New Orleans Magazine - July 2007

ORTHOPEDICS - Medical Advertising Section

ORTHOPEDIC UPDATESince the hurricanes of 2005, some of the busiest medical professionals in the New Orleans metro area are those in the field of Orthopedics. Orthopedics, the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletalsystem, is…

MENTAL HEALTH - MEDICAL Advertising Section

MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRYAddiction Recovery Resources of New OrleansDr. Alphonse Kenison Roy, III is Medical Director of Addiction Recovery Resources (ARRNO), Louisiana’s premier alcohol and chemical dependency treatment center. ARRNO offers confidential, comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment forindividuals and families. A treatment…

HOSPITAL BUZZ - Medical Advertising Section

LOUISIANA MEDICAL CENTER & HEART HOSPITALAnyone who still has doubts about how well the healthcare system in Louisiana has rebounded since Hurricane Katrina should look no further than Louisiana Medical Center & Heart Hospital. The hospital, which opened in February…

TOP DOCTORS - Our Second post-Katrina list

We take health care reporting quite seriously. There is no perfect way to determine the city’s best physicians but we use a service that we feel is as good as possible. Here are some questions and answers about the methodology.…

Dr. Mary's Monkey

Physician and columnist Dr. Brobson Lutz examines a book that alleges a 1960s medical conspiracy with global implications. Any New Orleans list of best physicians from the 1960s would include Dr. Alton Ochsner, Sr., and Dr. Mary Sherman. Both Ochsner…

Staying Above Water

The double-wide trailer that passes for New Orleans Police Department’s 3rd District station is full of mismatched folding chairs and donated furniture, some pieces shiny and new, others old and musty. Some of the linoleum floor tiles are cracked, some…

Home: Una Casa Del Color En Bywater

With an exterior as cheerful as a daffodil and a touch of parrot green for the ceiling, you may think you’re in Spain or the Caribbean when you drive up to Julie Jones’ camelback shotgun-style house in Bywater. “Yes, I…

BIT BY BIT

My personal recommendation for surviving August is to have a snowball every day. About half way through one, you can feel your body cooling off. It’s magic!Back-to-school or end-of-summer parties can be fun if you don’t heat up the kitchen…

HEALTH BEAT

• Dr. Joseph Guarisco, M.D., Systems Director of Emergency Medicine at Ochsner Health System advises New Orleanians to stay cool through the very end of summer. To prevent heat stroke, Guarisco recommends drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine and…

CRIME FIGHTING: BREAKING CRIME’S GRIP

Graymond Martin is thinking outside of the box … again.“You ready?” he smiles over coffee.The phrase is Martin’s rhetorical tip-off. He is preparing for another philosophical “joy ride,” a creative departure from the more predictable strategies of local law enforcement.A…

EDUCATION: LANGSTON HUGHES

Today is Friday, August 26, 2005Friday is the fifth day of the school week.It is sunny outside.Today will be a good day.Ateacher at Langston Hughes Elementary School wrote these words on a blackboard on the last school day before Hurricane…

GAMBLING ON REAL ESTATE

Own a damaged home in the area and still pondering what to do with it? Here’s your best advice: Fix it or forget it.A full two years after the events that changed everything, the widely varying condition of thousands of…

NEWS BEAT: Global threats to a ”monumental” city

It turns out New Orleans and Iraq have more in common than just the prevalence of Army National Guard Humvees cruising their streets. The storm-ravaged city and the war-ravaged Middle Eastern country now share high profile billing on a list…

Read & Spin

CDSSouthern Sexual, the collaboration of Angie Shlonk on guitar and vocals and Warren America on vocals and electronics, encompasses a lot of what we love about New Orleans. Eccentric, spicy and irreverent, their new album, In A Failing Third World…

MUSIC: Valid Records

Rob Wagner, an all-purpose man on the saxophone, has been pushing the boundaries of modern jazz for years. Until Katrina, Wagner was a central figure in the community of post-bebop players such as James Singleton, Tony Dagradi and others, in…

NEWS BEAT: Iko Iko in the classroom

Most people encounter Mardi Gras Indians on the streets when these standard bearers of a uniquely New Orleans cultural ritual hold parades. But this summer a group of young students got a personal and in-depth look at Mardi Gras Indian…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

Ed. Note: With this issue we welcome Robert Peyton as our new Restaurant Insider columnist. Mr. Peyton is an attorney with an insatiable appetite for dining news, even by New Orleans standards. His Web site, appetites.us, was honored by this…

CHARCUTERIE

They say if you stick around long enough, everything comes back in style. Certainly rich, fatty foods are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Perhaps in response to the government’s crackdown on alleged dietary menaces such as trans-fats, reactionary chefs are…

NEWS BEAT: Skyscraper rises to the occasion

When its doors first opened in 1929, the American National Bank building on Carondelet Street joined a concentration of large and small banks in the financial heart of the Central Business District (CBD). Now, after a long and quiet hiatus,…

Persona:DR. STEPHEN W. HALES

If you recognize Dr. Stephen Hales (pictured here with his 2-month-old granddaughter, Arden) it may be because he was your pediatrician and is now your child’s. Or you’ve seen him at a performance of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra – Dr. Hales…

TOP MUSICAL DOCTORS

Our cover for this, our annual Top Doctors issue, is of Rene A. Louapre III, an internist whose family name is as well known as his medical practice. The doctor’s dad, Rene Jr., was, during his time, the city’s best-known…

Always a bridesmaid Always a good time

If you plan to torture your bridesmaids with lavender taffeta and dyed-to-match pumps, it might be a good idea to throw them a memorable and enjoyable fête. Even if you do choose fabulously chic dresses, a unique bridesmaids party will…