Cooking up a turkey this Thanksgiving? Start by defrosting in the refrigerator & choose between oven or deep fryer. USDA hotline is open for food safety questions 10 am - 6 pm weekdays & 8 am - 2 pm on Thanksgiving.
Dr. Joe Kanter stresses the importance of receiving the flu vaccine by the end of October. Free flu vaccines are available at pharmacies and parish health units for those without health insurance. Louisiana is one of seven states with VERY High flu activity making it especially important for high-risk populations. Taking preventative action can avoid a peak in flu cases.