Health

July 16, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John McCain's announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles for Republicans to pass the signature legislation after years of...
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July 16, 2017 - 7:29 am
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's latest health care bill has something for Louisiana and its two Republican senators - money. The Kentucky Republican's new legislation changes how much money states that expanded their Medicaid programs for the poor last year would get. McConnell is trying...
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Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin and South Dakota Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, left, laugh as Fallin addresses a plenary session entitled "The Workforce of Tomorrow" on the third day of the National Governors Association's meeting Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
July 15, 2017 - 12:48 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma made their...
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July 13, 2017 - 8:58 pm
WWL.com Reporting 12 Louisiana beaches have been placed under a health advisory as the water at these sites contain high amounts of bacteria. The state Department of Health takes water samples from 24 beaches to determine the levels of the enterococci bacteria. (See map below for the beaches under...
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July 13, 2017 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." They immediately lost two key votes, leaving none to spare as the party's own divisions put its top campaign...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows hydrocodone-acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin, arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report saying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
July 13, 2017 - 1:58 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin. That's the conclusion of a sweeping report Thursday from...
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Jim Hanzo
July 11, 2017 - 9:09 am
There seems to be an increase in the amount of actors and actresses, smoking in movies these days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the numbers did jump up from 2015 to 2016, increasing about 80 percent. But what effect could it have on youngsters who see smoking on the big...
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Anne Kille of Flemingsburg, Ky., protests the arrival of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 02, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a weekend push to get a Republican Senate bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law "across the finish line," Trump's top legislative aide said Sunday, maintaining that a repeal-only option also remained in play if...
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July 01, 2017 - 11:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A federal appeals court ruling that saved Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood in Louisiana stands, but it's no longer unanimous. Last September, a three-judge 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld an injunction preventing the state from cutting Medicaid funding to...
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