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Limit on insulin pumps worries patients

Health insurer’s deals with supply companies are setting up diabetic patients for failure. UnitedHealth Group Inc. has made a deal with device maker Medtronic that will slash options for diabetics who use the portable pumps, which costs thousands of dollars. The move has angered patients who will be limited to three pump choices instead of […]

More of the same from Capitol Hill

House Democrats and Republicans are doing what they do best on Capitol Hill – arguing yet accomplishing nothing. Since the senseless slaughter of nearly 50 people at a night club in Orlando, Democrats have been demanding sweeping changes to gun laws while Republicans want a crackdown on radical Islam. Last week Democrats lead a 15-hour […]

Let the games begin

Over 500,000 people are expected to descend on the country of Brazil in August as part of the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro. When these people return home, memories and souvenirs will accompany them, however some may return home with something a little more frightening: the Zika virus. This is a likely enough […]

No parent is perfect

In light of two recent public incidents involving child safety and parenting, our society has expressed overwhelming opinions ranging from the security of family entertainment venues to parental competency. The first incident occurred when a four-year-old child fell into a zoo enclosure. The outcome resulted in the child being injured and an endangered gorilla shot […]

Happy Father’s Day

Too often, great men are overlooked or under-appreciated. Many times, these men are fathers or father-figures. Society puts much emphasis on the men who shirk responsibility and care of their children, but seldom does society show admiration for the many men who have helped to mold us into the people we are today. Dads, grandfathers, […]

Budget concerns still abound

While lawmakers in the House and Senate continue to disagree on taxes, they also are at odds over how to balance the budget with the dollars they do raise, a fissure that risks causing a problematic time crunch in the final days of the special legislative session, according to a report in the Associated Press. […]

Ali’s struggles opened the eyes of many

With the tragic passing of one of the most prolific boxers in the history of the sport a few weeks in Muhammad Ali, did the once prevalent fighter and public figure give us one last warning about the sport that made him so popular? The legendary fighter died at age 74 after his highly notarized […]

Enjoy the great outdoors this month

Mother Nature is being celebrated across the country, including in Louisiana, this June. Since 1998, June has been recognized as National Great Outdoors Month, and this year is no exception. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Barack Obama are just two leaders who signed proclamations in support of the month-long initiative. As Obama stated […]

What’s your idea?

In today’s edition and Friday’s, the Jennings Daily News (JDN) published the first two parts of a series taking a look at the workings of the criminal justice system, specifically how the district attorney’s office approaches and handles cases; the laws that must be followed by law enforcement, prosecutors and judges; and how those laws […]

Stop blaming victims

Sexual assaults on campus are a growing epidemic in America but administrative and judicial responses to the problem just might explain why many students are not taking the issue seriously. Consider the case of Brock Turner, a 20-year-old former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious school mate behind a dumpster before being stopped […]

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