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Preventing, Detecting, Controlling and Overcoming Diabetes – A Free Event

East Jefferson General Hospital is pleased to present a FREE community-wide event on preventing, detecting, controlling and overcoming diabetes on April 27, at 7 p.m.

This informative session will feature a panel of healthcare experts who will present real-life solutions to those at risk or already diagnosed with the disease. Topics up for discussion include:

  • Primary Care Physician Jenna Jordan
  • Podiatrist Amber Poirot
  • Pain Management Specialist Robert McMyne
  • Wound Care Specialists
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Fitness and Nutrition Experts
  • Healthy treats
  • Question & Answer Session Between the Audience and Experts

Sessions will be held in the Crawford Conference Center Esplanade rooms. Parking is free in the Hudson Garage. Admission is free but limited, click here or call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000 to reserve your seat today.

Supermarket Safari

Let the experts at East Jefferson General Hospital help guide you through the treacherous supermarket jungle. EJGH’s Diabetes Management Center can help you cut through the confusion of the grocery store with a virtual tour down the aisles. During the informative seminar, participants can learn to seek out the best foods for diabetics in the supermarket and discover how to read those confusing food labels. Participants can also obtain fast and easy recipes using the information provided during the session.

Wednesday, April 26 | 6:30pm | EJGH Conference Center | Esplanade 3

Registration is free, but space is limited. Call Healthfinder at 504-456-5000 to reserve your seat today!

Free Child Safety Seat Fitting

East Jefferson General Hospital’s Woman and Newborn Services and EMS are partnering together with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force to offer free Child Safety Seat Fittings.

This program is designed to demonstrate proper installation of your child safety seat and ensure seat type and fit are accurate for your vehicle.

Seat Fittings are available on the third Thursday of every month from 2:30–4:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center parking lot at 3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA. Fittings are also offered by appointment. For more information, please call 504-503-7152.

Yoga and Tai Chi at City Park

EJGH Wellness Center presents relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA Monday evenings at 6pm. Or join us for Yoga or Pilates Saturday mornings at 8am among NOMA's outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Classes are $5 or free to members of EJGH Wellness CenterEJGH Healthy Lifestyles or members of NOMA.

Call HealthFinder at 456-5000 to register.