 20th Gala.
“When you hear that your kid has cancer, the first thing you think of is ‘oh my gosh, is she going to make it, am I going to see her get married? Am I going to see her graduate?’ All that runs through your head."
Some New Orleans firehouses are offering free high-quality masks to the public. And DePaul Community Health Centers is providing test-to-treat services to help COVID-positive people access therapeutics sooner if needed.
“What we can say is that the people that started coming into town or started, you know, going to big parties in mid-February don’t seem to have been causing more infections that we’re picking up. So that’s exciting,” said Avegno.
The 2022 regular legislative session kicked off Monday and Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he will not extend the public health emergency related to COVID-19. He presented his wishlist for spending for the new fiscal year.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a request from plaintiffs to directly take up their lawsuit against New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the city's Health Department and its chief Dr. Jennifer Avegno over their COVID-19 vaccination and indoor masking mandates.
Not only are all NOLA Public School students required to be fully vaccinated, everyone 5 years and up is required to have both shots to prove vaccination status, or a negative test when entering indoor spaces like bars and restaurants.