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  • FDA: tanning beds cause cancer Play Video

    May 6, 2013 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who use tanning beds could soon see new warning labels on the popular machines. The Food and Drug Administration wants to warn young people about the dangers associated with ultraviolent radiation from indoor tanning. The agency wants to curb melanoma cases, which is the deadliest... more »
  • FDA wants cancer warnings for tanning beds

    May 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    WASHINGTON- Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA wants all tanning beds to issue warnings to people under the age of 18 about the risks of indoor... more »
  • Baton Rouge General Mid City adds ER beds

    February 7, 2013 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid City is in the process of expanding its emergency room as LSU winds down operations at Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge. Maryann Rowland, a hospital spokeswoman, says the expansion comes as the Mid City hospital has been... more »
  • LSU to add nearly 1,000 on-campus student housing units

    December 14, 2011 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Residential Life plans to add nearly 1,000 on-campus student housing units for fall 2012, in response to the increased demand in the last two years. Communications Manager for LSU Residential Life, Jay High, said, "Although students should apply early for their best choices, the Residential... more »
  • Notorious Russian prison to get tanning beds

    January 16, 2011 11:01 AM

    MOSCOW- A centuries-old Russian prison notorious for its primitive conditions will soon offer inmates a new perk - tanning beds. The ITAR-Tass news agency on Sunday cited federal prisons service Viktor Dezhurov as saying the tanning beds at Moscow's Butyrskaya prison will be ready for observances of its' 240-year... more »
  • DHH Announces New Oyster Harvesting Closure

    June 6, 2010 3:06 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced the closure of oyster harvesting bed Area 9 because of concerns about the oil spill in the Gulf. It's mainly an area west of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. DHH Secretary Alan Levine says the closure will take effect at... more »
  • Two oyster harvesting areas reopened

    May 14, 2010 10:49 AM

    Two oyster harvesting areas in Louisiana are back open after a precautionary closing because of the oil spill. They were reopened to give harvesters a chance to gather as many of the shellfish as possible before any potential effects are felt from the massive leak. Both of the areas,... more »
  • Six oyster beds to be shut down

    April 30, 2010 2:04 PM

    News 2 has learned that six oyster beds will be shut down as early as today for oyster harvesting. We understand that these areas are in the path of the oil spill. Gov. Jindal will probably bring this up in the press conference that was scheduled to happen at... more »
  • DHH, Children's Hospital announce additional beds for children

    September 15, 2009 1:48 PM

    Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals and the Children's Hospital in New Orleans announced Tuesday an expansion of the available inpatient mental health capacity for children. There are currently 18 beds operating, but Children's has hired staff to increase it to 24. The newly staffed beds will also... more »

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