'Health Briefs' for Feb. 24, 2013

Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way (Airline Highway and Pecue), Baton Rouge, will hold the following events:

“Baby & You Orientation Tour,” a tour of the labor and birth suites, family waiting areas, Transition Nursery and more, will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. March 4, at the hospital, Conference Room 2.

“Great Expectations,” a class on providing a baby with the best environment for growth and development, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $25.

“Breastfeeding Basics” will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $35.

“Baby Steps,” a light exercise class for mothers to do with their babies, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. Thursday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $12 per class.

“Prenatal Yoga” will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 4 and 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Destination Maternity, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd. Cost is $12 per class.

“Hormone Replacement Therapy & Heart Disease/Eating Right for Your Heart” will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Woman’s Center for Wellness, 9637 Jefferson Highway.

“Strong Mamas,” an exercise class to prepare for pregnancy body changes, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $12 per class.

“Breastfeeding Tips for Moms On-the-Go” will be from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $20.

“Special Delivery,” a class on labor, will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $35 per couple.

“Here We Birth Again - Birth Refresher Class for Parents” will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 3, at the hospital, Conference Room 2. Cost is $25 per couple.

Call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.

CH.A.D.D.

Louisiana Capital Area CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge.

Oscar Experience

Oscar Experience New Orleans will hold the “New Orleans’ Oscar Night” celebration to benefit the American Red Cross at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Theatres at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New Orleans.

The celebration will start with a Patron Party at 5 p.m. followed by the live broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, which participants will watch on large-screens TVs.

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.redcross.org/neworleans or call (504) 620-3162.

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes, 2302 Government St., Baton Rouge, will hold the following events:

“Morning Yoga” will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday at the office. Cost is $8 per class or $48 for seven classes.

“Gentle Yoga” will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the office. Cost is $8 per class or $48 for seven classes.

“Feng Shui for Health and Wealth” will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the office. Classic Feng Shuis is the science and art of how energy flows and is sustained in the surroundings.

The Feng Shui Master will be Wyming Sun, master of both Hong Kong and Taiwan traditions of Feng Shui. Cost is $20.

Call (225) 338-1170, visit http://www.theredshoes.org or email info@theredshoes.org to register.

Family Service

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer counseling services for children, individuals and families who need help with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and relationship problems from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Fee is based on a sliding scale. Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Call (225) 924-0123.

Also, Family Service will hold its “Sapphires ‘N Spurs” western benefit from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at LSU Parker Coliseum, Higland Road and S. Stadium Drive, LSU campus. The benefit will celebrate the 58 years of service by FSGBR and will feature pony rides, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, music, dancing, a silent auction and food. Tickets are $20 for adults and $2 for children who are under 12 years old. For more information, call (225) 927-9810 or visit http://www.fsgbr.org.

HIV Services

The following HIV services will be offered this week:

Metro Health will offer free, confidential HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 East Washington St.. Syphilis testing there will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Metro Health will also offer HIV testing from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.; and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Earl K. Long Mid-City, North Foster at Gus Young Avenue. Call (225) 338-9333.

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the office. Call (225) 927-9810.

Red Cross

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge, will hold the following classes:

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

“First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor Training” will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 4 and March 5 at the office. Cost is $500.

The Acadiana Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter Northshore Office, 300 Ashland Way, Madisonville, will hold the following classes:

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter American Red Cross, 2640 Canal St., New Orleans, will hold the following classes:

“Adult First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens” will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.

“Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $90.

For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit http://www.redcross.org/classes.

Mary Bird Perkins

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will offer the following free cancer screenings:

A breast cancer screening will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Walmart, 4858 La. 1, Mathews. Appointments are required.

A breast cancer screening will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Winn-Dixie, 1830 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace. Appointments are required.

Breast and prostate cancer screenings will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Butcher Boy Grocery, 58045 Belleview Blvd., Plaquemine. Appointments are required for the breast cancer screening.

Call (225) 215-1234 or visit http://www.marybird.org.

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold the following events from the Golden Opportunity Program, a program for adults, ages 50 and older, who want an active, healthy and independent lifestyle:

“Breakfast Bunch: The Red Flags of Investment Scams” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the center’s cafeteria. The free seminar will show how to recognize and resist investment scams and how the state can protect people from investment scams. Nancy Boudreaux, the investor education trainer for the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, will present. Call (225) 755-4984 to RSVP.

“Culinary Run: Beausoleil Restaurant” will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Beausoleil, 7731 Jefferson Highway. The lunch is for members of the Golden Opportunity Program. Call (225) 755-4984 to RSVP.

The Hospice of BR

The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, will offer the following events and opportunity:

A grief support group session will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. and at Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive.

The hospice is seeking volunteers for patient assistance, pet care, office work and events. Call (225) 767-4673.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following events:

“Cardio Line Dancing” will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at YMCA ExxonMobil, 7717 Howell Blvd., Baton Rouge. Registration for the class will start at 9 a.m. Deadline to register is Monday.

“The Works” will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Cortana Mall, 9401 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge. Registration for the class will start at 9 a.m. Deadline to register is Wednesday.

To make a reservation for these classes, call 866-220-0418 or visit http://myhealth.peopleshealth.com.

BR General

Baton Rouge General Hospital will hold the following events:

“Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program” will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Mid City location, 3600 Florida Blvd. Call (225) 763-4050 or email christine.perkins@brgeneral.org to register.

“Weight Loss Surgery Seminar” will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave., Conference rooms 1 and 2. Visit http://www.brgeneral.org to register.

Life Source Services

Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., will offer the following events and opportunity:

A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Resthaven Swan Room, 11817 Jefferson Highway.

A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office.

A grief support group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at La Plantation Retirement Community, 26635 La. 16, Denham Springs.

LSS is seeking volunteers for many of its projects. Call (225) 291-9421.

NAMI

NAMI will hold the following group meetings:

Family to Family Support Group for family members/caregivers of people with a mental illness will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive.

Connection Recovery Support Group for those whose lives are affected by mental illness will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at University Presbyterian Church.

Call (225) 273-6061 or (225) 291-6262.

St. James Place

St. James Place, 333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Health and Wellness Building, first floor conference room. Alzheimer’s Services of Baton Rouge will sponsor. Call (225) 490-3250 or (225) 490-3460.

Dutch PT

Dutch Physical Therapy, 5627 Bankers Ave., Baton Rouge, will hold a “Helping You Help Yourself” seminar at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. The free seminar will feature Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, of the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic, as the speaker. Rodriguez will discuss the different causes of hip pain and ways to treat hip pain. Call (225) 588-2068 or email amys@dutchpt.com to make a reservation. For more information, visit http://www.DutchPT.com.

CASA

Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge, is looking for caring adults, especially more men, to help abused and neglected children in foster care find safe and permanent homes. An informational session on becoming a CASA volunteer will be at noon Thursday and Friday at the office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit http://www.casabr.org.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area will hold a “Lunch-N-Learn” session in Ascension Parish on “Determining Driving Safety” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Dr. Andrew Gustavson will present. Call (225) 334-7494.

SouthernCare

SouthernCare, Inc., 17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, will hold a grief support group meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the hospice. Topic is “Grief in Daily Life.” The free meeting will start with refreshments followed by discussion. It is open to anyone suffering from a loss.

For more information, call (225) 673-9949.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, No. 3-A, Baton Rouge, will offer the following event and opportunity this week:

A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office. The group is free and open to the public.

The hospice is looking for volunteers to assist patients and their families, or work in the office. Call (225) 291-3322.

Southern Smash 2013

“Southern Smash 2013,” a two-day event to help raise eating disorder awareness, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at LSU Peabody Hall, LSU campus, and at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Baton Rouge Beach, 901 Stanford Ave. The first day of the event will feature an open panel discussion addressing body image, negative self-talk, finding balance and authenticity, the pressures of perfection and the media’s impact on everyone. Participants on the second day will get to smash scales with hammers and have the opportunity to win giveaways and prizes. For more information, visit http://www.southernsmashings.com.

Fibromyalgia Group

Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 752-3162.

MBP-OLOL

The Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will offer “CancerFit,” a comprehensive wellness program designed to help keep cancer patients active and mentally fit, will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Call (225) 938-9629.

Diabetic Foot

The Diabetic Foot Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, Baton Rouge, will offer complimentary diabetic foot screenings on Friday. Screening will include thermal imaging, blood flow study, gait analysis and neuropathy screening. Call (225) 761-0025 to schedule.

Limb Up

Limb Up, a nonprofit support group for people who are amputees or are facing amputation, will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hanger Clinic, 8522 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge. The group will plan for its Amputee’s Empowerment Partners Peer Visitor Training and April’s Limb Loss Awareness Month. For more information, call (225) 270-3134 or email redcat15@msn.com.

Narcotics Anon.

Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings. Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.

Al-Anon/Alateen

Al-Anon Family Groups, a 12-step program to help those affected by someone’s problem drinking, holds meetings daily in the Baton Rouge area. There are no fees. Meetings are confidential. Call (225) 924-0029 or visit http://www.batonrougealanon.org.