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Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Posted 1:01 PM 9/16/2014 by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

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 (More)


Blame it on the sugar

Posted 2:57 PM 9/15/2014 by Zach Correa

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

Posted 4:35 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 (More)


Local experts warn Louisianians of virus

Posted 4:49 PM 9/10/2014 by Jessica LeBlanc

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 tips (More)


Another US citizen with Ebola to be treated in Atlanta

Posted 4:57 AM 9/9/2014 by Hunter Robinson

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 (More)

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