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  • Movie Review: 'My Sister's Keeper' -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie Review: 'My Sister's Keeper' -- 4 out of 5 stars
    My Sister's Keeper is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears. Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just a...
  • 'My Sister's Keeper'

    "My Sister's Keeper" is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears. Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook"), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just...
  • 3 things to avoid when cutting health costs

    3 things to avoid when cutting health costs
    Everyone's looking for ways to trim expenses now, and I've been getting a lot of questions from readers about strategies for reducing health-insurance costs. But I've also seen people make big mistakes in an attempt to save money. Avoid the following...
  • Patient, former inmate write of life in Carville

    Patient, former inmate write of life in Carville
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Driving the River Road to the National Hansen's Disease Museum in Carville, it is easy to get lost in time. That green levee, those majestic oaks are the stuff of a vintage, timeless Louisiana landscape. Closer to present memory,...
  • Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays

    Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays
    Access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, a perquisite or a fantasy, depending on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of factors. Government insurance programs are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, people with...
  • Death, Illness Among Men Examined

    Death, Illness Among Men Examined
  • Keep kids hydrated

    Keep kids hydrated
    Once summer hits, many kids want to spend all day, every day playing outside. In addition to wearing cool clothing, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, it's important to send kids outdoors with enough water to drink to avoid becoming dehydrated....
  • Improve care, lower costs

    Improve care, lower costs
    Americans like to complain about the healthcare system, but they're unnerved by many of the proposals for improving it. More than 90% of those surveyed last fall by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said that healthcare costs are a threat to...
  • High bacteria levels found off Hilton Beach

    NEWPORT NEWS — A swimming advisory is in place at Hilton Beach due to high bacteria levels. Bacteria levels exceeded state water quality standards in a sample collected Wednesday at a fishing pier and small beach area in the Hilton Village area...
  • The reality of rationing

    The reality of rationing
    Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...
  • Fruit Flies, LSD Used To Check Mental Illnesses

    Fruit Flies, LSD Used To Check Mental Illnesses
    An assistant professor at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans will use a novel method to study novel genes involved in psychosis and schizophrenia. Charles Nichols has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.4 million over four years by the...