NEW ORLEANS – Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes were over three times more likely to die from the disease, according to a new Tulane University study. The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, is the first to look at...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A brightly decorated refrigerator sits on the sidewalk outside of an old white shotgun house in New Orleans’ 7th ward neighborhood. Covered in delicately painted cherubs, doves and alligators, this “community fridge” is stocked with frozen meals, fresh produce and cold water. It’s all available for free...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Sixty percent of Louisiana’s parishes will continue to receive information about residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus, under data-sharing agreements they signed with the state — even as questions arise about whether local officials should continue to receive the personal health details. Louisiana’s health...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Each month, online lending marketplace LendingTree analyzes the number of new business applications and the percentage of business applications by high-propensity businesses filed in each state to find areas where small businesses are growing, compared to the prior year. Nationally, the number of business applications rose...
NEW ORLEANS – With bars across the state of Louisiana closed due to COVID-19 Phase 2 regulations, the Crescent City Classic has announced a new 75k virtual challenge to give runners, walkers and cyclists the opportunity for virtual stops at their favorite French Quarter bars. All donations and a...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing some COVID-19 symptoms. He said he is quarantining in Louisiana. The Republican senator, 62, who is running for reelection on Nov. 3, is experiencing “mild symptoms that began this morning,”...
BATON ROUGE – Some Louisiana lawmakers are questioning whether staffing at a field hospital set up at the Ernst N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans to potentially treat up to 2,000 COVID-19 patients could have been reduced significantly and more quickly to save taxpayer money when they say...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana’s college students return to campus, Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging them to take precautions against the coronavirus outbreak, worried the schools could undercut recent progress the state has made in battling the pandemic. Louisiana continued Wednesday to have one of the nation’s highest...
COVINGTON – Going out to the movies seems like an activity from another lifetime – but not for long. Marcus Theatres announced the Aug. 28 opening of Covington Cinema in Covington. Operators say the theater will follow enhanced protocols in accordance with current local health and safety guidelines. Measures includes...
NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children released findings on how the COVID-19 pandemic is having ongoing adverse affects on child care providers. Problems include financial losses, closures and lack of support to deal with the health crisis. These findings result from a June survey of Louisiana...