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Flu forces one-day closure of Algiers' Catholic elementary

Flu forces one-day closure of Algiers' Catholic elementaryAn Algiers Catholic School closed Tuesday for a one-day cleaning after an outbreak of the flu caused a large number of students and teachers to miss class.
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  • 1 month ago
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Ochsner sees baby boom nine months after arctic blast

Ochsner sees baby boom nine months after arctic blastSchools and offices were closed, and so were some of the streets because of an Arctic blast. And now the weather is changing the population.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Local doctor identifies risks for death from Ebola

Local doctor identifies risks for death from EbolaHe's been to West Africa nine times in the last four years. Recently, Tulane's Dr. John Schieffelin has done research and patient care in the heart of the Ebola outbreak.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Dr. Wasserman: Understanding Down Syndrome

Dr. Wasserman: Understanding Down SyndromeDr. Wasserman: Down Syndrome
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Local doctors pioneered latest breast reconstruction surgery

Local doctors pioneered latest breast reconstruction surgeryA story on the New York Times opinion page has touched people around the world, not only because of who the writer is, but also because of the topic.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Mackie: Mediterranean Diet is best, plus get his book free

Mackie: Mediterranean Diet is best, plus get his book freeMackie: Mediterranean Diet is best, plus get his book free
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  • 2 months ago
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Nurse's dog to be tested for Ebola

Nurse's dog to be tested for EbolaWhen Dallas nurse Nina Pham was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month, her dog was placed in quarantine.
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  • 2 months ago
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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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  • 2 months 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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  • 2 months 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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  • 2 months 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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  • 2 months, 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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  • 2 months, 1 week 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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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Ebola: #FactsNotFear

Ebola: #FactsNotFearDispelling myths about Ebola
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  • 2 months 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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  • 2 months, 1 week 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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  • 2 months, 1 week 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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  • 2 months, 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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  • 2 months, 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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  • 2 months, 2 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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  • 2 months, 2 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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  • 2 months, 2 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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  • 2 months, 2 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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  • 2 months, 3 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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  • 2 months, 3 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, 3 weeks ago
Health

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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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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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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  • 3 months ago