New Orleans Magazine - August 2014

DINING GUIDE

New Banquet Menu at Austin’s Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse, 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533, AustinsNo.com Austin’s Seafood & Steakhouse, located in the heart of Metairie, is introducing a new banquet menu. Longtime favorites such as veal Austin, as well…

Writing Healthy

The School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans recently held its first annual What Does Being Healthy Mean to Me? Essay Contest. The contest set out to promote “healthier kids, healthier schools and a healthier future.” The…

The Loons of Lake Dunmore

There are moose roaming in these parts. At least that’s what the local lore says. Last summer we visited the summer home of a colleague on Vermont’s Lake Dunmore located in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Gosh Rocky, I would have…

HEALTHBEAT

In June, Ochsner’s Dr. W. Charles Sternbergh III implanted the first iliac artery branched graft in Louisiana. The implant treats aortic and iliac artery aneurysms. This device “allows for continued blood flow through this important blood vessel.” According to a…

Read & Spin

MEMOIR In History Lessons: A Memoir of Madness, Memory and the Brain, Emory University professor and historian Clifton Crais delves into his own traumatic childhood in New Orleans to uncover his past and make sense of his childhood amnesia. With…

MARQUEE

OUR TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH’S EVENTS

Sheba Turk

Like she is on air, in person Sheba Turk is buoyant and present – which is commendable considering that she’s been awake since 2:30 a.m. (3 o’clock, she says, is “sleeping in”). Her days are busy: she starts her day…

Doctors In the House

I am not sure if any other state can match this percentage, but at this moment in Louisiana politics half of its members in the U.S. House of Representatives are doctors. That is three out of six. Lawyers have always been the…

Robotics in the Operation Room

Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington recently performed the first robotic-assisted gastric sleeve surgery on the Northshore. On June 6, 2014, Dr. Ruary O’Connell completed three robotic assisted sleeve gastrectomies with the medical center’s most advanced technology. The gastric sleeve…