In July 2014, a patient with undiagnosed Ebola arrived at Dr. Adaora Okoli’s hospital in Nigeria. While the staff attempted to diagnose the man's illness, Okoli moved his IV bag to a hook. That's all it took for her to contract the disease.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Monday, November 13, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.
Monday, November 06, 2017
Girls can wear their makeup and make it too. That's one thing students learned on a recent Super Science Saturday, a local high school program aiming to empower girls to explore science by learning about products they use daily.
Monday, November 06, 2017
Brandi Boyd had a simple goal: to bring her three sons, 11, 5 and 2, to activities they could all enjoy. But it wasn't easy. Her eldest, Xavier, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, often feels uncomfortable in noisy crowds and bright venues.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
I could have said I was going on a wine-tasting tour or a bike excursion or even indulging in a week at the spa. Yoga retreat would have sufficed, but I called it by its name.
Friday, October 13, 2017
If eye-gaze technology, motion sensor tracking and functional electrical stimulation sound like secret weapons of the CIA, you’d be half right. Much of the newfangled equipment in use for those with medical disabilities came out of technology orig…
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Jazz banjo player Don Vappie has performed in Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Fairmont Hotel’s famed Blue Room. But the former Preservation Hall band member said there’s something special about playing at The Maison, a casual venue o…
Sunday, September 17, 2017
When Madisonville resident Calvin Kaul fainted and collapsed one day a few months ago, it began an odyssey that would peel back the layers of medical care in the state of Louisiana — specifically the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Ann Parnes switched careers in 2013, leaving a job as assistant district attorney in Jefferson Parish’s juvenile court to become a life coach. At the time, few people understood what her new position entailed.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Before Dayja Davis came into the world, a routine ultrasound on her mother revealed serious problems: cysts in the baby's kidneys and low levels of amniotic fluid.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Bywater resident Don Asay swims all over New Orleans — at both hotel and public pools — but he visits The Country Club’s saltwater pool most often.
Friday, July 14, 2017
There are degrees by which each of us must think about our body, and how we pilot it through space. Gender, sex and sexuality, injury and illness, disability, race and size are all factors in how we make our way through the world.
Monday, June 26, 2017
For most Americans, 9/11 ushered in a new era, upending our long-held view that being on American soil was synonymous with safety.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Chester Wright was methodically tap-tap-tapping his way along the front porch and down the three steps of his Jefferson home one recent morning to check for mail just as Tom Casey pulled up to make a special delivery.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Some people are turning to electronic cigarettes to stop smoking tobacco. While e-cigarettes cut out the tar and carbon monoxide that come with traditional smoking, some medical professional aren't convinced they're a safe substitute.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
It was well past 9 p.m., but the heat of the May evening still hung heavy around Jack “Watermelon Man” Varuso.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Jake Robertson of New Zealand led the pack for the men, finishing with a time of 27:52, while Mamitu Daska netted the top time for women with a 32:17.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
You’re leaving a restaurant where you’ve had dinner with friends. You’re walking back to your vehicle, when you sense someone is following you.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
On a cool autumn evening, a group of volunteers gathered at Gravier and South Derbigny streets in downtown New Orleans, organizing first aid and medical supplies: antibiotic lotions, bandages and bottled water.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
By June this year, three New Orleans area children under the age of 5 had drowned. Two of the drownings occurred in swimming pools and one in a hot tub.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
A nationwide study seeking a treatment to slow memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease is underway at Baton Rouge’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and researchers are seeking volunteers diagnosed with the disease.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is one of America’s best big adventures, traversing thousands of miles of remote dirt roads and high-altitude trails through the Rocky Mountains.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
In her world travels as an advocate for mothers, Christy Turlington Burns has seen a wide expanse of birth experiences, from home births in undeveloped countries to deliveries in urban New York hospitals.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
When your birthday only comes around every four years, the celebrations should be memorable. That’s how it’s worked for Patsy Allor.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Monday, March 07, 2016
Sprinkling a little cayenne into your gumbo could be doing more than adding a little heat to the flavor.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
When I think about all my regular holiday traditions during my cancer treatment, I get overwhelmed. How should I handle things?