Topic: health

Dr. Paul Whelton sits outside in New Orleans

Compassionate Doctor, Tireless Researcher

Dr. Paul Kieran Whelton leads the way in the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure, a global killer.

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Alcohol And Blood Pressure

Limiting yourself to one alcoholic drink a day may not be enough to avoid detrimental impacts on your health.

Joe Culpepper holds old family photos

Landmark Study Achieves New Importance

This rural Louisiana town once linked heart disease to childhood. Fifty years later, it’s taking aim at dementia.

man wears virtual reality headset to relax


The School of Social Work and Tulane Athletics have teamed up to support athletes’ training and mental health through virtual reality–based mindfulness.

Dr. Keith Ferdinand and a group of Tulane students


Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed racial and ethnic health disparities nationwide, those disparities continue to exist in American communities of color.

close up of gloved hands preparing a COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Rollout

In January, Tulane University began administering the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to faculty, staff and students eligible under Louisiana Department of Health guidelines.