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Stay Cool & Healthy this Fourth of July

July 1st, 2017 by: Jennifer Hughes

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Eating for Health

July 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

Frozen fruits and vegetables pack a nutritional punch.

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Medication Safety

July 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

Advice for new parents helps keep babies safe.

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Imperfectly Living

June 4th, 2017 by: Tara Rosenkranz

Spontaneity can add an extra level of fun when adventuring with kids in New Orleans.

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Women’s Weekend

June 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

FestiGals returns to New Orleans with an exciting schedule of events.

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Pick-Me-Up

June 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

A recent study ranks New Orleans in the top five cities for coffee cities.

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Collaboration for Better Lives

June 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

A new public-private partnership leads to innovative solutions to disaster recovery and resilience issues across the state.

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Outdoor Activities

May 3rd, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

The first FitLot Outdoor Fitness Park debuts in New Orleans.

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Living with Lupus

May 2nd, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

A new online National Resource Center on Lupus empowers patients, healthcare professionals and families.

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An Invisible Killer

April 14th, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

It’s important to test your home for potentially deadly radon gas.

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Get Cookin’

March 28th, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

Expand your kitchen skills with SoFAB’s new spring cooking classes.

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Eat Your Greens!

March 2nd, 2017 by: Jennifer Hughes

Here at LiveWell LA we have a passion for eating well.

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Best Foot Forward

March 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

A new innovative foot and ankle clinic debuts on the Northshore.

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Walk for a Cause

March 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

New Orleans welcomes participants in this month’s Walk MS.

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Say OM!

March 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

Wanderlust announces the world’s first and only “mindful triathlon,” which includes a stop in New Orleans.

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Tracking Heart Health

February 1st, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

A new health monitor provides accurate EKG readings from a user's mobile device.

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Stretching Body and Mind

February 1st, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

The new Church of Yoga opens in the heart of New Orleans.

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Caring for Your Heart

February 1st, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

The new St. Thomas Heart & Vascular Center brings personalized cardiovascular care to New Orleans.

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 2nd, 2017 by: Touro Infirmary Hospital

Here are the top 5 things you can do to prevent a stroke

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Spice It Up!

January 2nd, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

A new book inspires cooks to try bold new flavor combinations and to create custom spice blends.

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Cooking with Salt

January 2nd, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

Different types of salt can elevate your dishes from plain to extraordinary.

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Making Strides

January 2nd, 2017 by: Misty Miloto

A local fundraising event benefits children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana.

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Nibbles and Nosh

December 9th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Charcuterie heaven is just a lunch away.

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Say Ahh

December 6th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

In-home massage just got that much more accessible.

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The Holiday Season Tailgate

December 6th, 2016 by: Sarah G. Materne

In New Orleans, Twelfth Night starts the countdown to Mardi Gras.

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A Fight to End Bullying

December 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Follow these tips to help your children avoid being bullied.

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Louisiana Love

November 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new subscription-based service delivers a little bit of the Pelican State straight to your front door.

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Farm to Table

November 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

The Crescent City Farmers Market has a new Saturday location.

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Spinning for Heart Health

November 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A recent fundraising event drew a bevy of cyclists to the New Orleans Jazz Market.

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Go for the Greens

October 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Healthy food options have sprouted on Metairie Road.

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Hear, Hear

October 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A scientifically validated test allows you to detect the severity of hearing loss without leaving home.

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Eating for Health

October 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Learn how to address health issues through culinary medicine and dietary practices.

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Joining Forces

September 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new initiative seeks to make New Orleans HIV-free.

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Cool Coffee Spots

September 1st, 2016 by: Tara Rozenkranz

These local coffee shops offer some of the best specialty javas served cold.

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Bone Health

August 3rd, 2016 by: Julie Fortenberry

Good nutrition is critical in osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

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Cherry on Top

July 11th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Get your hands on a brand new variety of oh-so-sweet cherries.

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Summer Camping

July 5th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new campground web app makes getting outdoors easier for everyone.

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Yoga for Life

July 4th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new yoga tour stops in New Orleans to explore how yoga has affected the people in our community.

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Life Before and After Cancer

July 1st, 2016 by: Touro Infirmary Hospital

It’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you are doing that counts.

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Dog Bite Prevention

June 6th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

They may be man’s best friend, but any dog can bite under stressful situations.

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Eat Well, Live Well

June 6th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new service delivers organic produce right to your doorstep!

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Love the Skin You’re In

May 5th, 2016 by: Meg Ferrante

Skin cancer is on the rise; here’s how to prevent it.

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Louisiana Seafood

May 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

The American Seafood Coast Guard takes a stand for domestic seafood with a new initiative to educate consumers.

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Cosmetic Deli

May 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics opens two new boutiques in NOLA.

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Pedal to the Metal

April 6th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

New bike racks are welcome fixtures along the Lafitte Greenway.

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Hitting the Pavement

April 6th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Southern Runner finds new owners and a new home on Oak Street.

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Watching Your Salt

April 1st, 2016 by: Thanh, Nguyen, M.D.,Touro Infirmary Hospital

Managing your salt intake is critical for cardiovascular and kidney health.

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Ease the Sneeze

March 1st, 2016 by: Carolyn Hanaghan

These seven tips will help you combat allergy season.

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Bistro MD

February 29th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Save time and lose weight with a healthy meal delivery program developed by a doctor.

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Raising the Barre

February 29th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new fitness studio in Lakeview focuses on building strength from the inside out.

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Sweet DreamZZZ

February 29th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

This stylish bracelet can help you sleep better.

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Landing Zone Nola

February 11th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A co-working space aims to create a nurturing environment for returning veterans and civilian entrepreneurs.

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Girl Power

February 5th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new book sheds light on how parents can raise healthy daughters.

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Sweet Season

February 1st, 2016 by: Julie Fortenberry

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we know candy consumption is inevitable, but, please, take it easy on the sugar.

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Surf’s Up!

January 5th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A new boutique fitness studio opens on Magazine Street.

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Spotlight on Arthritis

January 5th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

The Arthritis Foundation seeks to raise awareness about the debilitating disease.

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Eye on the Future

January 1st, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A local start-up company wins local pitch competition to improve women’s lives.

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Secrets to Success

January 1st, 2016 by: Julie Fortenberry

Try these seven simple health tips in the New Year.

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Have Yourself a Healthy Little Christmas

December 3rd, 2015 by: Valerie Burton, RN

Manage your diabetes during the holidays.

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Kids Unite

December 1st, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

A new wearable-for-good band gets kids active — all while helping malnourished children around the world.

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Eventful Eating

December 1st, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Use these tips to navigate temptation through the holidays.

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Temperatures Rising

November 5th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

A new smart thermometer tracks illness so you can better care for your family.

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Love Your Heart

November 3rd, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Manage your cholesterol levels for optimal heart health.

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MegaCharge Your Metabolism

November 3rd, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Fine-tune the way your body processes calories.

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Yoga for a Cause

October 12th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Reyn Studios was recently the site of Free People’s #FPLETSMOVE Studio Takeover.

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Simple Swab

October 12th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Groundbreaking genetics testing improves fitness, health and safety.

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Dietary Fat

October 1st, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Is it Good or Bad?

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A Little Local Love

September 9th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Locally Preserved is on a mission to preserve what is grown locally — and take it national.

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Quick Tips for Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

September 9th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Making smart food choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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Perfect Pasta

August 19th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Sundays are for family meals!

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Pumping Iron

August 17th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

While everyone can benefit from wholesome nutrition, some foods may offer extra benefits to men. Shop for these items and know you’re giving your body what it needs to live well!

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PitchNola: Living Well

June 11th, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

Lower 9th Ward Market wins first-place prize of $5,000 in seed funding.

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Meals from the Heart Cafe

June 1st, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

In a city that’s known for its overabundance of fried foods and butter-laden meals, it’s a welcome respite to come across a healthy little restaurant that offers organic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and raw foods.

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All in the Numbers

June 1st, 2015 by: Misty Miloto

New Orleans tops the list of bike-friendly cities in America. At New Orleans Living, health is always a high priority.

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Navigating the Vitamin Aisle

May 29th, 2015 by: Touro Infirmary Hospital

We’ve all been there before, standing in the vitamin aisle at the grocery or drug store overwhelmed by the hundreds of options that line the shelves.

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SMART Seafood

May 29th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

Fish and shellfish are an integral part of your healthy diet — but not all types of seafood are 100 percent beneficial. Here, discover the best seafood for both you and the environment.

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Women and Stroke

May 14th, 2015 by: Touro Infirmary Hospital

Raising Risk Awareness During National Stroke Month

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SuperFoods for Men

May 14th, 2015 by: Julie Fortenberry

While everyone can benefit from wholesome nutrition, some foods may offer extra benefits to men. Guys: Find these items in the aisles, and know you’re giving your body what it needs to live well!

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Crescent Park

March 2nd, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Plan a run or pack a picnic, and head to New Orleans’ newest park.

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Better Together

March 2nd, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

The New Orleans Food Co-op offers a bounty of healthy food.

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Wheel Life

January 7th, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Like bikes? Join NOLA Social Ride.

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Your Baby, Your Body

January 7th, 2015 by: Touro Infirmary Hospital

Dr. Arelis Figueroa, a Touro Infirmary obstetrician and gynecologist, supports her patients through pregnancy and beyond, helping new moms establish healthy practices that benefit their families. A native of Puerto Rico, she speaks Spanish and English, working with patients whose language barriers might have otherwise kept them from getting care.

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Bite-Size Improvements

January 7th, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Five little steps can put you on a path to better nutrition.

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Eventful Eating

December 4th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Use these tips to navigate temptation through the holidays.

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Protein Power

October 30th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Here’s what you need to know about the popular Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.

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6 Faces of Breast Cancer

October 13th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Separately, the New Orleanians we profile share different experiences of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Together, their stories show us what it’s like to fight breast cancer with courage and compassion.

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Breast Cancer Basics: What You Need to Know

October 13th, 2014 by: Jennifer Hughes

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — but, women should take steps to remain aware of their breast health year-round. Dr. Donna Waters, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Crescent City Physicians, shares her recommendations to help women perform breast self-checks and keep current with recommended screenings.

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Breast Cancer Statistics and Vital Signs

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Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States (2005-2009).

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Breast Cancer Awareness

CDC

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

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Eat to Treat Diabetes

September 12th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Find fresh ways to get the low-glycemic foods you need.

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Producing Results

September 12th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

This urban-growth destination supports local farming and healthy eating.

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Better Butters

July 24th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

More omega-3s, please.

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Belly Busters

June 5th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Six simple tips will help you pack in that paunch.

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Leilani Heno’s X-Factor

June 5th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

When it comes to personal training, this gym owner offers something special.

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Calm Waters: NOLA Float Tanks

May 21st, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

It’s all fluid at this new therapy-oriented business.

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Wellness from the Inside Out

May 12th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

A New Orleans business helps clients overcome eating disorders.

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Local Mom and Wellness Expert Shares How She Stays Healthy

May 12th, 2014 by: Lianna Patch

Jessica Blanchard is a yoga teacher, registered dietitian and longtime practitioner of Ayurveda, an ancient system of alternative medicine. She’s also a new mom — and she knows it can sometimes seem impossible to balance motherhood with perfect nutrition and fitness.

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Slash the Salt and Savor the Flavor

April 14th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Sodium is a naturally occurring mineral. Because it is highly reactive in its pure form, it is always found in compounds with other minerals: For example, sodium combines with chloride to form sodium chloride, also known as table salt.

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Lousiana Seafood Season

March 21st, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Take advantage of local seafood and get all the omega-3s you need.

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Take It Easy on the Sugar

February 7th, 2014 by: Julie Fortenberry

Excessive sugar (real, natural or fake) in our diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living.