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May 30 10:16 AM
The Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, including the device most often used by those affected by OSA – the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine, commonly known as CPAP – and a new device, the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) System.
May 30 10:16 AM
According to Robert Temple, M.D., deputy director for clinical science at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one thing is certain: You should use daily aspirin therapy only after first talking to your health-care professional, who can weigh the benefits and risks.
May 23 11:02 AM
An FDA review of clinical studies measuring the effectiveness of long-term bisphosphonates use shows that some patients may be able to stop using bisphosphonates after three to five years and still continue to benefit from their use, says Marcea Whitaker, M.
May 23 11:02 AM
Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will free dive in Audubon Aquarium of the America’s Great Maya Reef exhibit during the Aquarium's Oceanfest on Saturday, May 31, at 11:30 a.m. The dive is part of an awareness-raising tour for his upcoming Pacific Ocean crossing.
May 23 11:02 AM
According to citizen complaints, the impersonators contact the home or cell phone of potential victims by using a call that gives the appearance of originating from Louisiana State Police or possibly another local law enforcement agency.
May 23 11:02 AM
Rep. Scott Simon (R-Abita Springs) is chairman of the House Committee on Health and Welfare and past chairman of the Sustainable Local Food Policy Council. His bill, HB 1270, will allow up-and-coming, homebased bakers, cooks and confectioners to prepare a wider variety of food items under a simple set of sanitary and food preparation regulations.
May 23 11:02 AM
“Former Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom began his agriculture service in 1960 as an employee of the department and was elected commissioner in 1979. There is something to be said for anyone who has dedicat ed most of their life to public service.
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