October is breast cancer awareness month, when pink ribbons dominate the décor at awareness events, fundraisers and walks, and professional athletes don pink cleats, wristbands, and other gear. As we are reminded of the importance of breast cancer awareness this month, let’s also be cognizant of screenings and treatments that can protect and affect us […]
August marked 117 years since Louis Armstrong’s birth. With the city’s greatest native son on a rise of planetary value, we should remember the woman who played an early pivotal role. When Armstrong left for Chicago in 1922 to join his mentor Joe “King” Oliver in the Creole Jazz Band, the petite Lil Hardin, […]
A woman I know tells the story of a day when she, as a young girl, was riding her bicycle. Right at noon there was a loud blast in the otherwise quiet summer day. She was so startled by the sudden noise that she fell from the bike and scraped herself in several places. […]
Renee Boutique Turns 3 and Goes Digital When so many Main Streets look the same these days, one of the wonders of our city is the boutique fashion industry. A Renee Boutique, just off Jackson Square is a great example. Owner April Renee seeks out small designers to create a stylish inventory for sizes XS […]
In the hospitality industry, October is classified as a “shoulder month.” It’s still very warm; even the memory of hot weather has not faded. Life’s cyclical happenings of work, school, vacation are more in a work mode. Around here, the seasonal challenges of hurricanes are winding down and there is a bit of cooler […]
They say the weather is beautiful everywhere in October. Because it is one of our most comfortable months, I try to stay at home and enjoy the snappy chill in the air and the first chance for hot soups. And, although the food police may tell you not to, I always use my jack-o-lantern […]
Couvant Couvant, a French brasserie, opened recently in the Eliza Jane Hotel in the CBD. Chef Brad McDonald got his start at City Grocery in Oxford, Mississippi, worked with renowned chefs here and abroad, and most recently helmed a Southern-focused restaurant in London. Look for innovative takes on standards such as Pissaladière, mussels prepared several […]
It can be easy to forget that the French Quarter is a neighborhood. Not a normal one, but a neighborhood nonetheless. As such, it has a neighborhood’s needs, like a place to relax without yard-long beers or novelty shirts. Leave it to the LeBlanc + Smith Restaurant Group to come up with solutions. They’ve carved […]
The Steamboat Natchez floats brilliantly on the Mississippi River, white sides gleaming, flags waving, the 26 ton red paddlewheel churning the brown water, black smokestacks reaching skyward in celebration of her power over the giant river. And she sings, her voice a melodic cry from the calliope. When Clarke “Doc” Hawley touches the calliope […]
Photographed by Theresa Cassagne Makeup by Wendy Karcher Hair by Ainsleigh Callaghan for Salon Callidora Model Kelly Murtagh Gilchrist Photographed at NOPSI Hotel, Nopsihotel.com Alice + Olivia Tabitha Slit-Shoulder Sapphire Dress with detachable Fox Fur Cuffs at Saks Fifth Avenue Canal Place, Saksfifthavenue.com; Simon Miller “Lunchbag” clutch at Pied Nu, Piednunola.com Sea Dark […]
Environmental fiascos are not unusual around New Orleans. After all, it is in a state that measures its vanishing wetlands in football-fields-per-month. The current expected crisis is not the encroaching Gulf of Mexico: it’s quietly flowing from the east: the Pearl River. A planned lake and residential development (One Lake) in upriver Jackson, Mississippi, […]
In 2017, when Kristine and Joey Flynn of Flynn Designs built a new home for their family of four, the 6-month process was swift and smooth. Not surprising when you consider their level of experience. The couple worked on more than 100 other residential projects last year as well. “Word of mouth has really […]
By 1832, the Red River in upstate Louisiana was so clogged with dead wood, miscellaneous logs and snags that it, along with many other American rivers, was no longer navigable. Tellingly, the river was even referred to as “the Great Raft.” The U.S. Secretary of War ordered the Superintendent of Western River Improvements to […]
As we get the first hints of fall weather, it is time to look to Halloween and—of course—the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. This year the festival celebrates its 20th installment with another all-star lineup. The headlining spots go to Mumford and Sons, Childish Gambino and the Arctic Monkeys. Mumford and Sons are arguably […]
If, in the course of “get to know you” questions, I tell you I’m an only child – which is what I usually say – and you subsequently go on to get to know me better, you will probably be thrown for a loop when I refer to my late brother and sister in […]
“Sooooo,” my sister-in-law Gloriosa announces, “I just had a BIG misunderstanding at my waxing appointment. I wanted a bikini-line wax for my water aerobics class. Someone wrote down “Brazilian wax”— bald as Elmer Fudd— and I didn’t find out until too late. It’s Halloween, and we are at the Sloth Lounge in the Quarter. […]
By now, it’s a familiar sight at the location of a tragedy or some other form of communal loss: The spontaneous altar. Candles, tokens, potions, holy cards, incense and other spiritual, ecclesiastical — and often supernatural — ephemera to express collective mourning or sorrow. We’ve all seen these sidewalk memorials — if not in […]
From the depths of hell, Caitlin Meehan-Draper found her life’s calling. A teacher’s discussion of the nine circles of hell created in an epic poem by Dante Alighieri so fascinated a young Meehan-Draper that she was transformed. “I’m hooked,” she recalled. “I’m going to read books forever.” Now, after six years of teaching New […]
In just a few months, one of the biggest construction projects in New Orleans’ history will be ready for its close-up. The new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is slated to open for business in February, whereupon local travelers will get to see for themselves the results of a nearly $1 billion investment […]
With 15 years of experience with the NFL, Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is a veteran player who takes his leadership job seriously. A Saint from 2013 to 2015, he returns to the team after spending two years with the Baltimore Ravens, and is ready to hit the ground running. While Watson is passionate […]
Beignet Fest New Orleans’ signature sweet treat has its own festival on October 6 at the Festival Grounds in City Park. More than 30 beignet dishes from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants will be served, along with other culinary delights, a kids’ village, and live music from bands including the Imagination Movers. BeignetFest.com. […]
Dear Julia and Poydras, Why are a series of streets in the Garden District named First Street through Ninth Street? They start after Jackson and Philip. Washington Avenue appears to be the equivalent of Fifth Street. I assume these streets were named when this area was a separate entity, then incorporated later into New Orleans. […]
We remember the moment, January 26, 2017. After 16 years, New Orleans’ NBA franchise had proved that it could win, not only on the court, but also in the hearts of fans. With only 15 seconds left in a game against the Houston Rockets, who had the league’s best record, the Pelicans were about […]
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October is breast cancer awareness month, when pink ribbons dominate the décor at awareness events, fundraisers and walks, and professional athletes don pink cleats, wristbands, and other gear. As we are reminded of the importance of breast cancer awareness this month, let’s also be cognizant of screenings and treatments that can protect and affect us all from every type of cancer. The region is stocked with award-winning cancer centers, hospitals, and clinics whose specialists offer expert knowledge and the treatments needed to beat this prevalent disease. This fall, make a point to find out what screenings and preventative measures you can employ to keep a cancer diagnosis at bay. If you or someone you love is facing cancer treatment, rest assured you can seek quality help here at home.
As Louisiana’s only MD Anderson affiliated hospital, East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has access to the latest treatment protocols/plans used by the cancer center voted #1 by US News and World Report. But beyond that affiliation, EJGH’s outcomes and commitment to personalized care separate it from any other cancer center in the region. State-of-the-art technologies allow the hospital to treat prostate, head and neck, breast, and other cancers in ways that are more successful and patient friendly than ever before.
EJGH’s Cancer Care Navigators give patients someone to turn to in setting appointments, understanding treatments/medicines, and helping the patient concentrate on only one thing: getting better. Most of all, the hospital’s oncology division is comprised of physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff who choose to work in the unique and ever-changing field of fighting cancer. These individuals thrive on helping people through their toughest challenge and seeing them beyond treatment to being cancer free. That commitment from EJGH’s team to each patient is the reason the hospital was voted the #1 hospital in Louisiana for Medical Outcomes.
Find out more about EJGH offerings at EJGH.org.
Home Care Solutions, newly acquired by Poydras Home, specializes in compassionate in-home care, Alzheimer’s care, and Aging Life Care Management™ services to help your elderly loved ones extend their independence at home. They are committed to providing the highest quality of care, keeping loved ones safe and comfortable while giving families peace of mind. Caregiver’s are carefully matched to meet both your loved one’s needs and personality.
Home Care Solutions Care Managers navigate the care of your loved ones with expertise and heart and are experienced advocates with creative solutions for complex situations and all care concerns. Care Managers’ familiarity with local resources saves you time and often saves you money while their compassionate understanding of the aging process saves you unnecessary distress.
Home Care Solutions, a licensed Personal Care Attendant Agency, is a member of Home Care Association of America and Aging Life Care Association™. Call 504-828-0900 or visit HomeCareNewOrleans.com. Home Care Solutions would be honored to assist your family in navigating elder care.
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, located in Lafourche Parish, recently announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art cancer facility. The new cancer facility will accommodate the growth the Center is experiencing, and will position Thibodaux Regional for the future of care, treatment, and support for those affected by cancer. According to Greg Stock, Thibodaux Regional CEO, “The new Cancer Institute will provide the springboard for continued growth and development of cancer services—into the future. That future aligns with our vision and includes important innovations such as integrating wellness into the clinical aspects of cancer care.”
The five-story building will provide nearly 100,000 square feet, allowing for growth of the hospital’s cancer program, and will include Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy/Infusion Area, Medical Oncology Clinic, Education Center, Wellness Services, Activity Center, Library, Diagnostics Center, Conference Center, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and a Chapel. Construction is expected to begin December 2018. For more information on Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, visit Thibodaux.com.
Touro Infirmary was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Touro is one of a select group of 16 U.S. accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed July 1 through December 31, 2017. The purpose of the award is to encourage cancer programs to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high quality, patient-centered care. “CoC accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in cancer care. Touro is honored to be among a select few programs nationwide to receive the commission’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award,” says Susan Andrews, Touro President and Chief Executive Officer. “This elite designation reflects Touro’s commitment to provide the highest level of cancer care for our patients.”
Learn more about the Cancer Program at Touro online at www.touro.com/cancer.
The LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital treats more than 1,100 children with cancer or blood disorders each year, more than all other facilities in Louisiana combined. The hospital provides treatment and transplantation for children with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other childhood cancers and blood disorders.
Children's Hospital's Cancer Program is accredited with an outstanding achievement award by the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a national study group of premier research institutes in the United States and Canada. The Bone Marrow Transplant Program is FACT-accredited since 2008. Hospital physicians have access to the most modern therapies for treatment of malignancies and blood disorders in children.
Children's Hospital also received accreditation from the Department of Health and Human Services as a federally recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC), to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive multispecialty care to Louisiana children with all types of bleeding disorders.
For more information, contact Children's Hospital's Cancer Center at 504-896-9740 or chnola.org/cancer.