6:30 LRN Newscast

There’s good economic development news for Louisiana. Educational software company, SchoolMint, announces it’s moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Lafayette. The company’s decision means 178 new jobs and over 200 indirect jobs. Governor Edwards says this is further evidence of the state’s economic growth for the 21st century…
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Over in Calcasieu Parish, Imperial Health Urgent Care Center in Moss Bluff is the only health facility in Louisiana participating in a nationwide trial where COVID-19 patients are receiving monoclonal antibody treatments. Doctor Jason Morris says they want to nail down how much of the treatment they need to administer…
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According to a study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a rise in chronic conditions is putting more Louisiana residents at risk for colorectal cancer. Blue Cross of Louisiana Medical Director Dr. Jeremy Wigginton says there has been a substantial uptick in cancer cases for those with inflammatory colon conditions.
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Diabetes and diagnosed obesity are also contributing factors and Louisiana saw significant increases in all of these major risk factors in the study period between 2014 and 2018.