Meg Farris, WWL-TV

Meg Farris


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Meg:

Mother who gave birth while on ventilator gets to see baby for the first time, 10 weeks later

"God answered our prayers," said Trichelle McDaniel's older son. → Read More

Will reopening cause a second spike in COVID-19 cases? Louisiana's rate of infection increasing

"It’s not time to cannonball in. Dip your toe. Take it slow. Be cautious. There still is a lot of COVID out there,” said Dr. Kanter. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine possible by early 2021, local expert says

Biotech firm Moderna announced Monday that its trial vaccine triggered an immune response in the first people it was tested on. → Read More

Scammers are trying to get your stimulus or relief money

"When relief money hits the streets, the fraudsters go to work." → Read More

Can you get coronavirus through your eyes? Doctors say it's possible

"I think anything that can minimize your potential risk is not an unreasonable thing to be pursuing. Glasses, goggles, goggles better than glasses." → Read More

New Orleans area gyms to reopen with restrictions

With gyms set to reopen in Jefferson Parish Friday at 25 % capacity, members have mixed feelings about going back or just sticking with at-home virtual workouts. → Read More

New Orleans tour guide companies concerned about future

How do you social distance on the tour bus? How do you pay bills at 25% capacity? → Read More

Vitamin D could play role in lessening risk if you get COVID-19

Doctors also say Low vitamin D plays a role in poor bone health, diabetes, blood sugar levels, weight gain, depression and mood, even thinning hair. → Read More

Local ER doctor helps healthcare workers deal with loss

When the healers are seeing so much loss, who is going to heal their pain, especially after losing as many as six patients in one night. → Read More

New Orleans teen launches ribbon campaign in appreciation of first responders

Zachary has already raised more than $6,000 to donate to mental wellness programs. He knows those workers will need it after witnessing so much loss. → Read More

Weight Loss Wednesday: New tech gives doctors remote access to vital signs

"There is no doubt that obesity is more than just how you look. It is a disease and it has an impact on every organ in your body," Dr. Ryan explained. → Read More

Generosity more vital than ever as coronavirus changes Giving Tuesday

Over the next several weeks surgeons fixed her heart. Yana and her mom headed home. They made it as far as Los Angeles, where they got stuck for 24 hours. → Read More

Doctor treated with coronavirus antibodies recovers at home after hospitalization

He says he didn't know how sick he was until he read his own chart after he recovered. → Read More

FDA gives remdesivir Emergency Use Authorization

On very sick COVID-19 patients, new information showed it helped them recover a few days faster. The death rate was not significantly different. → Read More

Company opens makeshift grocery stores at hospitals for healthcare workers

If you’re working 12-hour shifts in a hospital during a pandemic, the last thing you have energy for is waiting in long lines to 'make' groceries → Read More

With children missing vaccines due to coronavirus, doctors fear rise in other illnesses

"These are things that are important to prevent and I think we take them a little too much for granted..." → Read More

Doctor says antibody tests may not be the answer yet

Dr. Brobston Lutz said the antibody tests to show if you have had coronavirus or not don't appear to be very reliable at the time being. → Read More

Stroke patients are avoiding hospitals, causing brain damage to avoid COVID-19, doctors say

We’ve had several cases where patients waited to come in and they’ll tell you they were worried, you know, they didn’t want to get exposed to the virus." → Read More

Doctors using older Ebola medication on COVID-19 patients say results are promising

This is only one small preliminary snapshot from one of the clinical trial sites. Tulane Medical Center is among 160 hospitals around the world in the study. → Read More

Jury is out on whether hot summer will help slow virus

So will this new virus be seasonal and be reduced in the summer? → Read More