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Join the battle against breast cancer

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that as of its most recent data, from 2012, 224,147 women were diagnosed with breast cancer while 41,150 succumbed to the disease. Cancer is a disease that claims millions of lives each year. The victims come from all walks of life – young and old; rich and poor; […]

Reconsider how far pranks go this homecoming season

Homecoming season is underway and while a couple of area high schools have already celebrated, at least six local homecomings will take place locally before the end of October. This means the dreaded season of homecoming pranks is upon us as well. Every year it is mostly the same hijinx, like plastic utensils planted upright […]

You win!

Donald Trump took to the airwaves Sunday evening following Sunday Night Football to discuss his new tax plan and, well, act like The Donald. To be clear, that’s the Donald we all see on “The Apprentice,” not Trump as a serious presidential candidate. Trump, he of the fast-talking, loud-mouthed nature, made assertions about how his […]

Will Congress listen to Pope?

One of the most peaceful and beloved figures in the world opened his heart to America’s leaders Thursday, but whether his honest and heartfelt words tugged at any politician’s heartstrings and conscience has yet to be determined. Wading into bitter disputes, Pope Francis urged a divided Congress and America on Thursday to welcome immigrants, abolish […]

AG reminds parents to minimize children’s risk of identity theft

With this week’s arrest of a Baton Rouge man accused of stealing Social Security numbers of children across the country, Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell reminds consumers that identity thieves can use a child’s Social Security number to open bank and credit card accounts, get loans, apply for government benefits, and even rent homes.  […]

Study: Diagnosis wrong too often, urgent improvement needed

Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis over their lifetime, a report predicts, calling diagnostic errors a blind spot in modern medicine that sometimes causes devastating consequences. Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is key to good health care. But despite lots of focus on health care quality over […]

With smartphones watching, on-field mistakes go viral fast

When players hear all week about the importance of playing with passion, sometimes they end up showing too much at the wrong time. Waiting to catch them is a stadium full of smartphone-wielding fans, and millions of viewers snapping Vines of game broadcasts to share on social media posts. Missteps are more public than ever […]

Help us celebrate national 4-H week

The national spotlight will soon shine on 4-H organizations and the accomplishments of its young members, volunteer leaders and supportive parents who make the 4-H mission possible. The Jennings Daily News would like its readers to help feature our local 4-H participants and their accomplishments, as well, by sharing their 4-H news with us. Local […]

Stand up to domestic violence by standing up for victims

A report finds that Louisiana ranks fourth in a disturbing category: the rate of women murdered by men. An annual study released Tuesday by The Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., analyzed FBI homicide statistics for 2013, the most recent available. Researchers found that murders involving one female victim and one male […]

Childhood obesity an issue in Cajun Country

Louisiana is known around the world for its mouthwatering cuisines and generous second helpings; that’s not always a good thing. In a 2013 government survey,  Louisiana was eighth in the top 10 states with the highest obesity and lowest physical activity numbers. If we don’t start teaching our children to make better food choices and […]

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