Advanced Spine Care 401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 101, Metairie, 835-8441 Chiropractor Nic DiGerolamo specializes in spinal care and pain cessation as well as assisting patients with nutrition and physical fitness concerns. Advanced Spine Care provides chiropractic therapy, sports and physical medicine and increasing functionality for the neuro-muscular system. At its booth, staff members will offer wellness screenings, spinal health information and nervous system reviews.
Ardyss International 491-9777; www.ardyss.com This company has several reshaping garments for women and men that make you look three sizes smaller when you put them on — without pills, surgery, dieting or exercises. The company also provides skin-care products and nutritional supplements including multivitamins, fat reducers, antioxidants, digestive products and La Vive, an organic drink made with the antioxidant-rich mangosteen, Noni, Acai berry, goji and pomegranate fruits.
Benchmark Research 3800 Houma Blvd., Suite 205, Metairie, 888-9493 or (800) 369-2875; www.benchmarkresearch.net Medical doctors, along with an experienced research staff, conduct clinical research trials of investigational medicines. Volunteers who participate in the trials are compensated and receive lab work, study-related medications and associated medical care at no cost. Drop by the Benchmark booth to learn how important research trials are to the future of health care.
Better Bottoms Diaper Delivery 1500 Edwards Ave., Suite F, Harahan, 731-7500; www.betterbottomsbaby.com It's good for the environment and good for your baby. Better Bottoms delivers soft, clean, 100 percent cotton diapers to your door every week and takes away soiled diapers. The company also sells all the supplies you need for using cloth diapers. Better Bottoms' booth will feature product samples, diapers and diaper covers. The staff will perform correct diapering demonstrations using a teddy bear.
The Blood Center 315 S. Johnson St., 524-1322 or (800) 86-BLOOD; www.thebloodcenter.org The Blood Center provides blood and blood components to local hospitals and out-patient centers throughout Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. At the Wellness Expo, the center will conduct a blood drive, and donors will receive a mini physical, cholesterol check and a recognition gift.
Crabtree & Evelyn Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7252; www.crabtree-evelyn.com The store provides a range of bath and body products, aromatherapy, fragrances, scented drawer liners, gifts and more.
Dillard's Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1075; www.dillards.com The 300,000-square-foot store at Lakeside was remodeled recently, providing even more space for its large selections of clothing and shoes for the entire family, cosmetics, housewares, furniture and more.
Discover Wellness and Rehab 2629 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 835-0565 To help its patients achieve optimum health, Discover Wellness and Rehab offers weight-loss programs, massage, chiropractic services and more. At its booth, Discover will perform cervical thermal scans, nervous system analyses, bilateral weight analyses, postural analyses and scoliosis screenings.
East Jefferson General Hospital 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.com This 450-bed community-owned hospital is one of Jefferson Parish's largest employers, with a work force of about 3,000. The medical staff of nearly 900 provides comprehensive health care and preventative services. East Jefferson General Hospital will be represented at the expo by staff from its Diabetes Management Center, the Fitness Principle, oncology department, the Pain Management Institute, the Sleep Center, volunteer services, the Wellness Center and Woman and Child Services. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, the Diabetes Management Center at EJGH provides patients the resources necessary to manage diabetes and live a full and rewarding life. The Fitness Principle with Mackie Shilstone — a top fitness, performance and lifestyle consultant — is used by professional athletes and others to achieve better performance. The Fitness Principle programs address the individual as a whole, developing health, prevention, fitness and wellness programs designed around their lifestyle, work, medical history, personality and nutrition needs.It can help sharpen your mind, improve sleep, reduce stress and strengthen your defenses against disease as well as helping you achieve life goals. The Oncology Department provides comprehensive cancer care and is affiliated with M.D. Anderson Physicians Network, the nation's leader in cancer care. The Pain Management Institute at EJGH takes a comprehensive and personal approach toward managing and/or eliminating your pain, whether it is chronic or short term. This department specializes in pain management solutions, both surgical and nonsurgical. Sleep disorders are diagnosed through sleep studies conducted in the Sleep Center. The lab has four bedrooms for patients, and technicians in a control room monitor patients throughout the study, which usually is overnight. EJGH's Volunteer Services plays an integral role in the hospital's community services. Come learn how you can become part of the EJGH community. EJGH's 38,000-squre-foot Wellness Center (3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 849-6868) is designed for people of all fitness levels and provides individualized fitness programs. It offers cardiovascular and strength training, personal trainers, weights, two pools for aquatic activities, treadmills, a whirlpool, a steam room, elliptical cross trainers, specialty classes, a walking track and more. It also has massage therapists and clinical exercise physiologists on staff. Woman & Child Services provides comprehensive health care for women at every stage of life from labor and delivery to menopause and provides education programs to help along the way. The highest-volume birthing center in the region, the clinic provides care for newborns, including a special-care nursery and neo-natal intensive care unit. There's also a breastfeeding center, and specialized care for children. Besides providing information and conducting health screenings at its booths, EJGH also will have recruiters on hand to discuss employment opportunities at the hospital.
Eye Works 1431 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-8323; www.eyeworksla.net Open for 15 years in Metairie, this optometry office provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and treatment of eye diseases. It also offers a range of designer frames and sunglasses. Eye Works will offer eye screenings at its booth, and everyone who makes an appointment will receive a gift.
GNC Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-1452; www.gnc.com General Nutrition Centers stocks a vast array of vitamins and minerals, sports nutrition, herbs and body-cleansing products, diet supplements, energy boosters, body care, fitness products and accessories, aromatherapy, healthy-home products and more.
Green Apple Foam Insulation 25 Papworth Ave., Metairie, (877) GO-Green (464-7336); www.greenapplefoam.com Spray foam insulation not only improves indoor air quality by keeping cool air inside and pollutants outside, but it also can save you up to 50 percent on your energy bill — and you can apply for up to $3,500 in tax credits. Green Apple's product also keeps the temperature more consistent and helps your heading and cooling systems work more efficiently. Look for some free green apples at the company's booth.
Humana 1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 1122, 219-5009 Humana offers a range of health care insurance products including cancer insurance, Junior Estate Builder life insurance, individual and temporary health insurance, long-term care insurance, prescription drug plans, dental, vision, Medicare Advantage HMO, Medicare Advantage Private fee-for-service, Medicare Advantage Regional PPO, Medicare Advantage Local PPO, Medicare supplemental insurance and Memorial Fund insurance. Information about the many products Humana offers will be available at its booth, and you can pick up promotional items while you're there.
Inches-A-Weigh 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite D, Kenner, 464-4003 This weight-loss, nutrition and exercise center is exclusively for women. Lifestyle personnel help customers use isometric tables, treadmills, elliptical trainers and recumbent bicycles safely and for maximum benefit. At its booth, you will find information about its services and programs, and you can enter a drawing to get a week free.
John J. Hainkel Jr. Adult Day Health Care Center 612 Henry Clay Ave., 896-1414; www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?ID=106 The center offers caregivers an alternative to 24-hour long-term placement of their loved ones. It provides assistance with daily care, medication, meals, activities and transportation. It also has a nursing home and rehabilitation on the same campus. The booth will provide brochures about facilities and services, and you can pick up a free water bottle and whistle.
Ladies of NOLA 4721 Baudin St., 875-0948 or 261-9719; www.magikbody.com or www.a-newu.com Ladies of NOLA helps you look and feel your best by conducting custom fittings for reshaping garments for men and women, and providing all-natural nutritional products that contain antioxidants, which can reduce signs of aging, as well as preventing free radicals that can cause cancer. At the expo, Ladies of NOLA's booth will display the reshaping garments and nutritional products the company provides, and the staff will take measurements for reshaping garments.
Laser Specialties 3600 St. Charles Ave., Suite 201, 891-8101; www.totallaserspecialties.com This comprehensive, state-of-the-art center specializes in laser surgery and treating vein diseases. Open since 1993, the center offers laser tattoo removal, laser liposuction, laser hair removal, Aluma skin tightening, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facial rejuvenation, TriActive laser cellulite reduction and more. Visitors to its booth can watch a film showing the procedures it offers, and a laser tech/nurse will be on hand to answer questions. You can also pick up a 10-percent-off coupon and enter a drawing for one free session.
LSU Healthcare Network 1340 Poydras St., Suite 1640, 412-1835; www.lsudocs.com The LSU Healthcare Network has multispecialty practices with clinics in New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner. Stop by the booth for brochures covering orthopedics, psychiatry and obstetrians and pick up free sunscreen, cups and bags.
Magnolia Physical Therapy 880 W. Commerce Road, Suite 105, Harahan, 733-0254; www.magnoliatherapyla.com The clinic's physical therapists, massage therapist and support staff provide a range of services focused on alleviating pain and rehabilitating injuries, with a special emphasis on spine and pregnancy rehab as well as educating the public about wellness and healthy living. Magnolia also provides manual exercise, myofascial release and spinal mobilization. Visitors to the booth can receive a free evaluation with a physical therapist and can enter a drawing for a free massage. Giveaways include koozies, nail files and sticky notes.
Medical Rehab Accident Injury Center 1100 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-1032; www.medicalrehabaic.com This center specializes in chiropractic treatment for automobile accident and work-related injuries as well as complete care for the spine. It provides treatments for headaches, whiplash, neck pain and more. At its booth, you can get a free consultation and spinal exam, a genie massage and information about chiropractic care.
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 450S, Marrero, 349-6401; www.metrogi.com Part of a 19-physician group, Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, viral gastroenteritis, hepatitis and more. Its booth will have wristbands for colon cancer awareness and a drawing for a gift.
Naturalizer Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-0853; www.naturalizer.com Naturalizer translates the latest fashion trends into women's shoes that are comfortable and easy to wear. The Lakeside shop also sells handbags and fashion accessories. Visit its expo booth to learn more about new styles.
Michael D. Santone LLC 3637 Canal St., Suite 100, 483-6727; www.michaelsantonenp.com As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Michael D. Santone provides expert medical management, computer-based training and helps clients examine and modify unproductive patterns of behavior. He specializes in depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, medication management, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, social anxiety, grief and more for all age groups. You can find out more about the services offered at Santone's booth.
National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md., (888) 346-3656; www.nlm.nih.gov The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, offers the public free access to reliable health care information online, including MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov), NIHSeniorHealth (http://nihseniorhealth.gov), clinical trials (http://clinicaltrials.gov), a household products database (http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov) and the Genetics Home Reference (http://ghr.nlm.nib.gov). While you're looking through the brochures and pamphlets at the library's booth, pick up a free pen, notepad and bookmark.
Newbath LLC 4360 Washington Ave., 218-4198; www.newbathnow.com This company remodels bathrooms, specializing in the installation of tub liners and walk-in showers. It also provides wall surrounds, shower pans, handicap showers and more. At its booth, Newbath will provide information about its company and will have a shower display.
NO/AIDS Task Force 2601 Tulane Ave., Suite 500, 821-2601; www.noaidstaskforce.org The NO/AIDS Task Force has developed an array of programs related to HIV/AIDS. It offers education about prevention, operates an HIV information hotline and provides testing and counseling. It also runs an HIV medical clinic and offers supportive services to HIV patients, including a food pantry, meal delivery, mental health services, housing, medications, case management and emergency assistance. Visit the booth for more information about the task force and its programs, the NO/AIDS Walk and Dining for Life.
Omega Hospital 2525 Severn Ave., Metairie, 832-4200; www.omegahospital.com This state-of-the-art surgical hospital provides quality specialty care and boasts that 85 percent of its new patients come from patient referrals. The hospital has four surgical suites and patient rooms designed like hotel suites. They include an extra bed for a visitor as well as amenities such as a robe, mini bar, coffee maker and microwave. Stop by the booth for free products.
Peoples Health 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2200, Metairie, 681-8955; www.peopleshealth.com Established in 1994, Peoples Health is the largest administrator of Medicare Advantage health plans in the area, with 40,000 members in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. It offers Choices 65, Choices Plus, Healthcare Select, Secure Health and Group Medicare programs. Stop by the booth for free promotional items and information about its health care programs.
Planet Beach 5145 Taravella Road, Marrero, 297-1485; www.planetbeach.com It's all about feeling and looking your best at Planet Beach, which offers a range of spa services as well as skin-care and nutrition products. At the expo, representatives will conduct skin-care demonstrations and will discuss independent contract opportunities.
Premier Fitness 1909 Airline Drive, Metairie, 304-4200; www.bepremierfit.com Getting fit can be fun when you can choose from a wide variety of programs at this full-service fitness center. There are more than 50 machines for cardiovascular training, including treadmills, bikes, rowers and elliptical trainers. Strength training equipment and free weights, specialized abdominal and stretching equipment, a cycling studio and more than 50 classes a week are available, including yoga, Pilates, spinning, Body Pump, core training and cardio kickboxing. The center also offers Swedish and deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, tanning services, fitness assessments, personal training, nutrition education, a Pilates instructor training program, a Smoothie Time nutrition store and a child-care center.
Provance Chiropractic Sports, Family & Rehab Clinic Inc. 2007 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 456-9296; www.provancechiropractic.com In business since 1981, Provance focuses not only on rehabilitating injuries and treating conditions, but also on improving performance among athletes and helping its patients achieve optimal health through chiropractic wellness techniques. In addition to chiropractic care, it provides massage therapy, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, spinal and posture screenings and physiotherapy. Pick up a free biofreeze sample while you get more information at the Provance booth.
Prytania Rehabilitation Inc. 3600 Prytania St., Suite 26, 891-8880; www.prytaniarehab.com Whether you sustain a musculoskeletal injury while playing sports or just living your life, Prytania Rehabilitation can treat it. The center also provides nutrition testing, HVG, traction, cold laser treatments and manipulation exercise programs. It offers nutrition products to repair your body and help you achieve overall health and wellness. At its booth, Prytania Rehabilitation will offer musculoskeletal evaluations, on-site manipulation and nutrition testing.
Pure Skin Care 1525 Lapalco Blvd., Suite 3, Harvey, 365-5554; www.xtremepure.skincaretherapy.net Pure Skin Care can make your eyelashes longer and thicker with its specialty eyelash extensions and Xtreme lashes. You can see the results the company achieves on posters and digital photos at its booth.
Snap Fitness 910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 305-6220; 2309 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 883-0309; 3441 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 674-7627; 3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 304-7321; www.snapfitness.com Snap Fitness makes it as easy as possible to stay in shape. The center is open 24/7, has nationwide access, no long-term contracts and high-quality equipment. It has a cardio center, strength training, circuit training, free weights, personal training, tanning services, a free online training center, online meal planning and nutrition and wellness services. Snap staff members and trainers will be available to answer questions, and the team will demonstrate kettlebell exercises on Center Stage.
Spa Laje 2801 Dauphine St., 943-1291 or (877) 943-1291; www.spa-laje.com Relaxation and beauty treatments at your convenience are what this mobile spa offers. Spa Laje comes to your home, hotel room, business or party to provide spa services such as massages, facials, body treatments and hand and feet treatments. Enjoy a chair massage at the spa's booth, take home some hand scrub and enter a raffle to win products and services.
Stryker Orthopedics 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 620, Metairie, 838-9697; www.aboutstryker.com Dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more active lives, Stryker Orthopedics offers orthopedic implants and total hip, knee, shoulder and elbow replacements. Stop by the booth for information about how orthopedic implant or replacement surgery could help you. Giveaways include pens, notepads and jar openers.
Travel Central 3221 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 834-7000; www.travelcentralvacations.com It's a great time to think about a vacation, and Travel Central can help you choose a great place to lose your stress and have fun. Stop by its booth to get the latest info on spa services, golf and other activities available on a Carnival Cruise as well as useful travel and packing tips.
Tulane Medical Center and Tulane School of Medicine 1415 Tulane Ave., 988-5800; www.tulanehealthcare.com Working in partnership, Tulane Medical Center and Tulane School of Medicine are committed to providing the best quality health care, education and research in New Orleans. Current facilities for Tulane Medical Center include Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, Tulane Hospital for Children, Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane Abdominal Transplant at Tulane Medical Center, Tulane-Lakeside Women's Center, Tulane Multispecialty Center Metairie, Tulane Multispecialty Center Uptown, Tulane Multispecialty Center downtown and the Tulane Institute for Sports Medicine. Doctors from the pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, surgery and plastic surgery departments will be on hand at the booth to conduct free health screenings. You also can pick up coupons, samples of sunscreen and hand sanitizer at the booth, which also will have children's activities and more.
Westbank Plastic Surgery LLC 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Suite 5640, Marrero, 349-6460; www.westbankplasticsurgery.com Cosmetic, reconstructive and microsurgery are the specialties at Westbank Plastic Surgery. Services include breast reconstruction, augmentation, reduction and lifts as well as gynecomastia for men. It also handles liposuction, tummy tucks, body contouring, arm lifts, face and neck lifts, rhinoplasty, brow lifts, eyelid surgery, Botox and cosmetic fillers. At the booth you can examine sample breast implants, pick up brochures and take home free pens and tablets.