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8/15/2014

DHH: 8 cases of chikungunya, 1 of dengue in La.

DHH: 8 cases of chikungunya, 1 of dengue in La.

Posted 4:07 PM 8/15/2014

BATON ROUGE - State health officials report no new cases of chikungunya fever or dengue fever in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in its weekly Arbovirus Surveillance Summary released Friday, said so far there have been eight cases of chikungunya, a (More)

8/14/2014

Bone marrow registration drive underway in Baton Rouge

Posted 6:10 AM 8/14/2014 by Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The challenge has been issued and it's time to register to be a bone marrow donor.

Earlier this week, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, Be the Match and the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer joined forces to announce the start of the 90 day challenge to increase the (More)

8/13/2014

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Posted 12:47 AM 8/13/2014 by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about 310,000 people whose citizenship and (More)

8/11/2014

FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

Posted 2:26 PM 8/11/2014 by Matthew Perrone

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patient DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in a patient's stool sample that can be an (More)

8/9/2014

What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

Posted 8:28 AM 8/9/2014 by CONNIE CASS

WASHINGTON - The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus." The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading. That's scary. But it (More)

8/8/2014

Second West Nile death confirmed in La.

Second West Nile death confirmed in La.

Posted 4:39 PM 8/8/2014 by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - State health officials confirmed that a second person has died due to the West Nile virus in Louisiana.

The Department of Health and Hospitals said the victim was older than 75 and lived in the capital region.

DHH said 14 new cases were also reported in the state's (More)

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