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    New hope in combating migraines

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    Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating migraines, but new research presented this week is offering hope that a remedy might be around the corner. More>>

    US Sen. Boozman hospitalized after heart surgery

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    U.S. Senator John Boozman's office says the Republican senator remains hospitalized after undergoing unexpected heart surgery for a tear in his aorta.
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    CHRISTUS offers free skin cancer screenings Video included

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    Spring is heating up and that sun exposure is tough on the skin. More>>

    Powdered alcohol approval was an error

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    Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. More>>

    La. House wants mental health info before abortion

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    The Louisiana House has agreed to require women seeking an abortion in the state to receive a pamphlet that describes possible psychological effects of the procedure More>>

    Jindal attends nursing home opening Video included

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    Gamble Guest Care cut the ribbon on a new $10 million nursing care center in Ruston Monday afternoon. More>>

    Keys to communication

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    How often do you talk to your child? And we don't mean about cleaning their room or what they want for dinner. We are talking about real communication about important things in their lives. It can be tougher than you realize.  More>>

    Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response

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    Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak. More>>

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

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    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults. More>>

    Marshall vigil remembers domestic violence victims Video included

    Attendees light candles for domestic violence victims Attendees light candles for domestic violence victims
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    It's a crime often committed behind closed doors, but Thursday former victims put domestic abuse out in the open. More>>

    Over the hill at 24?

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    Your brain might be slowing down a bit sooner than you think. A new study suggests some people's cognitive motor skills begin to slowly diminish after the age of 24. More>>

    What your sleeping position says about your relationship

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    Do you and your partner cuddle all night? Or hold hands while you sleep? It turns out that these romantic sleeping habits may signal a happier, healthier relationship compared to couples who don't touch while snoozing. More>>

    Depressive symptoms increase the chance of developing heart failure

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    Moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40%, a study of nearly 63 000 Norwegians has shown. The findings were presented for the first time today at EuroHeartCare 2014.EuroHeartCare 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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    • Vitamin D may not lower seniors' fall risk

      Vitamin D may not lower seniors' fall risk

      Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds.
      Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds.
    • Scientists study gene clues from 115-year-old woman

      Scientists study gene clues from 115-year-old woman

      More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span.
      More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span.
    • Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

      Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

      TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
      TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
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