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Face Forward

Chemical peels rejuvenate the skin for a bright complexion.

OB/GYN and Primary Care: Why Women Need Both

For many women of reproductive age, their OB/GYN might be the only physician they see on an annual basis, if they have no other health issues. Dr. Jennifer L. Lapeyrolerie, an OB/GYN physician who has been practicing at Touro for nearly two decades, sees this with many of her patients.

Show Your Heart Some Love

Take the simple steps to treat your ticker well.

Toy Story

In today’s WiFi-enabled, battery-operated world, there is still something truly appealing about a handmade toy.

Inner Beauty

Improve your skin from the inside out with diet.

Living Well with Touro in 2016

Touro launches a new community wellness series with free weight management classes.

A Past with a Strong Future

MetroStudio’s role in the preservation and innovation embracing New Orleans 

Heather Hays: Kids Will be Kids

New Orleans has absolutely perfect weather for outdoor activities … for about two weeks out of the year. The rest of the time, the weather is either too hot, too muggy or too wet for playgrounds.

Jessica Zanca: A Personal Trainer’s Personal Journey

Four years ago, Jessica Zanca had what she calls “an eye-opening experience” that started her on a path to physical and emotional transformation that would eventually put her on stage during bodybuilding competitions. 

Hitting the Restart Button

Juice cleanses satisfy and detoxify in the New Year. 

Let it Glow

Keep your skin from getting the winter blues. 

Make Yourself at Home

The owner of Red Bean Realty realizes the importance of knowing your client and your inventory.

Aarti Pais, M.D. – An Integrative Approach

Originally from India, Dr. Aarti Pais chose Family Medicine for the way it allows her to incorporate an integrative approach into her practice and to form lasting relationships with her patients.

James Mansfield, M.D. – A Healthy and Helpful Approach

Dr. James Mansfield, an internal medicine physician at East Jefferson General Hospital, dedicates much of his practice to the treatment of what he refers to as “the New Orleans trio,” which includes the lifestyle diseases diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Murtuza J. Ali, M.D. – A Passion for the Heart

Few physicians are able to pinpoint the exact moment when they knew they wanted to become a doctor, much less the type of medicine they wanted to practice, but, for Dr. Murtuza J. Ali, a cardiologist at LSU Health Sciences Center, that moment occurred during a science class when he was 13 years old.

Russell Russo, M.D. – Scope of Opportunity

Exploring new frontiers in orthopedics, Dr. Russell Russo offers innovative treatments that he brought from his experience treating professional athletes in Houston back to his hometown of New Orleans.

Curated Craftsmanship

Jane Scott Hodges turns ordinary linens into extraordinary style statements.

Ray Gumpert: A Passionate Palate

Like most experienced sommeliers, Ray Gumpert, wine director at Emeril’s New Orleans, is just as comfortable — and enthusiastic — talking about a rare, exclusive wine as he is about an affordable, everyday bottle.

Sean Josephs: Redefining Upscale Dining

Walking into Kenton’s Restaurant is almost like walking into someone’s home. The entryway has a casual elegance that is inviting and tasteful.

Adam Biderman: In Good Company

Adam Biderman, chef and owner of The Company Burger, has a culinary background that reads like a who’s who of Atlanta’s and New Orleans’ most influential chefs of the past decade.

Staying Sharp

These tips will help keep your memory strong at any age. 

John P. Neary, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Though Dr. John P. Neary switched from engineering to medicine after college, he continues to keep his passion for the discipline. However, he now focuses on people rather than structures.

Raymond P. DeCorte, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer

For more than 25 years, Dr. Raymond DeCorte has been serving the patients of East Jefferson General Hospital in a variety of capacities. After graduating from Louisiana State University Medical Center, Dr. DeCorte completed his residency in general surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Meredith Maxwell, M.D. – Family Medicine

Many doctors experience a feeling of a higher calling to go into medicine, but Dr. Meredith Maxwell, a primary care physician with Crescent City Physicians, can even identify the exact moment when she knew she wanted to become a physician.

In Gear

Customer service is the key to success for this local company.

Holiday Hairstyles

Stay beautifully coifed from one fete to the next with these haute hair tips.

Managing Osteoporosis

Follow these tips to keep your bones healthy.

Happy Home Design

Home is where the body of a space truly comes together.

Paul Rosenblum: Decades of Dedication

In 1982, when prominent New Orleans businessman Paul S. Rosenblum was invited by some peers to become involved with the board of Touro Infirmary, they told him that it was a rewarding experience.

Jimbo Geisler & Sandy Sharp: Sportsman’s Paradise

New Orleanians are fortunate to have a variety of leisure activities to fill weekends and holidays, and when one grows tired of food festivals, live music and ever-flowing cocktails, the tranquility of a slower-paced lifestyle is only a short drive away.

Aaron Golub: Setting His Sights on Greatness

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Tulane University sophomore Aaron Golub helped the Green Wave defeat the University of Central Florida 45 to 31.

Best Foot Forward

Follow these steps to reduce heel pain.

Amy Wilcox Voigt, M.D.

Mindful Migraine Management

Royce Yount, Jr., M.D.

  Keeping a Pulse on Healthy Lifestyles

Joseph L. Finstein, M.D.: Good Sport

  As the Vice Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at East Jefferson General Hospital, Dr. Joseph L. Finstein treats a “broad range” of patients, from toddlers to men and women in their 90s.

When Ideas Take Off

A local businessman launches a New Orleans-based regional air carrier to connect underserved mid-South markets.

Fresh Face Forward

  Chemical peels rejuvenate the skin for a bright complexion.

New York Meets New Orleans

A recently completed home renovation marries French Quarter charm with Manhattan style.

Julie Silvers: Freeing the Female Form

When she was growing up, Julie Silvers never thought she could make a career out of her passion and knack for art, but, for the past 30 years, she has been doing just that.

Betsy and Jude Matthews: Minding Your P’s & Q’s

Ever since Betsy and Jude Matthews opened P’s & Q’s (a.k.a. Pies & Quiches) on Magazine Street in April 2013, life has been, well, pretty sweet!

Dr. Gary Menszer: In Rhythm

“What’s the point of living if you can’t have fun?” That’s a question that will probably ring true with many New Orleanians, but for Dr. Gary Menszer, vice chairman of the cardiology division at East Jefferson General Hospital, it’s not only the title of a song he wrote, it’s also a sort of mantra.

Health Check: Surviving Seasonal Allergies

Follow these steps to get even with allergies.

Gabriel C. Tender, MD

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Alfred John Colfry III, MD

Innovating Breast Cancer Treatment

Preserving the Past

Bill Rau treasures not only fine antiques but also his family’s legacy.

Be You-thful: Fillers provide a needed boost to aging skin.

As we age, our skin becomes thinner; it loses fat; and it no longer looks as plump and smooth as it did in our youth.

Understanding Prostate Health

Having regular screenings and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are key factors in reducing one’s risk of prostate cancer.

Southern Style: Designing woman Beth Claybourn has an eye for distinct tastes.

As an interior designer with nearly 40 years of experience, Beth Claybourn certainly knows about décor, but she also knows a great deal about people and their tastes.

J. Steven Spires: A Storyteller in Our Midst

For so many people, last month’s 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brought back difficult memories and a variety of emotions.

Genevieve Douglass: Finding Balance with Baby

When native New Orleanian Genevieve Douglass had her daughter in November 2013, she found herself facing the same issue that so many new mothers face — finding time for working out.

Dr. Robert Hancock: Looking Out for Man’s Best Friend

It’s not often that people are able to turn their passion into a career, but Dr. Robert Hancock, board-certified veterinary surgeon and director of South Paws Veterinary Specialists, is one of those fortunate few.

Aging Gracefully … and Healthfully

September is Healthy Aging Month, so we decided to share some tips on staying active, healthy and happy — whether you’re approaching middle age, retirement or even your golden years.

J. Philip Boudreaux, M.D. FACS

Pioneering a Multi-Disciplined Approach to Neuroendocrine Issues

See the Light! Erase the signs of aging with IPL facials.

Sure, signs of aging are a fact of life — and there’s something to be said for aging gracefully — but today’s advances in technology offer non-invasive, effective treatment methods for turning back the clock. Or at least helping you look like you did!

Interior Motives

A local interior design firm exceeds expectations to create the home of your dreams.

Tracee Dundas

A Passion for Fashion

Cliff Cardone

Caring for the Crescent City

Head Start

Stay one step ahead of migraines with these helpful tips.

Dr. Paul Monsour

This year, Dr. Paul Monsour is celebrating his 25th anniversary of practicing Radiation Oncology at East Jefferson General Hospital. In that time, he has treated more than 8,000 patients and touched thousands more lives.

Beauty: August 2015

Hot Looks for Hot Days: Try these summer makeup and beauty tips.

In the Event of an Emergency

Act fast by knowing when to go to the emergency room.

Dr. Gordon Magonet

Family Doctor Focuses on the Foundations of Health and Healthcare

Barry G. Hallner, Jr., M.D.

Helping Patients Suffering from Overactive Bladder Find Relief

Joan Cheng, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Doctor Stresses the Importance of Self- Awareness & Healthy Lifestyle for Women

Beauty: July 2015

Nailed It! Salon-Quality Nails at Home

John “Spud” McConnell

  Beloved Local Radio Host Moves to TV

Shirley Herstein: Piano Woman

Shirley Herstein’s Steinway & Sons piano has been with her for more than six decades. From her childhood home in Philadelphia, it has traveled with her across the country as she followed her husband, Harvey, during a stint with the Navy, before settling in New Orleans, where it has survived — just barely — multiple […]

Koby Sackey: Connecting the Dots

There are apps available today to make us healthier, smarter, more organized, more informed and more connected. Whatever you need, you guessed it, there’s an app for that. And thanks to Koby Sackey and Dennis Bourn, now there is even an app to make us feel safer!

Beyond SPF

Follow these eight tips to better protect your skin this summer.

Navigating the Vitamin Aisle

Choosing the best multivitamin to benefit you.

Old World Wines

Ric Hopper was “bitten by the wine bug” during a dinner party with his parents when he was a teenager. The bottle was a 1959 Domaine Comte de Vogue Musigny.

Healthy Eating in the Big Easy

Ask any nutritionist or fitness professional about the best way to lose weight and improve your overall health, and they’ll tell you that it’s 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise.

Fighting with FIYA

  “Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

Snore No More

Sleep apnea may be to blame, but it can be treated.

Dr. Mignonne Morrell

Bringing New Vision to Mammograms

Dr. Archibald L. Melcher, III

Helping Families Cope with Neurological Disorders

Dr. Christopher Lege

Taking a Preventive Approach to Men’s Midlife Health

New Orleans Fish House

25 years old and still the freshest in town.

The Spice of Life: Lois Comeaux

“One bite of food with this dip will have you saying Wow Wee!” is just one of the many rave reviews customers have shared online, in print and in person about Wow Wee Dipping Sauce.

Family Core: Maggie Doussan

After having a baby, one of the biggest challenges a new mom faces is finding time for herself, and, even more so, time to exercise. That’s what makes Baby Boot Camp so unique — and so successful!

Nola TchoupBlock

Like so many great ventures, the idea for NOLA Tchoup Block was born from necessity.

Dr. Jennifer Silinsky & Dr. Sean Mayfield

These colorectal surgeons educate and treat patients with often-stigmatized conditions.

Raising Risk Awareness During National Stroke Month

“When it comes to a stroke, time is brain,” explains Dr. Amparo Gutierrez, a neurologist at Touro Infirmary. Stroke is an emergency and should be treated as such.

Dr. Mary Coleman

This family care physician touts the value of the Medical Home concept.

Dr. Stephen A. Champlin, MD

A local OB/GYN helps two special women experience one of life’s most important milestones.

Building a Strong Foundation

Attorney David Sherman donates his time to bring serious impact to the city.