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Winter Weather Creates Urgent Need for Blood Donors of All Types

LifeShare Blood Centers reports a low blood supply for all blood types, primarily as a result of the weather in the region.

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Actor Who Once Played Marlboro Man Dies From Lung Disease

Eric Lawson, who played the Marlboro Man in print ads from 1978-1981, died January 10 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – or lung disease -- a smoking-related condition. He was 72.

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Can Tap Water Give You Food Allergies?
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State Health Officials Say Desoto’s Water is Free of Deadly Amoeba

The state Department of Health and Hospitals says water samples taken earlier this month across Desoto Parish Waterworks District-One have all tested negative for a rare amoeba.

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American Lung Association’s ‘State of Tobacco Control 2014′ Report Gives Louisiana & Texas Failing Grades

Fifty years after the first Surgeon General's report, Louisiana is still failing to stop tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death in the state. That's the word from the American Lung Association in its latest "State of Tobacco Control" report.

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Naturally-Conceived Identical Triplets Born in Shreveport

A rare medical occurrence in Shreveport this morning -- the birth of naturally-conceived identical triplets at Willis-Knighton South. Obstetrician Betsy Leroy delivered the three healthy boys via cesarean section.

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America’s Oldest Teacher Turns 100, Shows No Signs of Slowing Down [VIDEO]

Retirement has no place in Agnes Zhelesnik’s vocabulary.

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Two Blood Types in Short Supply Locally

LifeShare Blood Centers has put out an urgent call for donors of O-negative and B-negative blood. LifeShare says supplies of both blood types have dropped sharply this week and donors are urgently needed to avoid a critical supply situation.

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Selfless Restaurant Owner Will Sell Business to Help Uninsured Waitress With Tumor Pay Medical Bills [VIDEO]

It’s only January, but there’s no question we have a winner for boss of the year.

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Cheery Study Reveals Americans Are Living Longer and Longer

Age ain’t nothing but a number for Americans.

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Changes Coming to Shreveport’s Potable Water Disinfection

Some changes are coming to the City of Shreveport's water system.  Beginning Monday, January 6th, the city will begin utilizing a free chlorine burn out. 

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