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Pets In Your Garden

Mar 8, 2019
LSU AgCenter

There are two general issues to consider when you have pets and a garden landscape: keeping pets from harming your landscape, and keeping the landscape from harming your pets.

A former North Dakota lawmaker recently died after eating at a New Orleans restaurant. The alleged culprit: a bacterial infection from a raw oyster. Oysters have long been a trademark of southern cuisine, but they also pose health risks for some. So, just how dangerous is it to eat raw oysters?

Dr. Scott Kahan, Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, on the perils of fat shaming.


LRN

WAFB-TV anchor Donna Britt talks about her diagnosis with ALS last week. Britt continues to anchor the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts on channel 9 with Greg Meriwether.


LRN

Dr. Renee Levine of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital comments on the challenges facing U.S. Senator John McCain. The Arizona lawmaker, who cast the deciding vote on the bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act, is facing a grim forecast after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, Glioblastoma.


David Poole, Director of the Southern Bureau of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, addresses Baton Rouge ranking in the top five cities in HIV and AIDS rates.


Aortic aneurysms are the third leading cause of sudden death among U.S. men. Rabbi Barry Weinstein talks with us about his one-year recovery from an aortic aneurysm.

J.B. Hunt of Aneurysm Outreach shares with us the importance of being examined for a possible aortic aneurys.

We also hear from Dr. Azeem Kahn, the surgeon who saved Rabbi Weinstein's life.


Warner Orthopedics & Wellness

Plantar fasciitis is a common problem – about one in ten people have the sharp pain under their heel that’s caused by small tears in the plantar fascia, which is "a really strong, thin piece of fascia, which is almost like gristle, and it supports the foot arch. So it's sort of a tie-rod to the arch," says Dr. Meredith Warner, an orthopedic surgeon in Baton Rouge. She adds, "Over time it degenerates, and when it degenerates it can create pain through the accretion of painful proteins," and though plantar fasciitis usually heals itself within eighteen months, most people seek treatment before then.


LSU AgCenter

As the weather cools down, it's a joy to get out into the garden on the weekends. There's often a lot of catchup to do after the long hot, summer.

As well as this is the prime planting season for cool season vegetables, bedding plants, and hearty trees, shrubs, and ground covers.


Cardiologist Gives Permission for Holiday Indulgence

Nov 24, 2013

Leon Kraft, an interventional cardiologist with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, says it's okay to splurge, so long as you don't make it a routine.


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