Updated: 7:55 AM 4/24/2014WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. The proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular battery-powered devices that... (More)
Updated: 8:02 AM 4/23/2014BATON ROUGE - Chances are you know someone who has had a heart attack or stroke. They are silent killers who affect thousands of Louisiana families every year. One Baton Rouge family experienced both. They shared their story in Pt. 5 of John Pastorek's Reduce Your Risk series.Check out the... (More)
Updated: 7:34 AM 4/23/2014BATON ROUGE - State officials announced the Well-Ahead Louisiana Initiative last week. Secretary of Public Health J.T. Lane dropped by 2une In Wednesday morning to talk about the goals of the program. "We see a lot of headlines about ranked last in the country in obesity and overall health,... (More)
Updated: 6:00 AM 4/23/2014ANN ARBOR, MI - A few patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder are regaining some vision thanks to a procedure performed at the University of Michigan. The Ann Arbor school's Kellogg Eye Center is the first such facility in the U.S. to implant an artificial... (More)
Updated: 7:40 AM 4/21/2014
BATON ROUGE - In Pt. 4 of John Pastorek's Reduce Your Risk series, he sits down with the CEO of Lane Regional Medical Center.
His message is not to ignore the symptoms of heart disease. He says he did, and it almost cost him his life. He's sharing his story to help others Reduce their Risk.
Check out the video for more information, and 2une In Wednesday for Pt. 5 of Reduce Your Risk.
Updated: 3:37 PM 4/14/2014BATON ROUGE - State health officials and Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new initiative Monday to call attention to schools, businesses and other groups around the state that help people live healthier. The "Well-Ahead Louisiana" initiative would give a special designation, called a "WellSpot", to organizations that have policies... (More)
Updated: 9:41 AM 4/14/2014BATON ROUGE - 3 million people live with Type 1 Diabetes. Kristy Andries and Tamara Palmer stopped by 2une In Monday to tell you how you can join in the search for a cure. The 13th annual Denim & Diamonds "Derby After Dark" Gala and Auction is on Saturday,... (More)
Updated: 4:08 PM 4/11/2014CHALMETTE - A government researcher who hopes to track the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP oil spill says there are early indications that cleanup workers were 30 percent more likely to suffer from depression than others living in areas affected by the spill. Dr. Dale Sandler of the... (More)
Updated: 5:56 PM 4/10/2014WASHINGTON - A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration. The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for President Barack Obama's health care law. Website failures marred the opening weeks of the six-month... (More)