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  • DHH paying for new breast cancer services

    DHH paying for new breast cancer services

    Updated: 5:45 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced that they will pay for two new services for Medicaid recipients battling cancer to help improve outcomes. DHH said Medicaid will now cover a genetic screening called Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay that can tell if women with... (More)
  • Local pediatrician discusses the world of viruses

    Updated: 5:32 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Dr. Mindy Calandro visited the studio this afternoon to talk about the topic that is unavoidable this week: viruses. With the national news filled with near wall-to-wall coverage of the Ebola virus developments in Texas and West Africa, viruses are on the minds of everyone,... (More)
  • SU Ag Center posts Ebola information page

    SU Ag Center posts Ebola information page

    Updated: 4:33 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center posted information online Thursday to keep the community informed about Ebola. The center's web page includes updated information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention about the transmission, signs and symptoms and way to prevent the virus. ... (More)
  • Louisiana officials preparing for Ebola cases

    Louisiana officials preparing for Ebola cases

    Updated: 3:37 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana leaders say they have devised a statewide response plan to protect residents if the state has a case of Ebola. They say they are working with hospitals to identify treatment locations. Kevin Davis, director of Louisiana's emergency preparedness office, told the House homeland security committee Thursday... (More)
  • WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

    WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

    Updated: 10:21 AM 10/14/2014

    GENEVA - A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward says if the response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up within 60 days, "a lot more people will die" and... (More)
  • Get Jazzy in Pink, support breast cancer awareness

    Updated: 3:30 PM 10/10/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sisters Supporting Sisters is raising awareness and funds for breast cancer this October with the 3rd annual Jazzy in Pink. Sisters Supporting Sisters is a non-profit striving to educate women in our area about good breast health. Wanda Washington says they have one mission. "Our... (More)
  • US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

    US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

    Updated: 9:05 AM 10/9/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five major U.S. airports will soon begin an extra level of screening to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and Health officials expect false alarms from... (More)
  • Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

    Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

    Updated: 8:59 AM 10/8/2014

    OMAHA, NE - The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease. The Nebraska Medical Center said Wednesday that it called Dr. Kent Brantly on Tuesday to tell him... (More)
  • DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

    DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

    Updated: 7:52 AM 10/7/2014

    NEW YORK - How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. Now a huge study has identified some genes that may play a role. The... (More)
  • US health providers expand their Ebola precautions

    US health providers expand their Ebola precautions

    Updated: 2:59 AM 10/7/2014

    NEW YORK - Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible cases. A small hospital in the Ohio countryside has hung up... (More)