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  • The uphill battle to survive pancreatic cancer Play Video

    November 19, 2014 8:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society predicts more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and less than 7,000 will survive. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan caught up with Shara Rusk, a Denham Springs woman living with the deadly disease.... more »
  • Keep your kids healthy at St. Elizabeth Kidsfest Play Video

    September 10, 2014 8:13 AM

    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 »
  • Thyroid, kidney cancers linked to childhood obesity Play Video

    September 8, 2014 2:14 AM

    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 »
  • 'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape Play Video

    August 27, 2014 10:20 AM

    Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish. Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product... more »
  • UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

    August 26, 2014 5:54 AM

    GENEVA - The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. The World Health Organization also calls for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or... more »
  • Bone marrow registration drive underway in Baton Rouge Play Video

    August 14, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The challenge has been issued and it's time to register to be a bone marrow donor. Earlier this week, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, Be the Match and the Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer joined forces to announce the start of the... more »
  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    August 13, 2014 2:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about 310,000 people whose citizenship and information documentation doesn't match what the government... more »
  • Packing a healthy school lunch Play Video

    August 11, 2014 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids across the area head back to school today. For many parents that means a new part of the daily ritual- packing lunch. Kristen F. Gradney, a dietitian from Our Lady of the Lake, stopped by 2une In this morning with some tips to packing a healthy... more »
  • Local woman living with MS tells her story Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jennifer Cope says she was shocked but determined when she first found out she had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) back in 2011. "I'm not going to let this get the best of me," Cope recollected. "I will overcome this, somehow in my life, but I'm not going... more »
  • Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General Play Video

    July 22, 2014 8:33 AM

    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 Play Video

    July 22, 2014 7:48 AM

    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 »
  • US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

    July 15, 2014 2:08 AM

    New studies show that the rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries even though the total number of cases continues to rise because more people are living to an old age. One study finds that an American over age... more »
  • Coping with the summer heat Play Video

    June 25, 2014 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The summer heat has arrived. It can be dangerous for you and your family if you don't take the correct precautions. Dr. Matthew Chamberlain with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group stopped by 2une In this morning with some tips to keep you safe. Everyone... more »
  • Permission to eat

    May 22, 2014 7:29 AM

    A popular diet technique may not work as well as originally thought. Experts no longer believe eating five or six small meals a day is the best weight loss answer. Instead they give you permission to pig out a couple times a day. They recommend you eat a big... more »
  • Does it Really Work? Fit Bit Play Video

    May 21, 2014 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There are a lot of tools out there to help you get in shape for the summer. Thanks to new technology, it has never been easier. Whitney Vann puts one of the most popular fitness trackers to the test and finds out, Does it Really Work? more »
  • Deadly bacteria in the air

    May 21, 2014 7:12 AM

    When you fly, you may have have some dangerous and unwanted passengers on board. A recent study looked for potentially deadly bacteria on planes, including E. Coli and MRSA. Researchers found MRSA on jet seatback pockets. They say it can survive there for up to a week. MRSA is... more »
  • Stroking for Stroke today Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Heart Association is celebrating Stroke Month with Stroking for Stroke. Roxanne Bingham with Baton Rouge General Medical Hospital visited 2une In Tuesday to talk about stroke and the event. Stroke is the #4 killer in Louisiana and can lead to long-term disability. Just in... more »
  • Measles comeback caused by people not getting vaccinated

    May 15, 2014 8:09 AM

    TENNESSEE - U.S. health officials are worried about a recent outbreak of measles. The disease was eradicated in the United States in 2000, but it's now making a comeback. The outbreak has spread across 17 states. Dr. William Schaffner works for Vanderbilt Infectious Disease. He believes this problem could... more »
  • Color your way to a healthier diet

    May 14, 2014 10:45 AM

    It's springtime, which means more fruits and vegetables on grocery store produce shelves. That makes it the perfect time to turn your diet around. Experts say to be healthier, you just need to eat in color. You can tell what health benefits fruits and veggies have based on their... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for May 10 Play Video

    May 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are the 2 Your Health stories for May 10, 2013. Americans love to eat out, but cooking your own meals is better for waistlines. "It is the easiest thing you can do to improve your health," said Michael Pollan, author of the new book... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for March 1, 2013 Play Video

    March 1, 2013 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's your 2 Your Health stories for March 1, 2013: Many school districts cut physical education classes to devote more time to academics, but exercise gives kids an edge in the classroom. Physically-fit kids are more than twice as likely to pass standardized math and... more »
  • Support for singles with breast cancer

    October 13, 2011 5:51 PM

    It's hard to fight breast cancer, or any illness, without support and yet many single women fight it alone. Michelle Ortner is one of them. She's cancer free now, but was diagnosed last November. For her, the past year was an emotional rollercoaster but she says thankfully, she wasn't... more »
  • CancerFit Workout classes for survivors and patients

    October 7, 2011 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fitness class helps cancer survivors and patients get in shape. While it's not a cure, it enhances physical and emotional wellness. Cancer survivor Susan Overton said it helped save her life. "It motivates me to take care of myself; it helped relieve the stress and... more »
  • 2 Your Health for March 29

    March 29, 2010 5:50 PM

    A protein in your blood could be affecting your thinking and making you feel old. What you can do about it. It's corn syrup against cane sugar, which will help you pack on more pounds. more »
  • 2 Your Health for March 25

    March 24, 2010 5:51 PM

    Obese teens could benefit from weight loss surgery. Important information for parents on recalled baby slings. more »
  • 2 Your Health for March 22

    March 22, 2010 5:38 PM

    Spring means allergies, but there are ways to fend off hay fever. Runners are typically in good shape, but fall into one high risk health group. And a new treatment for patients with epilepsy awaits approval from the FDA. more »
  • 2 Your Health for March 17

    March 17, 2010 4:44 PM

    A new, less invasive treatment could improve the lives of patients with lung cancer and one clinic looks to take advantage of March Madness while promoting an operation. more »
  • 2 Your Health: High tech weight loss program studied in BR

    January 8, 2010 5:45 PM

    In this 2 Your Health: A high tech weight loss program could help you track your calories with the simple click of a mouse. News 2's Michael Shingleton shows you how it works. Plus, research shows St. John's Wort not helpful for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 16

    October 16, 2009 5:47 PM

    How experiencing nature can make you nicer, and the difference between flu symptoms and allergy symptoms are topics discussed in this 2 Your Health Report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 15

    October 15, 2009 5:46 PM

    How day care centers are helping to prevent childhood obesity, and why women are better at washing their hands than men are topics discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 9

    October 9, 2009 5:44 PM

    A new study shows that ice cream can affect your brain. Plus, a vending machine goes green. These stories and more in today's 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 8

    October 8, 2009 6:01 PM

    The link between ADHD and Internet addiction is discussed in this 2 Your Health report, along with how being overweight can affect your sleep. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 7

    October 7, 2009 5:48 PM

    A possible vaccine for smokers and free blood pressure testing in Ascension Parish are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Kids with HIV, Alzheimers, stroke treatment

    August 28, 2009 1:16 PM

    Kids with HIV, Alzheimers, stroke treatment are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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