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Clifton: Breaking up [with salt] is hard to do?

Do you have hypertension or have been told you have high blood pressure? Are you not sure exactly what you should eat, or what in ... Read more

25 seconds ago by Gary Dupré.

Veterans Home reopens outdoor visitation for 1st time since March

RESERVE — After more than six months of being separated from family, residents of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home can finally see their loved ones ... Read more

3 days ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Ochsner: Returning to sports after COVID-19: Impacts on the heart

Many schools are back in session, and sports have begun to resume. Many parents wonder if and when it’s safe for their children to pick ... Read more

3 days ago by Special to.

Bonilla: PAD symptoms and treatment options

As the number of seniors in America continues to rise, so has the frequency of vascular, or blood vessel, issues. According to the Cardiovascular Coalition, peripheral ... Read more

7 days ago by Special to.

Browning: Fire Marshal urges generator safety

With another tropical system taking aim at Louisiana, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) is reminding residents to keep safety in mind when utilizing portable generators. “We ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to.

COVID-19 testing available at Community Center Wednesday & Thursday

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish President Jaclyn Hotard has partnered with Ochsner Health to provide free COVID-19 testing at the St. John Parish ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to.

McElveen: Do mosquitos prefer certain people?

With summer in full swing, many of us are flocking outdoors to enjoy the warm weather and some sun. But with some fun in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to.

Envie Spa & Beauty Studio opens in LaPlace

LAPLACE – Envie Spa & Beauty Studio is bringing much needed skin care, relaxation and beauty services to the River Parishes. The studio opened last ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Rozanski: Nutrition tips for back to school

School is here – time to fall back into a daily routine! Mornings may become a tad hectic this season with alarms going off, getting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to.

Denka volunteers to continue air quality monitoring through 2021

LAPLACE — Denka Performance Elastomer has committed to continue monitoring ambient air quality at six locations near the company’s Neoprene-producing facility in LaPlace through 2021. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to.

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