Children’s Hospital has opened an after-hours clinic in Metairie. Patients from newborn to 21 are welcome Mondays through Fridays from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. No appointment required.

In America, even the most pious eaters among us are hard pressed to avoid sugar. It can be found in various forms in nearly everything we eat, from highly processed fast food and snacks to dairy and bread. The Sugar Detox, by Brooke Alpert, MS, RD, CDN and Tulane University clinical associate professor and dermatologist and skin care expert at Old Metairie Dermatology Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD, attempts to bust your sugar addiction. The book outlines a comprehensive, one-month plan to kick the sugar habit and improve your health and your complexion.

On Oct. 11, enjoy dinner and a silent auction during the Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala at Mardi Gras World New Orleans. The L’Dor V’Dor after-party benefits Women’s Services at Touro Infirmary and features music by the Mississippi Rail Co., and Panorama Jazz Band, as well as late night snacks and an open bar. The gala is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the after-party is 9 p.m. to midnight. Ticket prices for the gala vary and are $50 at the door for L’Dor V’Dor. Visit

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