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  • The latest facts about childhood food allergies Play Video

    March 5, 2015 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials say the number of kids in the U.S. with food allergies is on the rise, and Dr. Mindy Calandro of the Baton Rouge Clinic visited News 2 at 4 to bring us the latest info from recent pediatric studies of the trend. Dr. Calandro... more »
  • La. DHH monitoring N.O. area man for Ebola signs

    October 23, 2014 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State health officials are monitoring a New Orleans man for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, but say the patient is at low risk and is only under observation out of an "abundance of caution". Officials from Centers for Disease Control contacted state Department of Health... more »
  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • Spotting the signs and symptoms of concussions Play Video

    September 4, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro visited News 2 at 4 Thursday to discuss the facts about concussions and what to look for if your child suffers the injury while playing sports. Dr. Calandro says concussions, at their most basic level, are mild traumatic injuries to the brain. They... more »
  • CDC confirms two cases of MERS Virus in U.S.

    May 14, 2014 10:36 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - The Center for Disease Control is warning people traveling outside of the United States to be careful after two reported cases of the MERS Virus. A pair of doctors who have recently treated patients abroad tested positive for the virus in Indiana and Florida. As a... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Learning to spot the symptoms of a heart attack Play Video

    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 »

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