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Sticker Shock

  Unfortunately, swinging the fridge door wide revealed only a cavernous abundance of empty space surrounding one edible item: a lonely bag of shredded cheese. Tired, stressed and real meal-deprived from days of last-minute arts market prep, Daneisha Davis…

Pelican Briefs: Market Marvels

Chef Cory Bahr is bringing together growers and artisans from surrounding parishes to offer their produce, meat and hand-crafted products on Thursdays for “Grow the Roe Farmers Market,” situated on a lot beside his Parish Restaurant in downtown Monroe. “We’re…

Surface Safari

  Connecting her bedroom to her sister’s and to the den, the triangular fireplace in the middle of the old 1910s home designer Hope Johnson grew up in provided not only ample opportunity for post-bedtime whispers — “mostly, I…

Booming Business

Flipped cars, towering fires, powerful explosions — the kind that send bits of dust and metal sailing through the air — all constitute a regular day at work for New Orleans-area resident Matt Kutcher. The 53-year-old founder of Slidell-based Spectrum…

Booming Business

Flipped cars, towering fires, powerful explosions — the kind that send bits of dust and metal sailing through the air — all constitute a regular day at work for New Orleans-area resident Matt Kutcher. The 53-year-old founder of Slidell-based Spectrum…

Louisianians of the Year

music  PJ Morton Grammy-winning recording artist, keyboardist for Maroon 5 and New Orleans native PJ Morton released his new album, “Gospel According to PJ,” in August. He said people often asked him if he would do a gospel album, in…

Adventurous Classics

Lake Charles’ Andrew Green of 1910 blends traditional techniques with innovative concepts.

Adventurous Classics

Lake Charles’ Andrew Green of 1910 blends traditional techniques with innovative concepts.

Health Beat

Maria Blanco, Assistant Professor at the Human Development Center in the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, now serves as an Act Early Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) “Learn the…

Local Professionals Answer Your Wedding Music Questions

Think of your wedding music as the soundtrack to your most romantic occasion. You’ll want to personalize it to your taste, of course, but also provide some crowd-pleasing hits for your guests after the ceremony is over and everyone is…

Health

Bedroom televisions link to obesity in children Baton Rouge – Pennington Biomedical Research Center recently published a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, revealing that children who watch television in their bedrooms are at a greater risk for…

Health

Flu arrives early in Louisiana SHREVEPORT – With the onset of colder weather, the expected arrival of the influenza virus has been confirmed by the Diagnostic Virology Laboratory of LSU Health Shreveport. The influenza virus detected locally is a type A,…

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CUTTING DOWN ON TELEVISION COULD LEAD TO LONGER LIFE BATON ROUGE – Does TV viewing affect life expectancy? Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., associate executive director for Population Science and LFPA Endowed Chair at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, recently co-authored a study…

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NIH Awards Grant to Research Aging-Related Disability Shreveport – The National Institutes of Health awarded a four-year grant totaling more than $1 million to assistant professor Michael Salvatore, Ph.D., of LSU Health-Shreveport. Dr. Salvatore and his research team are testing…

Health: Medical News in Louisiana

Surgery Patient Tracker debuts at Rapides Regional ALEXANDRIA – Family members of people undergoing surgery now have the ability to track their loved ones’ progress, thanks to technology at Rapides Regional Medical Center. The new Surgery Patient Tracker provides up-to-the-minute…