Bath & Body Works 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 828-9195; www.bathandbodyworks.com Personal care products, spa and aromatherapy products, clinical skin care and cosmeceuticals, professional hair-care products and lots of independent brands are the hallmarks of this shop. The booth will feature aromatherapy and spa products.
Benchmark Research 5029 Hastings St., Metairie, 887-2083 or (800) 369-2875; www.benchmarkresearch.net Benchmark conducts clinical trials of investigational medications, with all studies conducted by medical doctors and experienced research staff. Volunteers who participate in the trials receive study-related medication, lab work and physician visits for free, and eligible volunteers receive compensation. At its booth, the company will offer massage, blood pressure screenings, CO monitoring, prizes and information about women's health.
Body Art 5414 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 455-0710; www.awesomesalon.com This fitness center covers a variety of bases, providing a tanning salon, karate studio, day spa services, and hair treatments. At its expo booth, Body Art pros will conduct body-fat testing and posture analysis.
Causeway Animal Hospital 1315 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 828-2799; www.causewayanimalhospital.com This animal health clinic offers orthopedic and neuro surgeries, advanced dental care, endoscopy, ultrasound, oncology, cardiology, behavior counseling, 24-hour nursing care, professional pet grooming, an indoor boarding facility, extended office hours and 'puppy kindergarten,' all designed to fill the needs of your beloved pets. The booth will offer food samples for both cats and dogs.
Clear Mirror Healing 308 Live Oak St., Suite 3, Metairie, 832-1529; clearmirror.tripod.com Hypnotherapy for weight loss, pain- and anxiety-free dentistry, pain- and drug-free childbirth and more are among the offerings as well as intuitive healing and shamanic healing. The booth will offer a free 'affirmations' CD and a suggestibility and learning-style evaluation.
Crabtree & Evelyn 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 833-7252; www.crabtree-evelyn.com There are a large range of everyday luxury bath products and beautiful gifts at this store. Its booth will offer hand-conditioning demonstrations.
Crescent City Ob-Gyn Associates/ Women's Center for Clinical Research 4429 Clara St., Suite 40, 897-4422; www.crescentcityobgyn.com A complete women's health facility, Crescent City Ob-Gyn Associates specializes in advanced laparoscopic techniques, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy, as well as urinary incontinence, pelvic floor reconstruction, osteoporosis screening with DEXA Scanning, and women's clinical research trials. At its expo booth, the group will offer women's health brochures, breast self-exam cards and women's health promotional products.
Crescent City Physical Therapy 2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 615, 895-0638; www.crescentcitypt.com With locations Uptown and in Metairie, Chalmette, eastern New Orleans and the West Bank, Crescent City Physical Therapy helps the metropolitan area recover. The business offers acute physical therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, hand therapy, sports therapy and more. The practice specializes in Pilates, orthotics, and specialty shoe lines to accommodate orthotics, the hard-to-fit foot and industrial rehabilitation programs. At the expo, therapists will demonstrate four tests to determine balance and who is at risk for injury by falling (particularly among people 50 years old and older).
Dillard's 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 833-1075; www.dillards.com A full-service department store, Dillard's offers fashions for the whole family, a large shoe department, a huge selection of swim wear, apparel for casual, business or dressy events, cosmetics, accessories, housewares and more. The store is especially proud of its certified fitters who make sure women find the proper undergarments to enhance their figures Ñ bras that don't ride up your back, straps that don't slip off the shoulder, and cups that are smooth and natural looking. Visitors to the booth may receive a Bounce Back card good for a 10 percent discount on purchases the day of the expo.
Discover Chiropractic 163 Silverwood Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-8554 A full-service chiropractic clinic, Discover provides scoliosis testing, stress-reduction massage therapy and nerve system analysis. At its expo booth, the clinic will give visitors information about proper exercise and nutrition.
Dr. Tichenor Antiseptic Company 4200 Poche Court West, 254-9400; www.wincetest.com Founded in 1905 by George Tichenor, who was a pioneer in antiseptic surgery during the Civil War, this local company produces mouthwash, toothpaste and an antiseptic gel. Its expo booth will give visitors samples of antiseptic mouthwash and toothpaste.
EarMasters 2305 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, 512-3277 With 20 years of experience in helping people hear better, this hearing specialist makes free house calls to conduct on-site fiber-optic hearing tests and other services for patients in their own environment. EarMasters offers its customers the digital Comfort-Ear and instant-fit hearing aids.
Easy Spirit 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 834-7442; www.easyspirit.com You just feel better when your feet are comfortable, and shoes that accommodate that need are the specialty at this Lakeside store. At the booth, visitors can see new comfort technology.
Fairway Medical 67252 Industry Lane, Covington, (985) 801-3010; www.fairwaymedical.com A physician-owned specialty hospital and pain management clinic, Fairway Medical was rated among the top 10 ambulatory surgical centers in the country by Today's SurgiCenter magazine. The hospital's booth will give visitors informational brochures as well as pens, cups, rulers, cup cozies and more.
The Finishing Touch Permanent Cosmetics 4429 Clara St., Suite 440, 894-2900 Permanent eyeliner, eyebrow restoration and permanent lip color are applied at Finishing Touch. It also offers areola/nipple color restoration following breast reconstruction. At the expo booth, Finishing Touch will display Obaji skin products and 100 percent pure, unrefined shea butter.
Franco's Athletic Club 111 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 286-8801; www.francoslakeview.com; 100 Bon Temps Roule St., Mandeville, (985) 792-0200; www.myfrancos.com Offering a full range of workout machines, fitness classes and amenities such as on-site coffee shops and juice bars, the 17-year-old Franco's Athletic Club also offers special boxing and fencing classes and personal trainers. Other amenities vary depending on the location. At the expo, Franco's will conduct demonstrations of spinning and 'Yoga Motion' dancing.
HealthWest Rehabilitation Hospital 3201B Wall Blvd., Gretna, 433-5551 This comprehensive, short-term medical rehabilitation hospital believes in taking an aggressive approach to restoring quality and function to a patient's life. In addition to acute inpatient rehabilitation, it also offers outpatient rehabilitative therapies and short-term hospital-based skilled nursing care. Its booth will provide information about such rehabilitative services as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language, and recreational therapies, as well as courses of treatment, continuum of care and outcomes.
JC Penney Styling Salon 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 559-7298; www.jcpenney.com A full array of hair- and nail-care services are available at this beauty salon, as well as retail products. The booth will feature hair-care product samples, consultations using discount cards, and free demonstrations.
Korean Martial Arts Center 8012 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 467-4501; www.thekoreanmartialartscenter.com The center specializes in martial arts and physical fitness training for adults, juniors and children. The expo booth will feature free refrigerator magnets and information about martial arts training and programs and tips about what to look for in a martial arts school.
Lacoste Gentle Dental 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 203, Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 833-6825A full range of dental services are available at this practice, which is conveniently located at Lakeside Shopping Center.
Laser Concepts of New Orleans 4720 I-10 Service Road, Suite 201A, Metairie, 888-8484; www.laserconceptsla.com This business helps people beat nicotine addiction with the use of a cold, non-invasive laser and claims that in less than 20 minutes, in the comfort of a reclining chair, you can become smoke free. The booth will hand out information about how to quit smoking.
Le Papillon Medispa 170 Broadway St., Suite 135, Uptown Square, 866-8446; www.marymedispa.com The medispa specializes in laser hair removal, photo facials, spider-vein removal, Botox treatments, Restylane and permanent makeup. It also provides customers with relaxing services such as massage, medi-manicures and pedicures, facials and microdermabrasion. At the booth, Le Papillon will conduct skin-care and laser hair-removal consultations, and products including Obaji, IS Clinical, AFA, Thymes and Teamine Eye Complex for dark circles under the eyes.
Majoria Drugs 1805 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-7211 An independent, full-service pharmacy, Majoria's booth will provide free samples, coupons and gift certificates, as well as information about its mail-order business and certain health issues.
Meng Oncology LLC and Healthy Pure Innovations (HPI) LLCDoctor's Row, 3939 Houma Blvd., Building 6, Suite 224, Metairie, 888-9363 A range of treatments for cancer and its effects as well as cosmetic procedures are available here, including chemotherapy, Botox, Restylane treatment for wrinkles and creases, IPL, chelation, non-surgical scar revision, dermabrasion, glycolic peels, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, nonablative skin rejuvenation, removal of brown pigmented lesions and sun or age spots.
National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md., (888) 346-3656; www.nlm.nih.gov The library, part of the National Institutes of Health, offers the public access to reliable health information online, including clinicaltrials.gov, Genetics Home Reference (ghr.nlm.nih.gov), Haz-Map Occupational Health Database (hazmap.nlm.nih.gov), Household Products Database (householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov), Medline Plus (medlineplus.gov), NIH Senior Health (nihseniorhealth.gov), PubMed/MEDLINE, and Tox Town (toxtown.nlm.nih.gov). The booth will promote the U.S. government's Web site where consumers can find free health information and will offer promotional pens, notepads and literature. It also will have a live Internet connection to demonstrate how to access and use the Web sites, and brochures of health-related organizations and toll-free numbers.
New Orleans Medical Institute 4621 W. Napoleon Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, 888-7425; www.gminstitutes.com This research facility partners with pharmaceutical companies to bring clinical drug research studies to patients in the New Orleans area. The institute has doctors who are experienced in conducting clinical trial in myriad areas of health, including allergies, cardiology, endocrinology, hematology, infectious diseases, urology and more. The booth at the expo will offer educational materials and information about the institute and how patients can enroll in clinical trials.
Old Metairie/Metairie Jazzercise Fitness Centers 1625 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-1233; 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 886-2348 The jazzercise conducted at these centers blends aerobics, resistance training, yoga, Pilates and kickboxing into fun dance routines to create exercise programs for people of all ages and fitness levels. The clubs also offers Jazzercise Lite for beginners, step, body sculpting, personal touch and Junior Jazzercise, with 45 classes spread across mornings, evenings and weekends.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Louisiana 3418 Coliseum St., 897-6110 or (888) 477-2669; www.pparxla.org The Louisiana chapter of the national Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's biopharmaceutical companies, health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help patients who lack prescription coverage receive the medications they need through appropriate public or private programs. The partnership's booth will have brochures of information about the programs, the group's Web site and toll-free telephone number. It also will also have giveaways and will help people register for the program.
Pharmanex 532 Germain St., 482-1034; www.pharmanex.com Pharmaceutical techniques and natural remedies are combined in nutritional supplements, G3 functional juice beverage and an antioxidant laser scanner offering from this company, which offers nutraceutical products for health and beauty. It will introduce visitors to its booth to the antioxidant laser scanner system, the G3 juices and various nutritional supplements.
St. Charles Vision 3200 Severn Ave., Suite 102, Metairie, 237-8580; www.stcharlesvision.com St. Charles Vision is dedicated to helping its customers have the best vision possible and offers optometrist medical eye care, optical frames and sunglasses. Professionals at the booth will conduct free eye screenings.
Southern Sleep Diagnostics LLC 717 Focis St., Metairie, 837-5399 Find out more about slumber through this business, which conducts sleep studies. Its booth will provide educational information and self-testing cards.
T-Mobile 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 837-5814; www.t-mobile.com Communication is the name of the game at T-Mobile, which offers wireless telecommunications, voice and data devices, GPRs and Wi-Fi cards, PDA phones, pocket PCs and Blackberry products. You can get a new service activated right at the booth.
Tenet Choices Inc. 200 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 600, Metairie, 451-9800; www.tenetchoices.com Established in 1994 by New Orleans-area physicians and Tenet Healthcare Corp., Peoples Health Network serves as the exclusive administrator for Tenet Choices Inc., which provides health insurance coverage to almost 40,000 people in the New Orleans area. One of the offerings is the popular Tenet Choices 65 Medicare Advantage plan. Visit the booth for information about the programs and free promotional items.
Together Introductions 3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200, Metairie, 840-6550 Criminal, emotional and financial screening is part of this personal introduction service, one of the largest in the world. The services matches people according to personality traits, compatibility and what they desire in a companion. The members-only organization has 80 locations across North America and thousands of members.
Total Health Solutions 3211 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 834-8114; www.thshme.com Hundreds of health-care products for the home and family are on display at the store in Metairie, including home medical equipment and supplies, orthopedic and shoe supports, canes, wheelchairs, walkers, power scooters, lift chairs, bath benches, shower chairs, diabetic supplies, maternity supplies, child safety products and more. Total Health Solution's Caring for Women boutique offers items such as mastectomy bras, breast forms, lymph edema stockings, wigs, turbans, hats and unique skin products for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Ultimate Fitness 4930 Prytania St., 881-1203; www.ultimate30.com Personal training in high-intensity interval training on rehabilitative exercise equipment and whole-body circuit training performed for 30 minutes once a week are available by appointment, and aerobic equipment for workouts are available without an appointment.
Verizon Wireless 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite K113, Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 831-9911; www.verizonwireless.com Wireless, voice and data products are available from the national vendor, including wireless telephone, data and Internet services, wireless handheld telephones, wireless handheld PDA and Palm Pilots, accessories and more. At its booth, company representatives will conduct demonstrations to show its products' features and benefits as well as give away discount coupons
Welliver Productions 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 831-5288 or (888) 895-8542; www.welliverproductions.com Experts in capturing weddings on film so couples and their families and friends can relive the day, Welliver's team will show visitors videos of weddings.
Westside Orthopaedic Clinic 4500 10th St., Marrero, 347-0243; www.westsideortho.com This orthopedic medical group has four doctors and provides total muscular and skeletal care, out-patient physical therapy, on-site X-ray and MRI, pain management, bone-mineral density testing, neurological studies and total joint replacement surgery. At the expo, the group will provide Extracordureal Shock Wave Therapy, a non-surgical treatment for tendonitis that normally costs about $900, and bone-mineral density testing, a screening procedure to detect osteoporosis.
Zales 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 831-1329; www.zales.com A nationally known name in jewelry, Zales' full-service store offers a range of jewelry types and styles and performs repairs, appraisals and restylings.
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