American Laser Centers 3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200, Metairie, 887-0727www.americanlaser.comLaser hair removal and skin rejuvenation are the specialties at this Metairie office. Visitors to its booth can enter a raffle for a chance to win $1,500 worth of services for free.
Anytime Fitness 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 305-6400www.anytimefitness.comThis fitness complex offers personal trainers, free weights, a cardio theater, Precor Strength training equipment, tanning facilities, private menÕs and womenÕs showers and 24-hour access. At its booth, look for body-fat screenings and giveaways.
Benchmark Research 3941 Houma Blvd., Suite 2A, Metairie, 888-9493www.benchmarkresearch.netBenchmark Research conducts research trials of investigational medications. Medical doctors conduct all studies with assistance from an experienced research staff. Volunteer participants receive free study-related medication, lab work and physician visits, and eligible volunteers are paid for their time and effort in the studies. At its booth, Benchmark will offer blood pressure and glucose readings, current study research information and will prescreen volunteers for studies that need enrollment.
The Chi Machine 1815 Jena St., 897-9670The Chi machine is a therapeutic massager that increases oxygen, energy and circulation in just five minutes. The machine also relaxes muscles and helps the body heal itself. At the Expo, there will be free demonstrations of the Chi Machine as well as information about the businessÕ products.
Clinical Trials Management LLC 3901 Houma Blvd., Plaza 2, Suite 405, Metairie, 455-1310www.clinicaltrialsmgt.comClinical Trials Management (CTM) conducts trials for new medications in therapeutic areas, including allergy, cardiology, dermatology, endocrine and metabolism, gastroenterology, infectious disease, pain management, pediatrics, womenÕs health and urology. Doctor visits, medication, lab tests and other required procedures are free of charge to all trial participants. Staff at the CTM booth will conduct blood-pressure screenings and determine whether those interested are qualified to participate in available trials.
Discover Wellness & Rehab 2629 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, Suite 100, 835-0565This wellness and rehabilitation center has an in-house doctor who oversees the services provided, which include physical rehabilitation, chiropractic treatments, massage therapy and nutrition counseling. The center also has advanced detoxification equipment. At its booth, Discover will offer information about detoxification and will offer nerve-system analysis, scoliosis screening, posture evaluation and a free stress-relief massage.
Egan Homehealth Services 3121 21st St., Metairie, 835-4474; 1799 Stumpf Blvd., Building 1, Suite 4, Gretna, 263-8602; 1036 W. Airline Hwy., Laplace, (985) 653-8117; 1116 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-9541; 1419 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 893-8005www.eganhc.com; www.eganmedical.comProviding medical equipment, supplies and pharmacy needs to home health care is the specialty at Egan Homehealth Services. The 20-year-old company also offers consultations on physical and occupational rehabilitation and nursing needs. Equipment includes home health equipment such as diagnostic items and bathroom safety aids, walkers, wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, diabetic socks, daily living aids and medical supplies.
East Jefferson General Hospital 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000www.eastjeffhospital.orgFor 35 years, the publicly owned, not-for-profit East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has provided quality medical care to residents of the East Bank of Jefferson Parish. The full-service hospital has 450 beds, a medical staff of about 900, and more than 3,000 employees. Over the years, the hospital has been joined by medical office buildings and the Yenni Pavilion for outpatient cancer treatment, the Domino Pavilion for same-day surgery, outpatient laboratory and outpatient radiology services. It also has a 38,000-square-foot fitness facility. In 2002, EJGH became the stateÕs first Nurse Magnet Hospital, an honor it received from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for its excellence in patient care as well as its environment for nursing professionals. The hospital offers a full range of medical services, including cardiovascular, rehabilitation, cancer, womenÕs health, child services, cutting-edge diagnostic technologies and more.
Easy Spirit 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 834-7442www.easyspirit.comLearn how you can make your feet happy with shoes that are comfortable and accommodate the special needs of your foot, the specialty at this Lakeside store.
General Nutrition Center (GNC) 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 247-3450This company provides a plethora of nutritional supplements, vitamins, health and beauty products.
Holistic Healing and Education Center Inc. 1000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 213, Metairie, 841-0188www.healingeducation.comThe center provides reconnection healing Ñ reconnecting with the inner child Ñ pastoral counseling, meditation counseling and forgiveness sessions. At its expo booth, the center will exhibit the Bach Five Flower Formula and distribute information about a flower-essence repertory guidebook.
Home Instead Senior Care 2909 Division St., Suite A, Metairie, 455-4911www.homeinstead.comThis alternative to nursing-home care provides at-home seniors with non-medical homecare and companionship. Caregivers are insured, trained and bonded. They perform tasks such as light cooking, cleaning, helping to dress and bathe clients and more. At the Expo, Home Instead staff will offer a screening/questionnaire to determine the stress levels of family caregivers.
Impastato Chiropractic 3440 Division St., Suite E, Metairie, 456-8560Impastato Chiropractic offers patients corrective care for back and shoulder pain, disc decompression and sports performance enhancement. It also provides clinical nutrition consultations, vitamins and supplements. Staff members at the booth will administer spinal screenings and massages and will give away gift certificates.
Lakeside Pets 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 837-7281This Lakeside Shopping Center store sells dogs, cats, fish, birds and other animals as well as food and accessories for the pets you love.
Laser Concepts of Louisiana 4720 South I-10 Service Road, Suite 201A, Metairie, 888-8484 or 1-866-840-QUITwww.laserconceptsla.comLaser Concepts of Louisiana employs laser treatments to aid in smoking cessation and weight loss. Visit the Expo booth to register for a chance to win a free smoking-cessation treatment and a weight-control session.
Laser Therapy USA 4609 Fairfield St., Metairie, 454-6490www.lasertherapyusa.netLaser Therapy USA uses low-level laser treatments to help patients stop smoking and control their weight. The Expo booth will offer stress balls and informational brochures.
Le Unique Hair Salon 4001 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Suite C, 362-3900Not only does this West Bank salon offer hair, skin and nail services, it also provides wellness services, birth assistance and pregnancy education. Massage services will be added to its menu soon. Le Unique also sells hair-care and skin-care products and health supplements. At its Expo booth, it will offer information about pregnancy and birth assistance and wellness services as well as health supplements, skin-care and essential oils.
Magnolia Physical Therapy 990 N. Corporate Drive, Suite 305, Harahan, 733-0254Magnolia Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy; spinal/joint unloading; treatment for women experiencing back, groin, shoulder and rib pain due to pregnancy; urinary incontinence and wellness programs. At the Expo, MagnoliaÕs staff will perform hands-on physical assessments and muscle testing and will demonstrate manual therapy.
Manger Chiropractic LLC 2325 Severn Ave., Suite 3, Metairie, 828-5285Dr. Erica Manger provides patients with chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, acupressure and meridian therapy. At its booth, Manger Chiropractic will offer samples of Orthogel and Biofreeze, will conduct free spinal screenings and provide information on Ecovest air and water purifiers.
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates 111 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 450, Marrero, 349-6401; 4228 Houma Blvd., Suite 520, Metairie, 456-3020; 2633 Napoleon Ave., Suite 705, 896-8670www.metrogi.comThe physicians of Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates are board certified and provide the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders including abdominal pain, stomach ulcers, colon polyps, vomiting and hepatitis. Its physicians provide high-quality care using the most advanced state-of-the-art equipment in the clinicÕs own accredited Outpatient Endoscopy Center. The clinic also provides colon cancer screening and education for individuals through Open-Access Colonoscopy, which facilitates a prompt and convenient opportunity to detect colon cancer without the need for a preliminary office visit for patients without symptoms. At its booth, Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates will provide educational brochures, exhibit a model of the gastrointestinal tracts and offer colon cancer screening questionnaires.
Nathan Vein Institute 64030 Hwy. 434, Lacombe, (985) 882-9800 or (866) 94VEINSThe institute specializes in endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins as well as sclerotherapy for varicose veins and Botox treatments. At the Expo, Nathan Vein Institute will provide vein screening and will give away various promotional items.
NOLA Regional Health Network/ Kenner Regional Medical Center, Meadowcrest Hospital (West Bank), Northshore Regional Medical Center (Slidell), (888) 836-3848 (physician referral line) www.tenethealth.com/TH/HospitalFinder/HospitalGroup.aspx?group=LANOLA Regional Health Network is a network of acute-care hospitals, five freestanding imaging centers and more than 2,500 physicians in Greater New Orleans. Its booth will provide blood-pressure screening, ColoCare kits, Weight/Body Mass Index/Body Fat Analysis and health and wellness literature.
Peoples Health Network 200 W. Esplanade Ave., Sixth Floor, Metairie, 461-9800 ext. 4878www.tenetchoices.comPeoples Health Network is the Physician Hospital Organization owned by Independent Physician Associations and Tenet HealthSystem. One of the offerings is the popular Tenet Choices 65, an open-access Medicare plan. Visit the booth for information about the programs.
Serenity Day Spa and Gifts 110 Metairie Heights Ave, Metairie, 281-4905This pampering center offers Dermalogica skin-care products, manicures, pedicures, massage, facials, waxing and body treatments. At its booth, staff will conduct skin scans and face mapping and give away samples of Dermalogica products.
St. Charles Vision 3200 Severn Ave., Metairie, 887-2020; 8040 St. Charles Ave., 866-6311; 138 Carondelet St., 522-8026; 837 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, 733-0406; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-3551; 1844 N. Causeway Blvd., Northlake Shopping Center, Mandeville, 985-626-8103; 200 Southwest Railroad Ave., Hammond Square Mall, Hammond, 985-542-9410; 3909 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 328-9733www.stcharlesvision.comThis vision center is dedicated to helping its customers have the best vision possible. It offers optometrist medical eye care, optical frames and sunglasses, state-of-the art eye-exam techniques, contact lenses and more.
Sunnyside Pediatrics 4420 Conlin St., Suite 205, Metairie, 455-8887Dr. Ana DeAguiar and her staff provide a range of pediatric services, including vision and hearing tests, immunizations (including hepatitis A and meningitis vaccines) and treatment of illnesses. The practice accepts all HMOs, PPOs and Medicaid, and you can schedule an appointment every day except Sunday, with hours extended to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tahitian Noni International 1417 Moss St., 858-7836www.tahitiannoni.comThis companyÕs patented trademark product, Tahitian Noni juice, promises to increase your energy and boost your immune system while providing your system with antioxidants. A recent study conducted by a researcher at the University of Illinois College of Medicine showed that smokers at risk for heart disease lowered their total cholesterol and triglycerides after a month of drinking 1 to 4 ounces of noni juice every day. Polynesians have ingested noni fruit for thousands of years because of its healthful benefits. This global company sells research-driven noni-based products that include beverages, weight loss management products, beauty and spa items.
Tapas Yoga and Movement Studio 4413 Chastant St., Metairie, 256-5255www.tapasyoga.netTapas Yoga offers an array of yoga classes including Hatha Yoga, yoga for seniors, vinyasa flow yoga and gentle yoga. Classes are geared for students of all levels, and workshops on other styles of yoga and massage therapy are offered as well. Staff at the Expo booth will answer questions about yoga and hand out coupons for free yoga classes.
Welliver Productions 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 831-5288www.welliverproductions.comThe Welliver team is expert in capturing weddings on film so couples, their families and friends can relive the day. Visitors to the booth will be able to view examples of the Welliver teamÕs work.
West Jeff Fitness Center 175 Hector Ave, Terrytown, 349-6908; 1121 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, 348-0055The West Jeff Fitness Centers feature a personal assessment and orientation, top-of-the-line cardio and strength-training equipment, free-weight area, a variety of group-exercise classes and an aquatic center. Additional services include massage therapy, Microdermabrasion, Magic Tan, manicure and pedicures, nutritional counseling, personal training and swimming lessons. At the expo, representatives will provide membership information, and literature on specialty services.
Wilson, Sanders, and Feldman 2633 Napoleon Ave, Suite 530, 899-1120Wilson, Sanders, and Feldman are rheumatologists who specialize in the evaluation and management of arthritis and bone and joint diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoporosis, bursitis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia and gout. The booth at the Expo will offer questionnaires for the screening of osteoporosis, arthritis and other educational materials on rheumatologic disorders.