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New Orleans Magazine July 2007

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Specialty Clinics and Services – Medical Advertising Section

One of the great success stories of post-Katrina New Orleans is the resurgence of the healthcare industry. What was once a healthcare hub of the southeastern U.S. has reclaimed its position as a leader in the industry. Even with all of the work still to be done in the metro area’s rebuilding effort, the quality […]

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 one medical discipline widely represented in the New Orleans areas. Physicians and other medical specialists […]

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 team of certified and licensed physicians, counselors and nurses lead medically directed programs that address […]

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 2003 as the Louisiana Heart Hospital, has recently been renamed because of an impending major […]

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. Before you make any decision about physicians based on this list, please be aware of […]

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 and Sherman had roots and degrees from the Midwest. Both schooled or trained in Europe […]

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 streaked with black scuff marks, some missing altogether. A couple of desks are humming with […]

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 love color,” the University of New Orleans professor says as she conducts a tour through […]

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 too much. The outdoor grill is great but sometimes the cook gets overheated. I […]

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 alcohol during prolonged sun exposure, in addition to wearing light, loose-fitting clothing, a hat, sunglasses […]

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 57-year-old lawyer and former New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) lieutenant, Martin helped former […]

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 Katrina flooded the school and ended its 50-year run as an educational institution in […]

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 New Orleans-area homes promises to keep the real estate market unsettled for the foreseeable […]

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 of the world’s most endangered sites compiled by the World Monuments Fund (WMF). Every two […]

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 Nation features the Southern electro-pop sounds about corrupt politicians, Mardi Gras madness and sexy single […]

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 a city that rolls to traditional jazz, rhythm-and-blues and Zydeco. Wagner is a veteran of […]

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 traditions in the classroom, thanks to a new program at Xavier University.  During an intensive, […]

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 magazine as “Best New Orleans Food Blog” in our December 2006 Best in Dining issue. […]

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 doing their part to Fight the Power. Or maybe it’s just that sometimes a person […]

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, this vintage, roaring ‘20s-era skyscraper is being prepped to reopen as a key component in […]

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 and his wife Nancy are big supporters and the group just made him a Life […]

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 serve as an added bonus. There are many tried and true luncheon ideas, but who […]

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