Dealing with Grief and Stress from a Katrina Survivor

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Editor’s Note: As communities in Texas and South Louisiana continue to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, this blog post that was written in wake of the August 2016 floods offers useful information for anyone impacted by a disaster. Dealing with the grief and stress caused by natural disasters is hard, and healing […]

Take a 5-Minute Fit Break

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As parents, we can sometimes forget the importance of health education in our children’s lives. From teaching them healthy eating habits, to the importance of going to the doctor for checkups, to being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day. Physical activity is as important for children as it is for adults. Did […]

Pros and Cons of Today’s Most Popular Diets

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Every day we get bombarded with new information about what we should be eating, how we should be eating it and when we should eat it. Promises are thrown out regularly, saying that certain diets can help us lose weight or stave off disease—but what’s right? And more importantly, which one is right for you? […]

We Can All Dream: Bryan Perrier’s Strength and Spina Bifida

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“We can all dream.” Tishara Cushenberry overheard one of her son’s former doctors say this after she told him that her then 2-year-old son was showing signs of beginning to walk. While children are typically walking by age 2, for her son Bryan Perrier, this seemed almost impossible. Bryan, now 14 years old and a […]

What you need to know to view the solar eclipse safely

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On Monday, August 21, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years. Here in Louisiana, we’ll get about a 75 percent partial view of the moon blocking the sun. Even though part of the sun will be obscured, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to look directly at the eclipse. Here’s what […]