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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)


Some HealthCare.gov functions won't work overnight

Some HealthCare.gov functions won't work overnight

Posted 2:32 PM 11/14/2014 by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says some functions of HealthCare.gov will be temporarily shut down overnight as the website transitions to the start of sign-up season on Saturday. Spokeswoman Lori Lodes said Friday that (More)


More web woes ahead of Obamacare enrollment

Posted 4:54 PM 11/13/2014 by Alexa Vogue

BATON ROUGE - Round two of enrollment for Obamacare starts Saturday and the government hopes signups are smoother after the website was overwhelmed the first time.

Several changes were made to Healthcare.gov including a way to (More)

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