Even worse than the stigmas around mental health is the willful neglect of state and local governments in doing anything about treating and handling its most vulnerable population.
The Louisiana Office of Public Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in Louisiana.
Virginia Byron, MD, a resident at Tulane Medical Center, has spent the last few months educating the Medical professional community about Gordon Plaza, where over 50 households still live on the site of an abandoned landfill.
The Supreme Court has rebuffed efforts by Louisiana and several other states to block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.
While art, booze, music and neon lights were a part of the event, the main focus for me was the New Orleans Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Socialist Feminist Caucus’s Fundraiser for Reproductive Justice.
Dr. Clare Daniel gives her take as to why we shouldn’t use teen pregnancy prevention as a justification for sex ed.
When it comes to quality of care, New Orleans moms are lucky. Every hospital features a Level III NICU.
Often a tic begins with what some call an obsession (hence Tourette’s Syndrome’s vague categorization as an obsessive-compulsive disorder), an unpleasant thought or image that lingers in one’s mind until they succumb to the compulsion to make tic. This alleviates the mental discomfort, but then others’ response to the tic often becomes the problem, causing sadness, stress, and anxiety causing further tics. It’s a vicious cycle.
Breaking down the stigmas surrounding STD testing is another hugely important area in which there have been great strides within this city, but there are still more to be made.
“I want a dyke for president. I want a person with aids for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a […]
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