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NEW YORK - PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. The decision... More >>
1 day ago Friday, April 24, 2015 9:23:17 AM CDT April 24, 2015 Friday, April 24 2015 Apr 24, 2015 in Health
BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens appeared on News 2 at 4 on Thursday afternoon to provide some information on an improved method for breast augmentation procedures... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:57:02 PM CDT April 23, 2015 Thursday, April 23 2015 Apr 23, 2015 in Health
MINNEAPOLIS - Federal officials say they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's affected the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger... More >>
3 days ago Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:45:19 AM CDT April 22, 2015 Wednesday, April 22 2015 Apr 22, 2015 in Health
BATON ROUGE - Health officials warned people in Louisiana to prepare for a heavy mosquito season after all the rain that poured into the state this month. The Department... More >>
3 days ago Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:00:19 AM CDT April 22, 2015 Wednesday, April 22 2015 Apr 22, 2015 in Health

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DES MOINES, IA - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm... More >>
5 days ago Monday, April 20, 2015 3:05:46 PM CDT April 20, 2015 Monday, April 20 2015 Apr 20, 2015 in Health
BATON ROUGE - Dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz visited News 2 at 4 Monday afternoon to talk about new non-invasive treatments... More >>
5 days ago Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00:28 PM CDT April 20, 2015 Monday, April 20 2015 Apr 20, 2015 in Health
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats... More >>
1 week ago Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:20:35 PM CDT April 16, 2015 Thursday, April 16 2015 Apr 16, 2015 in Health
BATON ROUGE - LSU's medical schools in New Orleans and Shreveport are struggling to pay millions of dollars in insurance,... More >>
1 week ago Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:14:21 PM CDT April 16, 2015 Thursday, April 16 2015 Apr 16, 2015 in Health
NEW YORK - A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity... More >>
1 week ago Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:48:20 AM CDT April 16, 2015 Thursday, April 16 2015 Apr 16, 2015 in Health
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers say labels on AstraZeneca's Onglyza and another related diabetes drug should carry new information about... More >>
1 week ago Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:25:09 AM CDT April 14, 2015 Tuesday, April 14 2015 Apr 14, 2015 in Health
WASHINGTON - The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but a government advisory committee is starting to look into... More >>
1 week ago Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:28:32 AM CDT April 14, 2015 Tuesday, April 14 2015 Apr 14, 2015 in Health
SIOUX CITY, IA - Two former egg industry executives have been sentenced to three months in jail for their roles... More >>
1 week ago Monday, April 13, 2015 1:14:29 PM CDT April 13, 2015 Monday, April 13 2015 Apr 13, 2015 in Health
NEW YORK - The cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. An industry survey says the median bill... More >>
2 weeks ago Thursday, April 09, 2015 1:54:19 PM CDT April 09, 2015 Thursday, April 09 2015 Apr 9, 2015 in Health
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says climate change isn't just affecting the nation's weather, it's harming Americans' health. Obama says,... More >>
2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:21:02 PM CDT April 07, 2015 Tuesday, April 07 2015 Apr 7, 2015 in Health

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