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Gov. Jindal Signs Bill Requiring Life Support for Brain-Dead Pregnant Women

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Doctors in Louisiana will be required to use life support in most cases to keep a brain-dead pregnant woman alive until the birth of her child — if the woman doesn't have a living will.

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Incurable Mosquito-Borne Virus Hits the U.S.

The little-known Chikungunya virus, which has no vaccine, has been confirmed in the continental United States. Here's what you should know.

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New Report Ranks Louisiana Nursing Homes as Among Worst In U.S.

Nursing homes in Louisiana rank among the lowest in the U.S. The report outlines high rates of bed sores and the use of restraints among the over 25,000 elderly and disabled people who live in them, the state legislative auditor reported Monday (6/9).

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Beware, Pool Partiers — Secondary Drowning Is Difficult to Spot

Swimmers are well aware of the dangers of drowning, but many of us aren't as familiar with secondary drowning and dry drowning. Here's what to look out for.

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David Vitter to Oppose Obama’s Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to President Obama’s nomination of Silvia Burwell to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Louisiana Tech University Is Going Tobacco-Free

Beginning August 1, 2014, Louisiana Tech's campuses, instructional sites and facilities will become tobacco-free, falling in line with other area colleges and universities.

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Shreveport Awarded Grant to Expand Community Garden Program

Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation, better known as SPAR, and the LSU Ag Center have been awarded a $663,000 grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Is ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ the Ultimate Energy Drink? Here’s the Easy Recipe

Last week I came across an article for a drink called 'bulletproof' coffee, a seemingly odd combination of hot coffee, grass-fed butter and a bevy of other health oriented vitamins and oils.

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Too Many Stressful Relationships Can Actually Kill You

We’ve all thought at one point or another that life is too short to maintain a relationship with a toxic person, and there might be some real truth to this.

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Gov. Jindal’s ObamaCare Alternative ‘America Next’ Could See Implementation Soon

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana could become a testing ground for Gov. Bobby Jindal's health care alternative to the federal health care overhaul, under a bill that has received final backing from lawmakers.

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