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    Help for alcoholism just a phone call away

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    Counselors from the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Physicians Behavior Hospital will answer your questions about alcoholism in our On Your Side On Call Wednesday from 5pm until 7pm. More>>

    Rival teams unite for cancer research Video included

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    Two rival schools are putting aside their differences for a very special cause. More>>

    Child abuse advocates urge community to learn signs of abuse, speak up Video included

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    "Rizcheir Muskelly is my daughter and she was 3 years old." In the world just 3 years, when police say Rizcheir Muskelly was brutally murdered by her caregiver, Tarika Wilson in June 2013.  More>>

    Disc golfers donate tourney proceeds to female vets

    (left to right) Dieter Neumann, Chad Smith. Brenda Ligon, Kevin Pelton, Reginald Hardy, Dr. Patrick McGauly & Todd Moore. (left to right) Dieter Neumann, Chad Smith. Brenda Ligon, Kevin Pelton, Reginald Hardy, Dr. Patrick McGauly & Todd Moore.
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    The future looks bright for the Women's Health Program at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, thanks to the local Disc Golf Union. More>>

    DeSoto Parish teen with autism attends senior prom with dream date Video included

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    "To see the world through Christian's eyes is amazing." That's because 18-year-old Christian English sees it like no one else. "That just brings a whole nother level of joy to everybody."
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    Federal government defers funding for LSU hospitals Video included

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    The federal government has temporarily deferred funding for medical services from University Health. More>>

    Neurosurgeon wins high-profile malpractice suit

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    KTBS 3 has learned of a decision on a high-profile trial involving Shreveport neurosurgeon, Dr. Ravish Patwardhan More>>

    30 percent of U.S. parents admit to spanking their babies, study says

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    Researchers in Michigan have reportedly released some eyeopening stats about spanking. They say 30% of 1-year-old U.S. children were spanked at least once in the past month by their mother, father or both parents.

     
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    CHRISTUS dedicates first cancer center in Bossier City Video included

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    CHRISTUS is expanding across the river to provide more accessible care to it's patients in all locations.



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    Bill requires mental health info before abortion Video included

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    Anti-abortion lawmakers want women seeking the procedure in Louisiana to get pamphlets describing possible psychological effects. More>>

    Landrieu asks lawmakers to back Medicaid expansion

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    While she was visiting Baton Rouge, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she was meeting with state lawmakers to encourage them to support the expansion of Louisiana's Medicaid program. 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>>

    Jindal: GOP needs `Obamacare' alternative

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    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs. More>>

    Mercy Hot Springs to St. Vincent Health System

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    St. Vincent Health System is absorbing a Mercy Health hospital and physicians clinic in Hot Springs. More>>

    Ark. exchange enrollment falling below target

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    Arkansas officials say more than 33,500 people have signed up for the health insurance exchange set up under the federal health law. 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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