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Updated at 2:54 PM

Borscht, or beet soup, is today’s topic. Some of you may have never tasted this soup, but in many Slavic and eastern European countries it is the “soup du jour.” It has also become popular in the United States.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 2:29 PM

When a headache occurs, lie down in a darkened room, if possible. Apply a warm towel to your face, eyes, and temples, or try a cold compress on the back of your neck. Most pregnant women can safely take acetaminophen to treat occasional headaches.

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Today, sentinel lymph node biopsy is available to detect a tumor's progress and frequently spare a patient from unnecessary lymph node surgery. This targeted approach to cancer staging is available locally and performed regularly at West Calcasieu...

Updated Feb 22, 2015 at 8:24 AM

According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), between 2009 and 2012, states cut mental health care budgets by a total of​ $4.35 billion. In 2014 alone, Louisiana cut the Department of Behavioral Health's budget by $27 million...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Many people live a sedentary lifestyle for a variety of reasons. Because of their occupation, they have to sit behind a desk all day. With the advent of computers, fewer people are up and about. Salespeople, truck drivers, taxi drivers and others...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Q: How do the lungs work?

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Runners by nature are a hardy bunch, but blizzard conditions, roads narrowed by enormous snow banks and wind chill factors well below zero make traditional training simply impossible.  So what’s a runner to do?  Here are a few suggestions:

Posted Feb 13, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEK

Posted Feb 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) recently named Brenna Davis, RN, BSN, care manager, as its Employee of the Month for January.

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