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  • American Idol in New Orleans: backstage with Lazaro Arbos

    If you’re a fan of American Idol, then tonight’s your night! The Idols from season 12 are in New Orleans about to go on stage at the UNO Lakefront Arena. WGNO’s Wild Bill Wood is backstage right now with Lazaro Arbos.

  • A few New Orleans residents are holding the city hostage

    If you’ve ever wondered why New Orleans lags behind other cities, there are a lot of reasons, especially pre-Katrina: a poor economic climate, a poor education system, high crime, and inept government all contributed to the mess we were in and are now slowly climbing out of. But one problem pre-Katrina that still exists today is a small group of New Orleanians that are convinced they are what’s great about the city.  If not for them, and their way of […]

  • Celiac disease: Dr. Rachel explains how to live gluten free

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, which means your body attacks itself. In Celiac disease, your body makes antibodies to the villi, or small projections in the small intestine. The small intestine is where most of your nutrients are absorbed.  When the antibodies attack these villi, the villi become damaged and your intestinal lining becomes like a tile floor instead of a nice fluffy shag carpet. This means that important nutrients are not getting absorbed and you become malnourished and […]

  • Dr. Rachel explains osteoporosis

    Does milk really do your body good? Osteoporosis is a decrease in your bone strength, which increases your chance of breaking your bones … especially in your hip and your back.  When you have tiny breaks in your back, you actually shrink or become stooped over. One in every two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  And men … yes, you get it as well.  One in every four men over the age […]

  • Hurricane medical tips from Dr. Rachel

    Hurricane season is once again upon us. It is time to get all your medical affairs together so you are ready to evacuate. Note how I said: “So you are ready to evacuate.” If you have a chronic medical condition of any kind or if you are pregnant, you must evacuate. Here’s what you need to do: 1)      Get a copy of your medical records which documents all of your health problems, allergies, medications and physician contacts.  This is especially […]

  • Dr. Rachel explains embryo adoption

    Embryo donation and adoption is the latest way for a couple who is unable to have their own children to now have children.  It is the ultimate gift a couple with frozen embryos can give to another couple who cannot have children. With the use of in vitro fertilization or IVF, millions of couples have been able to have children.  And many of these couples have frozen embryos in storage that they may not use because they have completed building […]

  • Hot Club of New Orleans: “Rachel’s Dream”

    News with a Twist – 11/13/13

  • Dr. Rachel’s guide to weight loss surgery

    Obesity is an epidemic in the US. If you struggle with your weight, have attempted numerous diets only gain the weight back and you feel trapped in a weight gain cycle then you might want to consider bariatric surgery or “weight loss surgery”. Bariatric surgery is procedures for people who need to lose weight by decreasing the size of the stomach so that you cannot eat as much.  The procedures also affect the body’s metabolic hormones, such as ghrelin, which […]

  • Saintsations prepare for their Super Bowl halftime show

    The Saints may not be playing in the Super Bowl, but their dance team – the Saintsations – will definitely be on the field at halftime. They’re getting ready to strut their stuff for football fans around the world, and WGNO’s Vanessa Bolano reports, all of New Orleans will be cheering them on. Meet the 2012-2013 Saintsations. While the season may be over for the boys in black & gold, that’s not the case for these ladies. The Saintsations will […]

  • Asiana Airlines Crash: At a glance

    (CNN) — Two people were killed and 182 others taken to hospitals after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport, sending up a huge fireball. Here are the latest updates at a glance: — Among the survivors of the Asiana Airlines crash are 26 Chinese middle school students on a summer camp trip, the Chinese consulate in San Francisco said. PREVIOUSLY REPORTED FLIGHT PATH — The flight had originated in Shanghai. — The plane was traveling […]

  • Kate Middleton in labor; royal baby will be born soon

    The duchess and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, his office at Clarence House announced at 7:37 a.m. local time (2:37 Eastern Daylight Time.) Kensington Palace issued a progress report about 90 minutes later.The hospital, next to Paddington Station in London, is where William and his brother Prince Harry were born. It could be 10 days before the baby’s name is announced. British bookmakers favor the names […]

  • It’s a boy! Kate gives birth to royal baby

    LONDON (CNN) — It’s a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William on Monday welcomed their first child. The baby boy was born at 4:24 p.m. (10:24 a.m. New Orleans time), weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. A name has not yet been announced for the child, who is now third in line to the throne. Earlier in the day, the duchess and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at […]