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Gambit's spring 2017 Health book listings: Educational Events 


EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Understanding Dementia-Related Behavior. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com — The Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter holds a discussion on how to decode behavior, identify common triggers and learn strategies to manage common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's Disease. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 11.

NOLA Herb Gathering. Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans City Park, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; www.growdatyouthfarm.org — Ascension Art, a wellness business, holds a conference exploring the intergenerational and cultural uses of herbal and plant medicine. It features teachers and healers. Tickets $25, kids ages 17 and younger $10. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 12.

COPD Education Program. West Jefferson Medical Center Transition Center, 4500 10th St., Suite A, Marrero, (504) 349-2340; www.wjmc.org — The education program covers COPD risk factors, causes, symptoms, medications, oxygen usage, smoking cessation and exercise. It is held the second Tuesday of each month. Free admission, registration required. 10 a.m. March 14, April 11 and May 9.

Living Well with Diabetes: Successfully Managing Diabetes Fair. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The health fair offers resources for people living with diabetes and their families. 11:30 a.m. March 16.

Alzheimer's: Early Detection Matters. Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Road, River Ridge, (504) 737-5858 — The Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter holds an information session on detecting early signs of the disease. Free admission. 10 a.m. March 25.

Effective Treatments for Back Pain. Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Road, River Ridge, (504) 737-5858 — Magnolia Physical Therapy offers physical therapy education for back pain. Visit www.magnoliatherapyla.com for details. Free admission. 10 a.m. to noon. April 22.

Skin Protection. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The seminar is part of the hospital's Living Well series and covers skin and eye protection tips.Registration required. Noon. May 4.



Bicycling | Cancer Programs, education and events
Childcare | Dance, Zumba & Hula Hooping | Educational Events
Fitness & Exercise | Foot Races & Walks
Health Fairs, Screenings & Events | Meditation, Self-care & Spirituality
Miscellaneous | Nutrition and Weight Loss | Pilates
Prenatal & Post-partum Workshops | Support Groups
Training Sessions | Yoga & Tai Chi




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