There is a long-held belief among both parents and researchers that autism is linked to higher levels of mercury, but a recent study in California is setting out to debunk this idea. The report, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, is part of a continuing study and involves 452 participants – 249 of which are children […]
This holiday season, shine on through the winter months and stand out from the crowd in over-the-top party dresses, glitzy accessories and bold color choices, perfect for after work cocktails or an evening of all-out glam. PHOTOGRAPHED BYGREG MILES FASHION EDITOR: Lilith Dorko Makeup: Tisa Camet for Bamboo Apothecary, using Laura Mercier Hair and hairpieces: […]
Five Happiness has been open for more than 30 years and recently underwent renovation, making it a sleek and elegant place to dine. Rose Lo, one of the primary owners of Five Happiness, says “The cooking style is called Sichuan and Hunan,. Its emphasis is on lots of spices.” There are also a few favorite […]
38 Approximate number of local restaurants that offered Reveillon menus in 2008. 6 Date in December of la fête de Saint Nicolas in France. 25 Anniversary, in 2009, of Celebration in the Oaks. 1 Envelopes of unflavored gelatin needed to turn leftover roast into Daube Glacé. 78 Number of gifts given in the song “The […]
As You Like It Silver Shop is a great place to find complete sets of silverware, individual pieces of popular silverware patterns, baby silver, jewelry and memorable gifts for the bride-to-be, all at reasonable prices, says owner Duncan Cox. Selling mostly antique and estate American and European silver tableware and jewelry, As You Like It […]
Harold Myers Jr. loved Carnival in New Orleans and he celebrated it in a way unlike anyone else. He didn’t ride in a krewe and never reigned as a king, but he mastered capturing the spirit and integrity of the season. Myers’ moment was on the evening of Twelfth Night as the Christmas season segued […]
New Orleanians have played tennis almost since the game was invented in 1873 by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield in England. In 1874, New Yorker Mary Ewing Outerbridge brought home Wingfield’s rules and equipment and laid out a course on Staten Island in New York. The U.S. Lawn Tennis Association would not be formed until 1881, […]
A study released by the local Metropolitan Crime Commission contained this startling figure: Within the city of New Orleans during the first half of 2009 there were 29,172 arrests. “What!” we exclaimed while re-reading the numbers to make sure we had not misread. But, no, what we saw was correct. Worse yet, the report stated […]
New Orleans native Julia Wessman got to know Paris while living in the French capital for three years, and she got to see a lot of it thanks to that city’s bike share program. The system let her rent bicycles from a network of automated stations, pedal around on her errands or explorations, and simply […]
The must-have Christmas album of 2009 is Kermit Ruffins’ Have A Crazy Cool Christmas! There are 11 classic tunes given some spice by Ruffins, Neal Caine, Matt Lemmler and Herlin Riley, with special guests Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Irvin Mayfield and members of Rebirth Brass Band. Add to those two upbeat Ruffins-penned hits: “Crazy Cool […]
City planning gets a lot more attention these days as Hurricane Katrina recovery continues and New Orleans’ first master planning process moves along. Faubourg Marigny is one part of the city where citizen-led planning has long been a priority, and recently the neighborhood was lauded by a professional organization representing city planners nationwide. Earlier this […]
Based on the preview of the menu that Le Foret (129 Camp St.) released a few months ago, I thought that if Chef Jimmy Corwell, right, could pull off what it promised, it would be a remarkable restaurant. It is too early to know whether Corwell’s kitchen can do consistently what I have experienced during […]
Gathered within the Riverbend’s embrace is one of the most diverse collections of restaurants in the city. Backed by the defining green mound of the Mississippi’s levee, this quietly vibrant area attracts a mélange of college students, locals and streetcar-riding tourists. You want Indian? There is Sara’s; Hana for sushi; Jazmine Café for Vietnamese; and […]
“Shugah,” as we say in the South, helped build southern Louisiana into what it is today. In the mid-19th century, more than 1,200 plantations produced the state’s sugar crop, which plummeted during the Civil War but continues today as a thriving industry. Drive along River Road and, for miles on either side, the fields of […]
Before it had even set forth on its first mission, the New Orleans-built Navy vessel USS New York was already the subject of a History Channel documentary, the inspiration for a song by country star Charlie Daniels and the center of intense public interest. That is because the USS New York’s bow section was forged […]
I hate to say it, but I’m not musical. Now I don’t mean “not musical” like when my kids talk about “Beyonce” and I say “beyond what-se?” Or “not musical” by liking elevator music. I mean I can’t sing – or not in a way that most people would call music. I have known this […]
Hi Julia, I must ask this before it drives me crazier for sure. When I was growing up there was a beautiful clock that graced the entrance to City Park on Bayou St. John, which was in the ground. It was there forever, and then it seemed to just disappear. Now I live across the […]
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There is a long-held belief among both parents and researchers that autism is linked to higher levels of mercury, but a recent study in California is setting out to debunk this idea. The report, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, is part of a continuing study and involves 452 participants – 249 of which are children with autism or autism spectrum disorders. The study’s principal investigator Irva Hertz-Picciotto has found that autistic children more often than not have lower levels of mercury than non-autistic children, but he’s hesitant to say whether mercury does or doesn’t play a role, saying once fish-intake levels were adjusted for both groups, there was no significant difference.
Lakeview Regional Medical Center has added Dr. Stephen Owen Harkness M.D., FACS, to its roster of physicians. The board-certified general surgeon opened his practice, Lakeshore Surgical Specialists, on the Lakeview Campus, and has more than 30 years of experience as a general surgeon. Harkness received his medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Charity Hospital and Tulane Medical Center. He worked in the New Orleans area until Hurricane Katrina, and now, after finishing a three-year contract in Florida, has returned to his New Orleans roots.
LSUHSC Program Chair Dr. Daniel Nuss – also the professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – recently organized the 20th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS). The conference drew near 700 members and their families to the city, where participants learned about the newest technologies available for life-threatening cranio-facial problems and procedures. Nuss says the meeting draws some of the best surgeons in the world.
U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, recently spoke at a health symposium at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, where he delivered a keynote address covering the disparities within the current health care system. The address, entitled “Health Care Reform: Implications of Change,” followed remarks from LSUHSC Chancellor Larry Hollier M.D.; Associate Dean for Health Quality and Paitient Safety Dr. Dwayne Thomas; Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs Dr. Frank Opelka; and Xavier University College of Pharmacy Director Leonard Jack Ph.D. While serving his tenor as surgeon general, Satcher also held the position of Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, making him only the second person in history to hold both positions.