Banking on stem cells? Call toll free (866) 400-7333, (985) 867-8002 or visit LifeSourceCryobank.com Stem cells are a hot medical topic as more and more therapies are approved by the FDA for treatments for bone marrow and blood disorders such as leukemia. LifeSource Cryobank is the only facility in Louisiana that offers cryopreservation of Stem […]
House Bill 718, which was signed into law over the summer, amends the revised statute relating to schools’ crisis management and response plans, placing special attention on school shooting preparedness drills. “The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has had a well-written crisis plan with annual in-service training and drills for many years,” says Danae Columbus […]
October marks a year since The Times-Picayune, the city’s longtime daily newspaper, was reduced to three home-delivered editions a week. Advance Publications, the Newhouse family appendage under which The Times-Picayune is placed, has reduced the frequency of several newspapers within its empire both before and since. Nowhere has there been the negative reaction and pubic […]
“The realization that another person wishes to harm and hurt you cannot undermine genuine compassion.” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet since the age of 15 and the world’s most recognized champion of non-violence, spent his first-ever visit to New Orleans in a security bubble. Draped […]
New Orleans is a great town for conspiracy theories, even if the conspiracies don’t exist. There are enough shadows and shadowy figures to give one pause. Being a port city adds mystique, as one wonders just who steps off the ships, even if the ship just arrived from a seven-day cruise to Cancun. During the […]
Indulge in Redemption Redemption, 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570, Redemption-Nola.com Resurrected after Katrina, Redemption lives up to its name. Originally built as a church in 1914, the building served as a restaurant for 30 years and then as a temporary place of worship after Katrina. Now, restored by The Delaune Family, it’s a new temple to […]
Don’t look now, but the odometer for 2013 just flipped over into double-digits. All those things you were planning to accomplish just a few short months ago but didn’t, and now the sands in the hourglass are flowing, are barely giving you enough time to party. However your priorities are still steadfast. So party on […]
As soon as the main cabin door was closed I made my move. Though I had already secured an aisle seat, I noticed that the middle section front row behind the bulkhead of this jumbo jet was empty. By moving quickly not only would I still have an aisle seat, but more leg room plus […]
Mid-October, Oct.15 to be exact, marks the beginning of Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, which lasts until Dec. 7. During this period many New Orleanians who are 65 and older or otherwise have qualifying disabilities will elect to enroll in a “Medicare Advantage Plan” or Medicare Part C. Those who are eligible for Medicare Part […]
The song says diamonds are a girls’ best friend. But once you’re older and more mature, you realize how ridiculous that idea is. Your best friend is your purse. It provides all of life’s necessities: your phone, your aspirin, your female supplies, your emergency breath freshener; tissues for when the stall is out of toilet […]
COOKBOOK Chef John Besh has taught the people of New Orleans a lot about cooking and with his new cookbook Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way, he’s sharing recipes and giving shout outs to the people who helped him become the chef he is today. While the number of recipes […]
When Louisiana Landmarks Society (LLS) announced the 2013 “New Orleans’ Nine Most Endangered Sites” in late June, it named the World Trade Center (WTC) No. 1 on the list. Also included among the LLS’s nine was the loss of the transportation route provided by Canal Street Ferry Service. In August, the city’s selection committee chose […]
Stem cells are a hot medical topic as more and more therapies are approved by the FDA for treatments for bone marrow and blood disorders such as leukemia. LifeSource Cryobank is the only facility in Louisiana that offers cryopreservation of Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood (UCB). Today these cells represent a biological insurance that if a chronic or catastrophic illness strikes, they could save or give a better quality of life to your baby or a close family member. Twenty-five years after the world’s first stem cell transplant, more people are considering privately banking UCB Stem Cells as a biological insurance.
Contact lenses were invented in 1887 in Germany, but they would look very different from the ones worn today by between 28-38 million Americans. One of the latest developments is a water-based lens that’s extremely comfortable to wear. Eyecare Associates in Metairie has been selected as one of the first offices in the New Orleans area to sell this type of lens, called Dailies Total1. They also offer a range of lenses for people who have been previously unsuccessful with contacts or who have been told their prescriptions are too complex.