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Louisiana Professor Earns $1.7 Million Grant To Study Diabetes

The largest single grant ever awarded to the University of Louisiana Monroe will help to fund research into improving the quality of life for those with Type 1 diabetes.

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Category: Health, Louisiana News
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The Truth Behind Louisiana’s Asthma Dog Lore

Is it just Cajun folklore or is there some science in the myth that Chihuahua dogs can take away asthma in children.

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Category: Health, Louisiana News Tags: ,
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Turning On The Heater For The First Time This Fall? Here’s What You Should Know

Some of us will just grab an extra blanket tonight, others will crank up the heater. If you're going to use your furnace, make sure you've checked on a couple of things before you fire it up for the first time.

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Senator John Milkovich Wants to Keep BRF in Charge of University Health

The clock is ticking on leaders to try to reach a deal for running University Health. BRF was given 45 days to come to terms with the state on a new deal, or the current contract would be terminated.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Best Charities & How to Donate

Here are seven breast cancer awareness charities that are most deserving of your support this month.

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Category: Health, News
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It’s Time to Rethink These Breast Cancer Myths — Risks, Causes, Prevention Methods

Too many myths exist about the risk, contraction and treatment of breast cancer. It's time to put five of them to rest.

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Category: Health, News
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West Nile Virus Numbers Up Slightly in Louisiana

The number of West Nile virus cases this year in Louisiana has risen to 26. That's up from 24 earlier this month.

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5 Lies That Are Holding Your Happiness Hostage

Does happiness seem as far away as the setting sun? It really isn't it. You left yours the same place I left mine. Let's go find it.

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State Begins Process to End Relationship with BRF

The State of Louisiana has notified BRF that the process has started to terminate the contract to operate safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued this statement regarding the decision.

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VA Offers Flu Shots To Veterans Free Of Charge

Flu season is about to be upon us, and a flu shot is the first line of defense from the nasty bug. Thanks to the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (including the VA Outpatient Clinics in Monroe, Louisiana; Texarkana, Arkansas; and Longview, Texas), enrolled veterans will easily be able to get vaccinated.

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Category: Health, Shreveport News
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Can Certain Foods Determine The Gender Of Your Next Child?

Would you be willing to give up bacon if it meant you could play a part in determining the gender of your unborn baby?

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Science Figures It Out – The Most Effective Way To Lose Weight

Wouldn't you know that the most effective weight loss program in the country is considered to be against the law in some states?

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