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Don’t let scammers slay your resolution with phony weight loss products

In a perfect world, someone hoping to have a more healthy 2021 by losing weight could do so by simply taking a pill, wearing a ... Read more

11 hours ago by Special to.

6 Reasons why January babies are awesome (according to studies)

People born in January are more than just “new year” or “winter babies.” According to studies, they are not only likely to be health professionals, ... Read more

11 hours ago by Special to.

DOTD, LSP, Highway Safety Commission are concerned about construction zone safety

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists to use caution while traveling in work zones. On the evening of Jan. ... Read more

11 hours ago by Special to.

Get the most from your healthcare coverage this year

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana reminds everyone that the start of the year is a good time to review your health benefits, starting ... Read more

11 hours ago by Special to.

Parents can lead by example

When speaking to parent groups which include people convicted of a DWI, I often ask the fathers who have sons if they would like their ... Read more

11 hours ago by Harold Keller.

Asking questions can challenge us in the best way

“Where does the ocean end?” “Lolli, were you born before electricity?” “How do trains turn around?” “Who decided which words are the bad ones?” “What ... Read more

3 days ago by Ronny Michel.

It’s a great time to grow potatoes  

I remember following my grandfather around his vegetable garden when I was young, every chance I had. “Pappy” let us grandkids pick beans, tomatoes and every ... Read more

3 days ago by Special to.

Local bank can help with PPP loans

First National Bank USA is here to help you apply for Small Business Administration PPP loans. The local bank helped hundreds of businesses obtain forgivable PPP loans ... Read more

3 days ago by Special to.

Despite everything, life is good

The second week of January has become very special to me in the past two years. I got engaged on a Sunday night, January 13, ... Read more

1 week ago by Brooke Robichaux.

New analysis shows rate of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes has increased

The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard depicts a worsening crisis from coast to coast, including Louisiana. In the four-week period ending Dec. 20, 56.3 ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to.

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