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  • DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    Updated: 6:11 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... (More)
  • State releases anti-synthetic drug music video

    Updated: 5:57 PM 9/19/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State health leaders released a music video Friday as part of ongoing efforts to curb synthetic marijuana use in Louisiana. The video, "No More MOJO" from Ivan Toldson aka Love-N-Pain, is only one part of a month-long prevention effort by Capital Area Human Services. CAHS... (More)
  • Pediatrician answers enterovirus questions

    Updated: 5:12 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician in the Baton Rouge area, answered questions on News 2 at 4 Thursday concerning enterovirus D68. Enterovirus D68 has recently become a cause for concern as it has spread to hundreds of children across the country. Health officials confirmed two children... (More)
  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Updated: 5:15 PM 9/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the online system, who can... (More)
  • Blame it on the sugar

    Updated: 4:55 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A local dietitian blames sugary drinks for the major spike in childhood obesity in the last few decades. One in three children are obese or overweight in the United States. This rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Dietitians Angelina Stratton... (More)
  • 12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana

    12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana

    Updated: 6:35 PM 9/12/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says 12 new West Nile virus infections in the state bring the year's total to 92. Three of the cases diagnosed this week are dangerous infections of the nervous system, bringing that total to 41. The state already had surpassed last year's total of... (More)
  • St. John schools seek bottled water amid amoeba crisis

    Updated: 7:50 AM 9/12/2014

    EDGARD, LA - As the St. John the Baptist Parish government continues trying to eradicate a potentially fatal brain-damaging amoeba from a portion of its water system, the St. John School Board has declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows the school system to bypass public bid laws to... (More)
  • Local experts warn Louisianians of virus

    Updated: 6:49 PM 9/10/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State experts said Wednesday that even though a respiratory virus that's hit other states hard hasn't appeared in Louisiana yet, people should still be on the look out. The Enterovirus D68 has hit 12 states already and some fear Louisiana will be next. Doctors have some... (More)
  • Keep your kids healthy at St. Elizabeth Kidsfest

    Updated: 8:13 AM 9/10/2014

    GONZALES - St. Elizabeth Physicians is making it easy to make sure your kids are healthy. They are hosting St. Elizabeth Kidsfest on Saturday, September 13th at the Lamar Dixon Gym Building from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event is free to attend and includes healthy kid screenings,... (More)
  • Another US citizen with Ebola to be treated in Atlanta

    Updated: 6:57 AM 9/9/2014

    ATLANTA, GA - A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient. Emory University Hospital said in a news release that a person who had contracted the disease was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. The hospital said the patient would be treated in its isolation... (More)