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Heart Disease in Louisiana (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-10

Duration: 00:10:14

Subjects: Health | Heart Disease | Stroke | Exercise


  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Jacobs, Benjamin Interviewee
  • Glancy, Luke Interviewee
  • Kelly, James Interviewee
  • Ochsner, Alton, Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the February 10, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on heart disease in Louisiana. This report covers: the symptoms of heart disease; the risk factors; the importance of diet and exercise; and the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. Johnson interviews: Dr. Benjamin Jacobs, a cardiologist; Dr. Luke Glancy, a cardiologist; Dr. James Kelly of the Tulane Medical Center; and Dr. Alton Ochsner, Jr., a vascular surgeon.