public health

Hope Medical Group for Women, the Shreveport abortion clinic that prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court this year, has dropped a separate lawsuit against Louisiana’s abortion regulations.

Most maternal deaths during or within a year of pregnancy in Louisiana in 2017 could have been avoided, according to a newly released review by the Louisiana Department of Health.

On a scorecard evaluating the work states are doing to prevent homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisiana received 0 out of 5 stars.

A recently-published paper from Tulane University’s School of Social Work finds what we already knew to be true — isolation is bad for mental health. The school has developed a website to help. New Orleans Public Radio talked with one of the authors about how to stay sane during a global pandemic.

New Orleans Public School’s decision to start the school year virtually came as a major source of relief for teachers and parents who saw returning to the classroom as dangerous. But for teachers who are also parents, the announcement has had significant consequences.

A new site for COVID-19 testing opens Wednesday in New Orleans, amid a national shortage in testing supplies and long delays in testing results.

Four Louisiana businesses have had their bar permits suspended for violating coronavirus restrictions, according to a statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal earlier this week.

A New Orleans charter school teacher has been fired, she says, for criticizing her school’s plan to have teachers conduct remote lessons from their classrooms.

Starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, you can no longer get to-go drinks in New Orleans.

Another 60 people were reported dead of COVID-19 across Louisiana on Wednesday — three times the daily average for July and the biggest increase since May 1. The state's coronavirus death toll is now 3,558.

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