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Nicholas D. Pappas Jr. M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Breakfast Binge

Pancakes, crêpes and waffles

Neighborhood Funkiness

The Appetite Repair Shop, CellarDoor and The Franklin

Fresh From the Garden

Bridging the distance from farm to table

Amazing Recovery

Incredibly, a model school system


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 as new options such as Louisiana shrimp and grits and seafood-stuffed redfish will be featured. […]

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 as anchor for WWL-TV’s Eyewitness Morning News and then switches gears to the host “The […]

The “Louisiana Contemporary” Exposition

Ogden Museum of Southern Art Director William Andrews talks about the show and the future of Louisiana artists

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 procedure is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25 percent […]

Slush Fun

Frozen drinks in a pouch put Cordina on the map

Oyster Shells Recycled

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) recently implemented the state’s first formal oyster shell recycling program, which collected over 19,000 pounds of shell from New Orleans restaurants in its first weekend. The program, made possible by a $1 million philanthropic gift from Shell, plans to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across coastal Louisiana. […]

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 first-place essay in each category was awarded $750, while the second and third-place essay in […]

Medical Ethics Louisiana-Style

Are our medical schools doing enough?


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 press release, because the procedure was performed without incisions the patient experienced minimal pain and […]

History On Trial

Another “Civil Rights” summer

A Mayor called “Chep”

Nearly 70 years ago the city and its politics were about to undergo a dramatic change

TV Guys Through A Different Lens

Their work was on-air; their passion is photography



Patricia Braly M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michael Marble M.D.

Medical Genetics

Mary Alice Younger M.D.

Pediatric Obesity

Andres Gonzalez

Making the move

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 an historian’s eye, Crais follows his family history via photo albums, medical records and other […]

Kathleen Moore, Ascending

A Heritage with an Ivory Touch

August Vibes

Catching up with favorites

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 loved to have seen a moose, but it would have been easier to spot a Big Foot […]

Adventures On a Horse Named Sheriff

Riding the Audubon Park Trail

Julia Street

The Pursuit to Answer Eternal Questions

When Leadership Fails

By coincidence, less than a week after Ray Nagin was sentenced to prison a documentary ran nationwide on public TV entitled Getting Back to Abnormal. The film, which was part of the POV (Point of View) series that allows for independent productions, told about the rise of Stacy Head from unknown citizen to council member to public lightening rod. In one famous scene Head, during a […]

Naming Black Pearl

Re: “A Glorious Mess: A perceptual history of New Orleans neighborhoods,” by Richard Campanella, June 2014 issue. I enjoyed Richard Campanella’s article about naming New Orleans’ neighborhoods, not least because it brought back memories of an earlier employment that played a part in the history he described. I was a member of the Curtis and […]

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 dominant profession in politics, but medical people are showing strength. In this our annual Best Doctors issue, we have a […]

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