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  • Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

    Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

    Updated: 3:00 PM 12/19/2014

    NEW YORK - Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues, it could bring another early peak... (More)
  • Dr. Stephens on 'Brotox' and the gift of surgery

    Updated: 5:04 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Tis the season to give and cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday to talk about what to give and what not to give in terms of plastic surgery. He also touches on popular procedure with men. Dr.... (More)
  • Getting healthy in 2015 starts in the workplace

    Updated: 1:39 PM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A new year is just around the corner, which means people are beginning to work on their resolutions to get healthy. While they are likely highly motivated at the beginning of the year, that fire can be quickly fade. One way to stay fired up is... (More)
  • Cancer center to offer free smoking cessation program

    Cancer center to offer free smoking cessation program

    Updated: 11:27 AM 12/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Looking to kick that smoking habit in 2015? The Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is offering help. The Cancer Center will offer free group programs or individual counseling sessions in the coming month of January to help residents of Baton... (More)
  • Surge in health law sign-ups

    Surge in health law sign-ups

    Updated: 4:13 PM 12/16/2014

    WASHINGTON - Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website was working well. More than 1 million people picked a plan from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, bringing... (More)
  • Add glow to skin using laser peel treatment

    Updated: 6:07 PM 12/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z talked about the latest laser treatment for the skin called a laser peel.

    Dr. Z says the treatment uses an erbium laser that vaporizes the desired depth of skin surface. She says it is great to fix uneven skin pigmentation, reduce wrinkles and add a glow to your complexion.

    Dr. Z also says the peel also helps boost the skin's collagen production, and it can be done on any part of the body

  • Pennington tackles family health, childhood obesity

    Updated: 7:36 AM 12/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Pennington Biomedical Research Center is helping make the community healthier, one family at a time. They're working on a new study aimed at making the whole family healthier. Mandy Crowley joined us on 2une In this morning to tell you how you can get involved. ... (More)
  • Dr. Mindy Calandro on battling motion sickness

    Updated: 5:14 PM 12/11/2014

    BATON ROUGE - According to Dr. Mindy Calandro, there are many ways to prevent your children from getting motion sickness. Dr. Calandro says motion sickness occurs when the brain receives mixed signals from the motion sensors of the body which include eyes, inner ears and joints. Dr. Calandro... (More)
  • Ebola vaccine trial suspended after side effects

    Ebola vaccine trial suspended after side effects

    Updated: 8:06 AM 12/11/2014

    LONDON, England - Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve said the trial had been suspended "as a precautionary measure." The study involving 59 people... (More)
  • 42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

    42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

    Updated: 2:12 AM 12/11/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new government report shows that nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers - nearly 43 million people - have unpaid medical debts. The findings from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggest that many Americans are being trapped by debt because they are confused by the notices they... (More)