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    Class of 2018: LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine's biggest class ever

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    Forty-five years after first opening its doors, the School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport will welcome its largest class ever Friday.  More>>

    House approves VA health care overhaul

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    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. More>>

    Your back-to-school health checklist Video included

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    A new school year is right in front of us and now is the time to get your child's health needs in order. More>>

    St. Jude is "Disneyland" for Tulane researcher

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    The KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home campaign continues as the children's research hospital saves lives every day. More>>

    Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

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    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>>

    Hikes sought in health coverage rates in Louisiana

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    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>>

    Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

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    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.
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    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

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    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.
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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>>

    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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    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>>

    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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