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Louisiana moving back to modified Phase Two

  BATON ROUGE — Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana is moving back to a revised Phase Two reopening as the state and the ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Covid-19 Testing Update

St. John the Baptist Parish – There will be no Covid-19 Testing at the St. John Community Center on Friday, November 27, 2020, due to ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Several blood drives planned locally

SPECIAL TO L’OBSERVATEUR   LAPLACE — Thirty minutes is all it takes to save a life. Blood donors are capable of saving the lives of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to.

COVID-19 Compliance Enforcement Continues

BATON ROUGE (November 13, 2020)- The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office are reaffirming to the state’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Ochsner announces cancer & COVID-19 mortality study findings

SPECIAL TO L’OBSERVATEUR   NEW ORLEANS – The Ochsner Cancer Institute announced key findings from a retrospective study comparing COVID-19 mortality rates in positive patients ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to.

November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a chronic disease caused when the pancreas makes little or no insulin or the body becomes resistant to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to.

COVID infections remain low in October

SPECIAL TO L’OBSERVATEUR   LAPLACE — COVID- 19 infections continued at a low stable rate in St. John Parish in October despite a widespread increase ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Gary Dupré.

Breast Cancer Awareness: JoAnn Morris Alexander’s story

Although it’s been 27 years, JoAnn Morris Alexander remembers the day she discovered a dimpled knot on her breast. “It was purple and red and looked ... Read more

1 month ago by Ronny Michel.

Gros:Three Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risks

Few things frighten women more than the annual mammogram. The reminder on the refrigerator strikes dread months before the appointment. The anxiety stems from most ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to.

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

2 months ago by Special to.

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