May 2, 2007 12:00 AM
The drop in breast cancer rates is linked to decreased use of hormone replacement therapy. For years, questions have lingered about the long-term effects of hormone replacement therapy. But now that studies appear to clearly link the drop in new ...
April 4, 2007 12:00 AM
A Lafayette entrepreneur helps local doctors go paperless.Hospital errors have been making headlines lately, particularly when it comes to medicating patients. A March study by United States Pharmacopeia, a nonprofit agency that monitors pharmaceutical ...
March 7, 2007 12:00 AM
How two Lafayette women are working to raise awareness of organ donation.Nationwide, about 95,000 people are on the waiting list to receive an organ donation. In Louisiana, 1,580 individuals are in that number, and the majority ' 1,334, to be exact ' ...
Feb. 7, 2007 12:00 AM
Lafayette's Louisiana Emergency Mobile Unit gets rolling with a high-profile Washington, D.C., Mardi Gras fund-raiser.Last year, in the aftermaths of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians took a rare hiatus from its glitzy, glamorous ...
Jan. 3, 2007 12:00 AM
Malpractice damage cap debate heats up in Louisiana after the Third Circuit Court of Appeal ruling.Since the ceiling on medical malpractice damage awards was ripped away by the state's Third Circuit Court of Appeal in late 2006, Louisiana's doctors are ...
Dec. 6, 2006 12:00 AM
Just in time to navigate holiday feasts, a new book from a leading researcher on eating habits shows how to recognize and avoid predictable overeating triggers. Brian Wansink has some advice for people trying to lose weight: stop thinking about it. Wansink ...
Nov. 1, 2006 12:00 AM
Innovative medical devices help women affected by heavy bleedingDr. Allison Taylor's 36-year-old patient's quality of life several days each month depended on how close she was to a bathroom facility. Sometimes it was easier just to stay home. Taylor ...
Oct. 4, 2006 12:00 AM
Unaware of the short and long-term effects on their kids' health, some parents think it's OK for teens to drink alcohol. Louisiana, perhaps more so than any other state, promotes a lifestyle that condones alcohol consumption ' in particular heavy drinking ...
Sept. 6, 2006 12:00 AM
A new health care training school in New Iberia takes off.While working as a health care instructor in Lafayette, Ginger Barras saw a void in health care training opportunities in the New Iberia area. In May she opened the Academy of Acadiana, a venture ...
Aug. 2, 2006 12:00 AM
Two Lafayette midwives hope their new birthing center will encourage more natural childbirths.Midwife Anne Lastrapes likes to compare her role in natural childbirth to that of a coach and his football team. "The coach wouldn't go out there and say, 'your ...