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Free Cooking Demo

Join East Jefferson General Hospital Registered Dietitian Michael Sandoz at Whole Foods in Metairie on Monday, September 18th at 6 p.m. to learn how to prepare lighter game day snacks.

Attendees will get to sample delicious food, receive a recipe card and have the opportunity to ask questions.

RSVP by calling (504) 503-6801 or emailing Michael. Registration is free!

Supermarket Safari

It’s a jungle out there! Navigating the supermarket can be intimidating for those of us with diabetes. But the professionals at East Jefferson General Hospital’s Diabetes Management Center are prepared to guide you down the aisle to good health. Attend our Supermarket Safari and take a guided, virtual tour through the aisles of the grocery store. During this seminar, participants: Learn to find the best foods for diabetics in the grocery store Discover how to read food labels Obtain recipes that are healthy, quick and easy.

Join us on September 27, 2017 in the EJGH Conference Center.

Registration is free. Seating is limited. Call Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000 today to reserve your seat!

EJGH Girls Night Out: Women and Cancer

Women are on the front lines of preventing, treating and defeating cancer every day. Join some of the region’s best cancer fighting physicians and experts for an informative and enjoyable evening on the latest in prevention and treatment at East Jefferson General Hospital’s Girls Night Out: Women and Cancer.

The educational and always-popular event takes place on Thursday, August 17, at 6 p.m. in the EJGH Crawford Conference Center, located on the first floor of the hospital’s main campus. The night will include presentations, snacks from Whole Foods, wines from Swirl Wine Shop, hand massages, Q & A Sessions and more.

Sessions will be given by leading experts in the cancer field, including:

  • Susan Foret, VP of Oncology
  • Dr. Amelia Jernigan, Gynecology Oncology
  • Dr. Rabia Cattie, Hematology-Oncology
  • Dr. Mary Beth Lobrano, Radiology-Breast Cancer Specialist
  • Dr. Sidd Padmanabha, Radiation-Oncology
  • Debbie Schmitz, Cancer Care Navigator
  • Leah Woolf, Wellness Center Director

Booths will include: Integrative Medicine, Women & Newborn, Wellness Center, Volunteer Services, Pulmonology, Wound Care Center, Breast Care Center, Physical Therapy/Rehab and Oncology along with free screenings such as blood pressure, pulmonology and bone density.

Free covered parking is available in the EJGH Hudson Street Garage. Seating is free but limited, to reserve your spot today call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000.

Dinner with a Dietitian – Italian Night

Join East Jefferson General Hospital Dietitian Michael Sandoz and Chef Matthew Ratcliff on Wednesday, Aug. 23, as they demonstrate ways to prepare delicious and nutritious Italian meals for the entire family.

The class teaches skills for turning not-so-healthy Italian favorites into healthy meals you’ll actually enjoy, all using simple, wholesome ingredients found at any local supermarket. All recipes demonstrated are appropriate for those looking to decrease body weight, limit their sodium intake and manage diabetes.

It all takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Esplanade 3 Conference Center located on the hospital’s main campus. Cost is just $15 per person and includes the cooking demonstration and a light dinner. Register today through HealthFinder by calling 504-456-5000 before Aug. 18!

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.