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August 2012

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In This Issue

Letters

HOWARD WETSMAN / Addiction Medicine

Getting Patients to Understand Addiction

Picayune Memories

The Dazzling Catherine Russell

Poetic cadence and lush rolls

Grandstanding in Mid-City

Mike and Kathy Hirsch’s backyard stadium

The French Have It Right!

Best Doctors

579 Doctors in 75 Specialty Areas

JANE WEISS / Opthamology

Fixing a Lasik Enhancement

Southern Style

Quick dishes for the summer

Healthbeat

Bracing for the Digital Future

Downsizing a once-vibrant newspaper

DINING GUIDE

Sister ACT

JANE EL-DAHR / Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology

The Boy With Many Allergies

Off the Beaten Path

Unusual places; big-name chefs

Rolling On the River, Revisited

Needed: A Health Wizard

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

JOIE D’EVE

CARL LAVIE / Cardiologist

Advising Triathletes About Dangers

Last Call From Death Row

Seeking the truth during a final conversation

Family Doctors Take It On the Chin

“Reform” brings more pain than gain, physicians say.

Two by Two

Oak Street companies work in tandem

Tails and the City

RANDALL CRAVER / Pathology and Pediatric Pathology

Diagnosing an Unnamed Disease

TRYTHIS

A HOW-TO FOR THE MONTH

Garden District Charm

The joy of Laura and Philip Claverie’s Victorian cottage

The Ride to the Rose Parade

The T-P Fiasco, Part 2

Another man-made disaster

AN RX FOR UNHEALTHY LIVING

Avoid Too Much Medical Care

Don’t You Know It’s Gonna Be All Right

Tabasco® Leader Lauded for Coastal Commitment

Marquee

OUR TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH’S EVENTS

Maria at the Ballpark

Thomas Morstead

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

THE PURSUIT TO ANSWER ETERNAL QUESTIONS

SAL PERRICONE’S

NEXT CHAPTER Former prosecutor, aka “Henry L. Mencken1951,” speaks out

My Toughest Case

Best Doctors