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    Arkansas drug director announces retirement

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    Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener is retiring after more than seven years in the post.
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    KTBS hosts online health forums, your input needed

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    KTBS has joined up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to get people around Shreveport eating better and moving more. More>>

    Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

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    An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.
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    Hospital- district attorney

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    Hospital board records contradict St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed's statements that he had a personal contract with St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
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    Preventing mosquitoes in your yard Video included

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    Slapping a mosquito might hurt for a second, but the diseases they carry could kill you. More>>

    Area high school & college students present research at LSU Health Shreveport

    Poster presentation held Friday afternoon. Poster presentation held Friday afternoon.
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    Twenty high school college students learned what it's like to be a research scientist this summer at LSU Health Shreveport.  More>>

    Smartphone apps are helping users avoid mosquitoes Video included

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    Next time you’re having issues with mosquitoes the problem might be solved as easily as pulling out your smartphone. 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>>

    Report: Adding vision, dental would cost $43M

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    A report says that adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, but officials say they're not looking at adding on to the program.
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    West Nile death in Caddo Parish Video included

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    A person from Caddo Parish has died from West Nile Virus. The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death to KTBS 3 News on Thursday afternoon. According to DHH, the victim was between 60 and 74 years of age. More>>

    East Texas families with quintuplets bond through diapers Video included

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    The Seals family from Maud, TX stole our hearts in March when proud mother Michelle delivered quintuplets - four girls and one boy! More>>

    State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite

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    State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year.
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    Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

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    Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.
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    Arkansas continues defending 12-week abortion ban

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    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is continuing to defend the state's 12-week abortion ban to a federal appeals court, arguing the state has a legitimate interest in barring the procedure at that point in a woman's pregnancy.
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    Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

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    A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.
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    New study shows steroid shots less effective

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    Epidural steroid shots for the back are becoming more prevalent as a form of pain relief for chronic back problems. More>>

    What's going around? Mosquito-borne illnesses

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    Mosquitoes are out in full force. Their bites can transmit a variety of viral illnesses. These viruses have been creating epidemics in some countries, and travelers are now bringing them closer to home. More>>

    TRENDING NOW - Fruit recall: What you should know

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    As you pack a lunch for today, keep this in mind. If you plan to eat peaches, nectarines, or plums, they may not be safe. There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores. More>>

    Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

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    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. More>>

    Arkansas AG rejects medical pot measure wording

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    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016.
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    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>>

    LSU hospital deals cost less than expected

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    Louisiana spent $52 million less than was budgeted for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU hospitals that provide care to the uninsured in the recently-ended fiscal year. Data provided by the state health department shows the deals cost the state just over $1 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Jindal's health secretary, Kathy Kliebert, says the hospital's new managers are improving care while running more efficient operations. Lawmakers in areas with the privatiza... 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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    • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

      $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:52:47 GMT
      A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.
      The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
    • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

      Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:48:36 GMT
      Rep. Jeff Miller's background as a real estate broker will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion veterans health care bill to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members dead...
      The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health...
    • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

      Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:32:16 GMT
      The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.
      A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an...
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