1130 AM LRN News

USA Today Network of Louisiana reporter Greg Hilburn reports Julia Letlow, the wife of the late Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, is reportedly considering a run for the 5th Congressional district seat as being asked to run. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says it’s a very personal decision for the 41-year-old…

Cut 6 (11) “…public service.”

Governor Edwards has confirmed the special election to fill the seat will be held in March.

A new law took effect this year that requires health insurance companies to cover newly developed precision genetic treatments for cancer patients. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot authored the law and says it helps cancer paitents wanting to try new procedures.

Cut 3 (12)  “.body”

A diet developed in part by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center in the 90’s is named one of the best diets of 2021 by U.S. News and World Report. The DASH diet features a lot of veggies and complex carbs along with small portions of lean meat and low salt. Director of Dietary Assessment Dr. Catherine Champagne says it’s surprisingly easily to stick to…

Cut 7 (08)  “…a lifestyle.”

A major feature of the diet is that it calls for very limited red meat consumption.

On Monday, the state reported 1,891 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, that’s 100 less than the highest number of 1,991 on April 12th. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter said hospital CEOs will have a call with the Governor today on their current ability to provide care for COVID patients.

Cut 10 (12) “…quality care.”