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Millenials’ lifestyle bringing health concerns

Just in time for the kickoff of March, which is also Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute revealed alarming news: Such cancer rates are on the rise among American Millenials and Gen X’ers. By looking at a government registry of cancer diagnoses, scientists found that those […]

Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one’s eyes from the road for mere seconds can have dangerous repercussions, contributing to accidents, injury or even death., the United States government’s official website for Distracted Driving, states that, in 2014, 3,179 […]

Ash Wednesday begins Lenten season

Catholics around the area will now focus their attention to the 40-day period known as lent. Ash Wednesday marks the onset of the 40-day period of fasting and abstinence. Also known as the “Day of Ashes”, so called because on that day, Catholic faithful have their heads marked with ashes in the shape of a […]

Celebrate safely

Many have been celebrating Mardi Gras for a few weeks but the biggest celebrations in towns and homes will take place over the next several days. Mardi Gras is perhaps one of the biggest party holidays in Southwest Louisiana and with that comes danger. The biggest danger usually stems from free-flowing alcohol and, in other […]

Well-Ahead, LRA join efforts for healthier dining options

Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) are joining efforts to help state residents live healthier lifestyles by offering healthier options on restaurant menus. “Louisiana is renowned for its food and culture. Unfortunately, we also have the highest obesity rates in the nation and lead the nation in other preventable chronic diseases such as […]

Mardi Gras dos and don’ts for pets

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine wants to remind owners that Mardi Gras is not always “Party Gras” for pets. Mardi Gras season is a traditional and special time of year for Louisianans, filled with parades, parties, southern food, King Cake and more, but it is important for pet owners to be mindful about their […]

Come to forum prepared to listen

If you are a registered voter in the city of Jennings, be sure to pencil in a 6:30 p.m. appointment for Thursday on your calendar. That is when Jennings Daily News (JDN) will host a public forum at the Strand Theatre with the five candidates seeking the office of mayor of Jennings . JDN received […]

Girls’ basketball receiving support it deserves

High school playoff basketball gets underway today, and for a lot of people around this area, that means it’s the best time of the year for them. Although Jeff Davis Parish is known for being a football hotbed, people around these parts do love their round ball as well and with so many teams having […]

Improve teen driver safety

Learning to drive and receiving a driver’s license makes for some exciting times for young drivers. Those first moments of freedom on the road open up many new possibilities for teenagers accustomed to relying on their parents to get them around town. Although being a new driver is exciting, it also carries with it very […]

Make heart health matter

Everyone has a heart, which means everyone has a vital organ that needs a little TLC. Heart health is becoming a hotter topic each year as the health of America’s overall population continues to gain weight and live on processed foods. Here in Cajun Country, the story is not different. February is recognized as American […]

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