Britney Glaser - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Britney Glaser

I am honored to be able to share the news in the same community where I was raised.    

My television career actually started at KPLC when I was 16. I landed a spot as a teen reporter and never looked back! 

My passion is telling stories that can spark positive change in a community. I grew up just north of Lake Charles, in Dry Creek, and can truly say there is no better career for me than sharing the news with communities throughout Southwest Louisiana.

I have a degree in mass communications from Louisiana State University. At LSU, I had the opportunity to work for the campus television station, TigerTV and intern at WBRZ in Baton Rouge, The New York Times, CBS News, and with organizations in Washington, D.C., and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

After graduating in 2006, I accepted my first on-air job at KPLC as a reporter. Over the next few years, I moved to weekend anchor and eventually to morning anchor/health reporter. I then worked as a weekend anchor/evening reporter for two years at KCEN in Waco, Texas before deciding to put roots back down at home. 

In 2012, I came back to KPLC and rejoined the 7News Sunrise team.  I am also the health reporter and do a monthly feature called "The New Family Tree," highlighting local children in foster care who are ready to be adopted into a forever family. This is a cause incredibly close to my heart, as an adoptive mother to a son, who spent one year in foster care.

Those efforts have led to recognition by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services as the 2014 Media Advocate for Adoption Award recipient, the 2015 Hector San Miguel Memorial Award recipient, the 2016 Pinnacle Light of Hope recipient, and a 2016 Louisiana Angel in Adoption.

I have been recognized by the Louisiana Associated Press with eight television awards for reporting, two meritorious reporting awards from the Louisiana State Medical Society, and the 2013 Michael E. DeBakey Award for Journalism from the Foundation for Biomedical Research in Washington, D.C.

When I'm not running around the newsroom, you might see me running around the lakefront! I love being outdoors, spending time with my family, going to local festivals, being a part of Trinity Baptist Church and serving with volunteer groups.

I did nab the ultimate Texas souvenir during my tenure to the West: I married an Aggie, Matt Felder, in May 2012. We welcomed our first child, Lila Rose, in February 2015. Our family grew quickly after that, with the addition of our son, James, adopted through foster care in December 2016. He is just four months younger than Lila. And in November 2016, we welcomed our third child, a daughter named Adeline. That's three kids within 21 months...haha!

You can read Britney's most recent stories at the bottom of this page.

Send Britney an email or like her on Facebook. The Sunrise Facebook fan page can be found HERE. Britney's personal blog, "Britney Off Script," can be found HERE.

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  • Britney Glaser makes bittersweet announcement about departure

    Britney Glaser makes bittersweet announcement about departure

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-04-16 12:00:46 GMT
    7News Sunrise and Fox29 Morning Show co-anchor, Britney Glaser, shares a moment at home with her family. (Source: KPLC)7News Sunrise and Fox29 Morning Show co-anchor, Britney Glaser, shares a moment at home with her family. (Source: KPLC)
    7News Sunrise and Fox29 Morning Show co-anchor, Britney Glaser, shares a moment at home with her family. (Source: KPLC)7News Sunrise and Fox29 Morning Show co-anchor, Britney Glaser, shares a moment at home with her family. (Source: KPLC)
    One of the greatest privileges of sharing the news with you each day is that we also get to share our lives with you - as you invite us into your homes each morning. It is truly an honor and one that I've cherished for 10 years with you here at KPLC and for the past year on Fox29. That's what is making this announcement that I will be stepping away from this job especially emotional to share.  There is a popular quote, "The days are long, but the years are short."...More >>
    One of the greatest privileges of sharing the news with you each day is that we also get to share our lives with you - as you invite us into your homes each morning. It is truly an honor and one that I've cherished for 10 years with you here at KPLC and for the past year on Fox29. That's what is making this announcement that I will be stepping away from this job especially emotional to share.  There is a popular quote, "The days are long, but the years are short."...More >>
  • A coach's ultimate gratitude

    A coach's ultimate gratitude

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:18 AM EST2017-11-24 16:18:35 GMT
    Elton Lady Indians basketball coaches, Roland LaComb and Kim Captain, on their kidney transplant day. (Source: KPLC)Elton Lady Indians basketball coaches, Roland LaComb and Kim Captain, on their kidney transplant day. (Source: KPLC)

    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

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    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

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  • Two brothers ask for a family this Christmas

    Two brothers ask for a family this Christmas

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:14 AM EST2017-12-13 15:14:38 GMT
    Trevon and Dionta have spent years in foster care and are asking to be adopted into a forever family this Christmas. (Source: KPLC)Trevon and Dionta have spent years in foster care and are asking to be adopted into a forever family this Christmas. (Source: KPLC)

    While the hottest toys top the Christmas wish lists of most kids this time of year, two young brothers are hoping for something much different. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the boys are asking for a forever family.

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    While the hottest toys top the Christmas wish lists of most kids this time of year, two young brothers are hoping for something much different. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the boys are asking for a forever family.

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  • 14-year-old Miah longs for forever family

    14-year-old Miah longs for forever family

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-10-04 16:32:37 GMT
    14-year-old Miah is in foster care, but hoping to be adopted into a forever family soon. (Source: KPLC)14-year-old Miah is in foster care, but hoping to be adopted into a forever family soon. (Source: KPLC)

    A new family, a new school, and a new city hours away from the place she calls home have been hard on 14-year-old Miah. KPLC's Britney Glaser shares that Miah is hoping to be adopted into a forever family.

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    A new family, a new school, and a new city hours away from the place she calls home have been hard on 14-year-old Miah. KPLC's Britney Glaser shares that Miah is hoping to be adopted into a forever family.

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  • Community Pregnancy Center in need of donated breast pumps

    Community Pregnancy Center in need of donated breast pumps

    Friday, August 4 2017 6:04 AM EDT2017-08-04 10:04:45 GMT

    If you have a breast pump that you no longer need, there's a big demand for them with the Community Pregnancy Center in DeRidder.     

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    If you have a breast pump that you no longer need, there's a big demand for them with the Community Pregnancy Center in DeRidder.     

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  • Bring Braylon back home through adoption

    Bring Braylon back home through adoption

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 8:24 AM EDT2017-08-02 12:24:59 GMT
    Braylon is a 10-year-old boy who has spent many, many months in foster care, waiting to be adopted into a permanent family. (Source: KPLC)Braylon is a 10-year-old boy who has spent many, many months in foster care, waiting to be adopted into a permanent family. (Source: KPLC)

    Far from home and without a permanent family: 10-year-old Braylon is in foster care hours away from Lake Charles because of a shortage of foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser met up with Braylon for this month's The New Family Tree. 

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    Far from home and without a permanent family: 10-year-old Braylon is in foster care hours away from Lake Charles because of a shortage of foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser met up with Braylon for this month's The New Family Tree. 

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  • What's Going Around: travel-related illnesses

    What's Going Around: travel-related illnesses

    Sunday, July 30 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-07-30 23:16:26 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Travelers' Health guide detailing infectious disease alerts by country, region, and recommended vaccines for certain areas of travel. (Source: CDC)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Travelers' Health guide detailing infectious disease alerts by country, region, and recommended vaccines for certain areas of travel. (Source: CDC)

    Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses go on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a growing list of travel advisories to many countries and if you don't take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around. 

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    Traveler's diarrhea, malaria, Zika virus, and the sicknesses go on. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC has a long, growing list of travel advisories to many countries this summer and if you do not take early precautions, you could find yourself with What's Going Around this week. 

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  • Secure medical image sharing for faster, better care

    Secure medical image sharing for faster, better care

    Thursday, July 27 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-07-27 18:01:27 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Director of Radiology, Scott Daigle, shows how the Nuance PowerShare App works, a cloud-based platform to securely view and share medical images. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Director of Radiology, Scott Daigle, shows how the Nuance PowerShare App works, a cloud-based platform to securely view and share medical images. (Source: KPLC)

    If you have ever had imaging done at a medical office or hospital, then had to go to another office for follow-up, chances are, you have had to go with a CD of your file or paper copy. That is changing thanks to a medical image sharing network.

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    If you have ever had imaging done at a medical office or hospital, then had to go to another office for follow-up, chances are, you have had to go with a CD of your file or paper copy. That is changing thanks to a medical image sharing network.

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  • Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:26 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:26:02 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)

    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

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  • What's Going Around: roseola

    What's Going Around: roseola

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-07-20 10:56:57 GMT
    Roseola is a generally mild infection caused by two strains of herpes virus. (Source: KPLC)Roseola is a generally mild infection caused by two strains of herpes virus. (Source: KPLC)

    A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection. 

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    A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection. 

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  • Pediatric specialty clinic opens in Lake Charles

    Pediatric specialty clinic opens in Lake Charles

    Friday, July 14 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-07-14 11:52:00 GMT
    The Women’s & Children’s Specialty Center - Lake Charles recently opened at 1890 W. Gauthier Road, Suite 115 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)The Women’s & Children’s Specialty Center - Lake Charles recently opened at 1890 W. Gauthier Road, Suite 115 in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    If you have a child with special medical needs, no doubt you have spent hours traveling to specialist appointments out of town.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a new pediatric specialty clinic is now open in Lake Charles, relieving the burden of traveling a long distance.

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    If you have a child with special medical needs, no doubt you have spent hours traveling to specialist appointments out of town.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a new pediatric specialty clinic is now open in Lake Charles, relieving the burden of traveling a long distance.

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  • What's Going Around: athlete's foot

    What's Going Around: athlete's foot

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-07-13 11:07:04 GMT
    Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection and Dr. Tyson Green at Center for Orthopaedics says he's seeing a lot of infections this summer. (Source: CDC)Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection and Dr. Tyson Green at Center for Orthopaedics says he's seeing a lot of infections this summer. (Source: CDC)

    A contagious fungal infection that affects the feet is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports athlete's foot is typically not serious, but it can be challenging to treat.

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    A contagious fungal infection that affects the feet is What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports athlete's foot is typically not serious, but it can be challenging to treat.

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  • Swimming advisories at 11 SWLA beaches

    Swimming advisories at 11 SWLA beaches

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:20 AM EDT2017-07-07 12:20:35 GMT
    The Louisiana Beach Monitoring Program has posted swim advisories at 11 of the 14 Southwest Louisiana beaches this week, due to high bacteria levels. (Source: KPLC)The Louisiana Beach Monitoring Program has posted swim advisories at 11 of the 14 Southwest Louisiana beaches this week, due to high bacteria levels. (Source: KPLC)

    Nearly every beach in Southwest Louisiana is under a health advisory for high bacteria levels this week, but does that mean you should avoid them altogether? KPLC's Britney Glaser takes that question to a public health officer to see the magnitude of the threat.

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    Nearly every beach in Southwest Louisiana is under a health advisory for high bacteria levels this week, but does that mean you should avoid them altogether? KPLC's Britney Glaser takes that question to a public health officer to see the magnitude of the threat.

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  • A forever family for Kendrick

    A forever family for Kendrick

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-07-05 11:30:02 GMT
    In September 2016, we featured Kendrick in The New Family Tree, as he shared his desire to be adopted. We were there for his adoption day as he became a member of the Case family. (Source: KPLC)In September 2016, we featured Kendrick in The New Family Tree, as he shared his desire to be adopted. We were there for his adoption day as he became a member of the Case family. (Source: KPLC)

    A 12-year-old boy no longer has to worry about moving through foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes us inside the courtroom for Kendrick's special adoption day.

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    A 12-year-old boy no longer has to worry about moving through foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes us inside the courtroom for Kendrick's special adoption day.

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  • Swimmer's red eyes: chlorine or something else?

    Swimmer's red eyes: chlorine or something else?

    Friday, June 30 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-06-30 11:30:41 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a public campaign through the healthy swimming program to alert swimmers about some of the health risks in the water. (Source: CDC)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a public campaign through the healthy swimming program to alert swimmers about some of the health risks in the water. (Source: CDC)

    Do your eyes turn red after swimming in a pool or water park? When the head of the CDC's healthy swimming program shared some insight into swimming pools, he opened a lot of eyes about the culprit behind the red eyes.

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    Do your eyes turn red after swimming in a pool or water park? When the head of the CDC's healthy swimming program shared some insight into swimming pools, he opened a lot of eyes about the culprit behind the red eyes.

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  • What's Going Around: water-borne sickness, swimmer's ear

    What's Going Around: water-borne sickness, swimmer's ear

    Thursday, June 29 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-06-29 11:58:34 GMT
    Swimmer's ear is one of the summer-related sicknesses bringing more people in to the WCCH emergency department this week. (Source: KPLC)Swimmer's ear is one of the summer-related sicknesses bringing more people in to the WCCH emergency department this week. (Source: KPLC)

    Before you take a dip in the pool or head to the beach, listen up about What's Going Around this week.There is an uptick in water-related bugs, swimmer's ear infections and summer rashes. 

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    Before you take a dip in the pool or head to the beach, listen up about What's Going Around this week.There is an uptick in water-related bugs, swimmer's ear infections and summer rashes. 

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  • Erasing spider veins

    Erasing spider veins

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:49 AM EDT2017-06-28 10:49:07 GMT
    Liquid sclerotherapy can make spider veins disappear before your eyes, by scarring down these tiny veins. (Source: KPLC)Liquid sclerotherapy can make spider veins disappear before your eyes, by scarring down these tiny veins. (Source: KPLC)

    Summertime is the season of shorts and swimsuits, and for many women, their dreaded spider veins on bigger display. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports sclerotherapy can make them disappear.

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    Summertime is the season of shorts and swimsuits, and for many women, their dreaded spider veins on bigger display. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports sclerotherapy can make them disappear.

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  • What's Going Around: dermatitis

    What's Going Around: dermatitis

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:55 AM EDT2017-06-22 11:55:41 GMT
    Dermatitis, associated with poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)Dermatitis, associated with poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac is What's Going Around this week. (Source: KPLC)

    The strong winds associated with Tropical Storm Cindy likely have leaves or tree branches blown into your yard.  Before you start the clean-up process, you need to be vigilant against What's Going Around this week.

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    The strong winds associated with Tropical Storm Cindy likely have leaves or tree branches blown into your yard.  Before you start the clean-up process, you need to be vigilant against What's Going Around this week.

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  • St. Jude Affiliate Clinic gives cancer care closer to home

    St. Jude Affiliate Clinic gives cancer care closer to home

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-06-21 12:34:16 GMT
    Six-year-old Hadlee Henry and her mom, Corren, await Hadlee's weekly chemo treatment at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge. (Source: KPLC)Six-year-old Hadlee Henry and her mom, Corren, await Hadlee's weekly chemo treatment at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge. (Source: KPLC)

    Pediatric cancer care closer to home: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an eight-hour drive or plane ride away for families in Southwest Louisiana, but an affiliate clinic in Baton Rouge is offering a seamless transition in care.

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    Pediatric cancer care closer to home: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an eight-hour drive or plane ride away for families in Southwest Louisiana, but an affiliate clinic in Baton Rouge is offering a seamless transition in care.

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  • Community garden in the works in North Lake Charles

    Community garden in the works in North Lake Charles

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:29 AM EDT2017-06-16 11:29:45 GMT
    Volunteers are working to get the ground tilled for the Mill St. community garden in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)Volunteers are working to get the ground tilled for the Mill St. community garden in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    Ground is being tilled on a big piece of property in North Lake Charles to bring the first of its kind community garden to the entire city. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports for it to be successful, lots of volunteers are needed to get involved!

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    Ground is being tilled on a big piece of property in North Lake Charles to bring the first of its kind community garden to the entire city. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports for it to be successful, lots of volunteers are needed to get involved!

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  • What's Going Around: staph infections

    What's Going Around: staph infections

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-06-15 11:37:45 GMT
    Dr. Tim Haman, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital infectious disease physician, says he is seeing staph infections every day in the hospital and clinic setting. (Source: KPLC)Dr. Tim Haman, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital infectious disease physician, says he is seeing staph infections every day in the hospital and clinic setting. (Source: KPLC)

    One of the most common germs found on people's skin and in their noses is creeping into the body and causing infections. Staph infections are what's going around this week.

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    One of the most common germs found on people's skin and in their noses is creeping into the body and causing infections. Staph infections are what's going around this week.

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  • C. diff vaccine trial fast-tracked by FDA

    C. diff vaccine trial fast-tracked by FDA

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-06-13 18:28:40 GMT
    A clinical trial is underway to develop a C. diff vaccine. (Source: Cdiffense)A clinical trial is underway to develop a C. diff vaccine. (Source: Cdiffense)

    A clinical trial for a C. diff vaccine has been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration to get protection to people most at risk as quickly, and safely, as possible.

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    A clinical trial for a C. diff vaccine has been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration to get protection to people most at risk as quickly, and safely, as possible.

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  • What's Going Around: Salmonella

    What's Going Around: Salmonella

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-06-07 12:55:23 GMT
    The CDC is currently investigating eight different Salmonella outbreaks in 47 states, connected to backyard chickens. (Source: CDC)The CDC is currently investigating eight different Salmonella outbreaks in 47 states, connected to backyard chickens. (Source: CDC)

    Nearly 400 people have been sickened in salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC is investigating eight different outbreaks in 47 states, including Louisiana. 

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    Nearly 400 people have been sickened in salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the CDC is investigating eight different outbreaks in 47 states, including Louisiana. 

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  • Four spots open for Royal Family Kids Camp

    Four spots open for Royal Family Kids Camp

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-06-07 12:03:48 GMT
    Royal Family Kids Camp is set to happen for the first time in Southwest Louisiana in July. (Source: Royal Family KIds Camp)Royal Family Kids Camp is set to happen for the first time in Southwest Louisiana in July. (Source: Royal Family KIds Camp)

    A special sleep-away camp for children in foster care is happening in Beauregard Parish this summer. In this month's The New Family Tree, KPLC's Britney Glaser explains there are still several spots open for female campers between the ages of 6-12.

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    A special sleep-away camp for children in foster care is happening in Beauregard Parish this summer. In this month's The New Family Tree, KPLC's Britney Glaser explains there are still several spots open for female campers between the ages of 6-12.

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  • What's Going Around: whooping cough

    What's Going Around: whooping cough

    Thursday, June 1 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-06-01 12:03:14 GMT
    Whooping cough or pertussis is What's Going Around this week in Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)Whooping cough or pertussis is What's Going Around this week in Southwest Louisiana. (Source: KPLC)

    A highly contagious respiratory disease known for its distinctive cough is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a handful of cases of whooping cough in local children is concerning in the medical community.

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    A highly contagious respiratory disease known for its distinctive cough is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports a handful of cases of whooping cough in local children is concerning in the medical community.

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  • High demand for healthcare jobs

    High demand for healthcare jobs

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:56:00 GMT
    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with in-demand healthcare jobs. (Source: KPLC)HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with in-demand healthcare jobs. (Source: KPLC)

    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with hundreds of local healthcare-related jobs in Southwest Louisiana. 

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    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with hundreds of local healthcare-related jobs in Southwest Louisiana. 

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  • What's Going Around: shigella

    What's Going Around: shigella

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-05-25 12:03:15 GMT
    People with shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. (Source: KPLC)People with shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. (Source: KPLC)

    A contagious infectious disease that might make you think you have an extreme stomach bug is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to Dr. Anatole Karpovs, who has been treating young patients with shigella.

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    A contagious infectious disease that might make you think you have an extreme stomach bug is what's going around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to Dr. Anatole Karpovs, who has been treating young patients with shigella.

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  • Blood supply at critical level

    Blood supply at critical level

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:09:39 GMT
    LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)

    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

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    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

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  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis common in contact lens wearers

    Giant papillary conjunctivitis common in contact lens wearers

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:09:37 GMT
    Vision Source associate optometrist, Dr. Madison Wall-Hayes, says she is seeing more cases of giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, which you can see on the inside of the upper eyelid. (Source: KPLC)Vision Source associate optometrist, Dr. Madison Wall-Hayes, says she is seeing more cases of giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, which you can see on the inside of the upper eyelid. (Source: KPLC)

    If you wear contact lenses or suffer from seasonal allergies, you will want to pay special attention to this Healthcast. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains the irritating eye condition called giant papillary conjunctivitis. 

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    If you wear contact lenses or suffer from seasonal allergies, you will want to pay special attention to this Healthcast. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains the irritating eye condition called giant papillary conjunctivitis. 

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  • What's Going Around: sore throats

    What's Going Around: sore throats

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:11:10 GMT
    Viral sore throats and strep throat are what's going around this week, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care. (Source: KPLC)Viral sore throats and strep throat are what's going around this week, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care. (Source: KPLC)

    If your throat is feeling sore or you are feeling pain swallowing, you might have what's going around this week. Viral sore throats and strep throat are the main culprits, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care.

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    If your throat is feeling sore or you are feeling pain swallowing, you might have what's going around this week. Viral sore throats and strep throat are the main culprits, according to Dr. Robert Anderson at Calcasieu Urgent Care.

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  • Loaner Closet ready to lend medical equipment

    Loaner Closet ready to lend medical equipment

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-05-17 12:19:07 GMT
    The community Loaner Closet at the Southwest Louisiana Independence center is open to people in need of medical equipment and with gently-used items to donate. (Source: KPLC)The community Loaner Closet at the Southwest Louisiana Independence center is open to people in need of medical equipment and with gently-used items to donate. (Source: KPLC)

    From wheelchairs to walkers, hospital beds and crutches, medical equipment is something most of us will need one day or have already used. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that's why the SLIC Loaner Closet exists. 
     

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    From wheelchairs to walkers, hospital beds and crutches, medical equipment is something most of us will need one day or have already used. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that's why the SLIC Loaner Closet exists. 
     

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  • Mom to Many: 100 kids and counting

    Mom to Many: 100 kids and counting

    Friday, May 12 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-05-12 12:03:57 GMT
    Easter Belizare visits with her former foster son, Andre Frank, in her Lake Charles home. (Source: KPLC)Easter Belizare visits with her former foster son, Andre Frank, in her Lake Charles home. (Source: KPLC)

    Mother's Day is Sunday and one Lake Charles mom will be the center of many people's celebrations! That's because she has mothered 100 boys and counting. KPLC's Britney Glaser introduces us to 82-year-old Easter Belizare.

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    Mother's Day is Sunday and one Lake Charles mom will be the center of many people's celebrations! That's because she has mothered 100 boys and counting. KPLC's Britney Glaser introduces us to 82-year-old Easter Belizare.

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  • Warning about animal bites after raccoon bites toddler

    Warning about animal bites after raccoon bites toddler

    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-05-11 12:09:34 GMT
    This is the time of year pediatricians are reporting more animal bites in children. (Source: KPLC)This is the time of year pediatricians are reporting more animal bites in children. (Source: KPLC)

    A warning about animal bites and your children after a local toddler was recently bitten by a raccoon. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a pediatrician about how best to treat animal bites.

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    A warning about animal bites and your children after a local toddler was recently bitten by a raccoon. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a pediatrician about how best to treat animal bites.

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  • Seasonal allergies in pets

    Seasonal allergies in pets

    Friday, May 5 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-05-05 14:08:51 GMT
    Seasonal allergies in cats and dogs are seen through excessive scratching and recurring ear infections. (Source: KPLC)Seasonal allergies in cats and dogs are seen through excessive scratching and recurring ear infections. (Source: KPLC)

    Seasonal allergies can certainly make people feel miserable this time of year, but did you know your pet could also be feeling under the weather? KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the symptoms are different in animals and there are specific treatments to give relief.

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    Seasonal allergies can certainly make people feel miserable this time of year, but did you know your pet could also be feeling under the weather? KPLC's Britney Glaser reports the symptoms are different in animals and there are specific treatments to give relief.

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  • Shortage of foster homes

    Shortage of foster homes

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-02 18:34:54 GMT
    There are more than 450 children in foster care in Southwest Louisiana and only 240 certified foster homes. (Souce: KPLC)There are more than 450 children in foster care in Southwest Louisiana and only 240 certified foster homes. (Souce: KPLC)

    More than 450 children in Southwest Louisiana are in foster care today, yet there are only about 240 certified foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how you can be a solution to this problem.

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    More than 450 children in Southwest Louisiana are in foster care today, yet there are only about 240 certified foster homes. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how you can be a solution to this problem.

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  • What's Going Around: pneumonia and strep throat

    What's Going Around: pneumonia and strep throat

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:56:17 GMT
    Pneumonia is typically a more common illness in the winter months, but it's being seen now, in the heart of spring. (Source: KPLC)Pneumonia is typically a more common illness in the winter months, but it's being seen now, in the heart of spring. (Source: KPLC)

    You might think of pneumonia as a cold weather bug, but it's what's going around this week, in the heart of spring. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes you inside an ER, where numbers are up for pneumonia.

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    You might think of pneumonia as a cold weather bug, but it's what's going around this week, in the heart of spring. KPLC's Britney Glaser takes you inside an ER, where numbers are up for pneumonia.

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  • Anti-glare lens coating helps minimize eye strain

    Anti-glare lens coating helps minimize eye strain

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:41:23 GMT
    Anti-glare lens coatings can minimize distracting glares on eyeglasses. (Source: KPLC)Anti-glare lens coatings can minimize distracting glares on eyeglasses. (Source: KPLC)

    10 hours a day: that's how long most of us spend in front of a computer or phone screen each day. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that time can do numbers on your eyes, particularly for eyeglasses wearers.

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    10 hours a day: that's how long most of us spend in front of a computer or phone screen each day. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that time can do numbers on your eyes, particularly for eyeglasses wearers.

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