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Mackie Shilstone: Vitamin C for heart health

Mackie Shilstone: Vitamin C for heart healthMackie Shilstone joins the Eyewitness Morning News to talk about why Vitamin C is such an important vitamin for your heart health
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Getting more children treated by pediatric specialists

Getting more children treated by pediatric specialistsHospitals will be classified by the pediatric specialists and services available. And for one little girl, that type of high level care is making a difference.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Long-time prostate cancer treatment found to be harmful

Long-time prostate cancer treatment found to be harmfulLong-time prostate cancer treatment found to be harmful
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Heroin detox and addiction treatment scarce in metro area

Heroin detox and addiction treatment scarce in metro area The face of the heroin user is changing. They are more often women, and they are younger and richer. There are also more minorities using than 10 years ago.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Meg and Mackie: Tips for easing lumbar, back pain

Meg and Mackie: Tips for easing lumbar, back painMeg Farris and Mackie Shilstone have some simple stretches to help ease lumbar, back pain.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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New technology improves way prostate cancer is diagnosed, treated

New technology improves way prostate cancer is diagnosed, treatedNew technology has revolutionized the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated and it can save lives and keep men from having aggressive treatment when they don't need it.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Health officials warn of dangerous bacteria in Gulf of Mexico waters

Health officials warn of dangerous bacteria in Gulf of Mexico watersThe cool Gulf of Mexico waters are very inviting, especially during these dog days of summer, the hottest time of the year.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Doctors test new genetically targeted lung cancer drug

Doctors test new genetically targeted lung cancer drug Local cancer patients have a chance to be on the cutting edge of new treatments.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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3D technology helps doctors spot breast cancer more easily

3D technology helps doctors spot breast cancer more easilyNew technology at local hospitals is helping doctors spot breast cancer more easily and faster.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Mackie: Benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids and helping reduce risk of ALS

Mackie: Benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids and helping reduce risk of ALSNutrition and fitness expert Mackie Shilstone joins the Eyewitness Morning News to talk more about the study and how we can incorporate Omega-3 fatty acids into our diet.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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LSUHSC wins major grant for cancer clinical trials

LSUHSC wins major grant for cancer clinical trialsPatients here will have a chance to get cutting-edge treatments that will improve their chances of surviving.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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New LSUHSC doctor says surgery could provide relief for migraine sufferers

New LSUHSC doctor says surgery could provide relief for migraine sufferers Over the years patients who had plastic surgery on their noses or a brow lift noticed their migraine headaches were gone.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Mackie: Why magnesium deficiency can lead to health problems

Mackie: Why magnesium deficiency can lead to health problemsMackie Shilstone joins the Eyewitness Morning News to explain why you need to make sure you're getting enough magnesium
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Despite Ebola outbreak in Africa, some local volunteers, doctors will stay

Despite Ebola outbreak in Africa, some local volunteers, doctors will stayIt's the deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak. There are 700 dead now across West Africa. But as the Peace Corps removes more than 300 volunteers from the area, some local volunteers and doctors plan to stay.
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  • 2 months ago
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People with diabetes sought for once-a-week medication test

People with diabetes sought for once-a-week medication testThe new type of injection works differently than insulin. It stimulates the release of insulin and it lowers the amount of glucose or sugar that's put in your blood. It also slows down your digestion.
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  • 2 months ago
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Exercise including weight lifting crucial for overweight, obese children

Exercise including weight lifting crucial for overweight, obese childrenPsychological challenges are enormous for overweight and obese children. They're constantly compared to normal weight children and put down.
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  • 2 months ago
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Medical Watch: Scientist finds connection with sleep, light and breast cancer

Medical Watch: Scientist finds connection with sleep, light and breast cancerA local scientist is making news around the world with a discovery about night light and breast cancer. His study suggests that your sleep habits may play a major role in treating breast cancer.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Officials give tour of restored New Orleans East hospital

Officials give tour of restored New Orleans East hospitalKarl Warner, facilities manager at New Orleans East Hospital, is more thankful for his job every day.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Doctors using genes to personalize health treatments

Doctors using genes to personalize health treatmentsHaving a bad reaction to a medication is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations and death. Now a doctor in Lacombe has a solution.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Doctors urge caution over new mosquito virus

Doctors urge caution over new mosquito virus Look in your flower pots and other containers in your yard. If you have standing water from the rain we've been having, health experts say, "Get rid of it."
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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HIV prevention pill raises doctor concerns

HIV prevention pill raises doctor concernsA pill that prevents people from contracting HIV is gaining in popularity here in New Orleans.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Mackie: Fighting Type 2 diabetes could be as simple as snacking on pistachios

Mackie: Fighting Type 2 diabetes could be as simple as snacking on pistachiosCan fighting Type 2 diabetes be as simple as snacking on some pistachios?
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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New device treats knee pain, headaches, wrinkles

New device treats knee pain, headaches, wrinklesA patient has had knee pain for 42 years, but with a quick office procedure Wednesday, she got major relief.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Low testosterone in men shouldn't be ignored

Low testosterone in men shouldn't be ignoredBeginning around the age of 30, men start losing one percent of an important hormone each year.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Another bidder to run Jeff Parish public hospital threatens to drop out

Another bidder to run Jeff Parish public hospital threatens to drop outThe last group in talks to run West Jefferson Medical Center says its integrity has been attacked in the process and it'll break off negotiations if current terms continue.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Doctors test new frozen shoulder treatment

Doctors test new frozen shoulder treatmentMost shoulder pain is caused by bursitis or rotator cuff problems, but there is another painful condition that doctors see called frozen shoulder.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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LSU Interim Hospital taking care of Bourbon St. wounded

LSU Interim Hospital taking care of Bourbon St. woundedWhen the early morning hours Sunday were disturbed by gunshots ringing out on Bourbon Street, the emergency medical team at the LSU Interim Hospital was preparing to take care of the wounded.
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  • 3 months ago