Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center announced in a statement posted to Twitter.

In the "Strawberry Capital" of the US, an immigrant farmworker prepares for the birth of her third child while facing healthcare challenges and threats to immigration status. Produced by Every Mother Counts

This puppy was found in Syria and adopted by a U.S. army veterinarian — and now they are about to reunite for the first time as a family. 🐕😭💙

As we continue to live longer, we're seeing an increase in illnesses like dementia. All over the world, innovative ways to care for our aging loved ones are on the rise.

Thanksgiving is about reflecting on what you're grateful for with friends and family, but it’s also about eating a whole lot of turkey. When it comes to carving your bird, don’t leave guests hungry and waiting. This year, try an electric carving set to serve your feast more quickly than ever.

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Veterans Affairs (VA) loans are invaluable for homebuyers. Their advantages include little or no money down, qualifying with a lower credit score, competitive interest rates, potentially lower closing and auxiliary costs, and no private mortgage insurance requirements.

VA loans are administered through approved lending institutions and backed through an entitlement of up to $36,000. This entitlement can guarantee a home loan of up to 484,350 without a down payment and possibly higher in some high-cost counties.

You may qualify for a VA loan if you're an active duty service member, a veteran in good standing, a current or discharged National Guard or Selected Reserve member, a spouse of a service member who died on active duty, or a spouse of a veteran who died as a result of military service. Your lender will require a Certificate of Eligibility, which requires different evi...

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There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year.

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The Vietnam War ended in 1975. One decade later, Wes Wertz was born. Spoken word is how the vast majority of people on our planet express their wants and needs.

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If you’ve ever been a pet parent, you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

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For the past 24 years, Arthur Dilg did some pretty fun things, including taking his wife, Marilyn, on multiple trips to Germany to visit family. The semi-retired Christ Episcopal Church clergyman also had a chance to be a part of some blessed events, including baptizing the majority of his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as countless others outside the family. He performed numerous weddings, and he and Marilyn were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary six years ago.

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A study done with identical and fraternal twins found that some people really are more attractive to mosquitos. Find out why.

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Pre-teen girls experience many rapid changes in their minds and bodies. Sorting those out and knowing what is normal can be difficult while combatting the messages they receive from a media invested in convincing them that they need to buy products to make them better.

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The local non-profit organization Destiny Driven Youth, founded by Cynthia Beverly, President, honored 12 college graduates under the age of 30 at the Black Excellence Celebration held at the St. Peter Claver Mission Chapel Saturday night in Sulphur.

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VINTON — When retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Goodwin got an email earlier this month from his Wing Commander, Col. Samantha Weeks, asking that Christmas cards be sent to a sick child in Vinton, he decided he could do more.

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LAKE CHARLES  — Though Thanksgiving is not yet upon us, the 1911 Historic City Hall in Lake Charles was bedecked in Christmas cheer Thursday as representatives from throughout Calcasieu Parish announced upcoming holiday events in their municipalities.

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Audrey Hepburn once said, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Volunteering time and talent not only helps others; it also helps the one giving back.  

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Though mosquito season in Louisiana typically runs through October or November, increasingly warmer winters are enticing the pesky critters to overstay their welcome.

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WESTLAKE — Sadness and grief are a part of the human condition. But when those feelings remain, despite every attempt to relieve them, medical intervention may be necessary.

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LAKE CHARLES — The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has hired Bantam Strategy Group in partnership with Toole Design Group, two experienced bikeshare firms, to study the feasibility and implementation of a multi-city bikeshare system serving the City of Lake Charles and City of Sulphur.

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MOSS BLUFF — Louisiana’s Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced Wednesday that Sam Houston State Park is on track for major improvements, in large part, as a result of the state’s settlement with BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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WESTLAKE — September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. In recognition, representatives with the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Health and Human Services taught seniors how to address some medical emergencies at the Westlake Senior Center Monday.

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Setting a precedent in Calcasieu Parish and serving as a model for future endeavors of its kind, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the parish’s first STEM school at E.K. Key Elementary on Monday, August 20.