2 Your Health

  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    Updated: 5:15 PM 9/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the online system, who can... (More)
  • Blame it on the sugar

    Updated: 4:55 PM 9/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A local dietitian blames sugary drinks for the major spike in childhood obesity in the last few decades. One in three children are obese or overweight in the United States. This rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Dietitians Angelina Stratton... (More)
  • 12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana

    12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana

    Updated: 6:35 PM 9/12/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says 12 new West Nile virus infections in the state bring the year's total to 92. Three of the cases diagnosed this week are dangerous infections of the nervous system, bringing that total to 41. The state already had surpassed last year's total of... (More)
  • St. John schools seek bottled water amid amoeba crisis

    Updated: 7:50 AM 9/12/2014

    EDGARD, LA - As the St. John the Baptist Parish government continues trying to eradicate a potentially fatal brain-damaging amoeba from a portion of its water system, the St. John School Board has declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows the school system to bypass public bid laws to... (More)
  • Local experts warn Louisianians of virus

    Updated: 6:49 PM 9/10/2014

    BATON ROUGE - State experts said Wednesday that even though a respiratory virus that's hit other states hard hasn't appeared in Louisiana yet, people should still be on the look out. The Enterovirus D68 has hit 12 states already and some fear Louisiana will be next. Doctors have some... (More)
  • Keep your kids healthy at St. Elizabeth Kidsfest

    Updated: 8:13 AM 9/10/2014

    GONZALES - St. Elizabeth Physicians is making it easy to make sure your kids are healthy. They are hosting St. Elizabeth Kidsfest on Saturday, September 13th at the Lamar Dixon Gym Building from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event is free to attend and includes healthy kid screenings,... (More)
  • Another US citizen with Ebola to be treated in Atlanta

    Updated: 6:57 AM 9/9/2014

    ATLANTA, GA - A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient. Emory University Hospital said in a news release that a person who had contracted the disease was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. The hospital said the patient would be treated in its isolation... (More)
  • Thyroid, kidney cancers linked to childhood obesity

    Updated: 2:14 AM 9/8/2014

    CHICAGO, IL - Federal researchers say childhood kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years. And although the diseases are rare, researchers are wondering if the rising rates could be related to obesity. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say from 2000 to 2009, the rate... (More)
  • Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

    Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

    Updated: 2:09 AM 9/8/2014

    CHICAGO, IL - A new study suggests efforts to improve patient safety and reduce preventable health care linked infections in hospitals are meeting with success, especially for children. The study of 174 U.S. hospitals in 39 states finds steep declines in dangerous infections sometimes transmitted through treatments in intensive care... (More)
  • US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

    Updated: 6:55 AM 9/5/2014

    OMAHA, NE - A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. Dr. Rick Sacra was driven by ambulance to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after landing a little after 6 a.m. Friday at Offutt Air Force Base just... (More)