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  • Health department seeks end to billing rape victims

    Updated: 6:49 PM 10/20/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests. The announcement Monday from the Department of Health and Hospitals was a response to criticism from victims' advocacy groups and lawmakers, when they learned that women who have... (More)
  • Doctors: Rehydration key in ridding Nigeria of Ebola

    Doctors: Rehydration key in ridding Nigeria of Ebola

    Updated: 4:30 PM 10/20/2014

    ABUJA, Nigeria - Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria are crediting heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives. The World Health Organization today declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola -- a rare victory against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. The disease had come to Nigeria's biggest... (More)
  • Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    Updated: 12:32 PM 10/20/2014

    DALLAS - Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas. Officials said Monday that 43 of 48 people on an original watch list had passed... (More)
  • DHH paying for new breast cancer services

    DHH paying for new breast cancer services

    Updated: 5:45 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced that they will pay for two new services for Medicaid recipients battling cancer to help improve outcomes. DHH said Medicaid will now cover a genetic screening called Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay that can tell if women with... (More)
  • Local pediatrician discusses the world of viruses

    Updated: 5:32 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Dr. Mindy Calandro visited the studio this afternoon to talk about the topic that is unavoidable this week: viruses. With the national news filled with near wall-to-wall coverage of the Ebola virus developments in Texas and West Africa, viruses are on the minds of everyone,... (More)
  • SU Ag Center posts Ebola information page

    SU Ag Center posts Ebola information page

    Updated: 4:33 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center posted information online Thursday to keep the community informed about Ebola. The center's web page includes updated information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention about the transmission, signs and symptoms and way to prevent the virus. ... (More)
  • Louisiana officials preparing for Ebola cases

    Louisiana officials preparing for Ebola cases

    Updated: 3:37 PM 10/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana leaders say they have devised a statewide response plan to protect residents if the state has a case of Ebola. They say they are working with hospitals to identify treatment locations. Kevin Davis, director of Louisiana's emergency preparedness office, told the House homeland security committee Thursday... (More)
  • WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

    WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

    Updated: 10:21 AM 10/14/2014

    GENEVA - A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward says if the response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up within 60 days, "a lot more people will die" and... (More)
  • Get Jazzy in Pink, support breast cancer awareness

    Updated: 3:30 PM 10/10/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sisters Supporting Sisters is raising awareness and funds for breast cancer this October with the 3rd annual Jazzy in Pink. Sisters Supporting Sisters is a non-profit striving to educate women in our area about good breast health. Wanda Washington says they have one mission. "Our... (More)
  • US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

    US adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola

    Updated: 9:05 AM 10/9/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five major U.S. airports will soon begin an extra level of screening to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and Health officials expect false alarms from... (More)