AM Newscall November 29,2016

Walgreens now provides an over the counter opioid antidote. Jeff Palermo has more…

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LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for people to take part in a groundbreaking study that looks at ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Emelie Gunn reports…:

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How realistic are metal detectors along Bourbon Street in New Orleans? Don Molino has more…

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Walgreens Pharmacy has made Naloxone, an opioid antidote, available over the counter in Louisiana. LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Psychiatry James Becnel says there is an opioid overdose every 18 hours in Louisiana. He says not only addicts, but anyone who has an opioid prescription for more than two weeks should purchase naloxone.

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Becnel says the response from EMS is usually not quick enough, so having naloxone on hand could save someone from dying of an overdose.

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The price of Naloxone varies, with the easiest method of a nasal spray costing around 65 dollars. Becnel hopes more pharmacies will make this available…

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The AARP Foundation announces one million dollars in donations are being used to assist older individuals impacted by the devastating August flood. Director of AARP Louisiana, Denise Bottcher, says the money went to 16 non-profit organizations who are assisting in the rebuilding efforts. Bottcher says over 74-hundred donors provided money to help older flood victims get back in their homes….

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Governor John Bel Edwards says seeing the homes rebuilt with the money raised by AARP is inspiring. He says this donation is a blessing, because many senior citizen flood victims are on fixed incomes…

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Edwards travels to Washington D.C. today to lobby for additional money for flood recovery. The governor is seeking over three-billion dollars in federal assistance…

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LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for people to take part in a groundbreaking study that looks at ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Director for Pennington’s Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention, Jeff Keller, says they are looking at how something like hypertension can cause impairment of brain function…:

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Keller says Alzheimer’s is a complex disease without a cure or any new treatments, and this study aims to figure out which combination of medications and lifestyle changes may help people best avoid the disease. He says they are looking to enroll more than 600 older adults who are at high risk for losing important mental functions…:

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For information about how to participate in the study, log on to Keller says 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s which is likely to affect 1 in 9 people age 65 and older. He says it is the costliest disease in the US and will triple in the next 35 years…:

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Metal detectors are one possible idea to preventing future fatal shootings on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Owner of L and R Security Services Inc., Edward Robinson, says it would be tough to do logistically and expensive. He says a lot of planning would need to take place between police and the businesses along the famous street.

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L and R Security handles checkpoints for various events including Jazz Fest and LSU football games. Robinson says aside from costs, another factor to installing metal detectors is if businesses want to go along with it, as well. He says there are so many entrances to the street and…

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Robinson says numerous police officers and private security workers also be needed to monitor the metal detectors. He says manpower is part of the price for this safety measure.

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After allowing 30 or more points in four of their first five games, the Saints defense has been playing much better lately. They shutout the Rams last Sunday in the second half during a 49-21 win. Linebacker Craig Robertson credits a togetherness for the improved play…

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During the Saints 49-21 win over the Rams the theme song from the “Lion King” was played after New Orleans successful trick play that saw Willie Snead throw a touchdown pass to Tim Hightower. Coach Sean Payton also referenced the “Circle of Life” song in a postgame tweet. Offensive Tackle Zach Strief is not saying why this song is so important to the team…

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ULM closes out its regular season on Saturday against in state rival UL Lafayette. The Warhawks are 4-7, but have won two of their last three. Coach Matt Viator likes how his team has been able to run the ball lately…

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ULM is coming off a bye week, so with this being the final game of the regular season, Viator says they are treating this game like a bowl game…

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