DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY: Kids First has changed its name to the Daughters of Charity Pediatric Clinic. Daughters of Charity Health Centers has three pediatric clinics: 3600 Prytania St., New Orleans; 3321 Florida Ave., Kenner; and 3512 Louisa St., New Orleans. The change is in connection with a collaborative agreement between Children’s Hospital and Daughters of Charity Health Centers to work together to expand primary pediatric care in the New Orleans area.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER: A free program to help women look their best during cancer treatment will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Infusion Center at West Jefferson Medical Center, 4511 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. Cosmetologists teach participants beauty tips to help minimize appearance-related side effects. For information, call (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
HEART FAILURE CLASS: The West Jefferson Heart Failure Resource Center will provide information about types of heart failure medications, symptoms and diagnosis, prevention and treatment, advance directives and more at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Heart Failure Resource Classroom, 4500 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. Participants should bring updated medication lists to follow along. For information and to register, call (504) 349-6222.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: The deep brain stimulation procedure used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease will be discussed when the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s disease support group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Esplanade One room of the first-floor conference center at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4300 Houma Blvd., Metairie.
The guest speaker will be Jerry White from Medtronic. There is no fee to attend.
The support group meets on the last Monday of each month. “Parkinson’s patients, family and caregivers are welcome to attend our meetings where we share news about medications, treatments, current Parkinson’s research, tips and tricks, with an emphasis on living well with Parkinson’s,” said founder Bonnie Huddleston. For information, contact Huddleston at (504) 905-6355 or BonHudd4417@gmail.com, or visit www.BigEasyFleurDeLis.org.