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    Health law factors into governor's, Senate races

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    Democrats Mark Pryor and Mike Ross took different positions on the president's federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago.
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    US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law Video included

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    A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
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    DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus including one in Caddo

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    Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61. More>>

    Judge: rule today if no abortion law agreement

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    A federal judge is asking lawyers for Louisiana and abortion clinics for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open for a while if a restrictive abortion law takes effect Sept. 1.
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    St. John purging water system after amoeba found Video included

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    St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba.
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    Brain-eating amoeba found in south Louisiana parish water supply Video included

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    Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply. More>>

    Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

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    An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
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    Pryor defends campaign ad invoking Ebola outbreak

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    Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Pryor is defending his campaign TV ad that invokes the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican rival over medical disaster funding, saying he doesn't view it as a scare tactic.
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    LSU Health student creates 3D medical implants Video included

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    An LSU Health Shreveport medical student, working with a team of researchers at Tech, has developed an innovative method to make custom medical implants to deliver chemotherapy and antibiotics.  More>>

    Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

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    The rights of same-sex couples during medical emergencies will loom large when a federal appeals court considers a case targeting gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin.
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    Sen. Boozman to tour hospital in Jonesboro

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    Republican U.S. Senator John Boozman is scheduled to tour the new NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.
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    Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

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    A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
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    Updated: Latest pictures of Friday in Pink!

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    Check out the latest pictures of the Friday and Pink Event last Friday where there was a sea of pink in Shreveport,. It was all part of the Friday in Pink campaign. Susan G. Komen of Northwest Louisiana hosted a Friday in Pink, a 12 hour live remote with TownSquare Media and KTBS 3, designed to create breast cancer awareness. More>>

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery. KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
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    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours. More>>

    KTBS marketing director tested for West Nile vaccine Video included

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    Summer is quickly approaching and so are swarms of mosquitoes. Some carry the potentially deadly West Nile virus. More>>

    Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression

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    Researchers say that vitamin E might help slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. More>>

    Bedtime Blues: The sleep epidemic

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    According to the CDC, 40 million people in the U.S. have a chronic sleep disorder, causing more than $18 billion in lost productivity every year. More>>

    Bedtime Blues: Sleeping routine

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    How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. The cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine. More>>

    DHH improves food inspection program

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    Officials say state health sanitarians are up-to-date in their inspections of restaurants and other establishments that serve food. More>>

    Child hears for the first time

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    A 3-year-old boy who was born deaf is hearing for the first time thanks to a special device. More>>

    Cuffs and Hoses Blood Drive

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    The Cuffs and Hoses Blood drive started Wednesday. More>>

    "God Gave Me Cancer to Save Me from Cancer"

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    Most people wouldn't say having cancer is a gift. Adam Long is not one of them.He's been diagnosed with cancer five times in the last 13 years, and says it's been a blessing.The 24 year old from Bossier More>>

    Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization

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    A new audit says Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana would cost the state $42 million for layoff costs.
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    • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

      US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

      Monday, September 1 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:43:44 GMT
      A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor.
      Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
    • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

      Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

      Monday, September 1 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:11:25 GMT
      Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
      Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
    • Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

      Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

      Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:42 GMT
      A Spanish judge will open proceedings on whether to extradite to Britain the parents of a 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice.
      The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent...
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