November 11, 2013 8:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - On Oct. 1, Good Morning America's Amy Robach agreed to get a mammogram on live TV in efforts to raise awareness and debunk the painful rumors about the test. It was a test, that ended up saving her life.
Shortly after the mammogram, Robach was called... more »
November 8, 2013 4:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - The 11-year-old boy who died of cancer last month and touched so many lives now might have a sturdier legacy for his memory to live on.
East Baton Rouge Parish Councilwoman Tara Wicker said the Metro Council will vote whether to rename the North Boulevard Bridge... more »
November 5, 2013 10:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders will begin discussing honoring a deceased child by naming a bridge for him.
Councilwoman Tara Wicker wants the overpass on North Boulevard between 10th and 19th to be named the Trevor Sims Memorial Bridge.
Sims, 11, died from cancer in October. He was... more »
October 31, 2013 4:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed options today for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. He also answered viewers' questions about surgery complications.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Stephens has discussed all the different surgery options for women, post-diagnosis.
If you... more »
October 24, 2013 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE- Cookbook author Holly Clegg made one of her cancer approved dishes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chicken tortilla soup recipe is from her cookbook Eating Well Through Cancer.
For more on Holly Clegg's cookbooks and more recipes, visit her website.
Chicken Tortilla Soup... more »
October 16, 2013 9:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - The 11-year-old who helped raise thousands of dollars and donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank while fighting his own battle with cancer, has passed away.
Trevor Sims died this morning at his home, after spending some time in the hospital. He had battled a... more »
October 10, 2013 4:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Organizers are gearing up ahead of this weekend's 3rd Annual Wigs, Martinis & Bowties cancer benefit. President Jacqui Vines and Chair of Fundraising Armirita Bolden told us all about the event today on News 2 at 4.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a wig that will... more »
August 16, 2013 10:50 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- A 10-year-old boy is on a mission to collect food for the homeless and hungry in the Baton Rouge area. But, Trevor Sims is battling cancer and is worried he won't survive long enough to meet his goals.
"I guess, I'm ready; I'm ready to see my... more »
June 15, 2013 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- In less than three hours, someone will win a new home.
WBRZ presents the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway at 7 p.m. On WBRZ Channel 2 Saturday evening.
Tickets are still available to win the house, although they are selling fast! To reserve one call (800)... more »
June 15, 2013 1:06 AM
BATON ROUGE- Saturday, someone will win a nearly half-million dollar house. The house will be given-away live on television to the lucky person.
It is for the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. A $100 ticket secures a chance at winning the house in an upscale neighborhood in southeast... more »
June 8, 2013 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home opens again Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. to peek at new ideas in home building.
While touring the house for free, you can also buy a raffle ticket to win the home. Proceeds benefit the... more »
May 30, 2013 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed a hot topic with summer vacations getting into full swing: skin cancers.
Dr. Stephens discussed the different types of skin cancer and who is more prone to it.
He also showed pictures so you can know what to look... more »
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 »
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 »
May 3, 2013 8:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - Longtime car dealer Gerry Lane has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. According to a family spokesperson, Lane passed away peacefully in his home early Friday morning.
Lane's auto dealerships across the U. S. generated more than $10 billion in... more »
April 11, 2013 4:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal cut the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program from his proposed budget. Now the program is fighting to get back in.
The program used $700,000 in state dollars along with federal money to provide free cancer screenings for uninsured women such as Laura... more »
March 22, 2013 6:25 PM
UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 22, 2013 -
An experimental treatment may help fight cancer.
Doctors altered several patient's white blood cells to turn them into cancer fighters.
A 7 year old girl who got the treatment is now in remission.... more »
March 18, 2013 5:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z continued her series on skin cancer with more tips about how to spot melanoma.
One of her clients, Kevin Smith, talked about a melanoma which developed on his scalp, hidden underneath his hair. His wife spotted it, and saved his life.
If you... more »
March 11, 2013 5:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z and organizers talked about skin cancer awareness and the upcoming Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation Hat Run.
Dr. Z said melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person every hour dies from it. It also hits people between the ages of 15... more »
March 6, 2013 6:30 PM
UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 6, 2013 -
Keeping the alcohol sealed may help reduce your risk of cancer.
A report found a strong link between alcohol and cancer.
Heavy drinkers face the biggest risk, but even a drink a day... more »
February 26, 2013 6:17 PM
UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 26, 2013 -
Doctors are warning about the increased cancer risk from using tanning beds, because a study says tanning parlors are fighting back with false claims.
Researchers surveyed 243 tanning salons and found that 43% of... more »
February 25, 2013 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - U. S. District Court Judge Frank Polozola, who presided over the criminal trial of former governor Edwin Edwards, died this weekend after a long fight with cancer. He was 71.
Chief Judge Brian Jackson said Polozola passed away late Sunday night.
An LSU law school... more »
January 14, 2013 3:55 PM
AUSTIN, Texas - A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation. He did so before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the discussion was private.... more »
January 7, 2013 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON - Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today's report shows the trend holding. Among men, cancer death rates dropped by 1.8 percent a year between 2000 and 2009. The rate declined by 1.4 percent a... more »
December 11, 2012 1:01 PM
NEW YORK - J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on "Dallas." TNT begins the second season of its "Dallas" revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman's memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season but that... more »
November 21, 2012 10:19 AM
MIAMI, Fla. - Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, has died at his home in Weston, Fla.
Ginsburg, who was 81, enticed viewers for decades with a can-do focus on easy weeknight cooking and the tagline "Ooh! It's so good!" He was diagnosed with... more »
November 5, 2012 12:26 PM
LOS ANGELES - The largest study to test daily multivitamin use finds they modestly lowered the risk for cancer in middle-aged and older men but did not seem to affect the chances of developing heart disease. The studies did not include women but other research under way now does. Two... more »
October 18, 2012 5:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - October is national breast cancer awareness month. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics 9,197 people died from all kinds of cancer in Louisiana in 2008.
Dr. Anthony Stephens talks to WBRZ's Rosa Flores about diagnosis and treatment options for all genders.... more »
October 18, 2012 12:31 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Actress Sylvia Kristel, the Dutch star of the hit 1970s erotic movie "Emmanuelle," has died of cancer at age 60. Her agent, Features Creative Management, said in a statement Thursday that Kristel died in her sleep Wednesday night. Kristel, a model who turned to acting in... more »
October 4, 2012 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - October is breast cancer awareness month.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens tells WBRZ's Rosa Flores about the warning signs for women and men.
If you have questions or a suggested topic for Dr. Stephens, email them to RFlores@WBRZ.com.
September 28, 2012 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Professional home cleaning is a luxury for many people, especially people dealing with medical problems and high medical bills.
But thanks to a Baton Rouge home cleaning business, cancer patients don't have to worry about keeping their place tidy. Guarantee Girls, Inc has partnered with an... more »
September 26, 2012 7:41 PM
A woman who ran a medical scam claiming she had cancer in order to raise money for breast implants got a year in prison in Arizona. Authorities say 27-year-old Jami Lynn Toler helped organize fundraisers and collected more than $8,000 beginning last September. She pleaded guilty last month to a... more »
June 20, 2012 7:32 AM
NEW YORK - Some scientists are disputing a decision to link 50 kinds of cancer to exposure to World Trade Center dust. The experts say that there's little research to prove that exposure to the toxic dust on Sept. 11 caused even one kind of cancer. The head of the... more »
June 6, 2012 9:37 AM
Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening tomorrow at the Bluebonnet campus.
Doctors will be conducting skin screenings and information on sun safety will also be provided.
Registration is required.
Call 763-4281 to make an appointment or visit http://www.brgeneral.org for more... more »
May 17, 2012 11:04 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63. Her family released a statement Thursday saying Summer... more »
May 7, 2012 12:45 PM
PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman has been charged with fraud and theft after authorities say she told people she had cancer and needed treatment so she could get money from them to buy breast implants. Police reports filed in Maricopa County Superior Court say 27-year-old Jamie Lynn Toler told her... more »
May 4, 2012 12:55 PM
NEW YORK - Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper who co-founded the seminal hip-hop group, has died at age 47. Calls and emails to representatives for the Beastie Boys were not immediately returned. Simmons' Def Jam label released the Beastie Boys' first album,... more »
April 18, 2012 12:47 PM
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - Levon Helm, a former member of The Band, is in the final stages of his long battle with cancer. A message posted Tuesday on the 71-year-old musician's website by his family says "Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer." Helm was diagnosed with... more »
April 17, 2012 4:44 PM
OMAHA - Warren Buffett is telling shareholders in an open letter he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. The 81-year-old billionaire investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. says in the letter, released Tuesday, that his condition is "not remotely life-threatening" or debilitating. Buffett's letter says he and his... more »
April 10, 2012 10:55 AM
GOSHEN - Authorities say a former New York woman pretended to have terminal cancer so she could have a lavish wedding reception and honeymoon. A grand jury indicted 25-year-old Jessica Vega with grand larceny and scheme to defraud. According to the indictment, Vega accepted thousands of dollars in donated services... more »
March 14, 2012 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON - New guidelines give women choices for cervical cancer testing that depend on their age. The pap test was once recommended for all women once a year. But many major medical groups said a pap test every three years is the best way to screen most women, starting at... more »
February 21, 2012 9:05 AM
TRENTON, N.J. - Federal regulators say they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages - at least for the time being - that have patients worried about missing life-saving treatments. The Food and Drug Administration will temporarily allow importation of a replacement drug for Doxil, a... more »
February 13, 2012 9:13 AM
MONROE - A pharmacy professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has received around $50,000 in grant funding for his efforts in breast cancer research. The university says a news release that Yong-Yu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., submitted a grant proposal to the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience and was one... more »
February 13, 2012 8:11 AM
MONROE - A pharmacy professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has received around $50,000 in grant funding for his efforts in breast cancer research. The university says that Yong-Yu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., submitted a grant proposal to the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience and was one of 16 funded... more »
February 3, 2012 10:58 AM
NEW YORK - After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission... more »
December 12, 2011 5:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he expects this week to be his first, full week back in office. Dardenne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer.
He had surgery last month and says the outlook is good.
Dardenne says the timing could not be better.
... more »
October 10, 2011 5:42 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate indicates the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest that resulted from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs.
Jobs died last Wednesday at age 56. Apple Inc. didn't disclose the cause of death, but Jobs had battled... more »
August 24, 2011 1:18 PM
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - A jury has ruled against a Kentucky truck driver who sued a urologist claiming the doctor amputated part of his penis without his consent.
The six-man, six-woman jury came back with the verdict Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by 64-year-old Phillip Seaton, and his wife, Deborah,... more »
August 18, 2011 7:31 PM
The city of Salem, Oregon shut down the backyard garage sales a woman was using to pay her medical bills for treatment of terminal bone marrow cancer.
Jan Cline lost her job and used the sales for income after she was diagnosed with cancer.
A neighbor complained after... more »
August 5, 2011 12:32 PM
LOS ANGELES - Actress Annette Charles, perhaps best-known for her role as Cha Cha DiGregorio in "Grease," has died.
She was 63.
Her agent Derek Maki confirms she died Wednesday night.
A longtime friend, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, says she died in Los Angeles after a... more »
August 4, 2011 11:17 AM
CRANSTON, R.I. - A Rhode Island man who put a sign on his garage urging a neighbor with cancer to die says he regrets it but wanted to make the man angry after the two quarreled over shrubs.
The sign read, "Glad you have canser so die stupid."
... more »
July 21, 2011 6:32 PM
MORGANZA-- Kids on Neal Lane in Morganza are working hard at their lemonade stand, in the sweltering heat, just to give the profits away.
So far, they've raised just under $300 from about 30 cups of lemonade. But they're not charging an arm and a leg. They serve generous... more »
July 14, 2011 3:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - John Mosca, whose two-room roadhouse near New Orleans serves only big platters of food and has fans as far as Paris and Italy, is dead at age 86.
His daughter, Lisa Mosca, says her father died Wednesday night at his home in Harahan. She says he... more »
June 8, 2011 2:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former Governor Kathleen Blanco has been diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, according to a spokesperson.
Blanco's former press secretary Marie Centanni said a recent eye exam found choroidal melanoma in one of her eyes last week.
Centanni said Blanco is in good... more »
May 31, 2011 11:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- A study from the World Health Organization says there is an increased cancer risk from cell phones. Researchers say cell phones might cause a fast growing brain cancer. A study released Tuesday comes from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer research arm of the WHO.... more »
May 31, 2011 1:30 PM
LONDON - An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies.
The statement was issued in Lyon, France, on Tuesday by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a weeklong meeting of experts. They reviewed possible links... more »
April 21, 2011 5:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - The mother of a third-grade student in Baton Rouge is accused of lying to people at her daughter's school, claiming the girl had cancer in order to get money.
Major Lawrence McLeary said Jacinta Millikin, 42, was arrested in Alexandria where she had fled when detectives... more »
January 25, 2011 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - The head volleyball coach at Runnels in Baton Rouge is going green, not for the environment, but in support of a student who is battling cancer.
Coach Jean Martinez agreed to dye her hair green if the school raised at least $2,000 for St. Jude Children's... more »
December 7, 2010 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year fight with cancer, her family said. She was 61.
The Edwards family released the following statement today:
"Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains... more »
December 6, 2010 4:08 PM
WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Edwards is seriously ill and doctors say further treatment for her cancer would be unproductive.
The family issued a statement Monday that revealed her doctors' diagnosis. It said she is resting at home with family and friends.
The wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards... more »
November 9, 2010 7:50 PM
A man in Mississippi who spent 30 years in prison and was exonerated by DNA evidence for a crime he didn't commit died less than two months after his name was cleared. Bobby Ray Dixon died over the weekend of cancer at the age of 53. He was convicted of... more »
October 29, 2010 1:14 PM
NATCHEZ, Miss. - Authorities have charged a man with scamming people in Mississippi and Louisiana by raising money for his cancer-stricken son and allegedly spending the cash on narcotics for himself.
Michael W. Jones, a 42-year-old man from Liberty, Miss., was being held Friday on a $10,000 bond.
... more »
September 10, 2010 12:46 PM
Former state Sen. Ken Hollis, who worked to keep the Saints in New Orleans and to bring state-sponsored property insurance to Louisiana, is dead at the age of 68.
His wife, Diane, says he died Friday morning of cancer.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
The... more »
September 9, 2010 10:22 PM
There’s a good chance a man you know has prostate cancer.
One group of men faces the highest risk. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out how that pushed King Davis to cut through some of the traditional excuses in an unlikely place to make a difference. more »
September 1, 2010 1:36 PM
Michael Douglas is vowing to beat cancer.
The 65-year-old "Wall Street" star said in an interview with People magazine that he expects to make a full recovery after a walnut-sized tumor was found on the base of his tongue in early August.
Douglas is currently undergoing an eight-week... more »
August 19, 2010 10:13 PM
A cancer diagnosis could have had a devastating outcome for a family in St. Amant.
News 2's Sylvia Weatherspoon found out instead it inspired them, especially Grace Courtright, who has a sweet way of serving others to make a difference. more »
August 5, 2010 10:37 PM
A little girl in Central has a big vision. She wants to help other children. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out about Camdyn Fehr’s mission to make a difference. more »
June 27, 2010 2:13 PM
For days before he died in a federal prison, an Illinois inmate named Adam Montoya pleaded with guards to be taken to a doctor. But he never got any help. An autopsy concluded that the 36-year-old prisoner suffered from no fewer than three serious illnesses - cancer, hepatitis and HIV.... more »
June 24, 2010 10:09 PM
A unique program helps people get back on track after battling cancer. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon showed us how the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge offers the perfect fit fur survivors to make a difference. more »
June 14, 2010 6:00 PM
Some drugs used to treat high blood pressure could increase your risk of cancer.
Currently, there are seven drugs approved by the FDA to treat high blood pressure. Three of the seven drugs were tested in the study. More than 80 percent of people tested were on a drug... more »
May 19, 2010 7:32 AM
A Mississippi-based pharmaceutical company has inked a deal that will take university research and develop it into a drug to help fight cancer.
Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Madison will develop and commercialize an antibody that will help treat melanoma, triple negative breast cancer, head and neck cancer, leukemia, bone... more »
May 10, 2010 5:30 AM
A new study says the cost of treating cancer in the United States nearly doubled over the past two decades, but expensive cancer drugs may not be the main reason. The study found that rising costs may have been driven more by the growing number of cancer patients than by... more »
February 18, 2010 5:08 AM
Louisiana State University's cancer center gets a $50,000 grant to provide information about breast cancer screening and breast health to women in rural parishes between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. This is the third grant from the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Fund to the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans... more »
January 28, 2010 5:34 PM
A urine smell test for cancer, the benefit of running barefoot, and milk in schools are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
January 27, 2010 5:48 PM
Vitamin D supplements for colon cancer and learning new memories are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
January 25, 2010 8:21 PM
Pernell Roberts, the last surviving star of TV's long-running and popular show, "Bonanza", is dead. The Los Angeles Times reports his wife, Eleanor Criswell, told the paper Roberts died of cancer Sunday at the age of 81. Roberts shocked Hollywood by leaving "Bonanza" in 1965 at the height of the... more »
January 19, 2010 5:40 PM
A crib recall, an effort to fight childhood obesity in Louisiana, the benefit of umbilical cord blood in the fight against cancer, and artificial muscles are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
December 22, 2009 5:37 PM
Child booster seats, breastfeeding benefits for moms, concerns about the Depo-Provera birth control shot, and the link between Vytorin and cancer are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
December 2, 2009 5:47 PM
A possible cure for cancer, the risk of smothering a baby while breastfeeding and why loneliness is contagious are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 26, 2009 5:41 PM
An implantable cancer vaccine and the benefits of gingko biloba are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 24, 2009 5:33 PM
A list of dangerous toys, a crib recall and the link between chemotherapy and insomnia are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 18, 2009 5:46 PM
This 2 Your Health report discusses Santas and the swine flu vaccine, a popular supplement that could raise your risk of cancer and electronic medical records. more »
November 12, 2009 5:41 PM
A condition among chemotherapy patients known as "brain fog," the Neti Pot, the impact of background noise on kids with dyslexia, and medical marijuana are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
October 14, 2009 5:46 PM
Kidney dialysis, hearing loss, and how dogs may offer insight to the fight against cancer are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
October 14, 2009 11:28 AM
Col. Thomas K. Kirkpatrick has lost his battle with cancer.
Kirkpatrick was appointed as the State Coordinating Officer of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by Governor Kathleen Blanco after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He was reappointed by Governor Jindal.
He worked for the state... more »
October 8, 2009 9:53 PM
Baton Rouge police Captain Robert Allen Lively died Wednesday.
Lively, 56, battled cancer for two years. He worked in the department for 29 years. Lively founded the department's Computer Crimes Division after spending most of his career in the Street Crimes and Crime Scene Investigations Unit.
Lively is... more »
October 6, 2009 9:35 AM
A Baton Rouge based pharmaceutical company, Esperance Pharmaceuticals, is testing a new drug to treat breast, prostate, endometrial, pancreatic, ovarian, skin and testicular cancers. Esperance describes the new drug as "a targeted membrane-disrupting peptide (tMDP) designed to seek and destroy cancer cells that over-express luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) receptors... more »
October 1, 2009 11:13 AM
Lee Fletcher, a well-known veteran of north Louisiana politics, died Wednesday in Monroe after a long battle with cancer.
Fletcher worked in many congressional campaigns, serving as chief of staff for former Louisiana congressman, Dr. John Cooksey. He also was chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Dr. John Flemming... more »