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What Is the Naegleria Fowleri Amoeba and What Are the Symptoms?

Naegleria fowleri, sometimes referred to as the brain-eating amoeba or brain-eating ameba, is a single-celled, living organism that can cause a rare, but devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM.

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Former Louisiana U.S. Congressman Billy Tauzin Urges Americans to Say ‘No’ to Medicare Home Health Funding Cuts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing to cut Medicare home health funding by 3.5% each year from 2014 to 2017. Former Louisiana U.S. Congressman Billy Tauzin, who's part of the Senior Council at the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, says that would be catastrophic.

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Brain Eating Amoeba Strikes in Louisiana

A "brain-eating amoeba" has claimed another victim in Louisiana. The latest victim is a 4-year-old child in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans.

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Local Runners Could See an Extra Quater-Mile Stretch on the Riverfront Trail

Local runners from the area could very soon get an extra quarter mile of the Riverfront Trail to run along. This is all up to the city council after they hear the final reading of an ordinance to receive $240,000 from the sales tax capital improvement fund to allow for the extension of the Tegue Trail

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More Louisiana West Nile Cases Confirmed

State health officials have confirmed three more cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana this week. The Department of Health and Hospitals says that brings the total number of cases confirmed in our state this year to 34.

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Shreveport-Bossier Families Get Geared Up for Super Safety Saturday

Super Safety Saturday is coming back around again. The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier is holding its fourth annual event at Sheriff's Safety Town from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, September 21st

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Man Wakes Up After Surgery, Sees Wife for the First Time (Again) & Says ‘I Hit the Jackpot!’

They say you only have one shot at a first impression. Jason Mortensen's wife Candice can argue otherwise.

While filming her husband recovering in a hospital bed after surgery, Candice was taken by surprise when her dazed husband didn't seem to recognize who she was. But what makes the video even better is his reaction when she tells him.

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LSU Medical School Offering Two Upcoming Events

If you've ever thought about going to Medical School, but you're not sure whether it would be the right fit for you, here's a low-cost opportunity to find out.

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Louisiana Confirms First West Nile Death of 2013

State health officials have confirmed Louisiana's first West Nile virus death of the year. It happened in Rapides Parish. There were also ten more non-fatal cases confirmed this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to 31.

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New Flu Shot Offers Quadruple Protection To Larger Group of People

A new flu vaccine out in 2013 protects a larger group of people against four different influenza strains. Louisiana Immunization Director Frank Welch says the quadruple-protection vaccines aren't a new idea, though.

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