Health

July 01, 2017 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations with a suggestion bound to muddle things: If you can't cut a deal on repealing the Obama-era law, then repeal it right away and then replace it later. Trump is trying to revive an...
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July 01, 2017 - 7:36 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A town hall meeting held by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy to talk about flood recovery in Louisiana's capital city was at times derailed Friday by people trying to pressure the Republican to vote against the Senate GOP's proposed rewrite of the national health care bill. Cassidy,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an energy roundtable with tribal, state, and local leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 30, 2017 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times local): 6:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted about the sputtering Senate health care bill. Trump says: "If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then...
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June 29, 2017 - 8:42 pm
LSU Health New Orleans has made a plan to reduce cancer deaths in Louisiana over the next five years. Director of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Donna Williams, says the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan will help ensure people have access to the health services they...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Department of Energy in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2017 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama's big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their struggling health care bill...
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June 29, 2017 - 1:38 pm
LSU Health New Orleans has made a plan to reduce cancer deaths in Louisiana over the next five years. Director of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Donna Williams, says the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan will help ensure people have access to the health services they...
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David Blake
June 28, 2017 - 6:15 pm
There appears to be another effort to raise the smoking age in Louisiana from 18 to 21! California recently pulled it off and that's giving some state lawmakers encouragement. A veteran of the tobacco wars, Rep. Frank Hoffman (R-West Monroe) says he would like to begin the effort with a study...
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June 26, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate health care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared to current law. That's according to an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The figure may further complicate Senate GOP leaders' plans to...
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June 25, 2017 - 8:43 pm
Vaping may not be the best way to kick your cigarette habit, according to experts at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. Physician assistant with the hospital’s smoking cessation program, Josselin Carter, says vaping can end up being a substitution for the same habit because many juices contain...
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