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  • Elizabeth's Blog: I ran, I ran so far away

    Elizabeth's Blog: I ran, I ran so far away

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-10-30 23:18:34 GMT
    In just 11 weeks, I will strike one more goal off of my bucket list.  I will run a half marathon.  I actually made this decision back in the summer, but considering that I was running two miles at theMore >>
    In just 11 weeks, I will strike one more goal off of my bucket list.  I will run a half marathon.  I actually made this decision back in the summer, but considering that I was running two miles at theMore >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: Rise of the Robots

    Elizabeth's Blog: Rise of the Robots

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-08-28 22:44:17 GMT
    You know what? I'm tired. I'm tired of all the ranting, the criticizing, the "Miley Cyrus is carrying our culture to Hades in a hand basket dragging our youth, gyrating, behind her." I'm tired of the emailsMore >>
    After a week overloaded with social media silliness, Elizabeth talks technology burn out.
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  • Summer temps mean heat dangers

    Summer temps mean heat dangers

    The oppressive heat that rolls over the city each summer is as tangible as the heat waves rising up from the concrete.  "The big influence during the summer months is the moisture that comes in off theMore >>
    It's no surprise that it's hot outside.  However, each summer people still succumb to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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  • Elizabeth's Blog: Skinny vs Healthy

    Elizabeth's Blog: Skinny vs Healthy

    Monday, May 13 2013 1:48 PM EDT2013-05-13 17:48:47 GMT
    This week I did a story entitled, "Skinny by summer." In it, I took a look at this season's fad diets and health fitness trends in order to help our viewers get started on that beach body.  Folks, I haveMore >>
    What is skinny? What is healthy? And are they the same thing?  Elizabeth takes a look in her blog.More >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: Calling for re-do

    Elizabeth's Blog: Calling for re-do

    A funny thing happens in a newsroom when breaking news hits.  Everyone is in motion. You're checking sources; you have an ear on the national news; you're watching the news feeds, checking Facebook, searchingMore >>
    After what has been a trying week for many in the nation, Elizabeth calls for a re-do and talks about how we can be a healthy, positive force. More >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: Talkin' in my sleep

    Elizabeth's Blog: Talkin' in my sleep

    Friday, March 22 2013 11:42 AM EDT2013-03-22 15:42:15 GMT
    I'll tell you what, folks, I love my sleep.  More than that, I need my sleep.  As my friends and coworkers can attest to, I do not function without my seven to eight hours a night.  In college, I may haveMore >>
    When the going gets chaotic, the first thing to go is sleep. But, is that doing more harm than good?More >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: The new plague

    Elizabeth's Blog: The new plague

    Baton Rouge leads the nation in new AIDS cases. For the second time in the row.   According to HAART, the Capitol City is also second for HIV and Louisiana is fourth in the nation for estimated AIDS cases. (AllMore >>
    Baton Rouge leads the nation in new AIDS cases. So, what aren't we doing right?
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  • Elizabeth's Blog: The devil is in the details

    Elizabeth's Blog: The devil is in the details

    Monday, February 25 2013 12:54 PM EST2013-02-25 17:54:15 GMT
    For the past few weeks, I've had to adjust my exercise routine.  It's not due to an injury or illness, but because of a potential side effect.  My doctor recently gave me medicine to treat a pesky andMore >>
    The thing about medicine and health in general is that the devil is in the details, and when you don't read the fine print, the results could be disastrous.More >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: Listen to your heart

    Elizabeth's Blog: Listen to your heart

    Monday, February 11 2013 2:38 PM EST2013-02-11 19:38:01 GMT
    It's February and aside from the purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras, you've probably noticed another predominant color hanging about: red.  No, this is not a promotion for Valentine's Day.  However,More >>
    Elizabeth talks about why February is near and dear to her heart.  And no, it has nothing to do with Cupid. More >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: Dealing with Grief

    Elizabeth's Blog: Dealing with Grief

    Friday, January 25 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-01-25 23:21:48 GMT
    My mother described grief as if it were ocean waves.  They hit you hard, sometimes knocking you down.  Just when you think you will drown, it will roll out.  The pressure releases and air fills your lungsMore >>
    Grief and sadness are emotions we've all felt, but how do we deal with it? Elizabeth gives a personal perspective on coping with grief. More >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: We're all a little mad here, aren't we?

    Elizabeth's Blog: We're all a little mad here, aren't we?

    Jan 21, 2013 11:00 PM 2013-01-25 23:14:43 GMT
    This week, I took at trip to the movies to watch Silver Linings Playbook.  The plot follows Pat, played by Bradley Cooper, a man diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  Throughout the movie, you watch Pat attemptMore >>
    Most people have known someone who has struggled with depression, addiction or other mental issues. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of conversation in how to handle these situations.More >>
  • Elizabeth's Blog: Meet the medical correspondent

    Elizabeth's Blog: Meet the medical correspondent

    With my first week as WAFB's medical correspondent successfully behind me, I thought now would be an appropriate time to introduce myself. Hello, my name is Elizabeth Vowell, and I am not a medical professional.More >>
    With my first week as WAFB's medical correspondent successfully behind me, I thought now would be an appropriate time to introduce myself. Hello, my name is Elizabeth Vowell, and I am not a medical professional. I just play one on TV.More >>
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  • Elizabeth Vowell

    Elizabeth Vowell

    Traffic Reporter9News This Morning, 9News at 5 Birthplace: Edwards A.F.B., CaliforniaArrived in Baton Rouge:  August 2012, 2000-2004 Education: B.A. Of Arts from University of New HampshireDual Degree:More >>
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