March 5, 2008 12:00 AM
A new study shows Louisiana residents popping more prescription pills than any other state. A new study shows that the number of Americans with at least one prescription has increased from 67 percent in 2000 to 74 percent in 2006. Not surprisingly, Louisiana ...
Feb. 5, 2008 07:00 PM
Few understand the role of a hospitalist - the doc who's always there when you need him - but it's a growing health care trend that's here to stay. Imagine you are admitted to the emergency room in a strange town, where you are first seen by a doctor ...
Jan. 2, 2008 12:00 AM
With the new year under way and The Independent Weekly's Corporate Cup slated for May 9, here are a few easy-to-keep resolutions toward better health in 2008.It's the new year, and there's going to be a new you ' but it's not just for 2008, so don't even ...
Dec. 5, 2007 12:00 AM
Cutting back on soft drinks ' or eliminating them completely ' could be a big boost to your health.Down in the sweltering hot South, folks routinely quench their thirst with an ice-cold soda; lots of people order a soft drink with just about every meal ...
Nov. 7, 2007 12:00 AM
A newly transplanted heart surgeon is performing groundbreaking robotic procedures in Lafayette.Edith Melancon was facing a dilemma. When the 85-year-old started having shortness of breath and pain, her cardiologist, Dr. Mike Mounir, took an ultrasound ...
Oct. 3, 2007 12:00 AM
Local experts say limiting the time you spend in ultra high heels and flip flops, along with lots of stretching, can go a long way toward avoiding foot injuries that really cramp your style. When Milton "Mitt" Fuqua took up running two decades ago, he ...
Sept. 5, 2007 12:00 AM
New studies show bariatric surgery patients are living longer. For years, obese people have battled with yo-yo diets and fad exercise programs in futile attempts to lose weight. Fearing the complications associated with surgery, many overweight ...
Aug. 1, 2007 12:00 AM
Former addict Nora Sparks is one of the clients benefiting from a partnership between Acadiana Outreach Center and the UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design.One night last summer in Houston, Nora Sparks found a nice park bench, ate a fistful ...
July 4, 2007 12:00 AM
Study after study appears to extol the health benefits of red wine, but local dietitians still don't buy the hype. In 1991, iconic television news show 60 Minutes got corks popping with a report showing that France's moderate consumption of red wine contributed ...
June 6, 2007 12:00 AM
A new study shows post-menopausal women get benefits with minimal exercise.Summertime is just starting, and people are already dreading the thought of spending endless hours sweating to fit into those scanty hot weather outfits. But a new study by a Pennington ...