health

Alabama head coach Nick Saban chews out a player during the first half of Alabama's A-Day NCAA college football scrimmage, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
April 22, 2019 - 7:08 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at...
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Don Ames
March 25, 2019 - 10:30 am
A new study out of Harvard comes to a rather unsettling conclusion. Drinking sodas or diet sodas everyday apparently increases your risk of dying young. The causes of that early mortality? "Chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, and now, in some cases...cancer," says Dr. Melinda Sothern...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks during a gubernatorial debate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner in Hershey, Pa. Jeopardy!" host Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced -four pancreatic cancer. In a video posted online Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Trebek said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his long-time policy of being "open and transparent." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 06, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working. In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his...
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In this April 21, 2018 photo provided by Rachel Wasser, Walmart greeter John Combs works at a Walmart store in Vancouver, Wash. Combs, who has cerebral palsy, and other greeters with disabilities are threatened with job loss as Walmart transforms the greeter position into one that’s more physically demanding. Combs was devastated and then angered by his impending job loss. (Rachel Wasser via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 3:33 pm
As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive. Walmart told greeters around the country last week that...
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President Donald Trump looks at his notes before speaking during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 01, 2019 - 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump heads into his State of the Union address dogged by bruising midterm losses and sinking poll numbers, wounded by a blistering standoff with Democrats. But for the stately speech, he plans to embrace unity — at least for the night. "Choosing Greatness" is the...
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This undated product image provided by Bud Light shows a new nutrition label. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer’s ingredients and calories as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many to make the move. The labels aren’t legally required, but major beer makers agreed in 2016 to voluntarily disclose nutrition facts on their products by 2020. (Bud Light via AP)
January 11, 2019 - 5:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 18, 2018 - 12:27 pm
When was the last time you ran? On the heals of a new report ranking Louisiana's health at 50th in the nation, the governor wants more of us doing it more often. "I'd love to have you join me in taking a few steps in the right direction... to move Louisiana forward in a healthier direction,"...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Jeff Cook, left, Randy Owen, center, and Teddy Gentry of the group Alabama tapes a song for Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon in Nashville, Tenn. Country band Alabama to mark 50 years together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Cook announced that he has Parkinson’s disease. Cook will join band members Owen and Gentry on the tour as much as physically possible on the tour that begins Jan. 10 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson's disease. The Grammy-winning trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Cook formed in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama,...
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December 14, 2018 - 8:27 am
(WWL.com) - For the 13th time since 1990, Louisiana has been ranked 50th in America’s health rankings. The state has never been higher than 47. Thirty-five different areas of health are factored in to determine the overall ranking. Dr. Rhonda Randall with the United Health Foundation said among the...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:05 pm
(WWL.com) -- According to a report by the Commonwealth Fund workers and their families in Louisiana are spending the largest share of their income on health care compared to the rest of America. Vice President for Healthcare Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund Sara Collins says… “Premium...
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