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    Two kids with EV-D68 being treated in Baton Rouge Video included

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    Health officials in Louisiana said two children are being treated in Baton Rouge after they contracted a respiratory illness caused by a recent strain of enterovirus. More>>

    Insurance website up for state workers, retirees

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     A new website is up for Louisiana's state government employees and retirees to choose their health insurance plans for next year, a choice they must make by October.

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    Arkansas Insurance Commission to announces delays

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     Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford says the commission's conversion to a new system will mean a delay in issuing appointments, license renewals and the issuing of new licenses.

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    New questions over abortion coverage in health law

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     A nonpartisan report to Congress is raising new questions about a key provision of federal health care law: a compromise on abortion that allowed the legislation to pass in 2010.

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    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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     The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations.

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    Lone Star tick posing health hazard in the Ark-La-Tex Video included

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    There are some people who choose for health or personal values not to eat meat. More>>

    Brain-eating amoeba found in Sabine Parish Video included

    Photo courtesy Ebarb Water District Photo courtesy Ebarb Water District
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    A brain-eating amoeba has been detected in the Ebarb Water District water supply in Sabine Parish.  A chlorine burn will be conducted and will take a few days to complete.  More>>

    Local school officials learn to combat enterovirus D68 Video included

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    On Friday morning health professionals from local schools, CHRISTUS and the CDC met to learn how to combat enterovirus EV-D68.It's the illness that has sent dozens of children to the hospital this month in at least six confirmed states by the Centers for Disease Control. More>>

    Texas abortion restrictions at US appeals court

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    A federal appeals court that has already upheld one Texas restriction on abortions is hearing arguments about an even tougher part of the same law: the requirement that all abortion clinics adopt costly hospital-level operating standards.
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    LSU hospital manager tells board invoices paid

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    The manager of LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid outstanding debts to the university system and is working out the final details of its contract.
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    Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

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    Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that has no exception for rape or incest.
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    Doctor reports rise in severe cases of enterovirus in Arklatex Video included

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    There's a new health alert causing concern for parents across the nation.An uncommon strain of enterovirus known as D68 is infecting children in more than ten states, mostly in the midwest and southeast. More>>

    GAO: Arkansas Medicaid plan not revenue-neutral

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    Government auditors say Arkansas' private option Medicaid plan will cost taxpayers an extra $778 million over the next three years rather than being "revenue-neutral" to the federal budget.
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    Obama warns Ebola outbreak could worsen

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    President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task.
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    3-year-old with rare syndrome gets special 'helping hand' from organization Video included

    Rayden Kahae receives special prosthetic "Ironman" hand (Photo source: KHON/CNN) Rayden Kahae receives special prosthetic "Ironman" hand (Photo source: KHON/CNN)
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    Three-year-old Rayden Kahae is a happy and loving child, but the boy they call "Bubba" has always been different from the rest of the neighborhood kids in Wailuku, Hawaii. 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>>

    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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