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Local experts discuss the myths and truths of Ebola

Local experts discuss the myths and truths of EbolaThursday morning WWL-TV News hosted a live web chat with local experts called "Facts Not Fear, " to get answers based on science, not politics or emotion.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Ebola patient had CDC OK to fly from Cleveland to Dallas

Ebola patient had CDC OK to fly from Cleveland to DallasEbola patient had CDC OK to fly from Cleveland to Dallas
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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LSU asks employee recently in Liberia to stay off campus for 3 weeks

LSU asks employee recently in Liberia to stay off campus for 3 weeksLouisiana State University says an employee who trained Liberian police officers to use protective clothing has been asked to stay off campus for three weeks - the period during which Ebola virus symptoms could show up.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Copeland foundation fundraising for cancer research

Copeland foundation fundraising for cancer researchPeople who have cancer in the New Orleans area and region now have the chance to get the latest treatments in clinical trials at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Dr. Stephens: Using television to talk to kids about sex

Dr. Stephens: Using television to talk to kids about sexDr. Stephens: Using television to talk to kids about sex
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Local doctors training for Ebola protection

Local doctors training for Ebola protectionDoctors at the LSU Interim Medical Center say they are monitoring lessons they can learn from health care providers in Dallas while practicing precautions for treating patients with infectious diseases in New Orleans.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Concerns grow over how nurse contracted Ebola

Concerns grow over how nurse contracted EbolaNow that Ebola has infected a second patient in Dallas, this time a nurse, health care professionals across the country are asking how it happened, including many nurses here in the metro area.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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JP leaders review Ebola response plan

JP leaders review Ebola response planLocal leaders have been watching the Ebola situation unfold in Dallas, and it's forcing every parish to evaluate its plan of response.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Multi-tasking may not be so good for the brain

Multi-tasking may not be so good for the brainA new study suggests technology is changing our brains.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Orleans

Agents 'observing everyone' entering U.S. for Ebola

Agents 'observing everyone' entering U.S. for EbolaAt Armstrong International, officials said customs agents are handling the new observations. A customs spokesman said the agents started that in late September.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Dr. Farris: 5 common beauty myths busted

Dr. Farris: 5 common beauty myths bustedDr. Farris: 5 common beauty myths busted
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Ebola patient in Dallas is now critical

Ebola patient in Dallas is now criticalHealth officials said Saturday that they are monitoring about 50 people who may have had contact with Duncan for signs of the deadly disease. Among those are nine people who are believed to be at a higher risk. Thus far none have shown symptoms.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Jindal urges Obama to end flights from Ebola-stricken areas

Jindal urges Obama to end flights from Ebola-stricken areasLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging the Obama Administration to block flights coming into the United States from Ebola-stricken countries.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Doctors say flyers don't need to worry about Ebola

Doctors say flyers don't need to worry about EbolaThe Ebola case in Dallas has local travelers wondering about safety, as well as international visitors coming into the area.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Associate of Dallas patient monitored for Ebola

Associate of Dallas patient monitored for EbolaHealth officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County's health department said Wednesday.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Gulf Oil Spill

Judge reconsiders ruling as oil spill workers await fate

Judge reconsiders ruling as oil spill workers await fateBP oil spill cleanup workers are upset over interpretation that blocks them from medical claims settlement payments
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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LA hospitals billing sexual assault victims

LA hospitals billing sexual assault victimsAcross the state rape victims are getting large hospital bills in the mail for the medical treatment they received after the crime. It has sparking outrage among state and local officials who are now working to change how victims of sexual assault are treated.
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  • 2 months ago
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Study: Artificial sweeteners no better than sugar

Study: Artificial sweeteners no better than sugarYou're told to avoid a lot of sugar in your diet, so you grab the diet food or soft drink with a sugar substitute in it.
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Recipes: Tulane culinary program teaches doctors importance of eating healthy

Recipes: Tulane culinary program teaches doctors importance of eating healthyTulane culinary program teaches doctors importance of eating healthy
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Adrian Peterson controversy ignites debate on disciplining kids

Adrian Peterson controversy ignites debate on disciplining kidsVikings player Adrian Peterson is at the center of an NFL controversy, surrounding allegations he hit his four-year-old son to discipline him. It's the reason he won't be playing in the Saints game this Sunday.
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Tulane takes lead role in global fight against Ebola

Tulane takes lead role in global fight against EbolaA container inside a Tulane University laboratory holds vials of cells and antibodies related to a deadly virus in West Africa with symptoms nearly identical to Ebola. It's called Lassa fever, and Tulane Medical Center has been leading research of the disease for a...
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Orleans

State says feds kept them in the dark over illnesses

State says feds kept them in the dark over illnessesWhile the Coast Guard and the Centers for Disease Control were making decisions on how to respond to sick crew members aboard the New Orleans bound Marine Phoenix, Louisiana's top emergency manager says the state was apparently kept in the dark and cut out of the...
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Plaquemines gets state-of-the-art medical facility

Plaquemines gets state-of-the-art medical facilityIt has a heliport which is ready for urgent situations like a fire, a decontamination room and the ability to become a command center during declared emergencies.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Lafourche-Terrebonne

Lafourche resident dies from West Nile virus

Lafourche resident dies from West Nile virusLafourche Parish government issued a news release saying blood tests found antibodies of the virus in the victim's system.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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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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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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks ago