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Keep Your Body in Tune

February 6, 2012

Music club invests in health of performers

Written by New Orleans City Business Popular Frenchmen Street club d.b.a. received a lot of attention when it went smoke-free in January 2011. Health-conscious members of the public praised owner Tom Thayer for taking into consideration the well-being of both the musicians and his employees. Read More

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September 24, 2010

Instrument Cleaning for Good Health

Greetings! To a musician, his/her instrument is more like a body part. Yet while frequent hand washing, regular tooth brushing and daily bathing are part of the normal hygiene, what about cleaning mouthpieces and keyboards? Once a year is about all some do it while others never clean their horns unless it is to rub …

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March 21, 2010

Louisiana 47th in Health Quality for 2009

Louisiana ranked 47th in health quality in 2009. The state faces numerous challenges including a low high school graduation rate with 59.5 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate within four years, a high incidence of infectious disease at 25.1 cases per 100,000 population, a high rate of uninsured population at 19.3 percent, a high …

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May 22, 2009

Too Few Beds and a Feud Plague Doctor Training Program in New Orleans

Written by KATHERINE MANGAN, The Chronicle for Higher Education A New Orleans teaching hospital that is still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina faces budget cuts and new questions about its ability to continue training 300 medical residents and fellows from Louisiana State  University and Tulane University. The uncertainty has been fed …

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March 14, 2009

Medical services in New Orleans

Written by The Economist HURRICANE KATRINA’S effect on the city of New Orleans has been much longer-lasting than most expected. Almost four years after the storm, a quarter of the population has never returned.… Read Article

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September 22, 2008

Smoked Out: Musicians want breathing room at local venues

Written by Emilie Bahr, New Orleans City Business There was a time when Pierre Pichon spent nearly every night of the week plying from the strings of his guitar the sounds that garnered his gypsy jazz band a faithful following at local music clubs. Today, his appearances are limited to a few private performances, agreed …

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August 28, 2007

It ain’t easy in the Big Easy

Written by Larry Blumenfeld, Salon.com While well-meaning programs seek to restore New Orleans’ battered “cultural wetlands,” two years after Katrina many musicians still struggle to survive. Ronald Lewis, a retired streetcar-track repairman with a homemade culture museum in the backyard of his restored Lower Ninth Ward house, doesn’t think much about anniversaries. “But if it …

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