May 15, 2013 5:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals has hired a new inspector general to review spending and fight fraud. The hiring of William Root, announced Wednesday, comes after Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration canceled a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract whose award is being investigated by state and... more »
May 14, 2013 10:56 PM
PORT ALLEN- Mosquitoes in traps in West Baton Rouge have tested positive for West Nile, the potentially dangerous disease carried by the bugs.
The positive results were found earlier than usual. So, crews have started spraying parts of the parish, first focusing on areas where the bugs were found... more »
May 14, 2013 1:27 PM
WASHINGTON - Nearly 100 people, including 11 in Louisiana, are being charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges spanning eight cities. Tuesday's announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder marks... more »
May 13, 2013 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z continued her series today on "How to look hot now and 10 years from now."
She talked about the importance of using retinol, and reminded people that you are what you eat, so what you put in your body shows on your skin.
... more »
May 13, 2013 11:19 AM
NEW YORK - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription. The appeal was filed shortly before a noon Monday deadline. Brooklyn federal Judge Edward Korman says politics is behind efforts by Secretary... more »
May 13, 2013 9:04 AM
NEW YORK- The U.S. stock market is falling in early trading to begin a week full of hints about the health of the nation's retailers. Americans boosted spending at retail stores in April, according to the Commerce Department, surprising some economists. Earlier declines on major markets were cut in half... more »
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 »
May 9, 2013 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON - The battle over President Barack Obama's health care law continues to play out today -- with congressional Republicans saying they won't nominate candidates for an advisory board that's supposed to play a role in holding down Medicare costs. The board would have the power to force payment cuts... more »
May 8, 2013 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Pictures are all that Tiffany Roberson has left of her mother, who died from lung cancer when Tiffany was just 16.
"She missed out on, of course, senior prom, my high school and college. She missed out on the birth of my daughter," she told News... more »
May 8, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Corrections plans to increase over the Internet diagnosis and treatment by nearly 600 percent.
Corrections is rushing to sign a state contract to provide 17,000 annual tele-med check-ups to thousands of inmates.
Deputy Secretary Thomas Bickham said the department was caught... more »
May 8, 2013 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON - The government is shedding light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go - and whether it's cheaper to get that care across town. The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday listed thousands of hospitals' charges for 100 common Medicare services. There... more »
May 8, 2013 10:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- New technology is changing the way physical therapist and doctors treat and track concussions for student athletes.
Using cognitive tests and balance measurements, Certified Athletic Trainers can get hard data on patients who have suffered a concussion and that can help doctors make a better decision on... more »
May 6, 2013 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Just in time for summer, aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Anne Zedlitz has some tips for keeping your skin looking hot now without sacrificing it later.
Dr. Z started her series of tips, "How to look hot now and 10 years from now", today on News 2 at... more »
May 6, 2013 10:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's contact sports leave little room for error and often that can lead to injuries on the field.
Many times high school athletes experience concussions after big hits, but trainers, coaches, and officials are getting better at recognizing the symptoms.
News 2 will look into... more »
April 30, 2013 6:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - A proposal for Louisiana to tap into the federal health overhaul money available for expanding Medicaid has won approval from the state Senate's health committee, despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal. The committee voted 4-3 Tuesday to send a modified Medicaid expansion bill to the full Senate... more »
April 30, 2013 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON - The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline. Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a prescription - and said it... more »
April 24, 2013 10:45 AM
NEW YORK - A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head. Neuralstem, Inc., of Rockville, Md., said Wednesday it is working with the National Football League Alumni Association to study the feasibility... more »
April 18, 2013 8:16 AM
PLAQUEMINE - Because the bids opened for the new Iberville Parish Ochsner Health Clinic were all higher than expected, the Parish Council delayed for at least two weeks awarding the project until further details can be worked out.
The lowest bidder was Lincoln Builders of Baton Rouge at $19.6... more »
April 15, 2013 6:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z discussed how to combat skin redness from rosacea today on News 2 at 4.
She talked about what happens if you don't treat rosacea, and if it can ever fully disappear.
If you have questions or topic suggestions for Dr. Z, email them... more »
April 15, 2013 8:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - The capital city enters a new era of health care Monday as a longstanding medical facility has closed its doors for good.
Earl K. Long was forced to shut down due to state budget cuts and changes in the LSU Health System.
The hospital has... more »
April 12, 2013 4:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - In less than three days, Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital will shut its doors for good.
The hospital's closing due to changes in the LSU Health System and state budget cuts.
Officials have transferred much of the hospital's services to other hospitals and clinics around... more »
April 11, 2013 6:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman became one of the faces of the "Go Red" heart health movement after discovering a potentially-deadly disorder.
Mary Leah Coco said when she was 30 she noticed she was always exhausted, light-headed, and dizzy. She chalked it up to her busy life.... more »
April 11, 2013 3:14 PM
BAKER- Manda Packing Company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of cooked deli meat after a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The cooked roast beef came from a retail establishment. There have been no reports of illnesses.
But, the company is recalling a number of roast beef... more »
April 9, 2013 6:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's private hospitals are supporting the expansion of the state Medicaid program under the federal health care law. The Louisiana Hospital Association's announcement Tuesday puts the organization at odds with Gov. Bobby Jindal, who opposes the expansion. The announcement comes the same day the Jindal administration said... more »
April 8, 2013 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - When Gen. Russel Honore went into the hospital in June 2012, seven years after leading the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, he thought he was experiencing a case of heartburn.
Then his doctors told him one of his main arteries was blocked. He was actually... more »
April 1, 2013 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - John Pastorek starts 2013's Reduce Your Risk series with a look at how quick treatment saved a St. Francisville man's life.
Bob Ramelli said he knew something was wrong when he started feeling very dizzy. The 59-year-old businessman said he never gets sick.
Ramelli rushed... more »
March 29, 2013 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced today that Bruce Greenstein has resigned as secretary of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals during federal and state investigations of a controversial Medicaid contract.
The Jindal administration canceled the nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with CNSI after word of a... more »
March 28, 2013 8:22 AM
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela is responding "positively" to treatments after being admitted to a hospital with a lung infection.
The office of President Jacob Zuma says in a statement that the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader went to the hospital just before midnight on... more »
March 21, 2013 12:42 PM
WASHINGTON - Three years, two elections, and one Supreme Court decision after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its promise of health care for the uninsured may be delayed or undercut in much of the country because of entrenched opposition from many Republican state leaders. In half the... more »
March 15, 2013 4:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two former Louisiana health care secretaries are urging Gov. Bobby Jindal to reconsider his opposition to the Medicaid expansion allowed under the federal health overhaul. David Hood was secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals under Republican former Gov. Mike Foster. Fred Cerise was DHH secretary... more »
March 11, 2013 11:01 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New research shows that stopping the heart for bypass surgery is safe even in the elderly. Heart bypass is one of the most common operations in the world and patients often are given a choice of how to have it done. The usual way involves stopping... more »
March 5, 2013 8:54 AM
NEW YORK - Women still live longer than men but a new study finds some U.S. women aren't living as long as they used to. The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation's counties... more »
March 4, 2013 9:05 AM
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has left a central London hospital, one day after being admitted for a severe stomach bug.
She walked out of King Edward VII Hospital Monday afternoon wearing a red dress, and was driven away in a motorcade.
The hospital stay had initially been... more »
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 »
February 28, 2013 7:34 AM
CHICAGO - Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks. Some schools are using both methods of instruction, and Michelle Obama would like to see more of them use creative ways to help students get the recommended hour of daily exercise. Today in... more »
February 25, 2013 5:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z continues her series on acne by explaining the process of facial infusion treatment.
The procedure uses micro-needles to infuse skin with chemicals to treat acne and improve complexion. Dr. Z compared the feeling of the micro-needling to getting licked by a cat's tongue.
... more »
February 22, 2013 10:43 PM
CLINTON- The school system in East Feliciana Parish alerted parents Friday that at least one school had an outbreak of scabies.
Scabies is easily transferable.
The outbreak was found at Clinton Elementary, but since students share transportation, families at all schools were notified.
The school was disinfected.... more »
February 22, 2013 5:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Ammar A. Mekari stopped by to bring awareness to children's healthy teeth.
February is National Children's Dental Health month. Mekari said children fear visits to the dentist because they think it will hurt.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit... more »
February 21, 2013 11:08 AM
ATLANTA- Health officials say this season's flu shot is only 9 percent effective in protecting seniors against the most common and dangerous flu bug. Flu vaccine tends to protect younger people better than older ones and is never 100 percent effective. But experts say the preliminary results released Thursday are... more »
February 20, 2013 6:57 AM
PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. says the parish is set to advertise for bids to build the planned Ochsner Health System medical complex along Highway 1. On Feb. 28, Ourso says the Iberville Parish medical facility is going out for public bid. Construction is expected to... more »
February 14, 2013 11:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Mansion will glow red for Heart Health Month.
This is the fifth year in a row that the Mansion will be lit red to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all our citizens, but particularly women. It will be red from Feb. 14... more »
February 11, 2013 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some Catholics in Baton Rouge were surprised by Pope Benedict's announcement he would be stepping down at the end of February. Others, including some church leaders, say there have been some signs and rumors.
Father Tom Ranzino says Benedict's health appeared to be a bigger issue in... more »
February 7, 2013 2:53 AM
NEW YORK - Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be vaccine resistant. Health officials are looking into whether that might be one reason why the U.S. just had its worst year for whooping cough in six decades. The new bug... more »
February 6, 2013 10:35 AM
WASHINGTON - A coalition of more than 100 groups is recommending that student athletes have access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment. The recommendations released Wednesday are included in a call to action designed to protect the nearly 8 million students who participate in high school sports... more »
February 5, 2013 10:59 AM
NEW YORK- Opponents of New York City's plan to crack down on supersized, sugary drinks have asked a judge to keep it from taking effect next month. Groups representing the beverage industry, restaurateurs and other business interests filed the request Friday in a Manhattan court. They want to hold off... more »
January 31, 2013 2:40 PM
UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 31, 2013 -
Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge are taking a skeptical look at some popular weight loss myths, which they believe can lead to bad policy changes and public health recommendations.
... more »
January 28, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z joined WBRZ's Rosa Flores Monday during the 4pm to chat about taking care of the skin on the chest.
She calls it, 'beyond facial aesthetics'. Dr. Z has before and after photos that tell the story.
If you have questions for Dr. Z,... more »
January 28, 2013 10:52 AM
NEW YORK - Federal health officials say at least 16 people in five states have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning linked to ground beef. No one has died, but half were hospitalized. Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, but a few cases were scattered in Arizona, Illinois,... more »
January 25, 2013 11:31 AM
NEW YORK- PepsiCo Inc. is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink following customer complaints. A spokeswoman for the company, Molly Carter, says the move was in the works for the past year after the company began "hearing rumblings" from consumers about the ingredient. She said it wasn't... more »
January 25, 2013 2:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is moving up the date it will close Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge.
LSU System Executive Vice President Frank Opelka says the facility will close in mid-April instead of November as originally planned under an agreement where patient care and medical... more »
January 24, 2013 5:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Doctor J. Anthony Stephens, M.D., talked about the things you need to know or ask before you schedule a consultation for plastic surgery.
He recommends getting to know who your surgeon is. That includes making sure the doctor is certified by a board approved by the American... more »
January 23, 2013 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Medicare and medicaid abuse nationally costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. To help prevent abuse here, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is hiring an inspector general.
DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein says recent state audits have shown a need for greater payment controls involving Medicaid.... more »
January 23, 2013 4:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials announced late this afternoon that the Medicaid Hospice Program would not end on Feb. 1 as scheduled.
Secretary Bruce Greenstein with the Dept. Of Health and Hospitals said enough money from existing grants had been found to keep the program going until reforms... more »
January 23, 2013 5:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Families of the terminally ill and health care workers are holding a protest of Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to shutter the state's Medicaid hospice program in February.
Supporters of the program, which provides at-home, end-of-life care for people who can't afford private insurance coverage, scheduled a... more »
January 22, 2013 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today marks 40 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, making abortion legal in the United States.
Pro-choice advocates say prior to Roe vs. Wade, abortions were dangerous and to be a patient of an abortion was a crime.
"Women could not get safe abortions,"... more »
January 18, 2013 10:24 AM
ATLANTA - Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu have been reported, bringing the total this flu season to 29. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual.... more »
January 18, 2013 6:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a personal care attendant from New Orleans and one from Bastrop have been booked with unrelated charges of Medicaid fraud.
He says both 23-year-old Lakeiqua Green of New Orleans and 31-year-old Jolonda Huff of Bastrop are accused of submitting time-sheets... more »
January 17, 2013 3:36 PM
UNDATED - UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley is warning analysts not to assume that the insurer will participate widely in a key health care overhaul coverage expansion that unfolds later this year. State-based exchanges will debut this fall and allow people to sign up for coverage online, with some using income-based... more »
January 17, 2013 7:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the Baton Rouge metro area ranks second among major United States metro areas for new HIV infection diagnoses.
The report, released Jan. 10, is based on 2010 data of all U.S. metropolitan areas with more... more »
January 16, 2013 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime.
The executive actions are part of an overarching... more »
January 14, 2013 5:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Ann Zedlitz joined Rosa Flores today to talk about a new topic: "Beyond facial aesthetics."
Dr. Z brought a former patient to talk about some treatments she had and their effects today.
If you have a question for Dr. Z or skincare topic you'd... more »
January 14, 2013 10:35 AM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
January 11, 2013 6:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Archbishop Gregory Aymond are among the dignitaries set to take part in the groundbreaking for a facility aimed at bringing full hospital service back to the New Orleans East area.
The $130 million project is to be constructed on the... more »
January 7, 2013 5:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today on News 2 at 4, dermatologist Dr. Z talks about an area of our skin many people overlook: the neck.
She discussed a new ultrasound treatment called Ulthera that's a non-surgical way to slow the aging process along the neck, which can lead to excess... more »
January 7, 2013 3:58 PM
WASHINGTON - The government says Americans kept health care spending in check for three consecutive years. It's an unusual respite, since health care usually surges ahead of overall economic growth. Will the relief linger? That's not clear. It could fade if jobs come roaring back as the economy recovers. The... 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 »
January 7, 2013 10:26 AM
ATLANTA - Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years. Earlier reports indicated that this could be a bad flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the data now confirm it. In the last week... more »
January 3, 2013 11:10 AM
WASHINGTON- Some bipartisan cooperation may finally be breaking out in the nation's contentious battle over health care overhaul.
The Obama administration announced Thursday that four red states are on the list of those getting the initial go-ahead to build their own health insurance marketplaces.
Open enrollment for millions... more »
January 2, 2013 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON - Doctors say they expect Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make a full recovery from a blood clot in her head. They also say there has been no neurological damage from the clot, which apparently developed when Clinton fainted and fell at her home. A stomach virus... more »
January 1, 2013 3:51 PM
UNDATED - Scientists are using imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. Fructose is a sugar that saturates the American diet. Researchers have found that after drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't resister the feeling of being... more »
January 1, 2013 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head say blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and say they are confident she will make a full recovery.
Clinton's doctors say the former first lady didn't suffer a stroke... more »
December 27, 2012 5:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - As the calendar page turns into a new year, many people are thinking about making resolutions to better their lives. But the trick to keep those resolutions, is setting yourself up for success.
Some of the top resolutions include losing weight and getting fit. Health experts... more »
December 26, 2012 7:01 AM
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela, who has been in a hospital since Dec. 8, is looking better and in good spirits.
Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Wednesday that 94-year-old Mandela's condition "remains as it was yesterday."
President Jacob Zuma had joined Mandela's wife,... more »
December 13, 2012 10:56 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Health and environmental officials scheduled a community briefing tonight to for Bayou Corne residents evacuated due to a sinkhole near their homes.
DHH and DEQ, along with parish officials, said they will specifically address health concerns residents had previously brought up. They will not have information... more »
December 12, 2012 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Civil Service Commission approved a play to layoff 350 employees at the state-run Southeast Louisiana Hospital, a mental facility located in Mandeville.
The state is closing the hospital and allowing it to reopen under the control of private contractors. State health leaders say it's no... more »
December 11, 2012 2:31 PM
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary Herbert is asking President Barack Obama to approve the state's health insurance exchange and declare that it meets the requirements of the federal health overhaul. Herbert sent the letter Tuesday ahead of Friday's deadline for states to decide if they'll do their own... more »
December 10, 2012 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says Republican-led states must commit to fully expanding their Medicaid programs to take advantage of generous funding in the federal health care law. Monday's ruling affects the federal-state program that covers nearly 60 million low-income and severely disabled people. President Barack Obama's health care law... more »
December 10, 2012 11:03 AM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush continues to recover at a Houston hospital where he's in the third week of treatment for a bronchitis-related cough. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Monday that the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition. Kovacik says Bush continues to make progress but no... more »
December 5, 2012 12:29 PM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay in a Houston hospital for almost two weeks. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Wednesday that the 41st president remains in stable condition with... more »
December 4, 2012 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON - A new study says basic prescription drug coverage could vary dramatically from state to state under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. That's because states get to set benefits for private health plans that will be offered starting in 2014 through new insurance exchanges. The study out Tuesday... more »
November 30, 2012 3:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal Health and Human Services department said Friday it is proposing a "user fee" amounting to 3.5 percent of premiums for health insurers who want... more »
November 29, 2012 5:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - The aging face has been studied for decades. Today, advancements in medicine can help young and old change the way they look and feel about themselves.
Dr. Anthony Stephens shows WBRZ's Rosa Flores how someone with a 'turkey neck,' or with excess skin around the neck,... more »
November 29, 2012 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON - A government watchdog group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to re-inspect more than a dozen specialty pharmacies with prior records of violations, in light of a recent deadly outbreak tied to compounded drugs.
Contaminated pain injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy have been blamed... more »
November 28, 2012 5:20 PM
SLAUGHTER - Crews began dismantling the building that once stood as Monolyte Labs, Inc. Construction equipment is working to expose the interior of the building, to give investigators a better look inside.
Monlyte Labs, Inc. and Slaughter officials held a town meeting last night to update the public and... more »
November 27, 2012 3:16 PM
WASHINGTON - A federal judge is ordering tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and to disclose smoking's health effects, including the death of 1,200 people a day.
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler had already said she wanted the industry to... more »
November 26, 2012 5:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Taking good care of your skin means applying sunscreen year-round, not just during the summer months.
Dr. Z talks to WBRZ's Rosa Flores about her ABC's of good skin care. She talks SPF and options for oily and dry skin.
If you have questions for... more »
November 26, 2012 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's Office of Public Health has fallen short in its inspections of restaurants and other retail establishments that serve food, failing to ensure the meals are safe. The audit says the state issued permits to restaurants that didn't correct past violations, rarely assessed... more »
November 19, 2012 3:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The state health department says 15 new West Nile virus cases and one death from the virus have been reported in the past week. In addition, one patient's illness changed from flu-like West Nile fever to a dangerous "neuroinvasive" infection affecting the brain or spinal cord. State... more »
November 15, 2012 5:11 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has given states another month to decide what role, if any, they'll play in carrying out the new health care law. Instead of having to declare their intentions by Friday, states now have until Dec. 14, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in... more »
November 15, 2012 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON - From the South to the heartland, the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law is cracking. Ahead of a federal deadline Friday for states to declare their intentions, Associated Press reporters interviewed governors and state officials around the country. AP found surprising openness... more »
November 14, 2012 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON - A think-tank with ties to the White House is looking to prevent a raid on health care programs during upcoming budget talks. It's released a plan today for some significant savings -- mostly from Medicare. The blueprint from the Center for American Progress spares Medicaid and the new... more »