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4D 1501 River Oaks Road W., Harahan, 236-1959; www.4dsupplements.comA total health and performance supplement, 4D's formula offers clean energy for all the body's systems, aiding in fat loss, improved muscle function, tendon and ligament strengthening, skin cell regeneration and more. The natural ingredients also lessen inflammation and reduce tendonitis. Stop by to taste free samples and get more information.

All American Medical & Chiropractic101 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Suite 301, 288-3888; www.allamericanchiro.comChiropractic services are available, as well as massage therapy, physical rehabilitation programs, and nutrition and natural wellness counseling. Visit the booth for a free five-minute massage and a free in-clinic consultation.

American Laser Skincare 3223 8th St., Metairie, Suite 201, 887-0727; American Laser Skincare is the largest laser-based skin-care services provider in the country, and the Metairie office offers a range of laser hair removal, cellulite reduction and skin rejuvenation treatments. Skin-care professionals customize treatment programs to achieve the desired results while fitting into a patient's lifestyle.

Amerigroup 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 600, Metairie, 834-1271; This Fortune 500 company serves patients in 12 states and provides health insurance for Bayou Health plan customers. It manages publicly funded health programs, including Medicaid and LaCHIP, to improve access to quality health care and lowering costs for taxpayers. Its booth offers beat-the-heat summer tips, as well as free sunscreen and fans.

The Blood Center 2609 Canal St., 524-1322 or (800) 86-BLOOD; The Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood, blood components and plasma derivatives to more than 50 hospitals and out-patient facilities in south Louisiana and Mississippi. The Blood Center will conduct a blood drive, and participants receive a miniphysical, cholesterol check and logo sling backpack.

Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge;;;;; The nationwide challenge says replace a meal or two a day with a ViSalus Vi-Shape Shake for 90 days to trade fat for lean muscle. The Body by Vi booth offers samples of soy, shakes, energy drinks and other products, and a video presentation.

Bopp Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery 3901 Houma Blvd., Plaza II, Suite 410, 455-9933; Specializing in plastic surgery, dermatology and cosmetic treatments, the medical team at Bopp offers Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, restylane, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL, V-beam, laser rejuvenation and hair-removal or reduction treatments, brow lifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, chin implants, otoplasty, hair transplants, sclerotherapy for varicose veins, cheek augmentation and more. The booth offers skin scans.

Bustles and Lollipops 5635 Paris Ave., 912-5255; This baby concierge company offers a range of services from childproofing your home and preparing your nursery to birth preparation and postpartum preparation and support. It also helps with baby registries, shower coordination, sourcing for nannies or babysitters and consultations about safe and organic baby products, some of which are on display at the expo booth.

Canon Hospice 1221 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, 818-2723; Dedicated to helping patients at the end of their lives and their families come to terms with terminal illness, Canon offers in-patient hospice services, or will deliver the services at a patient's home or nursing home. The goal is to help patients and their families maneuver through end-of-life issues while preserving their dignity. More information is available at the Canon Hospice booth.

Children's Hospital 200 Henry Clay Ave., 899-9511; A comprehensive pediatric health care facility, the 247-bed Children's Hospital in Uptown New Orleans provides care for children from birth to 21 years old whose medical conditions range from asthma to kidney disease to epilepsy — as well as everything in between. At its expo booth, Children's Hospital will provide summer safety tips and information about immunizations, financial assistance and more.

Close Combat and Fitness4407A Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 456-3553; www.closecombatandfit-; www.metairiemartialarts.comThe martial arts and fitness studio offers programs in Krav Maga, a tactical self-defense system based on natural reactions, which is easy for any fitness level to learn. Combat Fit Boot Camp fitness program combines resistance training, plyometrics and kickboxing workouts with a nutrition plan and coaches. At its booth, get a one-on-one demonstration of self-defense techniques. Visit Center Stage for Close Combat's seminar about women's self-defense.

Diagnostic Imaging Services4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200, Metairie, 888-7921; www.disnola.comThe outpatient imaging center provides screenings and examinations for disease and injuries. Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI; computed tomography, CT; positron emission tomography, PET scans; nuclear medicine, X-rays and interventional studies are offered. There also are women's health imaging services such as mammography, bone-density studies, ultrasound-guided breast biopsies and cyst aspirations, ultrasound and more. Get a free heel ultrasound screening at the company's booth.

Doctors Imaging4204 Teuton St., Metairie, 883-8111; www.doctorsimaging.comMedical imaging examinations to detect disease or injury, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, ultrasound exams and X-rays, are the specialties. Watch presentations about Doctors Imaging on computer monitors at the booth and pick up a free pen and a treat.

East Jefferson General Hospital Diabetes Management Center4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4165; www.ejgh.orgDiabetes management for each patient begins with an evaluation, followed by education about the disease and the importance of activity, nutrition and managing glycemic levels. It also offers individual counseling, medication programs, support groups and other resources to help manage their disease. A certified diabetes educator will be at the expo booth to answer questions, and the booth will have lots of information about prevention, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and management of diabetes.

East Jefferson General Hospital Food & Nutrition Services Department4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4077; www.ejgh.orgA team of experienced dietitians provides customized nutritional therapy for patients in the hospital and outpatients trying to control disease symptoms or improve their overall health. The team can provide nutritional plans for specific diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and weight management. It also has programs for disease prevention and sports and fitness nutrition.

East Jefferson General Hospital Oncology Services4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 883-8950; www.ejgh.orgInpatient and outpatient cancer care is available as well as a program to navigate through the system, cancer care and grief support groups and information about community resources for patients, families and caregivers. Visit the Breast Health booth for a mammogram voucher, a breast self-exam model and information about cancer prevention, screenings and risk factors.

East Jefferson General Hospital Outpatient Rehab Department4601 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 456-9895; www.ejgh.orgHighly trained specialists in physical, occupational and speech therapy develop approaches for continuum of care to meet their patients' goals following surgery or discharge from EJGH. The continuum of care includes state-of-the-art equipment, coordination with each patient's doctor, orthopedic care and rehabilitation, sports therapy, manual therapy, aquatics, neurological therapy, kinesiotaping, lymphedema treatments, driving evaluations, speech/language and cognitive therapies and more.

East Jefferson General Hospital Radiology4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4141; www.ejgh.orgProviding a pivotal part of diagnosis and treatment for all departments of EJGH, the radiology department offers diagnostic and therapeutic services including computed tomography, CT; X-ray; ultrasound; magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI); nuclear medicine and interventions such as angiography, tumor ablation, biopsies and more. At the booth, get a bone mineral density heel exam.

East Jefferson General Hospital Sleep Disorders Center4320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 780-5701; www.ejgh.orgThe center conducts overnight sleep studies to diagnose disorders such as apnea, chronic snoring, restless leg syndrome and more, as well as day studies for narcolepsy and insomnia. Treatment regimens are individualized.

East Jefferson General Hospital Stroke Care4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 456-5193; www.ejgh.orgThe hospital's care and innovations in treating patients who suffer strokes has earned it The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers. The certification program, developed by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association, recognizes exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke patients.

East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 849-6868; www.ejgh.orgThe full-service wellness center offers personal training, a wide range of exercise classes, general fitness programs, disease management programs, massages, nutrition programs and more. At the expo's Center Stage, the Wellness Center will demonstrate Spicy Steps, Body Combat and RPM or Body Pump. Visit the booth for a chance to win a free massage, have your body mass index tested and find out more about the Wellness Center's offerings including its corporate wellness program.

East Jefferson General Hospital Woman and Child Services4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 883-6932; www.ejgh.orgThe center provides a range of women's care services, including gynecology, maternity and childbirth, breastfeeding support and more. Childbirth and recovery suites are designed to be homey and promote bonding between parents and newborns as well as accommodating visits from family and friends. There is also a neonatal intensive care unit.

Family Home Care3636 S. I-10 Service Road W., Suite 310, Metairie, 835-0934; www.familyhomecare.netHelping patients recover at home, the business offers skilled in-home nursing; physical, occupational, infusion and speech therapies; a medical social worker, certified health coaching, wound care, Lifeline and case management. At its booth, Family Home Care will provide information about safety in the home.

Gulf South Foot & Ankle2520 Harvard Ave., Suite 2B, Metairie, 454-3004; www.gulfsouthfootandankle.comGulf South treats all foot- and ankle-related conditions, including sprains, bunions, plantar fasciitis, plantar warts, fungus, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, Morton's neuroma and overlapping toes. It also offers diabetic foot care, corn and callus removal and toenail trimming.

Harris Sports and Family Chiropractic722 Phosphor Ave., Metairie, 835-3736; www.ametairiechiropractor.comDr. Theresa Harris' clinic offers a range of chiropractic services, including relief of neck, back, arm and leg pain; treatment of sports-related and auto-accident injuries and nutritional and weight-loss supplements. Rehabilitation and physical modalities include muscle stimulation, ultrasound, Biomat and decompression-traction therapies. Visit the booth to try the Biomat, energy medicine using amethyst crystals for infrared heat with negative ions. The clinic also is offering scoliosis screenings and giveaways including ink pens, sports bottles and biofreeze samples.

Healthy LifestylesEast Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4066; www.ejgh.orgThis wellness program at EJGH offers its members fitness activities, social events, education, information about medical breakthroughs, health assessments, nutritional classes, outdoor recreation and more — designed to help them live longer, healthier lives. Blood pressure and blood-sugar screenings are available at the booth.

Kids Express Urgent Care 3848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 101, Metairie, 298-5437; Staffed with pediatric specialists only, this clinic provides immediate care for children suffering illnesses and non-emergency injuries, and no appointments are necessary. The state-of-the-art clinic has X-ray and laboratory services on site, and has after-school hours: 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stop by the booth to get your body mass index checked.

Louisiana Relay Service 9107 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd., Baton Rouge, (225) 937-8553; Louisiana Relay Service, created by the state Public Service Commission, ensures that telecommunication services are available to people statewide who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf and blind or have difficulty speaking. Hamilton Relay holds the state contract to provide the service. Visitors can use a captioned telephone and other assistive equipment on display at the expo.

Millennium Healthcare Management Inc. 3510 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 300, Metairie, 831-3112; Doctors at this walk-in health clinic treat illnesses and minor injuries — without requiring an appointment. The urgent care center provides a qualified staff of medical professionals, and saves patients time and money over going to an emergency room. New Orleans-born Millennium Healthcare Management Inc. helps found urgent care centers and manage day-to-day business operations, allowing doctors to focus on patients. Stop by the booth for information as well as freebies such as pens, notepads, water bottles, bandages and hand sanitizer.

National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md., (888) 346-3656; Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine offers free access to reliable health information for consumers through MedlinePlus (, NIHSeniorHealth (, and Genetics Home Reference ( The booth will have a variety of health-related brochures and will give away pens, note pads and bookmarks.

New York Life 639 Loyola Ave., Suite 1900, 569-0500; One of the oldest and largest mutual life insurance companies in America, New York Life, a Fortune 100 company, offers a range of insurance products, retirement planning, pensions and long-term care. Pick up product brochures and pick up a freebie at the booth.

Nola Pilates and Xtend Barre New Orleans 3225 Danny Park, Metairie, 252-9326; 6268 Vicksburg St., 483-8880; There are a number of private and group classes at this full-service Pilates studio, which offers Xtend Barre, Pilates mat, Piloxing, Zumba, yoga, spin, Reformer, Tower and chair classes. Visit the expo booth and you'll be eligible for a month of unlimited (nonequipment) group classes (valued at $175) for $49.

PMA Medical Treatment and Wellness Center 613 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 441-5555; Primary care is available at this center, as well as aesthetic treatments at the medi-spa, hormone balancing therapies, testing for allergies and all categories of food intolerances, the Ideal Protein weight loss program, and sublingual drop therapy for allergies. At its booth, PMA offers a body fat screening and free skin analysis, as well as a host of wellness information.

Peoples Health 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2200, Metairie, 849-4500; Established in 1994, Peoples Health provides Medicare beneficiaries in southeast Louisiana with Medicare benefits. It also offers services designed to help its customers optimize their health.

Sader Power Enterprises LLC 234 Harbor Circle, 304-7015; Sader Power Industries has installed nearly 4,000 solar panels on homes and busineses since opening in April 2011. The company's core team worked with Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation and later formed Sader Power to make green, sustainable technology available at a price most homeowners can afford. The company sells, installs and maintains solar energy systems.

Spa Jouvence 2313 Metairie Road, Suite A, Metairie, 338-4268; The medical spa offers weight-loss programs, facials, massages, Botox, fillers, peels, and body scrubs and wraps. Get a free weight-loss analysis at the booth as well as beauty consultations and samples of sunscreen and body oil. Visit Center Stage for the spa's demonstration about beauty and relaxation treatments.

Superior Healthcare 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 8, Metairie, 835-0565; The multispecialty team at Superior Healthcare covers patients' needs including diagnosis by a medical doctor, chiropractic treatments, physical rehabilitation and more. The team focuses on nonsurgical approaches to treating pain and injuries. Visit the booth for more information about its services.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts 2309 Clearview Pkwy., Suite 200, Metairie, 455-9699; Tiger Rock offers a diverse array of martial arts classes for children as young as 3 years old through adults. Programs include Kisado fitness lessons and cardio-kickboxing, taekwondo, grappling, Hanmudo, Yogafit, Xtreme martial arts and corporate wellness partnerships. Pick up an informational flyer at the expo booth.

Tulane Medical Center and Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Medical center: 1415 Tulane Ave., 988-5800; hospital: 4700 S. I-10 Service Road W., Metairie, 988-5800; More than 500 physicians provide cutting-edge care for patients at Tulane Medical Center (TMC), which is a comprehensive health care center as well as an academic medical center. Patients will find primary care doctors and an array of specialists in the 25 clinics within the medical center. The downtown TMC hospital has 235 beds. Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, established in 1964, has 119 beds and 450 full-time employees. At the expo, hear a question-and-answer session about women's health issues, have your blood pressure checked, schedule a mammogram and learn about heart health, preventing strokes and more.

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Community Plan 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 3225, Metairie, 849-3566; United Healthcare Community Plan is health insurance for families in the Medicaid and LaCHIP programs. The plan includes health and wellness community program resources and health education and disease management information. Informational brochures are available at the booth, as well as freebies including stress balls, pens and jar openers.

Upper Cervical Family Chiropractic 128 W. Harrison Ave., 488-1800; Dr. Josh Rilette provides hands-on family chiropractic care and focuses on optimal wellness lifestyles. Services include upper cervical-specific techniques, cleansing and detox programs for weight loss, cold laser therapy to alleviate pain and promote fast healing and information about nutrition, stress and hormones. Stop by the booth for toxin screening, nervous and postural analyses, information on weight-loss cleansing and a chance to win a free chiropractic service.

Wellness Water Company 800 Dakin St., Jefferson, 838-8345; The locally owned Wellness Water Company uses environmentally friendly green products in the water purification systems it sells, installs and services for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The business also has water softeners, reverse osmosis treatments, an ultraviolet disinfection system, water coolers and chillers and instant hot water systems and more. At its booth, Wellness Water will raffle a drinking system and hold hourly drawings for prizes.


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