Steven Marlbrough
  • Follow me on:

Recent Articles
  • Planning for more open green space in downtown New Orleans

    For more information, just log on to:

  • Louisiana program helps protect houses better against hurricanes and storm damage while lowering insurance premiums

    For more information, just log on to:

  • Free flu vaccine voucher program set to launch in August will help those uninsured and underinsured

    For more information about the next flu season, just log on to:

  • (Thinkstock)

    UPDATE: Boil water advisory for New Orleans has been lifted

    NEW ORLEANS (5:00 PM) – The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), in consultation with the state Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), cancelled the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses on the Eastbank of New Orleans after the bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used normally for personal needs. Customers are advised to flush their internal and external plumbing by running water through their system. S&WB […]

  • sunclouds

    National Weather Service issues heat advisory for New Orleans until 7 p.m.

      NEW ORLEANS—The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory in the New Orleans area until 7 p.m. Saturday. The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken.Residents are advised to take the following precautions to prevent health emergencies due to overexposure to extreme heat: Stay indoors in air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day. If […]

  • [FILE] A photograph showing a mother and her young children walking through the woods.

Keywords: Mom, kids, girls, hiking

    Results are in: Mental health hikes, alternative honesty, PTSD and more

    (CNN) — Here’s the fascinating research we’re watching from around the world. CNN Health & Wellness has gauged these studies’ potential impact on our health. Take a walk in the woods, for your brain No need to wait until your next vacation to recharge — improving your brain chemistry could be as easy as taking a nature walk. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers randomly assigned 38 people to take a […]

  • A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a new type of experimental cholesterol-fighting drug that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States.

    DA approves new cholesterol lowering drug

    ATLANTA (CNN) — The FDA approved the new cholesterol lowering drug alirocumab, brand name Praluent, on Friday. The injectable drug, from Regeneron and Sanofi, is the first in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. The drug works by making the liver more efficient at getting rid of LDL, or bad cholesterol. Praluent is approved for patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, or HeFh, which is an inherited condition that causes high LDL cholesterol levels. It is also approved for […]

  • Goodyear showed off it's new Zeppelin at the world-famous Oshkosh, Wisconsin air show. "Wingfoot One" is longer, faster and more nimble than older blimps.

    Flying aboard Goodyear’s anti-gravity machine

    (CNN) — Really, it’s an anti-gravity machine. That’s what I’m thinking as I stand under the looming shadow of Goodyear’s new Zeppelin. The helium inside this gigantic thing makes it repel gravity. Its natural inclination is to rise. This week, this airship has been floating over an estimated half-million people at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Now, I’m actually about to fly on it! As the airship’s metal gondola hovers just a couple of feet […]

  • Colleen Covino was born with Spina Bifida and her husband, Christopher Blaise, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few years ago. After enduring a lifelong disability, Colleen is helping her husband learn how to navigate life with MS. Click through our gallery to learn more about their journey.

    In sickness and in help

    (CNN) — In August of 2012, I became a caregiver for my husband. Seven months after we got married, my husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. We dated for two years before we were married and over time, I noticed his abilities diminish. He would lose his balance when standing and walking, moving became harder, and he lost confidence in himself. His speech […]

  • Jillian Johnson, 33, and  Mayci Breaux, 21, were shot and killed by John Russel Houser, 59, at the Grand Theater 16 inLafayette, Louisiana on July 23, 2015. Nine others were injured before the gunman took his own life.

    Additional details on Lafayette Grand Theater shooting

    At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, first responders from Louisiana State Police Troop I, the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies responded to an active shooter incident at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street in the city of Lafayette.

  • A converted taxi is also available to rent.

    New York’s hippest hotel may be a parked van

    (CNN) — A New York hotel starting at $22 per night? In a city where a chain hotel room can cost hundreds of dollars per night, that sounds like an old-fashioned New York scam. That’s because the $22 buys you a night in a van, parked in strategic spots across the city. “Jonathan” is using the home rentals company Airbnb to rent out his fleet of more than 50 vehicles — there’s even a sleeper taxi — to adventurous travelers, […]

  • Heirloom beans grown in a rooftop garden in Brooklyn, NY on September 18, 2013.

    Foods that double as medicine

    (CNN) — A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily. But a small, growing number of physicians are “prescribing” foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases. CNN spoke with medical nutrition experts to unearth the specific foods they recommend. And you don’t have to be a chef or nutritionist to take advantage of these healthy choices. While one food might […]