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  • Expensive pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    July 29, 2014 6:06 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. According to new research, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined in less than... more »
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    July 22, 2014 2:05 AM

    There is more good news about the HIV treatment pills that are used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus. Researchers say that taking these prevention pills does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The results come... more »
  • Pistorius: Prosecutor counters witness objectivity

    July 7, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday that the defense witness, physician Wayne Derman, could not be objective... more »
  • Latest treatment for hepatitis C is $1,000-a-pill

    June 17, 2014 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The latest pill for hepatitis C sounds like a your-money-or-your-life choice. Sovaldi cures the liver-wasting illness in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000. Leading medical societies recommend Sovaldi. Patients clamor for it. But insurance companies and state Medicaid programs are gagging on the... more »
  • Veterans waiting years for benefits Play Video

    June 3, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans in Louisiana told News 2 they are waiting for years in some cases for the VA to pay them back for denied health care claims. Volunteer Veterans Service Officer Charles Battiste says he works with about 40 veterans a week to help them with denied... more »
  • Jindal signs alternative treatment bill into law

    May 30, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill signed into law on Friday by Bobby Jindal allows terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs or treatments that are still awaiting FDA approval as long as they have physician approval for the interventions. Representative Julie Stokes sponsored the bill and said it gives... 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 »
  • Several treatments to get rid of scars Play Video

    April 8, 2014 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A local dermatologist recommends addressing scars when they first appear to keep your skin looking normal. Dr. Z urged people to have a plan of attack when they first get a scar, so it can be addressed early. Dr. Z said a number of treatments from... more »
  • Treatment for a rising mental illness trend Play Video

    April 3, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health care leaders are responding as the number of people committed for mental illness is on the rise. Baton Rouge Police said they spend a lot of time with diagnosed patients who stop taking their medications. The Coroners Office ordered 6,000 patients be involuntarily committed for... more »
  • St. Jude Dream Home tickets on sale today

    March 21, 2014 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The annual St. Jude Dream Home Give Away kicked off in WBRZ's Studio C Friday. Tickets to win the family-sized $400,000 home in Carriagewood Estates are $100. But, if you can purchase the ticket before the end of March, you'll be buying a chance at a $5,000... more »
  • Professionals, caregivers, loved ones cope with Alzheimer's Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Alzheimer's Services Capital Area Director Dana Territo dropped by 2une in Monday morning to talk about the 21st Annual Education Conference on Alzheimer's Disease. The goal of the conference is to help medical professionals, caregivers and loved ones learn more about the disease and how to... more »
  • Ascension may borrow to build sewer system

    September 22, 2013 11:31 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish government will apply for a $60 million loan through a fund overseen by the state Department of Environmental Quality to jump start plans to build a regional sewer system. Parish officials say the loan would pay for a phase of sewage treatment systems in a heavily... 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 »
  • Area doctors agree obesity is a disease

    June 19, 2013 9:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Medical Association is classifying obesity as a disease, and doctors around the capital city are backing the move. Tuesday, top doctors said they made the change in an effort to reduce heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which are often linked to obesity. ... more »
  • Tele-medicine service to increase for La. prisons Play Video

    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 »
  • Tips for treating, preventing rosacea Play Video

    April 8, 2013 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z discussed tips on treating and preventing skin redness associated with rosacea. She said rosacea can cause both severe or mild redness and irritation, and that certain perfumes or foods can trigger it or make it worse. Dr. Z said people are usually in... more »
  • Health stories for March 22, 2013 Play Video

    March 22, 2013 6:25 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 22, 2013 - An experimental treatment may help fight cancer. Doctors altered several patient's white blood cells to turn them into cancer fighters. A 7 year old girl who got the treatment is now in remission.... more »
  • Health stories for March 6, 2013 Play Video

    March 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 6, 2013 - Keeping the alcohol sealed may help reduce your risk of cancer. A report found a strong link between alcohol and cancer. Heavy drinkers face the biggest risk, but even a drink a day... more »
  • Treating acne through facial infusions Play Video

    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 »
  • Clinton leaves hospital after treatment for clot

    January 2, 2013 5:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital where she was treated for a blood clot in her head. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors advised her that she has been making progress on all fronts and are confident she will... more »
  • Breast cancer information for women and men Play Video

    October 18, 2012 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - October is national breast cancer awareness month. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics 9,197 people died from all kinds of cancer in Louisiana in 2008. Dr. Anthony Stephens talks to WBRZ's Rosa Flores about diagnosis and treatment options for all genders.... more »
  • Mental hospital closing could affect BR region Play Video

    October 3, 2012 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A controversial plan to close Southeast Louisiana Hospital could affect drug and alcohol treatment available to people in several parishes, including Livingston. The privately-operated Florida Parishes Human Services Authority operates a 64-bed treatment center on the mental hospital grounds. FPHSA directors say they will not be... more »
  • Police alleges unfair treatment of officers

    July 4, 2012 2:10 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A federal judge denied two Houma Police officers' request for protection from adverse job treatment while they sue their department. Capt. Milton Wolfe Jr. and Sgt. Kyle Faulk filed suit last week, alleging mistreatment after disagreeing with legislation that continued to keep the police chief position... more »
  • African Americans have difficulty finding bone marrow donors

    June 17, 2012 11:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Robin Roberts fight against a rare blood disease is just getting started.. The Louisiana native announced earlier this month that part of her treatment will include a bone marrow transplant from her sister. Doctors say it will greatly improve her chances to beat the disease. But... more »
  • Drug treatment for Redmond O'Neal

    March 27, 2012 12:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge says the son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett is making excellent progress in a drug treatment program and he appears to be making the right decisions. The judge delayed O'Neal's sentencing for a probation violation as long as the 27-year-old keeps doing... more »
  • Bed bugs bugging BR retirement complex Play Video

    March 26, 2012 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Bed bugs are biting at a retirement complex downtown. Operators of Catholic-Presbyterian Apartments say they've been bugged by the insects for a year. Twelve cases were handled at the 195-unit building last year, five so far this year. Residents tell News 2 the bugs are crawling... more »
  • Cat jogger ticketed

    March 15, 2012 11:01 AM

    LAFAYETTE, CO. - Police in Lafayette, Colorado have ticketed a man who is accused of tying his cat to a rock after his pet refused to go jogging wih him. According to police, 19-year-old Seth Franco brought his cat on a leash to a park. Franco jogged with the cat,... more »
  • Shooting victims seek treatment at Woman's Hospital

    February 9, 2012 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police roped off a section of Woman's Hospital early this morning after victims of a nearby shooting turned up on the premises. The victims arrived at the hospital just before 1 a.m. Officials say police were responding to a shots fired call at the intersection... more »
  • Baton Rouge women use Brazilian Blowout treatment despite controversy

    February 4, 2012 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The maker of the Brazilian Blowout has been ordered to warn consumers they could be breathing in a cancer causing gas. But some are willing to take the risk to look good. Nona Robillard is co -owner at Va Venetto. It an upscale Baton Rouge salon. She... more »
  • Brain injury victims: Giffords recovery will be tough, long

    January 24, 2011 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You don't have to go to Houston to get care for a brain injury like Representative Gabrielle Giffords. In Baton Rouge, Rehab Boulevard provides care for patients with acute or other brain injuries, helping them learn how to do everyday tasks like step up on a... more »
  • ULL student recovering from mumps

    October 22, 2010 5:17 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette says a student is recovering from mumps. Anyone who's been in contact with the student is advised to check immunization records. The state Office of Public Health says two MMR vaccinations - measles, mumps and rubella - are needed for protection. After puberty, mumps... more »
  • CIO accused of bypassing bid laws for EBR crime cameras

    September 30, 2010 6:30 PM

    The parish chief information officer is accused of bypassing contract bid laws and giving preferential treatment to certain companies that installed and maintain the city’s crime surveillance camera system. Donald Evans has been added to a lawsuit challenging the cameras. Millions of dollars have been spent on the surveillance equipment,... more »
  • Ex-sheriff pleads guilty to Clean Water violation

    September 23, 2010 5:32 AM

    Former Iberia Parish sheriff Sidney Hebert has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act by negligently operating a water treatment facility. Hebert was part-owner and president of Environmental Compliance Solutions LLC when state regulators inspected a company facility in 2009 and found wastewater bypassing the filtration system and flowing... more »
  • Doctor: Accused teacher mentally ill

    July 8, 2010 7:25 AM

    A psychiatrist says a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime, is mentally ill and in need of treatment. Allison Hargrave is accused of using e-mail to entice a 14-year-old girl at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette to engage in sexual activity. Dr. Frank Ochberg, an expert in... more »
  • FDA concerned about too much medical radiation

    June 14, 2010 6:00 AM

    The Food and Drug Administration is taking a look at radiation treatment because of evidence that Americans get too much of it from tests. The average American's dose has grown sixfold in the past few decades. Americans get the most medical radiation in the world, accounting for half of the... more »
  • Surgery no longer needed for sex change on passports

    June 10, 2010 6:32 AM

    Surgery is no longer needed to change the gender on a U.S. passport when previously it required definitive proof. Now, all that's required is a doctor's certification that the applicant has undergone treatment for gender transition. The National Center for Transgender Equality says that could mean surgery for some and... more »
  • Back pain widely overtreated

    June 8, 2010 5:30 AM

    A recent estimate has Americans spending a staggering $86 billion a year to care for aching backs. The money covers MRIs, pain pills, nerve blocks, even acupuncture. However, research finds little evidence that the population got better as the medical bills soared over the past decade. The reality is that... more »
  • American Cancer Society - 2 Make A Difference

    May 13, 2010 10:28 PM

    Proper treatment for cancer patients can save their lives, and a lot of people are driven to help. Tonight, how volunteers with the American Cancer Society in Baton Rouge are giving patients the pick-up they need to make a difference. more »
  • Study: US cancer costs nearly doubled in 20 years

    May 10, 2010 5:30 AM

    A new study says the cost of treating cancer in the United States nearly doubled over the past two decades, but expensive cancer drugs may not be the main reason. The study found that rising costs may have been driven more by the growing number of cancer patients than by... more »
  • 2 Your Health for March 17

    March 17, 2010 4:44 PM

    A new, less invasive treatment could improve the lives of patients with lung cancer and one clinic looks to take advantage of March Madness while promoting an operation. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 10

    February 10, 2010 5:36 PM

    Shorter courses of radiation treatment for breast cancer, risks associated with the antidepressant Paxil, and the benefits of drinking milk during pregnancy are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 5

    February 5, 2010 5:47 PM

    The Give Kids a Smile program, childhood development and COPD are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 7

    January 7, 2010 5:42 PM

    Discrepancies on menus and food labels when it comes to counting calories, and a combination treatment that may help Alzheimer's patients are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 9

    December 9, 2009 5:34 PM

    The effectiveness of a popular flu medication and a new treatment for headaches are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Nov. 2

    November 2, 2009 5:39 PM

    A combination of treatments that may help smokers kick the habit, using epilepsy medication to treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and collagen skin grafts are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 28

    October 28, 2009 5:36 PM

    A web site that lets you keep tabs on food safety, a new treatment for asthma and how fish oil helps inflammation are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Sept. 23

    September 23, 2009 5:46 PM

    How sugar and a popular cancer treatment can raise your risk of heart disease, and how brain patterns play a role in weight loss are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Botox may help migraines

    September 10, 2009 7:57 PM

    Patients treated with Botox for migraines experienced fewer total hours of headaches per month, researchers say. In a study, patients were treated for migraines with two Botox injections or placebo injections over the course of 24 weeks. Researchers gave the injections in certain muscle groups thought to aggravate migraines.... more »
  • Possible progress in herpes treatment

    August 11, 2009 1:19 PM

    A homegrown breakthrough could change the treatment of herpes and be a big payoff for LSU. News 2's Dana Hackett gets answers on how the drugs would work. more »

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