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Wellness Expo Exhibitor Information 

ASI FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

5508 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 733-7274 or (800) 749-6193

A full-service financial institution, ASI offers checking and savings accounts, retirement savings plans, direct deposit, Christmas Club accounts, free checking for students, home equity lines of credit, loans for homes, boats and other vehicles and more. Staff members will answer questions as well as help customers fill out applications.

AMERICAN BACK INSTITUTE

734 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-2225

Patients suffering from back pain will find a range of therapies, including chiropractic and medical services. Vax-D treatment for people with disc and lower back problems, prolotherapy, pressure point and other therapies are available as well as specialized nutrition programs.

BENTLEY'S TRAVELWARE

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 828-1493

Customers will find a full range of leather accessories for women and men, including handbags, briefcases, luggage and a host of travel accessories.

BUTTERCUPS

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, 835-7060

This Lakeside specialty gift store offers cookie bouquets, gourmet gifts, home accessories, candy, fresh-cut flowers and more.

THE CHI MACHINE

1815 Jena St., 897-9670

The 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. Free demonstrations available.

CRESCENT CITY MEDICAL REHAB

4108 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-4878

Total spine care is the specialty at this Metairie whole health facility. The staff helps patients realize their total potential through bone, joint and muscle rehabilitation.

CUPP CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-1185

Cupp Chiropractic offers patient-oriented services, whole body wellness, nutrition information and counseling, therapy, vitamins and homeopathy.

DRUG RESEARCH SERVICES INC.

4720 S. I-10 Service Road, Suite 501, Metairie, 456-1433

This independent research organization was established to support and conduct clinical trials to determine the efficacy of treatments on patients. The group is an organized regional network of private-practice physicians who are experienced investigators in a variety of therapeutic specialties.

EASY SPIRIT SHOES

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, 834-7442

Comfortable shoes are the whole business at Easy Spirit Shoes, where customers find a range of shoe styles and accessories and a professional staff ready to assist in getting just the right fit.

FINALES FITNESS CENTER

6050 Bullard Ave., 241-4FIT

Located on the Lakeland Hospital campus, Finales offers personal training, fitness and nutrition counseling.

THE GOOD FEET STORE

3000 Severn Ave., No. 4, Metairie, 888-7080

If it's good for your sole, you'll find it at this Metairie store, which specializes in arch supports, comfort cushions and shoes that actually feel good on your feet.

GRAY AND ASSOCIATES/ ECOQUEST

3304 Pecan Drive, Chalmette, 279-7819

Gray and Associates is an independent distributor of Ecoquest International air and water purification systems as well as a line of health and vitamin products.

HYDROPEDES

6636 Pontchartrain Blvd., 482-1667 or (877) 840-7333

Get an all-day foot massage by wearing this company's special glycerin gel-filled shoe insoles.

KENNER DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC SURGERY CENTERS/ LETTI LYNN SKIN CARE AND COSMETICS

3715 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-3100

Dermatology services, total skin care, cosmetic surgery, chemical peels, tattoo removal, hair removal and a complete line of makeup and skin care products are available at this Kenner clinic.

KENTWOOD SPRINGS

P.O. Box 52043, 827-4331

Known for its pure spring water and home delivery of bottled water, Kentwood also offers filtration and coffee systems.

LACOSTE GENTLE DENTAL

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 203, Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 88-SMILE

General dentistry services are available at this full-service dental office.

THE LASER VISION INSTITUTE

3300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 834-3786

Ophthalmologists here use LASIK surgery, a refractive procedure that reshapes the eyeball to eliminate the necessity of wearing glasses or contacts.

LIFESTART/ LAKEWAY ATHLETIC CLUB

3838 N. Causeway Blvd., ninth floor, Metairie, 309-5252

This full-service wellness center caters to a variety of health needs, including fitness programs, health profiles, aerobics classes, physical therapy and more. Lakeway also offers yoga classes for everyone aimed at renewing energy and integrating physical and mental well-being.

MAKING SCENTS

Juice Plus 764-6804; Beauti Control 764-6461

Home spa products, skin care, nutrition classes, products and business opportunities in wellness and nutrition are available.

MCNEIL SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC

1431 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 835-0565

A medical chiropractic clinic that uses innovative computerized digital posture analysis to detect and correct patients' problems. The clinic will present a chiropractic demonstration at the Wellness Expo.

MERCY FAMILY CENTER

110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 425, Metairie, 838-8283

Comprehensive outpatient mental health services are available for children and families. Specialized services include diagnostic testing for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, medication management and treatment of autism. At the Wellness Expo, experts will discuss parenting skills and their impact on a child's development.

NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH

2820 Canal St., 821-2273

The clinical research center will conduct screenings at the Wellness Expo to detect high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels.

NURSES REGISTRY

990 N. Corporate Drive, Suite 302, Harahan, 736-0803

Home health care is provided by this business, using point-of-care technology, private-duty nursing, personal care services, geriatric care management, customization of service plans and personal care by registered nurses, practical nurses, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, nurses aides and other professionals.

OCHSNER CLINIC FOUNDATION

1516 Jefferson Hwy., 836-9820

Ochsner Clinic Foundation professionals will offer memory screening to visitors to the Wellness Expo. Staff members also will be on hand to distribute health information.

OCHSNER CLINIC FOUNDATION ASTHMA CENTER

1516 Jefferson Hwy., 842-6742

Allergists with Ochsner's new asthma center will offer free asthma readings with spirometry. There also will be plenty of asthma-related information to take home.

OCHSNER CLINIC FOUNDATION BLOOD BANK

1516 Jefferson Hwy., 842-3375

Workers from the Ochsner Blood Bank will accept donations of all blood types. Donors will receive free glucose and cholesterol screenings.

OCHSNER CLINIC FOUNDATION HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE

1516 Jefferson Hwy., 842-9559

Ochsner's Heart and Vascular Institute will host two free medical screenings during the Wellness Expo. Staff members also will be on hand to discuss risk factors for stroke and ways to lower blood pressure.

OCHSNER FOR CHILDREN, METAIRIE

1516 Jefferson Hwy., 842-3900

Members of the pediatric staff at Ochsner for Children will offer vision screenings to youngsters from 3 to 17 years old. They also will provide information about Ochsner's pediatric offerings.

PARIS PARKER/ AVEDA

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie; 4900 Prytania St.; 1400 Annunciation St., The Saulet; 4900 Hwy. 22, Mandeville; (888) 990-2468

The Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpas, with locations citywide, all focus on the same objective: invigorating, nurturing and educating customers. Paris Parker embraces the belief that beauty comes from within, and the salon encourages everyone to "be your best self, live your best life." Paris Parker offers full salon and spa services as well as the complete line of Aveda products.

PATIO DRUGS HEALTHCARE NETWORK

5208 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7070

Home medical equipment, home infusion therapy, professional compounding, respiratory therapy and a full-service pharmacy are available from this network, which accepts Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance.

POSITIVE CHANGES HYPNOSIS CENTER

4725 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-6250

Offering hypnosis sessions as an aid to weight loss, smoking cessation efforts and stress control, Positive Changes offers free screenings to prospective patients. At the expo, two therapists will be on hand to discuss the full scope of services available and how hypnosis can be used. Also hear testimonials from patients who experienced success through hypnosis.

Q-KNOWS INC.

2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 110, Xerox Centre, Metairie, 461-5669

Product lines include an all-natural skin-care line with methyl sulfanyl methane (MSM) as well as an MSM beverage mix containing vitamin C that's available in lemonade, grape and strawberry flavors. MSM assists in reducing pain, inflammation, swelling, muscle cramps, arthritis, allergy symptoms, increasing energy, making the skin softer and hair and nails more resilient.

SOUTHEAST VETERINARY SPECIALISTS

400 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 219-0444

An animal hospital of specialists treats dogs, cats and other pets referred to them from veterinarians. Services include surgery, dermatology and physical rehabilitation.

SOUTHERN AESTHETICS/ PENELOPE C. TREECE MD AND TAMI PIAZZA, AESTHETICIAN

4740 S. I-10 Service Road, Suite 110, Metairie, 779-7749

Medical skin rejuvenation facials are available for aging skin and acne or acne-prone pigmentation. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and consultations are available. Plus, Dr. Treece performs Botox treatments, breast care and surgery services, liposuction and abdominoplasty.

SOUTHERN EYE BANK

4440 Magnolia St., Suite 211, 891-3937

The Southern Eye Bank will offer information about eye donation as well as corneal tissue removal, evaluations and dispensing such donations to ophthalmic surgeons.

SOUTHERN-HERITAGE/ SIDNEY FOREST JR.

1325 Field Ave., Metairie, 454-7982

Offering great tasting Sugar Busters!, sugar free, high-fiber cookies.

SOUTHERN QUALITY HOME HEALTH CARE INC.

5200 Lapalco Blvd., Suite 3, Marrero, 340-5614

The business provides the services of skilled nurse physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, medical social workers, respiratory therapists, and aides, all provided in the home.

THE SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER AT LAKESIDE HOSPITAL

4720 I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 885-8225

Providing treatment for fractures, dislocations and injuries to muscle, ligament and cartilage, the Sports Medicine Center has in-house X-ray capabilities for patients' convenience. The center also keeps on hand special braces, splints, casts, crutches, wraps and other devices. The staff uses a KT-1000 arthrometer, which can confirm a knee ligament tear without using MRI. Drs. Binder and Jones are board-certified orthopedic surgerons and are experienced in arthroscopic surgery as well as other techniques for treating carpal tunnel syndrome, repairing rotator cuffs and replacing knees and hips.

STEPHANIE WOOLDRIDGE NEE/ TAHITIAN NONI

6043 Hurst St., 899-9182 or 296-8440

The original Noni Juice is available as well as vitamins, facial products and herbal extracts. Stephanie Wooldridge Nee says the juice helps to promote healing, bolster the immune system and increase energy levels as well as balancing out hormones, blood sugar and blood pressure.

SUNCOM

3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, 834-2786

A wireless communication business, SunCom offers wireless service and accessories to keep you connected and communicating.

SUNSHINE WATER IMPORT LTD.

1100 24th St., Suite F, Kenner, 461-5855

This distributor will provide free samples of its water, which is imported from Martinique. Staff members will be on hand to discuss the benefits of natural spring water over purified and tap water.

SYLVAIN DISTRIBUTORS INC.

P.O. Box 207, Edgard, (888) 386-4002

Sylvain Distributors offers a complete line of health and beauty products, featuring TendSkin, the skin-care solution for ingrown hairs and razor bumps. The product also is useful during professional services such as electrolysis, waxing and laser hair removal. The products are available on the Internet at www.burningskin.com. In addition to skin-care products, Sylvain sells electric leisure mini-scooters.

TONY BORDLEE/ STATE FARM INSURANCE

3422 Cleary Ave., Suite E, Metairie, 455-6557

Health insurance, Medicare supplements and long-term care insurance are among the offerings of this insurance carrier.

TOURO SLEEP DISORDERS LABORATORY

3525 Prytania St., Suite 110, 897-8497

A clinic offering diagnosis and treatment of a comprehensive range of sleep disorders, including snoring, apnea, insomnia and disruptive sleep movements.

TUPPERWARE/ DYNASTY PARTY SALES

2455 Augusta St., Kenner, 469-7372

Food storage containers to keep food fresh longer are the hallmark of Tupperware. The company also offers containers that can be used in a microwave as well as refrigerator containers that keep vegetables and fruit fresh and flavorful longer.

VERIZON WIRELESS

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 60, Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 831-9189.

Wireless communications and data services are the specialty at this mall shop.

VICTORIA'S SECRET

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 834-2720

This upscale lingerie shop offers undergarments that provide support without sacrificing beauty. The staff provides professional bra fittings and a range of models, including the popular Body By Victoria bra collection. The store also offers Garden bath and body products, fragrances and a host of fashion accessories and gifts.

WELLIVER VIDEO WEDDINGS

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 831-5288 or (888) 895-8542

Welliver is one of the city's premier video wedding production companies. Since 1977, the company has hosted the city's only video wedding television show, The Wedding Journal, which airs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Channel 10.

WESTSIDE ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC

4500 10th St., Marrero, 347-0243

This Marrero clinic offers a full complement of board-certified and board-eligible physicians, each specializing in an area of orthopedic surgery and treatment. The clinic's surgeons are trained in virtually all areas of modern orthopedic surgery, including sports medicine, total joint replacement, arthroscopy, laser and other surgical techniques. The facility houses all the modern equipment needed to diagnose and treat patients on site.

WORLD ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS/ KARATE SUPPLY SHACK

5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 779-KICK (5425)

Martial arts classes and taekwondo are available at this fitness center, as well as yoga, tai chi and kickboxing. The academy also has smoking cessation and weight management education programs that are taught by a health educator.

YONSEI MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

2440 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Kenner, 465-5556

Martial arts instruction is available at this academy for students of all ages. Instructors use martial arts training not only to improve their students' overall fitness but also to teach self-improvement, positive work and academic values, self-esteem and more.

ZALES JEWELERS

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, 831-1329

A retail jeweler offering a full array of gold, silver, platinum and gemstones all in arresting settings and styles. The shop also offers jewelry repair.

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