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  • Edwards: Louisiana Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill

    June 28, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana would be uniquely penalized in the calculation of federal spending on state Medicaid programs in the Senate GOP's proposed health law rewrite. The Democratic governor said Wednesday the per-capita payment calculator proposed for Medicaid spending uses a formula that... more »
  • Free overdose treatments available to La. first responders

    May 20, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Attorney General Jeff Landry's office has negotiated a $1 million drug company settlement that he says will make an opioid overdose treatment available for free to first responders around Louisiana. Single doses of the overdose antidote naloxone will be provided to first responders who request them.... more »
  • Mo-Dad Utilities issuing credit, hosting rate workshops starting Tuesday Play Video

    May 1, 2017 6:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A wastewater treatment company has been answering customer questions following an announcement of a rate increase. Customers say they aren't happy to be paying for the company's required improvements. Dewayne Masingale lives in the Arbor Walk subdivision of Denham Springs. He says he's upset that his... more »
  • Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

    March 26, 2017 11:38 AM

    SEATTLE - Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into Puget Sound since Washington state's largest sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste. The county-run facility has been hobbling along at about half-capacity since the Feb. 9 electrical... more »
  • Sewage smell, waste water treatment facility dangers worry residents Play Video

    February 21, 2017 6:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Homeowners are voicing their complaints about another Mo-Dad Utilities wastewater treatment facility. Residents living in the South Haven subdivision of Denham Springs say they pay their bill but don't get any results when they report problems. Todd Ray says in addition to the terrible smell, he's... more »
  • 'A Dog's Purpose' opens to $18.4 million amid controversy

    January 29, 2017 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "A Dog's Purpose" has underperformed slightly at the box office as it opened in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott. Based on early projections, the family film was expected to open in the mid $20-million range, but studio estimates Sunday... more »
  • Family fears possible healthcare changes could leave child without care Play Video

    January 16, 2017 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family in Baton Rouge is worried that possible changes to the Affordable Care Act could leave their toddler without care. Caroline Hammatt has a lung condition that affects her heart. Her care is not cheap. From a distance, Caroline Hammatt looks like any other three-year-old her age.... more »
  • DWF chief says agent responding well to treatment

    January 9, 2017 5:12 PM

    MONROE - A state official says a Louisiana wildlife agent shot multiple times over the weekend while on patrol is responding well to treatment. Patrick Banks, the interim secretary of the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, gave reporters an update on agent Tyler Wheeler's recovery Monday. Banks said Wheeler's... more »
  • Study: Cancer drugs less affordable in poor nations than US

    June 6, 2016 4:29 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Cancer drugs predictably cost much more in the U.S. than in poor countries and even other wealthy nations, but a study shows they are less affordable in some developing countries despite the lower price. Relative to their ability to pay, the research released Monday shows cancer... more »
  • Life-changing treatment making a difference for Parkinson's patients Play Video

    May 12, 2016 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parkinson's can take over a person's life and there is no cure. Thousands of people are diagnosed with the disease everyday. There is breakthrough technology available in Baton Rouge to reverse the effects of Parkinson's. Ed Richardson never thought he'd be able to be sit nearly... more »
  • Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas

    February 7, 2016 3:03 PM

    CINCINNATI - The police on front lines of the nation's battle against deadly heroin are changing tactics and even redefining their roles in some communities. In a suburban Cincinnati township and a northwest Ohio county, police in special teams try to intervene with users soon after overdose recovery. They want... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish starts court with options for veterans

    January 10, 2016 4:02 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A new Veterans Treatment Court in Calcasieu Parish will offer mentoring and services instead of jail time for military veterans who are facing some criminal charges. The American Press reports the purpose of the court will be to divert veterans with service-connected substance abuse or mental health... more »
  • Audubon Zoo releases recuperated brown pelican back into wild Play Video

    December 23, 2015 1:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Audubon Zoo veterinary staff have released a brown pelican into the wild after they treated the bird for exposure to an oily substance the bird encountered in the Gulf of Mexico. The pelican, nicknamed by vet staff “Snappy,” was set free on the Riverview in New... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says doctors find no new cancer growth

    November 10, 2015 4:45 PM

    ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter says recent tests have found he's responding well to treatment for cancer. Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says that the former president's doctors have found no evidence of new tumors. The 91-year-old former U.S. president announced in August that he had been diagnosed with cancer and doctors... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Battle Against Autism Play Video

    September 18, 2015 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- "We are better if we work together," that's the Emerge Center's central message. It was founded back in 1960 as a treatment center for children who had gone deaf from Rubella. In the 1980s the center introduced a program for children with Autism and other social delays. Today,... more »
  • Former President still teaching Sunday School during cancer treatments

    August 23, 2015 11:24 AM

    PLAINS, Ga. - A bigger-than-usual crowd is gathering at a church in Plains, Georgia, where former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach a Sunday School class. It is the first class Carter has taught at the Maranatha Baptist Church since Carter disclosed details of his cancer diagnosis and treatment... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says his cancer spread to liver and brain

    August 20, 2015 12:15 PM

    ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says his cancer has shown up in his liver and on his brain and that he will undergo radiation treatment. Carter said Thursday in his first public remarks since his diagnosis that the cancer was first discovered as a tumor on his liver. On... more »
  • Police department offers heroin addicts amnesty, treatment

    August 14, 2015 5:38 AM

    GLOUCESTER, MASS.- Police in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester are taking a novel approach to the war on drugs. They're making the police station a first stop for addicts on the road to recovery. Under a policy launched in June, heroin and opioid addicts who voluntarily turn themselves in are... more »
  • Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in hand with heroin abuse

    August 7, 2015 11:40 AM

    MACHIAS, Maine - Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to catch up with a dramatic rise in hepatitis C they believe stems, at least in part, from growing heroin use. Hepatitis C affects about 3 million Americans. The number of acute cases grew by more than... more »
  • FDA approves new drug for anthrax poisoning

    March 25, 2015 9:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials say they have approved an infusible drug to treat patients who have been exposed to anthrax. The Food and Drug Administration approved Anthrasil for use in combination with older antibiotics to treat inhalation anthrax, which can cause serious injury and death. The condition occurs when... more »
  • FDA approves new treatment for varicose veins

    February 20, 2015 2:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new technique for treating varicose veins by sealing them with a clear liquid that turns into a solid adhesive. The VenaSeal system is approved for patients with varicose veins of the legs that cause pain, blood clots or other symptoms.... more »
  • Pennington Biomedical takes aim at childhood obesity Play Video

    February 4, 2015 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center recently launched a new program aimed at reducing childhood obesity in kids in our area. The new "Childhood Obesity Treatment Toolkit" made its debut last week. It features information for pediatricians to evaluate obesity in children, as well as approaches for... more »
  • FDA approves new melanoma drug from Bristol-Myers

    December 22, 2014 3:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer. The agency approved Opdivo for patients with hard-to-treat melanoma that cannot be removed through surgery or has spread throughout the body. The approval was based on preliminary... more »
  • Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital Play Video

    October 6, 2014 8:57 AM

    OMAHA, NE - An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated. The ambulance carrying 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo pulled up to a receiving bay at the Nebraska Medical Center's on Monday. The area isn't visible from the... more »
  • NBC cameraman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

    October 3, 2014 5:58 AM

    NEW YORK - An American cameraman helping to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC News has tested positive for the virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment. NBC News President Deborah Turness said Thursday the rest of the NBC News crew including medical... more »
  • Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home

    October 2, 2014 2:01 AM

    DALLAS, TX - Officials at a Dallas hospital are reviewing protocols after its emergency room sent a man with Ebola home after he told a nurse he had recently arrived from West Africa. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to release the patient, who had just arrived from Liberia,... more »
  • WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

    September 23, 2014 1:51 AM

    LONDON, England - The World Health Organization is warning that without an accelerated effort to contain the outbreak, the number of Ebola cases could explode in coming weeks. West Africa has an estimated 5,800 illnesses, but WHO says that number could balloon to 21,000 in six weeks. WHO officials say... more »
  • La. lags in at-home services for disabled people

    September 22, 2014 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The legislative auditor says Louisiana ranks behind most of the nation in using home- and community-based services to treat people who are developmentally disabled. A new report released Monday says Louisiana has the sixth-highest number of people around the country who are developmentally disabled and living in... more »
  • Another US citizen with Ebola to be treated in Atlanta Play Video

    September 9, 2014 2:06 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient. Emory University Hospital said in a news release that a person who had contracted the disease was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. The hospital said the patient would be treated in its isolation... more »
  • US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska Play Video

    September 5, 2014 2:14 AM

    OMAHA, NE - A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. Dr. Rick Sacra was driven by ambulance to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after landing a little after 6 a.m. Friday at Offutt Air Force Base just... more »
  • Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

    September 4, 2014 4:49 AM

    LONDON, England - As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors. The evidence is mixed for using infection-fighting antibodies from survivors' blood for Ebola, but without any licensed drugs or vaccines for... more »
  • NFL, FIFA, other officials meet about concussions

    August 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions. The "think tank," funded by an educational grant from the NFL, was held Sunday and Monday at league headquarters in New York. Dozens... more »
  • Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    August 21, 2014 5:12 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge. Meanwhile, Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, who one of the aid workers had been working for, says Dr. Kent Brantly... more »
  • Ebola centers fill faster than they can be opened

    August 15, 2014 6:59 AM

    DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization says beds in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa are filling up faster than they can be provided. Spokesman Gregory Hartl said in Geneva Friday that the flood of patients to newly opened treatment centers shows that the outbreak's size is far larger... more »
  • Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

    August 5, 2014 11:12 AM

    ATLANTA - The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement. The president of the aid group SIM USA said Tuesday that Nancy Writebol's husband described the woman as progressing. Bruce Johnson says he spoke with David... more »
  • US doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    August 2, 2014 11:05 AM

    ATLANTA - A doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has arrived in Atlanta for treatment. Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says a plane carrying the patient landed Saturday morning at the base. An ambulance from Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital left the base shortly afterward. Samaritan's Purse... more »
  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    August 1, 2014 3:09 PM

    ATLANTA - Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients... more »
  • 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 »

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