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  • Man with unknown disease finally gets some answers

    Man with unknown disease finally gets some answers

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:21:09 GMT

    "So, I went to the doctor about a week and a half before all this went down, didn't get any better," said Tony Rougeau.  

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    "So, I went to the doctor about a week and a half before all this went down, didn't get any better," said Tony Rougeau.  

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  • Louisiana reports first 6 West Nile infections of 2018

    Louisiana reports first 6 West Nile infections of 2018

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:12:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Louisiana's health department is reporting that six people in the state have been infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus.

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    Louisiana's health department is reporting that six people in the state have been infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus.

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  • Doctors say medical marijuana is not a good treatment for glaucoma

    Doctors say medical marijuana is not a good treatment for glaucoma

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:44:30 GMT

    Louisiana lawmakers passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for a number of conditions including glaucoma. But optometrists and ophthalmologists are saying medicinal marijuana isn't practical for people with glaucoma. "Because of the short duration of action and because of the and the only route of administration is smoking marijuana cigarettes and we know the affects of that." Doctor Jon Yokubitis with the Eye Clinic says the bill is good for the future of medicine fo...

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    Louisiana lawmakers passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for a number of conditions including glaucoma. But optometrists and ophthalmologists are saying medicinal marijuana isn't practical for people with glaucoma. "Because of the short duration of action and because of the and the only route of administration is smoking marijuana cigarettes and we know the affects of that." Doctor Jon Yokubitis with the Eye Clinic says the bill is good for the future of medicine fo...

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  • Keratoconus

    Keratoconus

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-06-26 16:46:57 GMT

    “People that have keratoconus their corneas start to take on an abnormal shape that gives them a very high level of astigmatism,” said Ophthalmologist Doctor Charles Thompson. But unlike many people with bad eyes or astigmatism, glasses can’t help people with Keratoconus. 

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    “People that have keratoconus their corneas start to take on an abnormal shape that gives them a very high level of astigmatism,” said Ophthalmologist Doctor Charles Thompson. But unlike many people with bad eyes or astigmatism, glasses can’t help people with Keratoconus. 

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  • Summertime pet dangers

    Summertime pet dangers

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:16:05 GMT
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    It's the first day of summer which means the weather will continue to heat up, but when it comes to your pets, the Louisiana heat can easily be life-threatening. "Dogs can't sweat like humans so they cool themselves down by panting and drinking water," Jae Chang, a veterinarian from Prien Lake Animal Hospital said. "And keeping themselves in a cool environment." Symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion in animals are heavy panting, purple gums, and vomiting ...

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    It's the first day of summer which means the weather will continue to heat up, but when it comes to your pets, the Louisiana heat can easily be life-threatening. "Dogs can't sweat like humans so they cool themselves down by panting and drinking water," Jae Chang, a veterinarian from Prien Lake Animal Hospital said. "And keeping themselves in a cool environment." Symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion in animals are heavy panting, purple gums, and vomiting ...

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  • Life with a traumatic brain injury: The Ty Griffen story

    Life with a traumatic brain injury: The Ty Griffen story

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:58:42 GMT

    From the outside, Ty Griffen looks like a normal 26-year-old. He graduated from McNeese State University and was a pitcher on the baseball team. But for the last year, Ty's life is a blur. Waters were high in a Cameron Marsh where Ty was boating a year ago. 

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    From the outside, Ty Griffen looks like a normal 26-year-old. He graduated from McNeese State University and was a pitcher on the baseball team. But for the last year, Ty's life is a blur. Waters were high in a Cameron Marsh where Ty was boating a year ago. 

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  • A Feather for Evelyn

    A Feather for Evelyn

    Friday, June 15 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-06-15 15:40:24 GMT

    "It's about a little girl named Evelyn with cancer and she prays to God to help her get through this and there's a special surprise at the end with the friend and they go on imaginary adventures when she goes through chemo to keep her mind off of everything," said author Kelly Bourque. 

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    "It's about a little girl named Evelyn with cancer and she prays to God to help her get through this and there's a special surprise at the end with the friend and they go on imaginary adventures when she goes through chemo to keep her mind off of everything," said author Kelly Bourque. 

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  • Hurricanes and hospitals: how do they prepare?

    Hurricanes and hospitals: how do they prepare?

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-05 20:54:20 GMT
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)

    When it comes to hurricanes, evacuations are always possible…but what about patients in hospitals who don't have the ability to leave? "You want to keep your most critical patients in  your hospital, it's better for their overall health." Regional Manager of Safety and Emergency Management at Christus St. Patrick Hospital, Scott Kyle says in situations like these, they try to discharge patients who are able to be discharged, but they've learned from past experi...

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    When it comes to hurricanes, evacuations are always possible…but what about patients in hospitals who don't have the ability to leave? "You want to keep your most critical patients in  your hospital, it's better for their overall health." Regional Manager of Safety and Emergency Management at Christus St. Patrick Hospital, Scott Kyle says in situations like these, they try to discharge patients who are able to be discharged, but they've learned from past experi...

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  • Pain cream helps patients eliminate oral medication

    Pain cream helps patients eliminate oral medication

    Monday, June 4 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-04 11:07:35 GMT

    Marie Gentry was diagnosed with osteoporosis, neuropathy, scoliosis and was living a life full of pain. Until, she read a story on KPLC and met doctor Craig Morton and his creation of Accuplus. "My husband had to take care of me and take me to all the appointments and everything after 8 1/2 months and I got on the appointment I got in that car and I've been driving since," Gentry said. Now with torn rotator cuffs, and a continuation of her other painful diagnoses, Gentry r...

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    Marie Gentry was diagnosed with osteoporosis, neuropathy, scoliosis and was living a life full of pain. Until, she read a story on KPLC and met doctor Craig Morton and his creation of Accuplus. "My husband had to take care of me and take me to all the appointments and everything after 8 1/2 months and I got on the appointment I got in that car and I've been driving since," Gentry said. Now with torn rotator cuffs, and a continuation of her other painful diagnoses, Gentry r...

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  • A woman's life with Lupus and Fibromyalgia

    A woman's life with Lupus and Fibromyalgia

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-05-29 16:40:25 GMT

    It’s an invisible illness that many people believe doesn’t exist. “Lupus is an auto immune disease which basically your cells in your body are attacking themselves,” said patient Miranda Gradnigo. She was diagnosed with Lupus 8 years ago and on top of that, doctors told her she had fibromyalgia. “Basically it's a pain that you're living with every day,” Gradnigo said.

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    It’s an invisible illness that many people believe doesn’t exist. “Lupus is an auto immune disease which basically your cells in your body are attacking themselves,” said patient Miranda Gradnigo. She was diagnosed with Lupus 8 years ago and on top of that, doctors told her she had fibromyalgia. “Basically it's a pain that you're living with every day,” Gradnigo said.

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  • Lake Charles Memorial Residency program helping interns become better doctors

    Lake Charles Memorial Residency program helping interns become better doctors

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:54:56 GMT

    The road to residency isn’t easy. “I round the morning see my patients,” said first year Lake Charles Memorial Residential Intern Christian LeBlanc. “I look at labs, evaluate, making sure they’re giving the right treatment, making sure we address any concerns they have overnight then we round with our attending that supervises us and making sure we’re doing everything appropriate to support our patient.”

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    The road to residency isn’t easy. “I round the morning see my patients,” said first year Lake Charles Memorial Residential Intern Christian LeBlanc. “I look at labs, evaluate, making sure they’re giving the right treatment, making sure we address any concerns they have overnight then we round with our attending that supervises us and making sure we’re doing everything appropriate to support our patient.”

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  • Pets suffering from arthritis

    Pets suffering from arthritis

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:22:26 GMT

    Arthritis causes pain and inflammation in the joints and can be hard to live with, especially for animals. "Pets get it for a variety of reasons, we see a lot in older dogs where it's a result of age, or younger dogs where they have a history of trauma,” said Veterinarian Adam McMahan from Lake Area Animal Hospital.

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    Arthritis causes pain and inflammation in the joints and can be hard to live with, especially for animals. "Pets get it for a variety of reasons, we see a lot in older dogs where it's a result of age, or younger dogs where they have a history of trauma,” said Veterinarian Adam McMahan from Lake Area Animal Hospital.

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  • Risks of over wearing contact lenses

    Risks of over wearing contact lenses

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:12:44 GMT

    Many contact lens wearers are guilty of over wearing their contacts. "There's a reason those FDA standards are there, if there daily disposables, they're supposed to be disposed of every day, that's going to be what's heathiest for the eye." Optometrist, Madison Wall-Hayes says over wearing contacts can actually deprive your eyes of the oxygen they need to help you see. "Reducing the amount of oxygen that gets to the cornea, the cornea has to get the oxygen from the ...

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    Many contact lens wearers are guilty of over wearing their contacts. "There's a reason those FDA standards are there, if there daily disposables, they're supposed to be disposed of every day, that's going to be what's heathiest for the eye." Optometrist, Madison Wall-Hayes says over wearing contacts can actually deprive your eyes of the oxygen they need to help you see. "Reducing the amount of oxygen that gets to the cornea, the cornea has to get the oxygen from the ...

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  • Louisiana budget deficit puts state funded health care at risk in the Lake Area

    Louisiana budget deficit puts state funded health care at risk in the Lake Area

    Friday, May 4 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-05-04 19:42:10 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    As the state works to fill a $650,000,000 budget deficit, medical care is on the line. "Without it there's a lot of people around here that would die,” said Kathlene Edigo, a patient at Moss Memorial. “This is the only help, I can't survive without it. It's at the place now that you either choose am I going to eat or am I going to buy medicine" For David and Kathlene Edigo, state paid health care, wasn't in their plan. "I worked up until two years ago wh...

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    As the state works to fill a $650,000,000 budget deficit, medical care is on the line. "Without it there's a lot of people around here that would die,” said Kathlene Edigo, a patient at Moss Memorial. “This is the only help, I can't survive without it. It's at the place now that you either choose am I going to eat or am I going to buy medicine" For David and Kathlene Edigo, state paid health care, wasn't in their plan. "I worked up until two years ago wh...

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  • Certain foods and sunscreen are the key to avoiding a future with skin cancer

    Certain foods and sunscreen are the key to avoiding a future with skin cancer

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-05-02 17:13:42 GMT

    It's starting to feel like summertime outside and as the rays shine down, the risk for sunburn rises. Which is why pediatrician, Doctor Anatole Karpovs stresses the importance of sunscreen. Although shade is a good alternative to avoiding sunburn, Karpovs says between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm are when people are most prone to skin damage.

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    It's starting to feel like summertime outside and as the rays shine down, the risk for sunburn rises. Which is why pediatrician, Doctor Anatole Karpovs stresses the importance of sunscreen. Although shade is a good alternative to avoiding sunburn, Karpovs says between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm are when people are most prone to skin damage.

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  • Jamie McGee: Life with Tourette's

    Jamie McGee: Life with Tourette's

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:42:00 GMT

    You may remember him as sports person of the week, or an All-American football player. “It's like an itch that you want to scratch,” said Jamie McGee. “It's like an urge you just if you don't do it you just get so tense.” What many people don't know is Jamie McGee suffers from Tourette’s. “He was diagnosed at seven years old,” said Jamie’s father, James. “He has not let it affect, him he is the poster child for turning a disabil...

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    You may remember him as sports person of the week, or an All-American football player. “It's like an itch that you want to scratch,” said Jamie McGee. “It's like an urge you just if you don't do it you just get so tense.” What many people don't know is Jamie McGee suffers from Tourette’s. “He was diagnosed at seven years old,” said Jamie’s father, James. “He has not let it affect, him he is the poster child for turning a disabil...

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  • New pill could slow down eye loss in diabetics

    New pill could slow down eye loss in diabetics

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:29:48 GMT

    Being a diabetic means more than just checking  your blood sugar, it can actually cause major issues in your eyes. "What happens in the eye, the retina, the sensitive lining of the eye, has tiny blood vessels in the eye," says Dr. Rob Janot. "And they get leaking in diabetes and that sets up a series of events that can lead to blindness." A new product on the market, may slow down the progression of diabetics losing their vision. It's called Nureten. "...

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    Being a diabetic means more than just checking  your blood sugar, it can actually cause major issues in your eyes. "What happens in the eye, the retina, the sensitive lining of the eye, has tiny blood vessels in the eye," says Dr. Rob Janot. "And they get leaking in diabetes and that sets up a series of events that can lead to blindness." A new product on the market, may slow down the progression of diabetics losing their vision. It's called Nureten. "...

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  • A coach's ultimate gratitude

    A coach's ultimate gratitude

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:18 AM EST2017-11-24 16:18:35 GMT
    Elton Lady Indians basketball coaches, Roland LaComb and Kim Captain, on their kidney transplant day. (Source: KPLC)Elton Lady Indians basketball coaches, Roland LaComb and Kim Captain, on their kidney transplant day. (Source: KPLC)

    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

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    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

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  • Spider veins: innocent or dangerous?

    Spider veins: innocent or dangerous?

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-03-29 15:25:08 GMT

    You've most likely seen them on your legs or on someone elses. "Those squiggly ugly small veins that appear out of the blue," said Cardiologist Dr. Carl Fastabend. They're called spider veins and they just so happen to be pretty common among women. 

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    You've most likely seen them on your legs or on someone elses. "Those squiggly ugly small veins that appear out of the blue," said Cardiologist Dr. Carl Fastabend. They're called spider veins and they just so happen to be pretty common among women. 

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  • Free colon cancer screening kits

    Free colon cancer screening kits

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-03-14 15:28:19 GMT

    Dr. Sapreet Basra, a Gastroenterologist from Lake Charles Memorial Hospital says with colon cancer being the second leading cause of cancer death, the issue isn't a fast moving cancer, it's the lack of detection. 

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    Dr. Sapreet Basra, a Gastroenterologist from Lake Charles Memorial Hospital says with colon cancer being the second leading cause of cancer death, the issue isn't a fast moving cancer, it's the lack of detection. 

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  • New mom says isolette helped save her premature baby's life

    New mom says isolette helped save her premature baby's life

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:37 PM EST2018-02-23 23:37:20 GMT

    For moms-to-be, pregnancy is a time for preparing for the new addition. But, for Sulphur native, Jillian Person, she was living the life of a normal college student with no idea she was expecting. “I went into the hospital, I thought my appendix ruptured and the er doctor said I had kidney stones and then my water broke and I had a baby," Peterson said. If being thrust into motherhood wasn't enough, baby Oliver was born at 32 weeks gestation. Weighing three pounds, the ...

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    For moms-to-be, pregnancy is a time for preparing for the new addition. But, for Sulphur native, Jillian Person, she was living the life of a normal college student with no idea she was expecting. “I went into the hospital, I thought my appendix ruptured and the er doctor said I had kidney stones and then my water broke and I had a baby," Peterson said. If being thrust into motherhood wasn't enough, baby Oliver was born at 32 weeks gestation. Weighing three pounds, the ...

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  • Transaortic Valve Replacement giving patients a second chance at life

    Transaortic Valve Replacement giving patients a second chance at life

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:05 PM EST2018-02-19 17:05:46 GMT

    Bonnie Faulk Works at WalMart, but her quality of life began going down hill as she got older. "I couldn't breath," Faulk said. Diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis, Faulk needed to have a valve in her heart replaced.

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    Bonnie Faulk Works at WalMart, but her quality of life began going down hill as she got older. "I couldn't breath," Faulk said. Diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis, Faulk needed to have a valve in her heart replaced.

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  • Lake Charles Memorial earning trauma program designation

    Lake Charles Memorial earning trauma program designation

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-02-13 17:07:06 GMT

    It's a huge step forward for trauma patients to receive trauma care in their own community, rather than being rushed out of town to designated trauma centers. 

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    It's a huge step forward for trauma patients to receive trauma care in their own community, rather than being rushed out of town to designated trauma centers. 

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  • Woman births baby in front seat of car

    Woman births baby in front seat of car

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 9:17 AM EST2018-02-07 14:17:46 GMT

    It's a story her family will never forget. Five day old Octavia Mullen entered into the world in an unforgettable fashion. Victoria Mullen woke up on February first at three in the morning with her normal pregnancy pain.  She had no idea her day would turn out the way it did. "I felt a pop and I thought it might have been my water, but every time she moved, I thought I had to go to the bathroom anyway," said Mullen. She put off calling her husband home from work un...

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    It's a story her family will never forget. Five day old Octavia Mullen entered into the world in an unforgettable fashion. Victoria Mullen woke up on February first at three in the morning with her normal pregnancy pain.  She had no idea her day would turn out the way it did. "I felt a pop and I thought it might have been my water, but every time she moved, I thought I had to go to the bathroom anyway," said Mullen. She put off calling her husband home from work un...

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  • Two-year-old to undergo third surgery after coding during last one

    Two-year-old to undergo third surgery after coding during last one

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:57 AM EST2018-01-16 16:57:05 GMT
    Two  year old Colton Bruce has been through more in his life than most could ever imagine experiencing. "His left lung is enlarged so much it's pushing everything to the right," said Rebecca Robison, Colton's mother. His first surgery took place when he was just 10 days old. During his surgery in October, doctors nearly lost him. "They gave him anesthesia, and he coded," Robison said. "They spend 18 minutes doing CPR to get his heart to beat again on ...More >>
    Two  year old Colton Bruce has been through more in his life than most could ever imagine experiencing. "His left lung is enlarged so much it's pushing everything to the right," said Rebecca Robison, Colton's mother. His first surgery took place when he was just 10 days old. During his surgery in October, doctors nearly lost him. "They gave him anesthesia, and he coded," Robison said. "They spend 18 minutes doing CPR to get his heart to beat again on ...More >>
  • Innovative diabetes treatment introduced at Trina Health

    Innovative diabetes treatment introduced at Trina Health

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 7:44 AM EST2016-11-16 12:44:01 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    The effects of diabethes differ patient to patient, requiring specialized treatment for everyone. Trina Health in Lake Charles is offering one of the newest treatment options that creators hope will be the unique diabetes management that patients have been looking for. "I was diagnosed at age 3," said Kristen Orndoff who's lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. She's had to face some of the many complications the disease brings on. "I've had 6 eye surgeri...

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    The effects of diabethes differ patient to patient, requiring specialized treatment for everyone. Trina Health in Lake Charles is offering one of the newest treatment options that creators hope will be the unique diabetes management that patients have been looking for. "I was diagnosed at age 3," said Kristen Orndoff who's lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. She's had to face some of the many complications the disease brings on. "I've had 6 eye surgeri...

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  • Chiropractors adjusting women who are expecting

    Chiropractors adjusting women who are expecting

    Saturday, December 2 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-12-02 05:24:18 GMT
    (Source : KPLC)(Source : KPLC)

    Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains, but Doctor of Chiropractic Laurie Baynard with Lake Charles Chiropractic says, it's not normal. 

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    Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains, but Doctor of Chiropractic Laurie Baynard with Lake Charles Chiropractic says, it's not normal. 

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  • Breastfeeding vs. formula for newborns

    Breastfeeding vs. formula for newborns

    Saturday, November 25 2017 10:34 AM EST2017-11-25 15:34:56 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    New moms have the right to choose whether they breastfeed their babies. Lake Area doctors are urging moms to consider the benefits that breastfeeding has on their children and how it could impact their future. Dr. Anatole Karpovs of the Children's Clinic says he urges all new moms to at least try to breastfeed for two months after birth.

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    New moms have the right to choose whether they breastfeed their babies. Lake Area doctors are urging moms to consider the benefits that breastfeeding has on their children and how it could impact their future. Dr. Anatole Karpovs of the Children's Clinic says he urges all new moms to at least try to breastfeed for two months after birth.

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  • KPLC anchor undergoes state of the art knee replacement surgery

    KPLC anchor undergoes state of the art knee replacement surgery

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 11:59 AM EST2017-11-14 16:59:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    You've watched our beloved Agnes Derouen for years on KPLC. But what you don't see is what goes on behind the scenes. 

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    You've watched our beloved Agnes Derouen for years on KPLC. But what you don't see is what goes on behind the scenes. 

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  • Poor dental hygiene leads to more than bad breath

    Poor dental hygiene leads to more than bad breath

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 9:28 AM EST2017-11-07 14:28:00 GMT

    Dentists can find out a lot about a person by looking in their mouth including their diet, medications, smoking habits and more.

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    Dentists can find out a lot about a person by looking in their mouth including their diet, medications, smoking habits and more.

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  • Pediatrician warns of Halloween hazards

    Pediatrician warns of Halloween hazards

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-10-31 16:50:16 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    It takes a lot of time and energy to get the perfect costume before heading out for trick or treating and although kids are told time and time again about the dangers of Halloween, a Lake Area pediatrician says, kids need to be aware of more than just stranger danger. 

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    It takes a lot of time and energy to get the perfect costume before heading out for trick or treating and although kids are told time and time again about the dangers of Halloween, a Lake Area pediatrician says, kids need to be aware of more than just stranger danger. 

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  • Doctors warn of pumpkin carving injuries this time of year

    Doctors warn of pumpkin carving injuries this time of year

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-10-24 16:38:59 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    This time of year, Foret sees an increase in hand injuries that can be devastating, resulting in surgery and months of rehabilitation.

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    This time of year, Foret sees an increase in hand injuries that can be devastating, resulting in surgery and months of rehabilitation.

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  • Restless leg syndrome, easily diagnosed and treated

    Restless leg syndrome, easily diagnosed and treated

    Friday, September 29 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-09-29 15:38:25 GMT
    Home sleep studies are now being offered as an initial screening tool for patients at risk of sleep apnea. (Source: KPLC)Home sleep studies are now being offered as an initial screening tool for patients at risk of sleep apnea. (Source: KPLC)

    According to the Sleep Center of Louisiana, seven to 10 percent of people in the country suffer from restless leg syndrome. 

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    According to the Sleep Center of Louisiana, seven to 10 percent of people in the country suffer from restless leg syndrome. 

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  • American Cancer Society assisting patients in getting rides to treatment

    American Cancer Society assisting patients in getting rides to treatment

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:19:14 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    A million things run through a patients head when they hear the word 'cancer'. 

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    A million things run through a patients head when they hear the word 'cancer'. 

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  • Community Pregnancy Center in need of donated breast pumps

    Community Pregnancy Center in need of donated breast pumps

    Friday, August 4 2017 6:04 AM EDT2017-08-04 10:04:45 GMT

    If you have a breast pump that you no longer need, there's a big demand for them with the Community Pregnancy Center in DeRidder.     

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    If you have a breast pump that you no longer need, there's a big demand for them with the Community Pregnancy Center in DeRidder.     

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  • Secure medical image sharing for faster, better care

    Secure medical image sharing for faster, better care

    Thursday, July 27 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:01:27 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Director of Radiology, Scott Daigle, shows how the Nuance PowerShare App works, a cloud-based platform to securely view and share medical images. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Director of Radiology, Scott Daigle, shows how the Nuance PowerShare App works, a cloud-based platform to securely view and share medical images. (Source: KPLC)

    If you have ever had imaging done at a medical office or hospital, then had to go to another office for follow-up, chances are, you have had to go with a CD of your file or paper copy. That is changing thanks to a medical image sharing network.

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    If you have ever had imaging done at a medical office or hospital, then had to go to another office for follow-up, chances are, you have had to go with a CD of your file or paper copy. That is changing thanks to a medical image sharing network.

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  • Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:26 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:26:02 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)

    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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  • Healthline: SCID screening in Louisiana

    Healthline: SCID screening in Louisiana

    Thursday, June 25 2015 6:37 PM EDT2015-06-25 22:37:41 GMT
    Thursday, June 25 2015 10:49 PM EDT2015-06-26 02:49:55 GMT
    For children with SCID, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, the common cold can be a death sentence. A screening test can catch the disorder at birth, but it's not offered in Louisiana. A Baton Rouge family is trying to change that.More >>
    For children with SCID, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, the common cold can be a death sentence. A screening test can catch the disorder at birth, but it's not offered in Louisiana. A Baton Rouge family is trying to change that.More >>

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