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  • Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Updated: 2:38 PM 7/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits. More than 60,000 people who get health insurance through the individual marketplace - which was expanded by the federal Affordable Care... (More)
  • Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

    Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

    Updated: 5:52 AM 7/23/2014

    NEW YORK - A new government study says many kids don't have an accurate idea of their own weight, and many of them are obese young people who view themselves as normal. The report is noteworthy because it comes from a federal survey that not only interviews kids, but weighs... (More)
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Updated: 2:47 AM 7/23/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says its undercover operatives were able to get subsidized health care in 11 out of 18 attempts. The GAO is... (More)
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Updated: 2:11 AM 7/23/2014

    NEW YORK - A major national survey finds disconcerting data about teen use of performance enhancing drugs. The survey by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids finds experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year as young people strove to boost their athletic performance... (More)
  • Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General

    Updated: 8:33 AM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, but you can block it out by getting a free screening tomorrow from Baton Rouge General Medical Center. The best ways to detect possible areas with skin cancer are to do self-exams. It's recommended... (More)
  • Working out while you work

    Updated: 7:48 AM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center are testing out the effectiveness of exercise desks. We visited Pennington this morning on 2une In to give you an inside look at the future of desk jobs. We tried out two models this morning- the treadmill desk and the... (More)
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    Updated: 7:08 AM 7/22/2014

    There is more good news about the HIV treatment pills that are used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus. Researchers say that taking these prevention pills does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The results come... (More)
  • Having a heart attack? Survive, Don't Drive

    Updated: 9:08 AM 7/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has a tip that could save your life in the event on a heart attack: Don't get behind the wheel. OLOL kicked off its "Survive, Don't Drive" campaign to inform you of the dangers of getting behind the... (More)
  • LSU tobacco-free plans announced

    LSU tobacco-free plans announced

    Updated: 2:04 PM 7/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The ashtrays have been removed from LSU's campus and the Baton Rouge campus will make history on Aug. 1 by going completely smoke-free. LSU is required to ban tobacco use on August 1 in accordance with the Louisiana Legislature's smoke-free requirement for public post-secondary institutions in... (More)
  • Capital City crawling its way to fitness

    Updated: 9:13 AM 7/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Fitness studios and gyms across the Capital City are coming together to host a two week event to whip Baton Rouge residents into shape. OpenBarre, Studio 7, Tread BR, GymFit, Geaux Crossfit, Yoglates II, Define and Reflection Yoga are participating in the Baton Rouge Fitness Crawl.... (More)