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  • Baton Rouge walks for St. Jude

    Updated: 8:05 AM 11/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands will walk in Baton Rouge this weekend to thank St. Jude at the annual Give Thanks Walk. News 2's John Pastorek got a preview this morning for Breakfast with 2une In. St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis give many families hope in the face of... (More)
  • Paraplegic adventure athlete refuses to slow down

    Updated: 7:48 AM 11/20/2014

    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... (More)
  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

    Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

    Updated: 1:55 PM 11/19/2014

    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)
  • The uphill battle to survive pancreatic cancer

    Updated: 8:31 AM 11/19/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society predicts more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and less than 7,000 will survive. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan caught up with Shara Rusk, a Denham Springs woman living with the deadly disease.... (More)
  • What you need to know when enrolling for healthcare

    Updated: 7:15 AM 11/18/2014

    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," Louisiana Healthcare Education... (More)
  • Pennington looking for volunteers for dementia, Alzheimer's research

    Updated: 7:35 AM 11/17/2014

    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 surprise that November is... (More)
  • Some HealthCare.gov functions won't work overnight

    Some HealthCare.gov functions won't work overnight

    Updated: 4:29 PM 11/14/2014

    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 consumers will not be able to update or start new 2014 applications during the overnight transition.... (More)
  • Keeping your health law plan may mean premium hike

    Keeping your health law plan may mean premium hike

    Updated: 1:15 PM 11/14/2014

    WASHINGTON - Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under the president's health care law will see premiums go up next year, unless they're willing to switch to another plan. That was the assessment of independent analysts as the Health and Human Services department released a massive computer... (More)
  • More web woes ahead of Obamacare enrollment

    Updated: 6:54 PM 11/13/2014

    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 preview plans which will let people compare estimated premiums, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket... (More)
  • Dr. Calandro warns about unsafe cleaning supplies

    Updated: 5:10 PM 11/13/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to Dr. Mindy Calandro, it's important to be aware of the many household products you have in your home and how harmful they can be if your children get hold of them. Dr. Calandro says children can often be lured towards many of the common... (More)