The KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home campaign continues as the children's research hospital saves lives every day. More>>
The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973. More>>
The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason. More>>
The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.
Mississippi's governor and attorney general must decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that's keeping the state's only abortion clinic open.
Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener is retiring after more than seven years in the post.
KTBS has joined up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to get people around Shreveport eating better and moving more. More>>
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.
Hospital board records contradict St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed's statements that he had a personal contract with St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
Slapping a mosquito might hurt for a second, but the diseases they carry could kill you. More>>
Twenty high school college students learned what it's like to be a research scientist this summer at LSU Health Shreveport. More>>
Next time you’re having issues with mosquitoes the problem might be solved as easily as pulling out your smartphone. More>>
The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours. More>>
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.
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>>
The Seals family from Maud, TX stole our hearts in March when proud mother Michelle delivered quintuplets - four girls and one boy! More>>
State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year.
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.
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.
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>>
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 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.
Summer is quickly approaching and so are swarms of mosquitoes. Some carry the potentially deadly West Nile virus. More>>
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>>
Researchers say that vitamin E might help slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. More>>
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>>
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>>
Officials say state health sanitarians are up-to-date in their inspections of restaurants and other establishments that serve food. More>>
A 3-year-old boy who was born deaf is hearing for the first time thanks to a special device. More>>
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>>