My 15 Minutes of Fame

       There’s nothing like a small hometown for giving you 15 minutes of fame. My parents sent me this item that appeared in the social section of our local newspaper over the summer. Paige and Sam Peek of Seagrove Beach went to New Orleans to see their daughter, Holly, graduate from Tulane University [...]

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Understanding the new FDA warning on popular birth control

Understanding the new FDA warning on popular birth control

This week the Food and Drug Administration announced a change in the warning label of specific types of birth control pills, because consumers may be at an increased risk for blood clot development. The changing of the warning label is not a cause for immediate alarm, however, the facts behind this new warning label should definitely [...]

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Know what’s fueling your energy: info about energy drinks for young adults

Know what’s fueling your energy: info about energy drinks for young adults

College students are no strangers to energy drinks. The flashy cans of Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar are marketed to young adults who often need a quick jolt of energy to maintain their active lifestyle. The drinks are advertised to boost energy, improve concentration and increase metabolism, which may sound like a perfect beverage for [...]

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Disordered eating habits affect 50% or more of college students

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Disordered eating habits affect 50% or more of college students

As seen in Tulane Hulaballoo, 3/2/2012 The above photo, from the New York Times: “Isabelle Caro, a French model and actress who became the international face of anorexia when she allowed her ravaged body to be photographed nude for an Italian advertising campaign to raise awareness about the disease, died on Nov. 17. She was 28.” [...]

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Whitney Houston’s death draws attention to dangerous drug combinations

Whitney Houston’s death draws attention to dangerous drug combinations

As seen in The Tulane Hullabaloo Whitney Houston’s tragic and untimely death surprised much of the nation. She has been honored and remembered during the last week, with special tributes at the Grammy Awards and thousands of status updates blanketing social media to praise her incredible talent. Such a shocking death certainly has not escaped [...]

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A great opportunity to volunteer and improve public health education in New Orleans!

Hey Health Nuts! Are you experienced in health education, nutrition or culinary arts? Are you motivated to help reduce obesity and hunger in New Orleans? Be a Part of Shopping Matters® Come help the Edna Pilsbury WIC clinic lead grocery store shopping tours and teach families key shopping skills like buying fruits and vegetables on [...]

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Vegetarianism can be a good option, but it takes some planning

Vegetarianism can be a good option, but it takes some planning

As seen in the Tulane Hullabaloo, 2/3/2012 Unlike fad diets that come and go, vegetarianism has always been visible in our society. Though vegetarianism has not been traditionally popular in our standard American diet, the plant-based diet that was once a foreign concept to many carnivorous Americans has grown in popularity in recent years. Even [...]

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Meditation and Medicine: Interview with Dr. Indranill Basu Ray; as heard on WTUL Radio, New Orleans

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Check out the latest edition of Holly on Health for WTUL Radio, New Orleans 91.5FM during News and Views hour. Interview with Dr. Indranill Basu Ray, expert in the field of meditation and medicine. Check out his website at www.indranillbasuray.com. As discussed in the show, Dr. Basu Ray offers [...]

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Generation Y: The Fulcrum for a Shift in the Fitness Paradigm

Generation Y: The Fulcrum for a Shift in the Fitness Paradigm

By Jacques Courseault, M.D. Founder of Exercisemenu.com Although there is still a disconnect between healthy behaviors and longevity, if there were ever a generation that would change America’s health and fitness paradigm, Generation Y would be the one to bet on. We are smart, confident, casual, chill, and value life and family over work and [...]

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Twitter Question: Can riding a certain type of bike seat (saddle) raise your PSA? Are there some saddles that are better?

Twitter Question: Can riding a certain type of bike seat (saddle) raise your PSA? Are there some saddles that are better?

Several studies have been published since the late 1990’s to determine if cycling has an effect on the serum PSA levels in men. PSA, or prostate specific antigen, is commonly used as an early marker for prostate cancer (although the use of serum PSA as a screening test has been the topic of controversy in [...]

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