Louisiana Department of Health

Type: Organization
Name: Louisiana Department of Health
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Louisiana Rape Victims Forced To Pay For Hospital Visit

Rape victims in Louisiana are apparently getting assaulted twice. The sexual assault is being followed up by excessive hospital bills, and the state’s women’s organization is outraged.Rape is one of the worst crimes committed, leaving the victim to live ... [Published Inquisitr - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for Hospital Exams

Some rape victims in Louisiana are being forced to literally pay the price of their own assault . An investigation by the Times-Picayune found that many victims of sexual assault were being billed by hospitals after they sought treatment and, in ... [Published TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 3 reports

Women's organization outraged that rape victims charged for medical exams

The Louisiana Chapter of the National Organization for Women, or NOW, is outraged about a recent report claiming that rape victims are being charged upward of $2,000 for medical exams.Charlotte Klasson, President of the Louisiana Chapter of NOW, said ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 4 reports

DHH confirms 12 new cases of West Nile, 2 in Caddo

BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) -The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed 12 new cases of West Nile virus around the state this week, three of which were neuroinvasive disease infections. It brings the total to 92 reported infections to date ... [Published KTRE - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Jindal Administration Deceives Louisiana’s Clerks of Court About Same-Sex Marriage Decision

, at 9:26 in the morning, hours before State District Judge Edward Rubin’s historic decision striking down Louisiana’s ban against same-sex marriage would become official, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals sent out a deceptive and misleading ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Should we worry about viruses? Credible info increases best panic defense

An unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in African nations; a death in Lafourche Parish related to West Nile virus; what was a rare respiratory virus affecting children is not so rare anymore, showing up in 27 states including Louisiana and the appearance ... [Published Tri-Parish Times - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Louisiana | Several cargo ship crew members being treated for malaria

CDC, along with local and federal officials, responded last week to a report of illness on a ship at the Port of New Orleans.Local EMS transferred three of the ship’s crew members to a local hospital.The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) ... [Published Big Medicine - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Greenstein's attorney claims his client is innocent, while AG's office hopes case sets precedent

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -The lawyer for the governor's former health secretary, who is accused of perjury, said his client is innocent, but the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General is hoping the case will have a big impact on future legislation.Bruce ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

St. John: Take precautionary mosquito measures

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has detected cases of the West Nile Virus in surrounding parishes, according to St. John officials, with one death being reported.The virus has not been detected in St. John the Baptist Parish, but August ... [Published L' Observateur - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Boil water advisory lifted for French Settlement

FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA (WAFB) -French Settlement Water Co. Is issued a precautionary boil water advisory this weekend to the customers that live in French Settlement only. The boil water advisory was lifted Tuesday morning.A main water line break on Highway ... [Published WAFB - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 4 reports

DHH confirms 12 new cases of West Nile, 2 in Caddo

BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) -The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed 12 new cases of West Nile virus around the state this week, three of which were neuroinvasive disease infections. It brings the total to 92 reported infections to date ... [Published KSLA - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 3 reports

S&WB: Water safe to drink

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board said Wednesday that the city’s drinking water is safe to drink despite the presence of a “slightly unusual odor.”The agency said it has tested the water and determined that it “meets or exceeds” all quality requirements ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 10 2014]

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"Between 95 to 98 percent of the time, they are the type that carries the virus" Boudreaux said
...She called it "a form of political extortion to discourage the pursuit of prosecution of crimes of sexual assault."
NOW member Bethany VanKampen says, "I think it should send a clear message. I think we expect and demand more from DHH to protect women's health."
Mary Claire Landry, Director of the New Orleans Family Justice Center, says, "We know it's affecting many, many more people than what's being reported that we know of."

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Louisiana Rape Victims Forced To Pay For Hospit... [Published Inquisitr - 4 hours ago]
West Nile renews fight against mosquitoes [Published Daily Comet - Sep 29 2014]
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Women's organization outraged that rape victims... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 29 2014]
Nat'l Organization for Women outraged over rape... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 29 2014]
Nat'l Organization for Women outraged over rape... [Published KTRE - Sep 29 2014]
DHH: 15 new cases of West Nile this week, state... [Published KTAL-TV - Sep 27 2014]
DHH confirms 12 new cases of West Nile, 2 in Caddo [Published KTRE - Sep 27 2014]
DHH confirms 15 new cases of West Nile, 4 in NWLA [Published KSLA - Sep 27 2014]
Jindal Administration Deceives Louisiana’s Cler... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 27 2014]
DHH confirms 15 new cases of West Nile [Published WSFA - Sep 27 2014]
DHH confirms 15 new cases of West Nile [Published KTRE - Sep 27 2014]
DHH confirms 15 new cases of West Nile [Published Live 5 WCSC - Sep 27 2014]
DHH confirms 15 new cases of West Nile [Published WAFB - Sep 27 2014]
DHH Reminds Residents to Fight the Bite this We... [Published Noodls - Sep 27 2014]
2 more human cases of West Nile found in Lafour... [Published MyFox New York - Sep 26 2014]
Desire community on toxic dumpsite demands answ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 26 2014]
State leaders, policy makers call for an end to... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 26 2014]
Should we worry about viruses? Credible info in... [Published Tri-Parish Times - Sep 25 2014]
Louisiana | 11 new WNv infections including one... [Published Big Medicine - Sep 24 2014]
Louisiana | Several cargo ship crew members bei... [Published Big Medicine - Sep 24 2014]
Greenstein's attorney claims his client is inno... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 24 2014]
Greenstein's attorney claims his client is inno... [Published WAFB - Sep 24 2014]
St. John: Take precautionary mosquito measures [Published L' Observateur - Sep 23 2014]
Former health secretary charged with perjury [Published New Orleans CityBusiness - Sep 23 2014]
Boil water advisory lifted for French Settlement [Published WAFB - Sep 23 2014]
Viewpoints: Surgery Surprise: Out-Of-Network Do... [Published Kaiser Health News - Sep 23 2014]
Dept. of Agriculture reinstates Circle Food Sto... [Published Louisiana Weekly - Sep 22 2014]
Jindal says hospitals are shortsighted on Medic... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 22 2014]
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Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Some rape victims in Louisiana are being forced to literally pay the price of their own assault . An investigation by the Times-Picayune found that many victims of sexual assault were being billed by hospitals after they sought treatment and, in ...
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 29 2014]
Some rape victims in Louisiana are being forced to literally pay the price of their own assault . An investigation by the Times-Picayune found that many victims of sexual assault were being billed by hospitals after they sought treatment and, in ...
Cargo Ship From Africa Arrives in New Orleans W... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Sep 18 2014]
A possible yet unlikely Ebola scare today in New Orleans after a foreign-flagged ship which recently called in Africa arrived with at least one critically ill crewmember onboard. U.S. health officials were alerted to the situation Wednesday morning ...
Centene Corporation Completes Transaction With ... [Published PR Newswire: Health - Jul 01 2014]
ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene") announced today that it has completed the transaction whereby Community Health Solutions of America, Inc. ("CHS") assigned its contract with the Louisiana Department of ...
Centene Corporation Announces Transactions With... [Published PR Newswire: Health - Jun 05 2014]
ST. LOUIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene") announced today that it has entered into a transaction whereby Community Health Solutions of America, Inc. ("CHS") will assign its contract with the Louisiana Department ...
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