A small group, usually around a half-dozen people, gathers at Mid City Zen in New Orleans at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. There's a round of introductions and the exchange of gender pronouns. Participants greet each other with warm eyes and congeni…
When 8-month-old Valery arrived at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, last month, she was undernourished, having trouble breathing and essentially in a state referred to by doctors as failure to thrive.
After gaining an understanding of how Alzheimer's disease impacts people, President Ronald Reagan determined it was important enough to raise awareness of this devastating condition and so in 1983, he designated the month of November as National A…
Louisiana has only eight doctors who specialize in women's cancers, so an LSU research team wants to bring better service by turning cell phones into medical diagnostic tools for breast cancer.
About a month after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans, José Torres-Tama was sitting at a bar in the French Quarter when a young Puerto Rican man told him a story he would never forget.
Parents can have their children's vision screened free at Lakeside Shopping Center on Saturday, Sept. 8 during the fifth annual Louisiana Lions Awareness Day.
Standing 5-feet-9 in black designer jeans and a black blouse, Belle Chasse native Michelle Champagne looks every inch the New York fashion industry pro.
The crash of a wave on the shore, a beautiful piece of music or your child’s laughter are sounds that many of us take for granted. But for the one in five Americans with varying degrees of hearing impairment, simply having a conversation in a nois…
Before the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas opened to the public, early enough that nurse sharks lay sleeping in a pile, a group of teenagers filed into the Gulf of Mexico exhibit. There, five tables had been set for breakfast. Before digging in, …
Until eight years ago, Toni Phillips didn’t think much about the dangers of falling. Then she fell.
At this point, most people in South Louisiana have fully embraced the summer fun. Trips to the swimming pool and backyard barbecues have already become commonplace, but a trip to the beach may be right around the corner.
It’s been nearly 13 years since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the LSU School of Dentistry in Gentilly, marinating the campus in 8 feet of floodwater.
It was an entertaining, and occasionally startling, WrestleMania 34 that came to New Orleans on Sunday evening.
Chuck Chesteen graduated with an MBA 20 years ago, prepared for a career in management and business.
For 3-year-old Chapel Reed, born in China without outer ears and profoundly deaf, life changed forever when a family from Louisiana adopted her in 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For most Americans, 9/11 ushered in a new era, upending our long-held view that being on American soil was synonymous with safety.
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.
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.
It was well past 9 p.m., but the heat of the May evening still hung heavy around Jack “Watermelon Man” Varuso.
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.