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Baton Rouge walks for St. Jude

Posted 6:05 AM 11/21/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Thousands will walk in Baton Rouge this weekend to thank St. Jude at the annual Give Thanks Walk. News 2's John Pastorek got a preview this morning for Breakfast with 2une In.

St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis give many families hope in the face of some life threatening (More)


Paraplegic adventure athlete refuses to slow down

Posted 5:49 AM 11/20/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - A motivational athlete visited Baton Rouge this week to encourage you to get up and get moving.

Mark Wellman was paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident, but he hasn't let that stop him from doing what he loves. He visited the Baton Rouge Rehab Center Tuesday and climbed a (More)


Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Posted 12:13 PM 11/19/2014 by Marilynn Marchione

CHICAGO - Research shows that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward. The benefits seem to grow over time and may last for life. The news comes from 20-year follow-up of a study in Scotland that was the (More)


What you need to know when enrolling for healthcare

Posted 5:43 AM 11/18/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Open enrollment has begun for those wanting to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. There are some changes this year, including increased fines for being uninsured and a shorter enrollment period.

"The biggest single change is that the fines have tripled," (More)


Pennington looking for volunteers for dementia, Alzheimer's research

Posted 5:35 AM 11/17/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The month of November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, with more than five million Americans living with the disease. Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is working on groundbreaking research in an attempt to lower those numbers across the country.

"It's no (More)

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