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 […]
The state of Louisiana has more for-profit prisons than any other state, which unsurprisingly brings one out of every 86 adults behind bars. Yes, medical marijuana policy is inciting positive change, but this change must move more quickly. People’s lives are at stake, specifically those in marginalized groups who already face oppression! Louisiana incarceration […]
Mental health issues affect everyone; mental illness is indiscriminate of variables such as race, ethnicity and gender. However, there are factors particular to the African American community that can perpetuate the predisposition.
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