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  • 1-year-old who became sick at sea picked up by U.S. Navy

    April 6, 2014 2:17 PM

    A 1-year-old girl who became seriously ill on a sailboat hundreds of miles off Mexico was on a U.S. Navy frigate Sunday and in stable condition, the U.S. Coast Guard said. On Thursday morning the Coast Guard received a distress call about the girl, who was on the Rebel... more »
  • Navy warship en route to sick toddler on sailboat

    April 5, 2014 7:38 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. Navy warship was headed Saturday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a crippled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world. Slicing the Pacific at 25 knots, the USS Vandegrift was expected to reach the Rebel Heart in the late afternoon... more »
  • Scientists: Fish are sick where BP's oil spill hit

    April 19, 2012 7:40 AM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters - especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest. The scientists are unsure what's causing... more »
  • Desperate, sick Indonesians use railroad 'therapy'

    August 2, 2011 9:53 AM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Ignoring the red-and-white danger sign, Sri Mulyati walks slowly to the train tracks outside Indonesia's bustling capital, lies down and stretches her body across the rails. Like the nearly dozen others lined up along the track, the 50-year-old diabetes patient has all but given up on... more »
  • Youngsville Boy Suffers from Mysterious Illness

    April 13, 2011 10:36 PM

    What if your child were sick, but you didn't know why? That's what one Youngsville family is dealing with as they search for answers to their son's mystery illness. Kael Landry appears to be a healthy, happy young boy. But at 13 months old, he's developmentally behind and still... more »
  • Fact or Fiction: Can Changing Weather Make You Sick?

    February 1, 2011 11:28 PM

    Whenever weather makes a drastic change, complaints about getting sick are sure to follow. But is there really a link between infection and climate? KATC's Maddie Garrett talked to an Acadiana doctor to separate fact from fiction. The Lourdes After Hours Clinic has been busy this winter. Doctor Joseph... more »
  • Flu Hitting Acadiana Schools Hard

    January 25, 2011 9:56 PM

    Flu activity appears to be peaking in Louisiana and here in Acadiana this week. And that can certainly be seen in some local school, with one school in Lafayette reporting roughly 10 percent of its students out sick this week. "I know in her class there was 5 or... more »
  • Egg Company to Apologize for Outbreak

    September 22, 2010 9:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - The owner of an Iowa egg company says in testimony prepared for a House hearing that he was "horrified" to learn that his eggs may have sickened as many as 1,600 people in an outbreak of salmonella poisoning this summer. Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster,... more »
  • "BP Makes Me Sick"

    July 9, 2010 6:35 PM

    Those who were sent to help with the cleanup efforts in the Gulf, now need help themselves. Thousands of workers are face to face with the oil spill every day, skimming it off the water, cleaning animals and laying boom. About 1,500 of those workers have complained about feeling sick... more »
  • FEMA Trailer Auction

    July 8, 2010 6:23 PM

    One of the biggest health concerns after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers. But since then, the fear of becoming sick in the trailers has vanished with a good bargain. 300 FEMA trailers now fill the old Evangeline Downs Race Track in Carencro. Anxious... more »
  • New School Health Center to Open

    April 16, 2010 2:08 PM

    Poor attendance and many students going home sick-- and families without health insurance- create barriers to learning for Carencro Middle School. The solution, principal Matt Harman says, is an on-campus clinic: "If they're having illnesses...that translates to how they perform in the classroom; and we have a lot... more »
  • Healthcare Bill Reactions from Acadiana

    March 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    President Obama's healthcare bill is in its final steps, and it is sparking passionate reactions from people here in Acadiana. Some locals who been following the healthcare bill all along are furious: "It's not change-- it's chains. This healthcare bill is to support a socialist agenda to control... more »
  • DHH: H1N1 vaccine arriving daily

    November 30, 2009 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 146,061 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state. As the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be... more »
  • St. Mary Parish schools to implement H1N1 vaccination in December

    November 17, 2009 2:09 PM

    November 12, 2009- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has requested school districts to participate in providing H1N1 vaccinations to Louisiana's school children. The campaign offers vaccinations to school-aged children identified as the highest risk factor for contracting the infection during this year's flu season. As a result, St.... more »
  • Flu, How Bad? Interactive Web site to help quantify flu severity

    October 7, 2009 9:13 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - So you think you've got swine flu? Now there's help at the click of your computer mouse. An interactive Web site is being offered to help people decide just how bad their case is. Microsoft is teaming up with Emory University to offer the online help, designed... more »

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