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2013 Elite 97 Nurses Banquet
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Elite 97 Nurses Banquet Set For September 9th at Petroleum Club — Enter To Win

97.3 The Dawg has 97 invitations to hand out for you and a guest to be a part of the Nurses Banquet, so make sure you enter today.

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Fist Bump
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Fist Bumps Pass 95% Less Germs Than a Handshake

Goodbye handshakes, hello fist bumps -- that is, if you want to pass along a lot less germs.

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Boustany Says VA Clinics For Acadiana Soon To Be Reality [Audio]

Better access to health care for Acadiana's veterans could be a reality very soon. Congress is expected to vote this week to authorize VA clinics for Lafayette and Lake Charles.

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Louisiana Near The Bottom In Child Well Being Survey

Another survey puts Louisiana near the bottom in child well-being. See what the categories were and why we fell short of so many other states. You can also find out which states scored worse than we did.

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Chewing Gum
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Louisiana Doctor Receives Grant To Study Cancer Preventing Gum

An LSU Shreveport Doctor receives 50-Thousand Dollars to study chewing gum. Chewing gum that might one day prevent cancer.

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Three West Nile Cases Discovered In State

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has discovered three cases of West Nile Virus. Authorities say they usually see more cases before this time of year.

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Race Against the Clock Marathon Blood Drive Set for This Thursday and Friday with United Blood Services

97.3 The Dawg is once again proud to be part of the Race Against Clock Marathon Blood Drive with our friends at United Blood Services. The 2-day, 24-hour community event is scheduled or Thursday, July 10th from 7am-10pm then Friday, July 11th from 7am-4pm.

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Edible Plants
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Bayou Vermilion District Hosts Edible Wild Plants Program

Could you survive if you were lost in the wilds of South Louisiana? Knowing how to find food could save your life. The Bayou Vermilion hosts a workshop to show you how to find, cook, and eat wild plants.

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synthetic marijiana bust, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office
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Poison Control Having Trouble Keeping Up With Synthetic Weed Bans

The Poison Control Center's director says there are so many chemicals that can cause a cannabis-like high, that it's hard to keep up with the manufacturers.

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GRAND ISLE, LA (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Louisiana Beaches Get Low Marks In New Survey

Louisiana beaches score poorly in a recent survey of beach water quality. There is something you can do to improve that statistic the next time you visit a Louisiana beach.

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