What Are You Waiting For? Tobacco Use and Louisiana

By |March 13th, 2018|

It’s not that often I go after a specific, single behavior, but today I’m in a mood. I was just looking at the rates of tobacco use by state, and apparently, in Louisiana, our rates are VERY high.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22.8% of […]

Escape Routes: Lawsuits, Associations and Mandates!

By |March 6th, 2018|

How many times have you seen something in the news and been surprised?

Happens with me and my wife all the time. “Hey baby, did you know Blah-Blah died!?”

“Really? Oh, that’s sad. I really liked her!” We’re big film fans, but we tend to lose track of stars if they aren’t […]

The Weight Loss Minefield: Christmas, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Girl Scout Cookies!

By |February 28th, 2018|

It’s been a while since I caught you up on my efforts to improve my health! In case you’re new to this party, you can see where I started, my 10 steps for staying on track and how I tackled the holidays.

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is
As a reminder, […]

Straight Talk on How We Spend Your Money

By |January 30th, 2018|

Want the Straight Talk on how we spend your money? Healthcare Economist Mike Bertaut lays it out, in plain English, in this video from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

The dollars you pay us for health insurance go right back out to pay the medical expenses for you and […]

Prohibition or Prescription? The Status of Medical Marijuana and Health Insurance

By |January 23rd, 2018|

You’ve got to love America. We have a long history of love/hate relationships with mood-altering substances, which we have often described as having “medicinal value” until science stops us cold. Of course, these scientific studies in medicine often never catch up to folklore, which exists everywhere in our culture in […]