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  • Lost little pig in New Iberia has GoFundMe page for vet expenses

    July 29, 2017 4:05 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A little pig who was rescued on side of a roadway in New Iberia earlier this month now has his own GoFundMe page. KATC reports that the lost pig of New Iberia, now named Travis, has a page asking for donations to pay for vet visits.... more »
  • Deputy Bruce Simmons given $65,000 to help pay for medical expenses

    July 24, 2017 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the Motorman 5K fundraiser presented Deputy Bruce Simmons with $65,000 Monday to help with the wounded officer's medical bills. The fundraiser, which aimed to help Deputies Nick Tullier and Bruce Simmons pay for medical expenses, was held May 21. About a thousand people turned... more »
  • British doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

    July 17, 2017 5:50 PM

    LONDON - Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 27 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye. In a case report published Monday in the journal BMJ, the doctors said that the woman had worn monthly disposable contact... more »
  • Congressman Scalise in fair condition after another surgery for infection

    July 13, 2017 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Scalise is in fair condition as of July 13 after he underwent another surgery for infection related to his wounds and remains in the hospital, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The hospital’s full statement on Scalise’s condition is below: "Congressman Steve Scalise remains hospitalized... more »
  • LSU pitcher Eric Walker will miss 2018 season Play Video

    July 6, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker, will miss the 2018 season and will need Tommy John surgery, coach Paul Mainieri announced on Thursday. Walker has been diagnosed with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will undergo reconstructive surgery. He... more »
  • Rep. Steve Scalise remains in serious condition after surgery for infection

    July 5, 2017 10:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Steve Scalise remains in serious condition following a surgery to manage infection from his gunshot wounds sustained in a shooting during a congressional baseball practice for a charity game last month in Virginia. Scalise was readmitted into the ICU at the MedStar Washington Medical Center where... more »
  • Jimmy Kimmel tearfully recounts newborn son's heart surgery

    May 2, 2017 7:56 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Kimmel says his newborn son is home and doing great after open-heart surgery. A tearful Kimmel turned his show's monologue Monday into an emotional recounting of the crisis with what Kimmel called a "happy ending." William John Kimmel, nicknamed Billy, was born 10 days ago with... more »
  • Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort

    May 2, 2017 7:48 AM

    BALTIMORE - The U.S. opioid crisis is forcing hospitals to begin rolling out non-addictive alternatives to treatments that have long been the mainstay for the severe pain of trauma and surgery. There are no one-size-fits-all replacements. But some hospitals seek to make opioids more of a last resort, so they... more »
  • Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

    March 21, 2017 9:50 PM

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life. Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a not-fully-developed conjoined twin. Doctors performed surgery on March 8 to remove... more »
  • Washington state officer in critical condition following standoff, suspect in custody

    December 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    MOUNT VERNON - A police officer wounded in a shooting in Washington state is in critical condition following surgery. Earlier reports said the officer from Mount Vernon was in serious condition, but Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the 61-year-old man has been in critical condition since arriving unconscious... more »
  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday taking leave for wife's brain surgery

    September 4, 2016 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday will be taking indefinite leave to care for his wife, former U.S. women's national soccer team member Lauren Holiday, who is pregnant and needs brain surgery. "We are all praying for a healthy delivery of their first child and... more »
  • Officer in critical condition to undergo more surgery Friday

    July 29, 2016 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Corporal Nick Tullier, one of the officers injured during the July 17th shooting, is set to undergo another surgery on Friday. Tullier was shot in the head and torso and has remained in the hospital in critical condition since the shooting took place. The surgery is... more »
  • Use obesity surgery more often for diabetes, guidelines urge

    May 24, 2016 12:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-shrinking operations can dramatically improve diabetes. But... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on skin tightening without going under the knife Play Video

    February 4, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area cosmetic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens says skin tightening doesn't always mean going under the knife. "There is so much marketing and confusion when it comes to addressing the problem of aging, wrinkled, sagging skin," said Dr. Stephens as he started taking us through... more »
  • Philadelphia police: Officer shot while in police cruiser

    January 8, 2016 12:30 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say the 30-year-old suspect in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer told investigators that he opened fire in the name of Islam. Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Edward Archer pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Ross says Archer also told investigators that he believed police... more »
  • LSU QB Brandon Harris to undergo surgery Monday

    January 4, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU quarterback Brandon Harris was scheduled for a “minor surgical procedure” early Monday, according to LSU sports information. Harris hasn’t gone into specifics about the injury due to a policy put in place by coach Les Miles, but multiple sources on the web indicate Harris was... more »
  • Dr Z. on CoolSculpting away ugly under chin fat Play Video

    November 16, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Ann Zedlitz, local dermatologist, dropped by News 2 at 4 to bring some knowledge about brand new treatments that can treat unwanted fat under chins that can lead to the dreaded "double chin." Dr. Z says research shows that five million people in the U.S.... more »
  • Medicare launches major payment shift for hip, knee surgery

    November 16, 2015 5:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Medicare is launching a major shift in how it pays for hip and knee replacements. The goal: improve quality and control costs. The Obama administration said on Monday that starting April 1, hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas will get a single payment for hip and knee replacements, covering... more »
  • Promise seen for wireless pacemakers placed without surgery

    November 9, 2015 3:58 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers - miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery. In a study of 725 patients, one of these devices, made by Medtronic, was successfully implanted 99 percent of the time,... more »
  • Doctors find tapeworm larva in California man's brain

    November 4, 2015 12:26 PM

    NAPA - A California man says he went to an emergency room with a terrible headache and nausea, slipped into a coma, and when he woke up doctors told him a tapeworm larvae had been living in his brain. College student Luis Ortiz of Napa told the Napa Valley Register... more »
  • Pelicans G Evans has arthroscopic surgery

    October 20, 2015 7:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. While the club says Tuesday's operation was "successful," the Pelicans are not immediately providing a timetable for Evans' return. The 6-foot-6 Evans, who is expected to serve as starting point guard... more »
  • Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season

    March 27, 2015 2:53 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in... more »
  • Ex-Ragin' Cajun Lucroy to miss start of spring training

    February 11, 2015 9:38 AM

    MILWAUKEE, WI - All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks of spring training for the Milwaukee Brewers because of a mild strain of his right hamstring. The team said that Lucroy was diagnosed with the injury by a team doctor on Monday. Another examination on Tuesday confirmed... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on 'Brotox' and the gift of surgery Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tis the season to give and cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday to talk about what to give and what not to give in terms of plastic surgery. He also touches on popular procedure with men. Dr.... more »
  • Family: girls underwent surgery late Tuesday following crash Play Video

    December 9, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of two girls who survived a DWI crash Tuesday said the girls had surgery late in the evening to repair broken bones sustained in the crash. Bones in driver Camille Carline's arm were shattered. Her sister, Colleen Carline, 16, suffered a broken back. Their... more »
  • Saints without Cooks, Bush during stretch run

    November 17, 2014 3:32 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints will have to continue their chase for an NFC South title without a pair of starters: receiver Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush. Agent Jeff Sperbeck says Cooks had surgery on Monday on his broken thumb and that his recovery time is expected to... more »
  • AP Source: Saints safety Bush has fibula fracture

    November 17, 2014 11:46 AM

    METAIRIE - A person familiar with the injury says New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush has a fractured fibula in his right leg which will likely be surgically repaired. The person says it remains unclear if Bush will have to miss the rest of the season. The person spoke to... more »
  • Breast reconstruction with tissue transplants Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens visited the studio again to talk about reconstructive surgery techniques for breasts. Last week, Dr. Stephens discussed more expensive surgical techniques for this type of surgery that uses implants and tissue... more »

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