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Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Blood tests play an integral role in determining a complete picture after a heart incident. These tests can identify what is often referred to as heart damage markers.

Posted Jun 29, 2015 at 12:30 PM

When the temperatures rise, we all feel uncomfortably hot when outdoors, especially in Southwest Louisiana. Perspiration and a slight increase in heart rate are to be expected, but when exposed to high temperatures for an extended amount of time,...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 9:19 AM

he term “walking pneumonia” is often used to describe pneumonia that isn't severe enough to require bed rest or hospitalization. Walking pneumonia is often caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, microscopic organisms related to bacteria.

Updated Jun 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM

More doctors are recommending patients have screening tests in order to get a better idea of their heart health, specifically their artery and blood vessel health. Three tests – calcium coronary score, carotid ultrasound and CT heart scans...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Reducing exposure to asthma triggers can make a noticeable difference in preventing asthma flare-ups. Carpeting can trap allergens such as dust, pollen and pet dander.

Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 9:38 AM

Gardening is a great way to burn calories. Hauling bags of potting soil or mulch around the yard uses muscle groups in the back, legs and shoulders. Trimming shrubs, raking, and shoveling are all good ways to get exercise, and in the end, have a...

Updated Jun 9, 2015 at 10:39 AM

As a fair-skinned person, Iíve become pretty diligent with my sunscreen use. Iíve had enough awful sunburns in my lifetime that Iím not ashamed to take some extra precautions these days.

Posted Jun 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Easing labor pains has been an ongoing quest for women and their healthcare providers for centuries. From concoctions made of roots and herbs to learning proper breathing techniques, if it helped, women were ready to try it.

Posted Jun 5, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Posted Jun 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM

It's a diagnostic tool used for many heart-related things, including checking the heart's electrical activity, finding the cause of unexplained chest pain, investigating symptoms of heart disease such as irregular heartbeat, palpitations, or...

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