Kayla Courvell, KPLC

Kayla Courvell


Lake Charles, LA, United States

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Past articles by Kayla:

Understanding your Medicare

What does your Medicare Part B cover during your wellness exam? → Read More

Baby born 14 weeks early lives up to her name

Baby faith was born at 26 weeks and is thriving in the NICU. → Read More

Two arrested, one hospitalized after fight at Barbe High

Geyen was found by a janitor in the hallway of Barbe High School before being taken by an ambulance to the hospital. → Read More

Sex trafficking victim from Lake Charles says she was sold into slavery by a loved one

Sex trafficking victim said her friend owed a debt to a drug dealer and left her as payment → Read More

New technology helping patients with cataracts

Cataracts, the clouding of the natural lense of the eye, are predominately caused by aging, according to Ophthalmologist Charlie Thompson. → Read More

19 nurses at LCMH pregnant at the same time

"There were sometimes tears," said baby Luke's mom, Ashley Fontenot. "But usually we were all happy and if we weren't getting cranky, we would just tell each other to go eat." Fontenot was just on... → Read More

Man with unknown disease finally gets some answers

It began as a regular sinus infection. "Sinus drainage so I went to the doctor about a week and a half before all this went down, didn't get any better," said Tony Rougeau. But what was happenin... → Read More

Doctors say medical marijuana is not a good treatment for glauco

Louisiana lawmakers passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for a number of conditions including glaucoma. But optometrists and ophthalmologists are saying medicinal marijuana isn't practical f... → Read More

Lake Charles Memorial Residency program helping interns become b

The road to residency isn’t easy. “I round the morning see my patients,” said first year Lake Charles Memorial Residential Intern Christian LeBlanc. “I look at labs, evaluate, making sure they’re g... → Read More

Protecting your eyes from the sun's UV rays

We can see how sun affects the skin when sunburn occurs. But what about the eyes? "You can actually get a burn of the cornea,” said Optometrist Doctor Jeffrey Hankin. → Read More

Psychologist: Hurricanes can cause PTSD

While many continue to repaint their homes, tear out carpeting and fix their missing shingles, another hurricane season is quickly approaching, which can put stress on those who are still working t... → Read More

Risks of over wearing contact lenses

Many contact lens wearers are guilty of over wearing their contacts. "There's a reason those FDA standards are there, if there daily disposables, they're supposed to be disposed of every day, that... → Read More

Certain foods and sunscreen are the key to avoiding a future wit

It's starting to feel like summertime outside and as the rays shine down, the risk for sunburn rises. Which is why pediatrician, Doctor Anatole Karpovs stresses the importance of sunscreen. Althoug... → Read More

Gracie Johnson: Life with an inoperable brain tumor

Gracie Johnson had a bright future ahead of her. The high school senior is described by her teachers as a ray of sunshine. She had cancer at the age of three and at the age of five. She was treat... → Read More

New pill could slow down eye loss in diabetics

Being a diabetic means more than just checking your blood sugar, it can actually cause major issues in your eyes. "What happens in the eye, the retina, the sensitive lining of the eye, has tiny b... → Read More

Hyperbaric Chambers helping to heal SWLA

Hyperbaric Chambers fill up with nothing but 100% oxygen and they're helping to heal patients here in the lake area. "We have patients who come in with chronic non-healing wounds and after 4 weeks... → Read More

Woman births baby in front seat of car

It's a story her family will never forget. Five day old Octavia Mullen entered into the world in an unforgettable fashion. Victoria Mullen woke up on February first at three in the morning with h... → Read More

Agnes DeRouen to soon return to anchor desk

It's been two months since you last saw Agnes DeRouen on set, but her return is in sight. "I've been to therapy three times a week," Agnes said. She had a total knee replacement and recovery has be... → Read More

Tammy Call's cold case reopened in Vernon Parish

In February of 1990, 15 year old Tammy Call vanished from Leesville High School. The Call family did everything they could to find their daughter. → Read More

Texas man in custody in Lake Charles

A man from Texas is in custody after stealing a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper's car and crashing it early Sunday morning in Lake Charles. → Read More