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  • Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

    July 6, 2014 11:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals are leading the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that's likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from religious nonprofit groups that oppose some or all contraception as immoral... more »
  • Check your list twice during Men's Health Month Play Video

    June 23, 2014 8:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - June is Men's Health Month, and it's the perfect time to inventory of your well-being. Dr. Joseph Griffin with Vascular Specialty Center and People's Health stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about what questions you need to ask next time you visit the doctor. Check... more »
  • Ag Center reports concerns about gluten-free diets

    June 17, 2014 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Going "gluten-free"? Your diet may not be as healthy as you think, according to recent research at LSU. LSU AgCenter registered dietician Denise Holston-West said gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale. People with a condition called celiac disease have a toxic... more »
  • Men's Health Month with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 16, 2014 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - June is Men's Health Month. In accordance, the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is hosting a pair of events focusing on men's health. John F. Smith and Kathy Victorian stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the events. The first is a prostate... more »
  • Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

    June 9, 2014 11:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.... more »
  • DHH designates first WellSpot businesses

    June 3, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal named three Baton Rouge locations that were chosen as inaugural Louisiana WellSpots, officially kicking off his Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative. Mestizo Restaurant, Mid-City Market, and AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana all received level two WellSpot designations, recognitions for their contribution to health and wellness. ... more »
  • Former NFL players file suit

    May 21, 2014 6:12 AM

    ATLANTA - Tuesday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the NFL, as the league announced Minneapolis, Minnesota as the host city of the 2018 Super Bowl. Instead, the league is now addressing concerns following a new lawsuit. Former players accuse the league of putting profits ahead... more »
  • House refuses to allow surveying teen sex health

    May 20, 2014 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have killed a measure that would have allowed public high school students to be surveyed about sex-related risk behaviors. The House voted 55-38 against the proposal by Baton Rouge Rep. Pat Smith, a Democrat, after raising concerns about children being corrupted by the questions. Under the... more »
  • House GOP bill would roll back school lunch rules

    May 19, 2014 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money. A GOP spending bill for agriculture and food programs released Monday would allow schools to apply for waivers if they are losing money on school lunch... 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 »
  • GOP: Health insurance signups lagging

    April 30, 2014 5:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - A report by House Republicans says that one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium as of mid-April. But administration officials, outside experts and the insurance industry questioned the conclusions. The report by Energy and... more »
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    April 17, 2014 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier... more »
  • Governor to announce health initiative

    April 14, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal will announce a statewide health initiative Monday afternoon in Baton Rouge. The announcement will take place 1:10 p.m. at Dufroq Elementary. more »
  • Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

    April 11, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. The Cabinet shuffle lets Obama put a new face on his new health care law. The move comes more than a week after the... more »
  • Heart walk heads to Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the largest walks in the Baton Rouge area will be hitting LSU in a couple of weekends. The Capital Area Heart Walk is coming to the area on April 26 at LSU's Old Front Nine. Head of The Capital Area Heart Walk Terrie Sterling... more »
  • Bill requiring mental health info before abortion passes

    April 9, 2014 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Anti-abortion lawmakers want women seeking the procedure in Louisiana to get pamphlets describing possible psychological effects, the illegality of coerced abortions and services available to human trafficking victims. The House Health and Welfare Committee backed a bill that would require clinics to provide that information to women at... more »
  • March with a purpose, March for Babies Play Video

    April 1, 2014 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - March for Dimes will host the March for Babies on Saturday, May 10th. March for Dimes Capital Area Division Dir. Clayton Forbes and 2014 Ambassador Jasmine Lombrage visited 2une In Tuesday to talk about the event. You can register for the walk by visiting this... more »
  • Health and Wellness Expo Play Video

    March 31, 2014 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Quarters Endless Entertainment is hosting its first Health and Wellness Expo. Darryl Hurst and Antione Weatherspoon sat down with Whitney on 2une In Monday to talk about the event. The goal of the expo is to fight childhood obesity and promote healthy living. "Quarters" is partnered... more »
  • Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

    March 27, 2014 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul. That's a milestone, fulfilling a goal set by Congressional Budget Office and embraced by the White House. The president made the announcement during an international... more »
  • Health insurance deadline looms Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan is fast approaching and already insurance agents are seeing a boom in the number of people rushing to sign up. "Right now I'm working seven days a week, and the thing that's really frustrating about that is... more »
  • School ads to reflect nutritional values Play Video

    February 25, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations came today for healthier advertisements on school campuses. The next step in First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight obesity is to make advertisements at schools follow the school nutrition standards. The new regulations prohibit ads for what's considered unhealthy foods on... more »
  • Get your heart checked for American Heart Month Play Video

    February 18, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Febraury is American Heart Month, and doctors are taking this opportunity to warn people about heart disease. Dr. Garland Green was on the set of News 2 at 4 today, talking about heart issues amongst women. Dr. Green said that some common symptoms are tightness... more »
  • Insurance Dept.: 62,000 face canceled health plans

    February 18, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's office says the number of people in Louisiana who won't be able to keep their current insurance coverage because of the federal health overhaul has dropped to 62,000. President Barack Obama allowed insurance companies the option for one year to keep offering consumers plans... more »
  • OSHA cites Oakdale company for health violations

    February 10, 2014 2:12 PM

    OAKDALE- A flavoring manufacturer in Oakdale has been cited by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a fire last year severely burned a worker. OSHA cited Carol Callahan, doing business as Natural Advantage, for 19 serious violations at the facility, totaling $91,000 in proposed penalties. ... more »
  • Preventing whooping cough Play Video

    February 6, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pertussis, also known as "whooping cough," is steady increasing its presence in Louisiana. In 2010 50 cases were reported, but by 2013 there were 182 cases according to health officials. The highly contagious disease is caused by a bacteria, and gets the "whooping cough" nickname... more »
  • Some in La. lost in new health care gap Play Video

    February 5, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana man says he's lost in the gap between government assistance and private insurance, despite claims by the state that he should be covered. Robert Reed says despite visits to numerous hospitals and attempts to get advice or help from several health care providers, he still... more »
  • Fitness app for a healthy lifestyle Play Video

    January 30, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fitness app creators Drew Langhart and Justin Waller stopped by the set of News 2 at Four to provide details about their app "Fitnotix." The two co-founders of "Fitnotix" said their app is the first running app to have GPS directions. Also, Langhart and Waller... more »
  • Smoke and mirrors: both sides put on a show about La. legal high

    January 21, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People who want to legalize marijuana made their pitch to state lawmakers Tuesday. They told a special panel discussing the possibility of legalization, marijuana could generate tax dollars, provide a new agricultural crop, shrink the jail population and lessen pain for people with medical issues. But,... more »
  • Flu fight continues in Louisiana Play Video

    January 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is one of 25 states experiencing widespread flu activity as the season nears its peak. Only ten states, including Louisiana, had widespread activity last week. "Typically the flu season peaks in January or February, so we're still early on, and we're seeing a significant increase... more »
  • Big part of health care overhaul to go into effect

    December 31, 2013 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - Many of the major features of the federal health care overhaul go into effect on January 1. They include new benefits, an insurance mandate, and the risk of more coverage disruptions. Almost all Americans will be required to have health insurance. Insurers can no longer... more »
  • Health overhaul- small business delay

    November 28, 2013 6:07 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Small businesses interested in buying marketplace health insurance plans for their workers will have to purchase them from agents, brokers or insurance companies for the next year, rather than through the government website. The Obama administration is delaying the launch of its online portal to the health... more »
  • Supreme Court to hear cases on birth control mandate

    November 26, 2013 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the dispute over a birth control mandate in President Obama's health care law. The issue has seen different rulings in lower courts over whether employers should be required to cover birth control for their employees or they can opt out due... more »
  • DHH making changes in nutritional program

    November 25, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is making major changes to how it runs its supplemental nutrition program that provides food to poor women and children. It's in response to a new audit showing Louisiana's public health office has done a poor job in monitoring the... more »
  • Few in La. use Obamacare site to get insurance

    November 13, 2013 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The problem-plagued Obamacare website has assisted fewer than 400 people in Louisiana in signing up for health insurance. The online marketplace is part of the president's health care revamp. The site has problems and left many people unable to enroll for coverage despite numerous attempts. Fewer... more »
  • Fewer than 400 in La. sign up for insurance

    November 13, 2013 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON- The administration says fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's overhaul. In Louisiana, the number was 387 people. More than 7,700 people in the state have filled out applications... more »
  • Health department begins flu vaccine campaign

    November 13, 2013 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state health department kicked off its annual "Fight the Flu" campaign today, urging people to get vaccinated. The Department of Health and Hospitals held events Wednesday at health centers around the state, and at a state police office in Lafayette along with the Alexandria Museum of... 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 »
  • Parishes with whooping cough cases

    October 29, 2013 11:12 PM

    GONZALES- Doctors are warning people with cold-like symptoms to take extra precautions around babies right now. Louisiana has an increasing number of whooping cough cases. Ascension Parish has the most reported cases in the area with 12. The number of illnesses has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana.... more »
  • 3 new West Nile infections in La.

    October 11, 2013 7:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says three new cases of West Nile virus reported this week bring the state's total this year to 48. Of the three new cases, one, in Lafayette, involves a serious brain and spinal cord infection. Two others involve less serious West Nile fever -... more »
  • La. residents slowly signing up for health insurance

    October 9, 2013 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance companies say they're seeing a slow increase of people in Louisiana signing up for health insurance plans through the federally-run marketplace. But people are still having trouble accessing the website, and the numbers of insurance enrollees in the state remain low. Vantage Health Plan is one... more »
  • Brain-eating amoeba found in another La. water system

    October 8, 2013 10:33 PM

    MANSFIELD- Brain-eating amoeba has been found in five locations of DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1. Wednesday, the system will flush lines with additional chlorine to kill the amoeba. There are no known current cases of illness related to the discover state health leaders said Tuesday night. The... more »
  • Former DHH Secretary deposition not delayed

    September 30, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An attempt to stall the deposition of the former Health and Hospitals Secretary in Louisiana has been refused by a Baton Rouge judge. Lawyers for the Jindal Administration wanted to push back the deposition of Bruce Greenstein in a wrongful termination lawsuit, but Judge Tim Kelley... more »
  • Feds issue recall for ready-to-eat products

    September 25, 2013 8:46 PM

    WASHINGTON- Nearly 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products have been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes federal food testers said Wednesday. Included in the recall are: UPC, Pack/Size, Product, Product Code, Code Date 0 85239 24103, 5 12 oz, Market Pantry All White Meat... more »
  • Four-strain flu shot available for first time Play Video

    September 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the first time, a four-strain flu shot is available. Doctors suggest getting the flu shot as soon as possible with flu season nearly here in October. Health professionals say the flu virus is very contagious. "Just by being in the room with somebody who... more »
  • NCAA trainers make mental health recommendations

    September 25, 2013 10:53 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS- The National Athletic Trainers Association wants universities to treat the mental health of athletes every bit as seriously as their physical well-being. On Wednesday at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, the organization offered a set of guidelines it wants all schools to adopt. The recommendations include plans for early detection,... more »
  • New rules approved for home health care workers

    September 17, 2013 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers. The new rules will impact about 2 million workers. Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974, when they were placed in the same category... more »
  • Brain-eating amoeba found in water supply

    September 13, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals says tests from federal health officials have confirmed the presence of a rare brain-eating amoeba in four sites in the St. Bernard Parish water system. Health officials stressed that there is a low risk of contracting any disease since people... more »
  • Brain-eating amoeba found in water lines

    September 12, 2013 10:31 PM

    ARABI- State health officials said Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found Naegleria fowleri, the scientific name for the deadly brain-eating amoeba, in the parish water system. Four locations tested positive in Arabi and Violet, both towns outside New Orleans. The tests were done after a... more »
  • Dr. Z discusses treatments for skin barnacles Play Video

    September 9, 2013 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z talked about different treatments for Seborrheic Keratosis, also known as skin barnacles. The raised, rough skin can be treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. She also talks about different procedures to get them removed. If you have any questions for Dr. Z,... more »
  • State's first death from West Nile reported Friday

    September 6, 2013 4:04 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- State health officials announced Friday, the first death in Louisiana connected to West Nile. A person in Rapides Parish got sick and died. Specific details about the victim were not released. Also this week, ten more people contracted the virus. Now, 31 people are sick from West... more »
  • Child in La. dies from brain-eating amoeba

    September 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    ST. BERNARD- A child died from a brain-eating amoeba state health officials reported Thursday evening. The child's name and exact age were not released. The state said water samples taken from the home outside New Orleans tested positive for Naegleria fowleri, the scientific name for the amoeba. Initial... more »
  • Early look at health care law's premiums

    September 4, 2013 4:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage? Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range policy will... more »
  • Finding therapy options on your own Play Video

    August 27, 2013 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime social worker Dr. Ray Swan appeared on News 2 at 4 today to talk about his new book, "Explore Your Options: A Personal Guide to Self-Help Psychotherapy." The book explores what goes on behind a therapist's closed doors, and provides several techniques for people to... more »
  • New skin care products Play Video

    August 26, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Aethestic dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz discussed several new skin care products on the market today on News 2 at 4. She also showed several older products which have new uses, such as using a chemical to promote eyelash growth on your eyebrows. If you have... more »
  • DHH: 4 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 23, 2013 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials are reporting four new West Nile cases, bringing the 2013 total so far to 13. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday that this week's new infections include two cases of neuroinvasive disease, both from Ouachita Parish. That's the most serious type... more »
  • La. backs off health care act-funded program

    August 23, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has withdrawn an application to participate in a home-health care program for low-income people that would have been funded through President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The state had applied to take part in the law's Community First Choice Program, which increases federal... more »
  • Survey: Health insurance costs outpace wage gains

    August 20, 2013 10:33 AM

    UNDATED - An annual survey shows that the average cost for employer-sponsored health insurance rose modestly this year, but it still outpaced worker wage increases. That means that in many cases workers are seeing a larger portion of their paycheck sliced off to cover health insurance. The survey was conducted... more »
  • Audit: Mental health privatization increased costs

    August 19, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization of behavioral health and addictive disorder treatment programs has created confusion and added costs for the local human services districts that provide the care. The review by the Legislative Auditor's Office was released Monday. It looked at the first... more »
  • Student-athlete skincare problems Play Video

    August 16, 2013 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz discussed skincare issues today that student athletes often run into. Dr. Z said she frequently sees a number of common skin irritations caused by sports equipment rubbing against the skin, including a certain type of acne outbreak. She also recommended a... more »
  • Report: La. ranks 2nd worst in nursing home care

    August 16, 2013 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana nursing home care ranked second-worst in the nation, failing every staffing measure in a report by Families for Better Care, a nonprofit group whose goal is to improve long-term care. The group scored, ranked and graded states on eight federal quality measures, such as the average... more »
  • Vitter favors shutdown over funding "Obamacare"

    August 15, 2013 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter told a packed town hall meeting that he will support a federal government shutdown this fall rather than agree to pay for President Barack Obama's health care law. Vitter was speaking at the Jones Creek Library in Baton Rouge this morning. He... more »
  • Louisiana first in recovered Medicaid fraud money

    August 13, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials said recent figures show Louisiana led the nation in recovered Medicaid fraud funds last year. The Department of Health and Hospitals said the state Medicaid fraud unit recovered more than $124 million during the past fiscal year, according to the Centers for Medicare... more »
  • DHH awards Gramercy $1.5M water loan

    August 12, 2013 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health has awarded $1.5 million to Gramercy through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program. The loan will help the system improve and update the community's drinking water system. Assistant Secretary for Public Health, J.T. Lane... more »
  • Seven new West Nile virus cases reported

    August 9, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reported seven new cases of West Nile virus infection this week, bringing the state's total reported infections to eight for the year so far. At this time last year there were 53 cases of West Nile virus reported. State officials said that while... more »
  • Questions about plastic surgery for kids Play Video

    August 8, 2013 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Stephens tackled more questions about plastic surgery today, and gave advice about procedures for kids. He said there are several small procedures which can be used to correct things such as moles or overly-large ears. If you have questions for Dr. Stephens, post them... more »
  • George W. Bush doing well after heart procedure

    August 7, 2013 7:30 AM

    DALLAS - An aide says former President George W. Bush is "doing great" while recovering from a heart procedure at a Dallas hospital and should be going home soon. Spokesman Freddy Ford says the 43rd president is expected to be discharged today. He would not give a specific time.... more »
  • Final approval given to OLOL public-private partnership

    August 5, 2013 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced the state received final federal approval for Louisiana's public-private partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Jindal's office said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serivces gave the final approval Monday to Louisiana's remaining Medicaid State Plan amendments... more »
  • How to quickly bounce back from sunburns Play Video

    July 29, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z talked with News 2 at 4 today about dealing with pesky sunburns during the summer. She said she's seeing a lot of patients come through with sunburns after going to the beach for end-of-summer vacations, some even with second-degree burns which are burns with... more »
  • Ways to get bikini body ready in no time Play Video

    July 25, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens was on News 2 at 4 today talking about how you can be "bikini body ready" in no time. He discussed different liposuction options and CoolSculpting, a procedure which freezes fat cells to eliminate them. Dr. Stephens answered viewer questions... more »
  • LSU to vote on practice organization

    July 25, 2013 10:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A nonprofit corporation will represent LSU School of Medicine doctors who see patients at former LSU public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. LSU System supervisors Friday will vote on creating a faculty practice organization for LSU Health Shreveport. Sally Croom, an LSU Health Shreveport spokeswoman, says the proposal... more »
  • Feds approve OLOL-EKL financing

    July 25, 2013 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal health officials have signed off on two of the four financial commitments that support the public-private partnership between LSU and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. The approvals guarantee extra Medicaid funding for inpatient care of the poor and uninsured treated at Our... more »
  • How to protect children's skin in the sun Play Video

    July 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lots of kids are spending time outside or at a playground this summer, and aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz has tips on how to protect their skin while spending so much time in the sun. Dr. Z also talked about her time working with the Big... more »
  • Mississippi gets funds for anti-obesity program

    July 19, 2013 10:11 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health will receive $8.5 million over the next five years to help combat obesity and chronic disease across the state. State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier says in a news release that the funds come from the Centers for Disease Control and... more »
  • The aftermath of plastic surgery Play Video

    July 18, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Anthony Stephens talked about the aftermath of plastic surgery today on News 2 at 4. He covered what really works and what doesn't, as well as answered questions about loose skin and cellulite. If you have questions or topics for Dr. Stephens to cover,... more »
  • Dr. Z answers CoolSculpting questions Play Video

    July 15, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today on News 2 at 4, aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz discussed new ways to make fat cells disappear. CoolSculpting targets new areas now like arms and thighs. Dr. Z talked about how the process and introduced us to a woman who has had it... more »
  • Surgeons working to reduce pressure on Randy Travis' brain

    July 10, 2013 8:44 PM

    PLANO- Singer Randy Travis is in surgery after suffering a stroke at a Texas hospital his publicist said late Tuesday. Doctors are trying to relieve pressure on his brain. Travis has been in critical condition since being admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure due to a... more »
  • Singer Randy Travis remains in critical condition

    July 9, 2013 2:40 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart. A news release from Travis' publicist on Tuesday says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a... more »
  • Catholic hospitals accept birth control rule

    July 9, 2013 10:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration's compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it's pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from the Department of Health and Human Services. The new health care law requires employers to cover... more »
  • South Africa: Mandela improved overnight

    June 27, 2013 7:34 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - The office of the South African president says Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight, and his condition remains critical but is now stable. President Jacob Zuma's office said in a statement Thursday that he received the update from the medical team that is treating the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at... more »
  • Judge remains on CNSI case against state

    June 26, 2013 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has refused to disqualify one of his colleagues from presiding over a lawsuit that challenges the Jindal administration's cancellation of Client Network Services Inc.'s nearly $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims. The state asked District Judge Mike Caldwell to recuse District Judge Tim Kelley... more »
  • Information about botox treatments Play Video

    June 24, 2013 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Want to kiss those fine lines and wrinkles goodbye? Dr. Z had more information on one solution you might have heard of. She talked on News 2 at 4 about how to keep a youthful look by using facial injections called Botox. If you have... more »
  • Scarring and other plastic surgery questions Play Video

    June 20, 2013 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Stephens answered questions from viewers and Facebook users today on News 2 at 4. Today he focused on questions about scarring, both while recovering from surgery and preventing scarring from injuries such as dog bites. If you have questions for Dr. Stephens, be sure... more »
  • Pro-Obama group airing health ads

    June 17, 2013 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - An outside group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda plans to air a series of ads this summer promoting Obama's health care overhaul. Organizing for Action intends to spend at least $1 million this summer on ads to draw attention to the implementation of the health care law, including... more »
  • Lou Gehrig's disease clinic at LSU in New Orleans

    June 17, 2013 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Muscular Dystrophy Association has designated the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine as Louisiana's first specialized MDA clinic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The association operates 200 medical clinics across the county. LSU's is the 44th specifically... more »
  • Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

    June 13, 2013 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law is called the Affordable Care Act, but a glitch could make it unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Here's the problem: The law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer what it calls... more »
  • Dr. Z warns about too much fun in the sun Play Video

    June 10, 2013 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The phrase 'Fun in the Sun' is popular, but Dr. Z has a different take if you spend too much time in the sun for too long. She tells WBRZ's Rosa Flores that exposing your arms and hands when you're driving or fishing - for extended... more »

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