NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Business Alliance will present its third annual New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20. In addition to its annual digital health competition that brings together some of the best startups from around the country to collaborate with...
NEW ORLEANS — Biotech startup Chosen Diagnostics announced that the US Food & Drug Administration has designated its NECDetect product as a ‘Breakthrough Device.’ A spinout of LSU Health, Chosen Diagnostics works to develop diagnostic platforms for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases in babies and children. Through noninvasive measures, NECDetect will...
NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Xavier University of Louisiana President Reynold Verret and other state and local leaders announced a long-term vision to improve the overall health of the state with a comprehensive strategy to enhance...
NEW ORLEANS – A team of biomedical engineering students at Tulane University has won a prestigious award at the annual Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. TrachTech — whose members are  Morgan Bohrer, Stephen Hahn, Michael L’Ecuyer, Alex Verne and faculty advisor Mark Mondrinos...
NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans has released detailed information about the permitting process to host live entertainment in indoor and outdoor settings, in accordance with the ongoing public health guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We know that our culture bearers provide the pulse...
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Medical Center is launching the Tulane University Center for Brain Health, a veteran-focused program created to address the unique medical needs of members of the armed forces. The center will provide care for military veterans of any discharge status and specialize in the treatment of...
Kelisha Garrett NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition and New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present a webinar titled “Health is Wealth” to raise awareness about the importance of safe and accessible streets for Black businesses and individual mental and physical health. The...
NEW ORLEANS – The city will enter “phase 3.3” of its coronavirus reopening plan on Wednesday, said Mayor LaToya Cantrell at a Monday morning press conference. Under the new rules, bars will be allowed to seat customers indoors at 25% of their normal capacity. The total number of people allowed...
BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards and CEO Evon Roquemore of Brightside Clinic and Everso Systems announced that mental health clinic Brightside and behavioral health software-development firm Everso will create a combined 20 new direct jobs at their respective facilities in Bogalusa and Denham Springs, Louisiana. The new direct...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — In response to complaints that family and clergy were barred from hospitals and nursing homes in the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana legislators have rewritten state laws to lessen visitation restrictions during public health emergencies. The bills passed unanimously in the special session that ended last month —...