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  • Hospice of Acadiana Get Healthy with Red's Play Video

    January 9, 2014 8:15 AM

    Hospice of Acadiana invites the community to "Get Healthy with Red Lerille". This event will take place on January 23, 2014 at the Hospice of Acadiana Conference Center (2600 Johnston Street). Red Lerille will give his 5 secrets to a great life from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is... more »
  • Lunch & Learn Program: Healthy Snacks

    March 8, 2012 9:18 AM

    Lunch & Learn Program: Healthy Snacks ABBEVILLE - Have you been trying to find easy, healthy snack alternatives to what you have been eating? Join Mandy Armentor of the LSU Extension AgCenter at the Abbeville Branch Library on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 12:10 - 12:50. She will have... more »
  • Shreveport Area in Alzheimer's Volunteer Program

    June 5, 2011 11:15 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Shreveport-Bossier City area is among 12 communities across the United States piloting a volunteer program for people with early stage Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is testing the Community Connections program with the aim of helping early-stage Alzheimer's patients regain or maintain engagement in their... more »
  • 5-Year-Old Hospitalized with E. Coli

    June 5, 2011 11:04 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl from Rayville has been hospitalized for more than two weeks, suffering from an E. coli bacterial infection. The girl was taken to the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport's pediatric intensive care unit after she became sick while attending a party in Richland Parish. The... more »
  • You Gotta Move Goes Red!

    January 19, 2011 9:27 AM

    A healthy weight and a healthy heart go hand in hand, but getting to a healthy weight can be a challenge. KATC's Tracy Wirtz visited with trainer and dietician Dawn Foreman who has designed a 12-week program that is basically a blueprint for jump-starting your weight-loss efforts and helping you... more »
  • Louisiana Ranks 49th in Overall Health

    December 9, 2010 2:15 PM

    Louisiana is the 49th most unhealthy state, according to a recent study released by the United Health Foundation. The state slipped two spots compared to last year's study. One of the main culprits is our high obesity rate. It rose five points since last year, from 28.9% to 33.9 %.... more »
  • Free Healthy Holiday Baking Class

    November 22, 2010 3:06 PM

    Wednesday, December 1 at, 6:00 p.m. Heart Hospital of Lafayette invites anyone planning to bake over the holidays that are interested in learning how to bake heart-healthy by using delicious alternative substitutes. Claudia Neef, R.D. and her staff of dieticians will provide a cooking demonstration, while sharing healthy holiday... more »
  • Gulf Corals in Oil Spill Zone Appear Healthy

    October 22, 2010 12:12 PM

    ON THE FLOOR OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Just 20 miles north of where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the sea, life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate deepwater habitats. Plankton, tiny suspended particles... more »
  • $2 Million to Food Scientists to use Marketing Tricks to Encourage Kids to Pick Healthy Over Junk

    October 12, 2010 12:35 PM

    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies... more »
  • Important Screening if High Risk for Stroke

    September 17, 2010 5:36 PM

    Prevention of stroke and other deadly diseases starts with early screenings. "High risk" for stroke is the scary reality for locals like 41-year-old Burley Pellerin of Lafayette. His father and brother died in their 40's from heart disease and he had high cholesterol, so doctors recommended he get the... more »
  • The Silent Killer- Heart Disease

    February 24, 2010 10:19 AM

    "The Silent Killer"-- heart disease-- kills more than 910,000 Americans annually, according to the American Heart Association. Getting a certain type of CT scan is key for those at risk. A heart saver score, commonly known as a calcium score, can save lives. "It's basically a measurement of... more »
  • Know Family HIstory to Save Your Heart

    February 15, 2010 1:47 PM

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so for "Heart Month" find out your family history-- it could save your life. One heart surgery patient at Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Francis "Jeb" Guidry, says his family has "the Guidry heart"-- a history of serious heart... more »
  • Heart Month: Wireless Technology Saves Lives

    February 8, 2010 1:30 PM

    Heart attack patients are getting help in half the time it took before, thanks to the latest wireless technology. Time was wasted in the past while getting to the hospital and figuring out what to do once the patient arrived. For week 2 of "Heart Month" KATC learned about... more »
  • Heart Month: Grocery Shop Right

    February 1, 2010 1:25 PM

    Proper food shopping is one of the most important ways to get heart healthy. February 1st kicks off heart month, so KATC started out by learning how to get the right groceries from Heart Hospital dietitian Claudia Neef. Firstly, shop in the right order. Spend the majority of time... more »
  • Cut Thanksgiving Calories

    November 23, 2009 1:56 PM

    Thanksgiving is a day to eat, but if you are trying to watch your weight or manage health issues, it can be a struggle. Turkey, a main part of Thanksgiving, is healthy because of its high amount of protein and low amount of fat. However, the method by which... more »
  • Blue Cross to Cover H1N1and Seasonal Flu Vaccines

    November 19, 2009 11:55 AM

    Blue Cross to Cover H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Seasonal Flu Vaccines For Individual Members and Fully Insured Group Members Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) will cover the administration of H1N1 (swine) flu and seasonal flu vaccinations for its members. All individual members and fully insured group members... more »
  • Dorian Driscoll: Want to talk Turkey!

    November 11, 2009 4:09 PM

    Some stuff about stuffing: 1)stuff just before roasting 2) be sure internal temp. of meat reaches 180 degress F and center of stuffing reaches 165 degrees before removing from the oven 3) never cook stuffed poultry in the microwave oven 4) refrigerate leftover poultry and stuffing separately. S-L-O-W...D-O-W-N many of... more »
  • Stafford Clinic Receives Shipment Of H1N1 Vaccine

    November 9, 2009 6:23 PM

    The largest shipment of H1N1 vaccine in the Acadiana area was received by the Stafford HealthCare Clinic. The supply is designated for high risk groups by the CDC and Louisiana Office of Public Health. The vaccine will be provided during a specially held clinic on Saturday, November 14 from... more »
  • DHH tackles the Medicaid budget shortfall

    November 3, 2009 12:14 PM

    Being faced with a $308 million budget shortfall in the Medicaid Program is serious, and the Administration has had to make tough, strategic decisions to ensure that core programs within Medicaid remain intact to protect critical healthcare services for those in need. On behalf of the Louisiana Hospital Association... more »
  • Living Right Help Line Questions

    October 15, 2009 3:33 PM

    1. What's the difference between Colds and Allergies? Colds: A cold is a virus that gets into your body and your immune system attacks. Some of the effects of this immune response are the classic symptoms of a cold, such as congestion and coughing. The germs that cause colds are contagious.... more »
  • Breast Health Symposium

    October 14, 2009 7:26 AM

    The 16th annual "Breast Health Symposium" will be held at the Cajun Dome convention center this evening (October 14) from 6 to 8. The event provides local business exhibits on women's health and door prizes. Admission is free.
  • Cancer Survivors Get in Shape

    October 2, 2009 2:01 PM

    About 40% of cancer cases can be prevented through diet and exercise, according to The World Cancer Research Fund. Some local cancer survivors are getting in shape to reduce their chances of getting becoming ill again. Two of the survivors-- Rebecca Trahan and Judy Babineaux-- are taking on a... more »

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