Health

September 23, 2017 - 6:37 am
A new report from the USDA finds there are over 41 million Americans, including 13 million children, who lived at risk of hunger in 2016. Bread for the World, a movement in the US to end hunger, broke the numbers down by state, and found that Louisiana is the second hungriest in the nation...
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Jim Hanzo
September 20, 2017 - 9:39 am
Toys 'R' Us planning to file for bankruptcy amid a debit struggle. One reason may be that children just don't play with toys like they once did. You can put part of the blame on on-line shopping but Dr. LeeAnne Steen, therapist and director of the Play Therapy Center at Loyola University says...
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September 18, 2017 - 1:53 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University has completed its contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana for the school and said Monday the drug is expected to reach patients by the middle of next year. Las Vegas-based GB Sciences is the...
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September 17, 2017 - 11:30 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The number of Louisiana residents covered by health insurance edged up last year, according to new U.S. Census data tracking state uninsured rates. The data show that 10.3 percent of Louisiana residents were uninsured in 2016, a drop from 11.9 percent the previous year...
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In this July 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a "Care Not Cuts" rally in support of the Affordable Care Act in Covington, Ky. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is declining to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders' universal health care bill saying that while she has long supported the idea the bill captures, of everybody getting health coverage, "Right now I'm protecting the Affordable Care Act." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 12, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he's disrupting the party anew, forcing Democrats to take sides over his plan to provide government-...
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August 12, 2017 - 9:09 am
An Alexandria man has died after contracting the West Nile Virus, and health officials are urging the public to protect themselves against mosquitos. Dr. David Holcombe with the Office of Public Health says the virus is transmitted by household mosquitos that are common in Louisiana. But there are...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before a security briefing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 10, 2017 - 7:38 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will officially declare the opioid crisis a "national emergency" and pledged to ramp up government efforts to combat the epidemic. "The opioid crisis is an emergency. And I am saying officially right now: It is an emergency, it's...
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