Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine’s J. Christian Winters has won the 2009 Teaching Award from the American Urological Association. Winters, also the director of the LSUHSC/Ochsner Urology Residency Program, was nominated by his chief residents Scott Delacroix and Eric Laborde, and former department chair Harold Fuselier. “Dr. Winters was […]
Saving SkinWILLIAM PATRICK COLEMAN lll (photo left)DERMATOLOGY New Orleans is a very alluring place,” acknowledges Dr. William Coleman III, in regards to his decision to reside and practice here. “I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all over the world as a guest lecturer at various medical meetings and I can assure you, there is no […]
What beverage can we enjoy to combat the heat and the humidity? Now that there are non-stop flights between New Orleans and Mexico City, we look there for inspiration. The Michelada is a combination of Spanish words derived from the Mexico City slang term for beer, and the word for frozen. Mi chela helada is […]
6,000Pounds of cargo carried by the C-47 airplane hanging in the National World War II Museum. 3,000Square footage of the National World War II Museum’s “June 1944: One Month in the War that Changed the World” exhibit. 20,000Pilots graduated from the U.S. Army Air Force pilot training program between 1939 and ’45. 2,000,000Approximate number of […]
Kiki: Shopping like you mean it For a summer head start on the best accessories for fall, visit Kiki at the custom-designed Baton Rouge or Lafayette locations, or check out the equally well-stocked online store. Owned by Kiki Frayard and partnered by her daughter Kate, Kiki sells high-end accessories and showcases both established and up-and-coming […]
Sizzling Summer Specials at Pascal’s ManaleThis month, owner and manager of Pascal’s Manale Sandy Defelice assures diners “sizzling hot summer specials” from executive chef Mark Defelice. Family-owned since 1913, Pascal’s takes credit for the invention of the original barbecued shrimp dish, and since its inception has become an Uptown staple. Both in-the-know out-of-towners and devoted […]
“Five fights, huh? Rocky Marciano’s got 40 fights and he’s a millionaire…”– Inmate Randal P. McMurphy in the movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, rationalizing his propensity for brawling to the prison psychiatrist. The big guy was tanked up on Jack Daniels and trying to be a wise-ass when he pulled Stacey Nichols’ dress […]
Before the mid-20th century, people valued their built houses more,” says Patty Gay, executive director of the Preservation Resource Center. Attachment to a building was perhaps the best reason that many New Orleans families actually moved their houses with them – or bought a house at one location and moved it to another. For various […]
It is brutal out there – hot, humid, a typical day in South Louisiana in the height of summer – but 13 New Orleans students attending an artsy environmental camp don’t care. Donning insect repellant, sunscreen, hats and everything else adults deem important, they await their journey into the forest. Before heading out to measure […]
One of the great political moments in recent times came last year when voters approved a plan that would finally create a procedure for a rational, well-thought out Master Plan to guide the city’s growth. During the past session of the legislature, a dreadful bill came damn close to in effect killing the Master Plan. […]
It isn’t hard to get New Orleans people to sound off about what their beloved-but-troubled city should do differently, especially in the realm of city government. A new local nonprofit is harnessing that expressive impulse for a project ultimately aimed at getting more young professionals actively involved in next year’s city elections. Through its “If […]
Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard’s new album, Choices, due for release Aug. 18, juxtaposes his last album, A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina), with music stemming from survival rather than destruction. The album was recorded in the 120-year-old building that now houses the Patrick F. Taylor Library at the Ogden Museum of […]
Genius in artistry is a fine mystery regardless of its practitioner. Why do Duke Ellington’s compositions and Jane Austen’s novels have such staying power, whereas countless of their creative peers left works long forgotten? At the risk of putting myself on a thin limb some reader will hack off in a letter to the editor, […]
Students entering the eighth grade this year at Pierre Capdau-UNO Charter School have some big pages to fill, never mind the shoes. That’s because last year, an eighth grade language arts class at the Gentilly charter school left behind a lasting record of their experiences through a book titled In That We Wrote So Much […]
Fiesta Latina now has three locations in New Orleans, the newest being 133 N. Carrollton Ave., near Canal Street, which opened about six months ago. Fiesta Latina’s menu at the new location tends towards food that’s more familiar to those of us who grew up eating at Cuco’s – nachos, fajitas and burritos, for example […]
When I saw restaurants reviewed in a recent issue of Consumer Reports it made me sad. While I read this magazine to get reliability ratings on, say, a Toyota Yaris, I feel that some things lend themselves better to empirical testing than others. Restaurants, in my opinion, should fall outside the purview of these sorts […]
For us, August packs a double whammy: unbearable heat and the threat of hurricanes. I try to schedule vacations then, but it doesn’t always work out. This year, save for one week in Monroe (just as hot), I’ll be sweating it out with everyone else who decided to stay at home. Air conditioning, cool pools […]
Stemming the destruction of Louisiana’s coastline is a colossal challenge, but recently the state has found a new way to bring the vast power of the Mississippi River itself to bear on the struggle. Sediment pipeline projects now underway are tapping the natural land-building dynamics of the mighty river’s flow, mimicking the way sediment was […]
The New Orleans Saints’ new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is a man with a mission. A very organized mission. His office at the New Orleans Saints’ headquarters in Metairie is filled with multicolored magic marker strategies – all written in very legible, concise print. It makes sense – as Williams is known throughout the National […]
My daughter Gladiola informs me, in the same tone she would use to tell me that I got wretched body odor, that my toenails need polishing. I thought my toenails were my private business – not like my private parts; don’t get me wrong, I ain’t no foot fetishist – but not the parts that […]
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine’s J. Christian Winters has won the 2009 Teaching Award from the American Urological Association. Winters, also the director of the LSUHSC/Ochsner Urology Residency Program, was nominated by his chief residents Scott Delacroix and Eric Laborde, and former department chair Harold Fuselier.
“Dr. Winters was recognized for the reorganization efforts of the LSUHSC/Ochsner Urology Residency Program and the growth of the LSUHSC Department of Urology since Katrina,” states an LSUHSC press release.
The St. Charles Surgical Hospital recently opened its doors as “the first and only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer.”
The hospital will feature 17 beds and offer a full spectrum of breast reconstruction services for women who’ve suffered from breast cancer. Innovative procedures include a nipple sparing procedure, Bilateral Simultaneous Gap Reconstruction and the “Stacked Flap” Reconstruction, pioneered by doctors Frank DellaCroce and Scott Sullivan. The facility is located on St. Charles Avenue next to the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.
Ochsner has announced the completion of two rebuilding projects.
Ochsner Health Center – Lakeview (101 W. Robert E. Lee Blvd., 846-9646) has re-opened, welcoming Ochsner Metairie Family Practice physicians Tara Berner, Sarah Holt, Sherise Olivier and Leandro Area back to Ochsner Lakeview to provide primary care, laboratory and radiology services. Also, the Lakeview Playground, underwater for three weeks following Hurricane Katrina, has reopened with help from Ochsner. “Ochsner is committed to supporting local efforts that will help improve the quality of life for local residents and build a healthier community,” Robert Wolterman, CEO of Ochsner Baptist, said in a press release. Roughly 1,200 children utilize Lakeview Playground’s baseball program, and more than 400 children use the park for other team sports.
Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital recently received the Platinum Level 2008 Louisiana Hospital Quality Award from the Louisiana Health Care Review, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana.
Of 93 Louisiana hospitals honored, “Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital falls among the top 30 to achieve platinum level success,” states a press release.
St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s Eric Davis, Michelle Milner, Donna Spano and Terri Stanga have earned designation as Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technicians from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution. “STPH is the only Northshore hospital providing all nationally certified sterile processing staff,” states a press release.