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DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:20
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has an alarming number of children being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, says state Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert. She will hold a free, daylong symposium about the syndrome for parents, teachers, health care professionals and others on Dec. 9 in Baton Rouge. Topics will include frequency of diagnosis, medication rates, and proper use of ADHD medications.
Medical marjiuana law needs fixing
Monday, 24 November 2014 10:34
The addictive effects of cocaine have been event for a long time, but there are uses for cocaine-derivative pharmaceuticals that have been beneficial, if taken as prescribed and directed by a doctor. Such could be the case with marijuana, when used as prescribed and directed by a physician. That’s why the Louisiana Legislature next year should move forward with a serious debate on bills that would allow the drug’s distribution.
DHH to Address High Rates of ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Louisiana Children
Monday, 24 November 2014 05:44
Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) will host a free symposium on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Louisiana on Dec. 9, 2014. The symposium, which is open to parents, teachers, health care professionals and other stakeholders, will address the frequency of diagnosis, medication rates, and proper use of ADHD medications. The symposium hopes to bring attention to and develop solutions for the alarming rate of ADHD medication utilization…
Paul, Christie, Bush top New Hampshire poll Featured
Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:16
Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll: Rand Paul and Chris Christie both at 16 percent, Jeb Bush at 14 percent. Ben Carson 9 percent; Mike Huckabee 8 percent; Paul Ryan 7 percent; Ted Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz 5 percent; Bobby Jindal 4 percent. More here.
Legislature reports on prison options
Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:02
* Construct a 1,000 bed maximum security prison using a 30-year “wrap-around” bond issue estimated to cost $231 million (including principal and interest), excluding annual maintenance and operations expenses. The debt service would be covered by raising car tag decals by $2 annually. * Review the successes and failures of Act 570, which altered sentencing guidelines. * Mitigate longer sentences utilizing correctional interventions and re-entry programs.
Evangelical David Lane begins effort to recruit pastors to run for political office Featured
Saturday, 22 November 2014 01:06
A prominent evangelical Christian leader has launched an effort to recruit 1,000 pastors willing to run for political office, hoping to inject religious issues and candidates into the 2016 election. David Lane, the founder of the American Renewal Project, said he hopes he can persuade pastors to run for offices as varied as school board and city council to the state legislature and Congress.
Rubio campaigns for Cassidy in Louisiana Featured
Friday, 21 November 2014 08:42
Alex Leary, Times Washington Bureau ChiefLinkView all ArticlesSaturday, November 22, 2014 3:06pm My Edition I want to see more articles tagged I'm already following articles tagged Cassidy campaign Rubio campaigns in Louisiana 22 November 0 Comments Sen. Marco Rubio is in Louisiana today to campaign for Bill Cassidy, who is in a runoff with Sen.
The Louisiana Legislature legalized marijuana for medical purposes in 1991, but did not make the laws that would ...
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:01
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UPDATE: Rep. Hunter Seeks Extension for Early Voting
Thursday, 20 November 2014 07:16
UPDATE: Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is responding to Rep. Marcus Hunter's request to extend early voting to make up the two day that are being loss due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Secretary of State Tom Schedler cannot and will not advise our registrars of voters to violate current state law concerning early voting which clearly states,” A registrar shall observe the holidays which are provided by law or proclaimed by the governor for…
The anti-Christie Featured
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 23:11
BOCA RATON, Fla — Bill Haslam is no Chris Christie. The soft-spoken Tennessee governor doesn’t go out of his way to pick fights. He describes himself as a problem-solver rather than a partisan. A relative moderate, Haslam hasn’t used his office to antagonize the White House. In fact, President Barack Obama praised the Republican for his education policies at a gathering of governors last year.
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