Bridging The Great Health Divide

  Large swaths of rural America are health care deserts with too few primary care doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs to care for residents

In 207 counties in 2018, there wasn’t a family, general or internal medicine doctor – the primary care doctors mainly for adults, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of federal data.

  People are dying earlier and facing more severe health issues in many rural communities

‘Diabetes Belt’ runs through much of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta

Some rural areas hit hard with cancer deaths

Appalachian, Mississippi Delta regions ‘medically underserved’ for decades

  Keep Calm Hotline aims to inform and help alleviate stress

  Recognizing heart disease signs in women

Continued Coverage

  Colon cancer becoming more of a risk for those under 50

  Pregnant women now eligible to receive coronavirus vaccine in Louisiana

  Alzheimer’s amid the pandemic

  Allen Parish to begin construction on a new hospital this summer

Biden opens ‘Obamacare’ window for uninsured as COVID rages

  Lake Area dietitian works to help those with diabetes and kidney disease

  SWLA Center for Health Services continues service despite damages

SWLA Center for Health Services continues service despite damages

Gray Television to use Google funding toward health coverage in Mississippi Delta, Appalachia

The Mississippi Delta and Appalachia both fare far worse than the national average in health indicators and outcomes. The project will explore why health disparities exist, with a focus on long term and sustainable solutions.

  Cameron ambulance services still dealing with impacts of Laura, Delta

The mandatory evacuation order for all of Cameron Parish was lifted a month ago. That has allowed emergency services to resume, but months after Laura and Delta, they are still recovering.

  Remote Area Medical clinic open in Lake Charles through Saturday

Residents got the opportunity to get free medical, dental, and vision care at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

  Ravaged South Cameron Memorial Hospital to open as ‘makeshift hospital’ for the foreseeable future

  Cancer patient shares treatment journey during COVID-19

  United Way of SWLA’s food distribution feeds hundreds

  Five deaths in Calcasieu Parish due to COVID-19 were all African Americans