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  • What's in a Name? One Man's Struggle to Gain an Identity

    October 25, 2012 11:55 PM

    Your identity not only defines who you are, but is necessary in every day life. But one man in St. Martinville was born without a legal name and the woman who took him in -- the woman he calls mom --- has tried for 19 years to give him an... more »
  • Mariah Carey returns to stage since giving birth

    March 2, 2012 11:32 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Mariah Carey made her return to the stage since giving birth to twins in diva-like form: She changed her shoes after singing two songs and touched up her hair and make-up in a one-sleeve black dress. Carey gave birth to fraternal twins via C-section in April.... more »
  • Marcelle Gives Birth

    January 4, 2012 8:03 PM

    The baby is finally here, and it's a boy!! Marcelle and her husband, Jay welcomed their big bundle of joy baby Langston at 9:31 Wednesday morning. Langston was ten pounds and six ounces when he was born.
  • National Birth Rate Lower

    November 17, 2011 12:53 PM

    ATLANTA - Health officials say the national birth rate continues to drop. Declines were seen in most age groups and for all races, with the rates for teens and women in their early 20s at the lowest point since record-keeping began in the 1940s. U.S. births have been dropping since... more »
  • Medical Experts Recommend Free Birth Control

    July 20, 2011 10:43 PM

    Women could soon have access to free birth control and other contraceptive methods after a recommendation by some of the top medical experts. While some organizations are applauding the idea, others oppose it. Free birth control, cancer screenings and STD counseling are just a few of the eight preventative... more »
  • Birth Control Could be Free

    November 1, 2010 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law. That could start a shift toward more reliable - and expensive - forms of birth control that are gaining acceptance... more »
  • Birth Rate Declines - Due to Recession?

    August 27, 2010 12:12 PM

    The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the recession is a big reason. They believe the sluggish economy has led many people to put off having children. Births last year totaled a little over 4.1 million, down almost 2.7 percent from... more »
  • 1st Acadiana Baby of 2010

    January 1, 2010 12:58 PM

    At 12:27AM on New Year's Eve many Acadianians were out partying, while one couple was bringing their bundle of joy into the world. Exhausted, but ecstatic, Jentie Brooks gave birth to the first Acadiana baby of 2010. She and her husband, Naylor Brooks, are first-time parents from Breaux Bridge.... more »
  • Prematurity Awareness Day

    November 17, 2009 10:41 AM

    Premature birth defects affects 1 in 8 babies born in Louisiana and is the leading cause of infant death in our state. In light of this issue a "mom and Baby" mobile van will be in various locations in the Lafayette area administering FREE pregnancy test, FREE blood pressure screening,... more »

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