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  • Otter pups, babirusa piglets at New Orleans zoo

    April 20, 2014 10:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Baby animals at the Audubon Zoo include two baby otters rescued from a Louisiana construction site and two babirusa piglets born at the zoo. Zookeeper Dominique Fleitas says the female North American river otter pups were about two weeks old when they were rescued in Port Sulphur... more »
  • Appeals court rules against birth control mandate

    November 1, 2013 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion. ... more »
  • DC zoo hopes to get closer look at day-old panda

    August 24, 2013 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - A team of panda caretakers at Washington's National Zoo is hoping to get the first close look at a day-old panda cub during an exam. The minutes-long health assessment is planned for Saturday, but mom Mei Xiang has to give keepers an opportunity to take her cub, which... more »
  • Edwards family releases first picture of new son

    August 1, 2013 8:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Edwards shared the first picture of their new son, Eli, on Facebook Thursday evening. The posting continues a nearly "live" status update session for the family that began Wednesday evening when Trina, wife of former governor Edwin Edwards, went into labor. Eli is Edwin and... more »
  • Trina Scott Edwards gives birth to son

    August 1, 2013 2:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former governor Edwin Edwards has given birth to the couple's first child, Eli Wallace Edwards. Trina Edwards confirmed the baby's arrival early Thursday on her Facebook page. Edwards says Eli was born at 12:52 a.m. and weighs 6 lbs., 3 oz. ... more »
  • Former governor Edwards' wife in labor

    July 31, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Scott Edwards, is in labor. The couple made the announcement on Trina's Facebook page earlier this afternoon, saying they were preparing to welcome Eli Edwards into the world. The two married shortly after Edwin Edwards was released... more »
  • Hobby Lobby gets temporary birth control exemption

    July 19, 2013 11:37 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge is temporarily exempting Hobby Lobby from a provision in the new federal health care law that requires it to offer insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar birth control or face steep fines. After hearing brief arguments Friday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton... more »
  • Obama "comfortable" with FDA approach on Plan B

    May 2, 2013 5:36 PM

    MEXICO CITY - President Barack Obama says he's comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday had lowered the age at which people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a... more »
  • Govt appeals judge's contraceptive mandate ruling

    January 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is appealing a judge's order that is temporarily preventing the government from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its employees with certain contraceptives under the new health care law. In November, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted a preliminary injunction sought by Tyndale House... more »
  • Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight

    November 12, 2012 2:41 PM

    BALTIMORE - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops say they won't change their strategy on gay marriage or birth control coverage despite the outcome of the election. Bishops have been in the forefront of opposing same-sex marriage. But voters decided ballot questions in four states last week in favor of gay... more »
  • Obama birth certificate OK by Arizona official

    May 23, 2012 3:46 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona's secretary of state says Hawaii's verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements and that the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall. The inquiry gave official weight to a long-simmering political controversy generated by those who say that Obama was not... more »
  • Jessica Simpson gives birth to baby girl

    May 1, 2012 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Jessica Simpson is a mom. A publicist for the singer confirmed Simpson gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Maxwell weighed 9 lbs. 13 ounces, said publicist Lauren Auslander. It's the first child for 31-year-old Simpson and her 32-year-old fiance... more »
  • Woman gives birth to son weighing nearly 14 pounds

    March 12, 2012 12:27 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A Southern California woman says doctors predicted she would give birth to a big baby boy, but nobody was prepared for just how big. The North County Times reports Saturday that Jayden Sigler weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces, when he was delivered by cesarean section... more »
  • LSU women's basketball coach gives birth to girl

    March 6, 2012 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell is now the proud mother of a newborn baby girl. Justice Simone Fargas was born at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The baby and Caldwell left the hospital and are now at home with Caldwell's boyfriend... more »
  • Mariah Carey returns to stage since giving birth

    March 2, 2012 2:28 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Mariah Carey made her return to the stage since giving birth to twins in diva-like form: She changed her shoes after singing two songs and touched up her hair and make-up in a one-sleeve black dress. Carey gave birth to fraternal twins via C-section in April.... more »
  • First vote looms on Obama birth control policy

    March 1, 2012 4:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate is debating Republican legislation aimed at taking a bite out of President Barack Obama's health care law. The measure, sponsored by Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, would allow insurers and employers to opt out of any requirements to which they object on moral or religious grounds. That... more »
  • Packaging error leads to birth control recall

    February 28, 2012 11:13 AM

    NEW YORK- Drugmaker Glenmark Generics says it is recalling seven lots of birth control pills because in some packages, the pills were in the wrong order. Glenmark announced a voluntary recall of seven lots of its Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25... more »
  • Catholics still questioning birth control policy Play Video

    February 10, 2012 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After changing a controversial policy mandating religious organizations offer birth control to it's employees through insurance, the Obama administration is still getting concern from Catholics. The President announced today that companies would not have to offer contraceptives to employees if it was against their beliefs, and instead... more »
  • Obama: Insurance companies will pay for contraceptives

    February 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama introduced a revamped birth control policy Friday morning that he says will protect both religious liberties and women's access to contraception. Speaking at the White House, Obama announced changes that religious employers will not have to cover birth control for their employees. Instead,... more »
  • Biden 'determined' to work out birth control issue

    February 9, 2012 4:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he believes the Obama administration can address concerns raised by the Catholic church and religious groups about a new birth control policy that says church-affiliated employers must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees. Biden tells a Cincinnati radio station Thursday that he's "determined... more »
  • After traffic stop, Ohio woman gives birth in car

    February 1, 2012 10:56 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman's speeding got her a warning from an Ohio state trooper but wasn't enough to keep her grandchild from being born in her car. Donna Richmond got pulled over on Tuesday morning as she was trying to rush her daughter to a Columbus hospital. She tells... more »
  • Need a "Mommy Makeover"?

    June 15, 2011 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Getting back into shape after you've had kids is hard and often not done. In Wednesday's Expert Advice segment Dr. Anthony Stephens answers a viewer's question about a "mommy makeover". Stephens says the phrase is commonly used to market a series of plastic surgery options that... more »
  • La. premature birth rate drops slightly

    November 18, 2010 5:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new report from the March of Dimes says the number of premature babies born in Louisiana has decreased, but the state still gets a failing grade for its pre-term birth rate. The latest numbers show 15.4 percent of Louisiana babies were born premature in 2008, compared... more »
  • Premature birth rate improves in Louisiana

    November 17, 2010 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana saw its premature birth rates improve last year, but still received a failing grade from the March of Dimes. The organization’s annual report card for pre-term birth rates gave Louisiana an “F” for its pre-term birth rate of 15.4 percent, which is an improvement over last... more »
  • Earl K. Long hospital dropping maternity cases

    September 29, 2010 12:44 PM

    Another state medical center will soon be sending its maternity cases to a different hospital. Beginning early next year, the Woman's Hospital will take over the maternity ward at Earl K. Long Medical Center, according to EKL spokesperson Martha Johnson. This is the second state hospital to... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 11

    December 11, 2009 5:49 PM

    A combination of drugs that may help breast cancer patients, the risk of heart disease for menopausal women, and how Mozart may help premature babies are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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