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Free Skin Cancer Screenings

East Jefferson General Hospital will hold a FREE skin cancer screening at its Metairie campus on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m.-noon and again from 1-4 p.m. in the EJGH Conference Center (Esplanade I and II), just in time for the summer months.

Dermatologist Dr. Rick Martinez, MD, will again be hosting the screenings in an effort to help diagnose and begin early treatment for one of the most common and deadly cancers.

Dr. Martinez, who puts on the free annual screening, has confirmed at least one cancer patient in each year of the program’s existence, helping early diagnose patients who otherwise may not have had a way to have their cancer confirmed.

For more information on the program, call 504-454-4454.

Healthy Cooking Demo Series

Make the most of your meals! Join EJGH registered Nutritionist Michael Sandoz as he hosts healthy cooking demonstrations and discussions at Whole Foods in Metairie. Michael shares tips for how to maximize nutritional benefits and flavor.

Join us at one of the following dates:

  • April 30 Stir Fry the Right way
  • May 28 Homemade Salad Dressings
  • June 25 Watermelon Feta Salad
  • July 30 Veggie Burgers
  • August 27 Creole Tomato Gazpacho
  • September 24 Football Season Appetizer
  • October 29 Pink Lady Apple Crisp
  • November 19 Light Thanksgiving Sides
  • December 17 Holiday Dessert Mousse

Each class is FREE and starts at 6:30 p.m. at Whole Foods in Metairie. Contact Michael Sandoz at or 504-503-6801.

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 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.