Bonus Benefits: The Humana Guidance Center

On a sunny Tuesday morning, the sunny interior of the Metairie Humana Guidance Center quickly filled with senior citizens chatting and helping themselves to coffee. Jeff Fernandez, president of Humana operations in the Gulf South, explained that they had arrived early for the center’s weekly cooking class, “Healthy Cooking with Chef Nino.”

The Natural Weigh

Guilty or Not Guilty? So, you cheated on your healthy meal plan, and now you’re wondering if you should call it quits. The answer is NO! In fact, let’s stop calling it cheating, as the word “cheating” makes you automatically feel guilty.

Michael Weaver, MD

Dr. Michael Weaver has been performing cardiothoracic surgeries in the New Orleans area for over twenty years. He takes a two-pronged approach: he stays on top of all medical advances so that he can offer his patients the best of what is available, and he takes the time to educate his patients so that they […]

Paul Spring, MD

Dr. Paul Spring treats cancers of the head and neck. He began his career with medical research that contributed to several breakthrough discoveries. Nowadays he prefers to work directly with patients, and specializes in malignancies and benign surgical conditions of the head and neck.

Guy R. Orangio, MD

In September 2012, the LSU Health System welcomed its first colorectal surgeon, Dr. Guy Orangio. One of only 1200 colorectal surgeons in the U.S., Dr. Orangio treats colon, rectal and anal cancer, as well as inflammatory bowel disease, severe constipation, fecal incontinence and fistulas.

Kathy R., Uptown

Over the past few months, I have gained weight and feel sluggish all the time. My hair is more brittle than usual and I just feel “off.” A friend recommended having my thyroid checked. What do you recommend?

Let’s Get Physical

(edited/kr) Let’s Get Physical Take your child in for a back-to-school doctor’s appointment By Jamie Lober If you haven’t scheduled a back-to-school physical for your child, now is the time to pick up the phone and make an appointment. “Parents should instill in their kids that there is nothing wrong with going to the doctor […]

Breast Cancer and the Genetic Link

The numbers are alarming. The American Cancer Society estimates that 211,300 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States; of those, 3,800 will be in Louisiana alone. And for women who have a family history of breast cancer, those numbers are frightening.