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    Two U.S. ebola survivors leave Atlanta hospital

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    Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release. More>>

    Healthy Green and Into the Outdoors: An online discussion about what's on the menu at school Video included

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    Our latest KTBS 3 NewsHealthy Green Into the Outdoorsweb forum shines the spotlight on healthy options in schools.  More>>

    Bossier sheriff gets "arrested" for a good cause

    Photo by Lt. Bill Davis, Bossier Sheriff’s Office Photo by Lt. Bill Davis, Bossier Sheriff’s Office
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    Sgt. Johnnie Estess with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office “arrested” Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington this morning as part of the 2014 Bossier City Lock-Up to support Muscular Dystrophy Association. More>>

    Healthy Green and Into the Outdoors: An online Obesity Prevention forum

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    KTBS 3 News is taking our Healthy Green Into the Outdoors campaign online. We're using a web forum to shine the spotlight on the growing problem of obesity and to promote healthy living.  More>>

    Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

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    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
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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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    Nearly one in 11 teens deal with depression Video included

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    It's a worldwide epidemic. More than 120 million people suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. Many of these people are teenagers.  More>>

    Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

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    Nspired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters. It's based on fears of salmonella contamination. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness. More>>

    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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    US won't reveal records on health website security

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    The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.
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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>>

    Bossier Parish EMS working to educate residents about preventable infant deaths Video included

    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News) (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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    The call comes in -- infant unconcious, not breathing. First responders speed to the home, only to find that it's too late. More>>

    Rebuilding your skin with the Hydrafacial Video included

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    Emily Smith knows faces. She's decorated hundreds of them as a makeup artist at Couture Cosmetics in Shreveport. She says the end of summer is a tough time of year for her clients. More>>

    Medical marijuana item certified for 2016 ballot

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    The Arkansas attorney general's office has approved the wording of an item for the 2016 ballot that would legalize use of medical marijuana.
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    Lawmakers mull alternatives to Medicaid expansion

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    A legislative committee is examining market-based alternatives to providing low-income Texans with health care since the state has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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    Abortion clinics anxious for ruling in Texas trial

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    A trial is wrapping up over new abortion restrictions that would leave only seven Texas facilities where women could legally end a pregnancy.
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    What can you do for someone with a mood disorder? Video included

    © Bill Rose, Executive Director CADA © Bill Rose, Executive Director CADA
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    With the suicide of Robin Williams, fans and friends alike are questioning how they can help a someone they love with addiction and a mood disorder issues. We have our Arklatex expert Bill Rose from (CADA) Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana. www.cadanwla.org here to give us insight and resources that could help. More>>

    La, Miss hospitals form cancer drug test network

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    Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport.
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    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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    • Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

      Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:54 GMT
      Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
      Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
    • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

      American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:16:55 GMT
      The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
      Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...
    • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

      Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:14:43 GMT
      A government audit says an "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it.
      An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.
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