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  • Heat-related illnessness numbers on the rise

    June 30, 2016 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 10 days into summer and Baton Rouge EMS says it's seeing an increase in heat-related calls. With a high Thursday of 94 and a "feel like" temperature of 100, EMT Brad Harris says he's been busy. "People are out more, they're enjoying themselves and... more »
  • Tickets selling fast; Get your Dream Home ticket now!

    June 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for chances to win the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home . Tickets are $100. The house is valued at $525,000. Tickets purchased by Friday were also entered to win a new car from any All Star lot valued at $50,000. The... more »
  • Louisiana's flu season expected to spike in coming weeks

    February 29, 2016 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has seen a mild start to this flu season, but doctors and national experts say that may be about to change. The latest data available from the state Department of Health and Hospitals show a small number of cases, with only about 7 percent of all tests... more »
  • Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

    February 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. Scientists say the hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting a variety of dangerous illnesses. Although it's too early to say for this outbreak, past outbreaks... more »
  • Human cases of 'rabbit fever' have jumped up this year

    December 3, 2015 4:35 PM

    NEW YORK - Health officials are seeing an increases of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. In the last two decades, health officials saw an average of only about 125 cases each year of the illness - known to doctors as tularemia. But... more »
  • Kraft Heinz turkey bacon recall

    August 26, 2015 9:04 PM

    NEW YORK- More than two-miilion pounds of turkey bacon products were recalled by Kraft Heinz because they could possibly spoil before the expiration dates. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says it has received reports of illness involving people eating the products. The turkey bacon food involved in the... more »
  • Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis publicly

    August 20, 2015 8:20 AM

    ATLANTA- Former President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis for the first time since announcing his illness. Carter is scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning in Atlanta. The event is closed to the public. The 90-year-old announced this month that recent liver surgery found cancer... more »
  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    July 27, 2015 6:09 PM

    CARROLLTON, Ga. - A judge in Georgia is correcting the record about a mental health evaluation of the man who killed two people and himself inside a Louisiana movie theater last week. The family of John Russell Houser obtained a protective order against him in 2008 after their lawyer... more »
  • Blue Bell to begin trial runs at Alabama plant

    July 8, 2015 6:40 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Blue Bell is beginning a trial run of ice cream production at its Alabama plant after a national recall that followed a series of listeria illnesses. Alabama Health Officer Don Williamson said Wednesday the company notified the department that it will begin a trial run of production later... more »
  • Win a new house this weekend!

    June 19, 2015 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is the last full day to tour the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home until it is given away Sunday. The home, located at 8960 Carriagewood Estates Drive, is valued at $500,000. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms under 3,400 square feet. A gourmet kitchen... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Dream House Giveaway Play Video

    June 19, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. Jude is a leading children's hospital that researches various treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For years the hospital has lead the way in the battle against childhood illnesses. Now you can join the fight too. By purchasing a $100 ticket to support the... more »
  • Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- To celebrate May as Mental Health Month, the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge will hold its 5th annual Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction. The event will feature delicious food from Heirloom Cuisine, beverages, and a spectacular silent auction. It will include original... more »
  • DHH investigating illness outbreak at school, possibly E. coli

    March 27, 2015 11:03 PM

    CLINTON - Silliman canceled school Friday and it was still unclear as to if school will resume Monday after an outbreak of an illness this week. The Department of Health and Hospitals told WBRZ as many as 18 students are exhibiting symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The department is... more »
  • Tips to shield children's skin during wintry weather Play Video

    January 8, 2015 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Mindy Calandro visited News 2 at 4 on Thursday to discuss different concerns parents may have about the health of their children's skin in the face of frigid winter temperatures. The doctor says skincare for infants starts indoors with a regular bathing schedule of one... more »
  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

    December 19, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Health officials say prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says investigators are trying to determine the specific brands that were involved. But consumers are being warned not to eat prepackaged... more »
  • All clear after man causes evacuation, quarantine

    October 3, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hospital officials say a man suffering from dementia caused the evacuation of a police department and forced the quarantine of fire crews inside their station Friday night. Sometime during the evening, a man was brought into the Baton Rouge Police Department's 2nd Precinct claiming to be... more »
  • Baton Rouge local lives with parkinson's disease

    August 16, 2014 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, a lot of attention has be brought to Parkinson's disease. The wife of the celebrity made a statement saying that the comedian/actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and didn't tell anyone before he took his own life.... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »
  • Keep kids safe from heat-related illness this summer Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Now that summer is officially under way, reports of heat-related illness and deaths are on the rise as early afternoon temperatures edge toward the highest they will be all year. Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by WBRZ News 2 at 4 Thursday to provide some advice on... more »
  • Petco says no more China treats

    May 20, 2014 7:37 PM

    NEW YORK- Petco says it'll stop selling dog and cat treats made in China due to complaints from customers. There's fear the treats make pets sick and Petco says no more treats from China sold in its stores by the end of this year. The FDA hasn't been... more »
  • Six hospitalized after smoking synthetic weed

    April 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish spent Thursday night investigating the sudden illness of six people who smoked synthetic marijuana. Investigators said the group, who smoked the fake weed at various locations and not all in one location, were treated at an area hospital. The incident was described as... more »
  • Trevor Sims loses battle with cancer Play Video

    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 »
  • Family of man accused of sending ricin letters speaks

    April 19, 2013 11:38 AM

    OXFORD - The family of a man accused of mailing ricin-tainted letters to the president and a U.S. senator says they have tried for years to get him help for his mental illness. Jack Curtis issued a statement on behalf of the family of his brother, Paul Kevin Curtis, on... more »
  • Health stories for March 18, 2013 Play Video

    March 18, 2013 6:14 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 18, 2013 - Living a vegan lifestyle may conflict with fighting illnesses, especially when it comes to drugs. Lactose, which is one of the most used animal products, works as a stabilizer in pills or to add... more »
  • Norovirus continues to spread through area Play Video

    January 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Doctor Lee Montgomery's office in Baton Rouge has been bustling with patients the last few weeks. Most patients were suffering from the norovirus, otherwise known as the stomach flu. "It has nothing to do with influenza. They call it the stomach flu because it makes them... more »
  • CDC: New version of stomach bug causing US illness

    January 24, 2013 11:40 AM

    NEW YORK- Health officials say a new strain of stomach bug that's sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S. In the last four months, more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new Sydney strain of norovirus. These kinds of contagious bugs cause bouts... more »
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

    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 »
  • Judge: Man in school shooting not fit for trial

    January 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A man accused of killing seven people at a small California Christian college has been deemed mentally unfit for trial. A judge issued the ruling Monday and ordered defendant One Goh to return to court Jan. 28. Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three... more »
  • FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

    January 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue rules are aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths a... more »

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