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Learn the facts about lung cancer

One of the more prolific and leading causes of cancer-related deaths among both men and women, lung cancer continues to affect the lives of millions of people each year. The American Lung Association says lung cancer is the most common cancer across the globe, accounting for roughly 1.8 million new cases each year. Although more […]

Poll: Nearly half in US support legal sports betting

A new poll finds nearly half of Americans approve of legalized sports betting, reasoning that so many people are already doing it. The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Wednesday finds 48 percent support changing federal law to make sports betting legal throughout the country; 39 percent are opposed. “Betting on sports does not have […]

It’s time to get your flu shot

With flu season approaching, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. “An annual flu shot is the most effective way to protect […]

Is the LSU and Alabama rivalry the biggest in the SEC?

With rivalry week coming to college football venues all over the country, one of the more prominent ones will take place this week in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge when LSU welcomes in the University of Alabama. The series has long been known to bring out the best in both schools, but the rivalry began […]

Yet another reason to quit smoking

Smokers have scores of reasons to give up the habit. In addition to contributing to cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and other lung ailments, cancers elsewhere in the body, wrinkled skin, and diseases of the eyes, nose and mouth, smoking may also contribute to cognitive decline. There’s growing evidence suggesting that using cigarettes can affect the […]

More parents saving more money for college

The number of parents saving for college and the amounts they are saving are both at four-year highs, according to “How America Saves for College 2016,” a recent national study by Sallie Mae and conducted by Ipsos. The new report reveals that 57 percent of today’s parents are saving for college, up from 48 percent […]

Safe ways to trick-or-treat

What would Halloween be without trick-or-treating? For youngsters, so much of the fun of Halloween involves scouring the neighborhood with friends in search of candy. While children may have their eyes on the sweet prize, parents may be concerned about their little ones’ safety. The United States Census Bureau says that an average of 41 […]

Make your election day run smoothly

Election Day gives voters throughout the United States a chance to participate in their government. The right to vote is something to cherish, as many people across the globe do not get a chance to elect the officials who govern their countries. Luckily, if you don’t feel like waiting in a line on Nov. 8, […]

Open enrollment approaching

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is advising Louisiana families that the Open Enrollment period for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace is November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. During the enrollment period individuals and families who do not receive healthcare through their employers can sign up through the online Health Insurance Marketplace and purchase individual […]

Donate smart and avoid charity scams

Nonprofit organizations and charities do extensive work to help people and fulfill their missions. When commercials, emails or direct mail pamphlets tug at the heartstrings, it’s understandable to want to help as quickly as possible. But just as there are scores of legitimate organizations banking on the generosity of willing donors, so, too, are there […]

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