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  • State announces "Well-Ahead Louisiana" initiative

    State announces "Well-Ahead Louisiana" initiative

    Updated: 3:37 PM 4/14/2014

    BATON 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)
  • Fight Type 1 Diabetes with Derby after Dark

    Updated: 9:41 AM 4/14/2014

    BATON 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)
  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    Updated: 4:08 PM 4/11/2014

    CHALMETTE - 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)
  • Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Updated: 5:56 PM 4/10/2014

    WASHINGTON - 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)
  • Banning e-cig sales to minors wins more support

    Banning e-cig sales to minors wins more support

    Updated: 5:15 PM 4/10/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors in Louisiana continues to win support from state lawmakers. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the bill (House Bill 208) by Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, without objection Thursday, sending it to the full House for debate.... (More)
  • Heart walk heads to Baton Rouge

    Updated: 4:57 PM 4/9/2014

    BATON ROUGE - One of the largest walks in the Baton Rouge area will be hitting LSU in a couple of weekends. The Capital Area Heart Walk is coming to the area on April 26 at LSU's Old Front Nine. Head of The Capital Area Heart Walk Terrie Sterling... (More)
  • Bill requires mental health info before abortion

    Bill requires mental health info before abortion

    Updated: 11:51 AM 4/9/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Anti-abortion lawmakers want women seeking the procedure in Louisiana to get pamphlets describing possible psychological effects, the illegality of coerced abortions and services available to human trafficking victims. The House Health and Welfare Committee backed a bill that would require clinics to provide that information to women... (More)
  • Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

    Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

    Updated: 6:36 AM 4/8/2014

    LONDON - Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it's a promising development but warn that the... (More)
  • Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid

    Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid

    Updated: 11:00 AM 4/4/2014

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says 3 million Americans signed up for Medicaid under the new health care law as of the end of February, offering its first accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law. Many were newly eligible because of the... (More)
  • Walking and running for Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    Updated: 8:02 AM 4/4/2014

    BATON ROUGE- April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation is hosting a walk/run in Baton Rouge to help.

    Jessica Smith and Dr. Lauren Thurmon, DDS visited 2une In Thursday to talk about the Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness. It's coming up on Saturday, April 12th. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at 6400 Perkins Rd.

    Watch the video for more information.