WEST JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER: An EMT and paramedic refresher course will be Offered 8 am. to 8 p.m. Jan. 6-9 at WJMC. This Bureau of EMS course is designed to refresh the core knowledge and skills of EMTs, intermediates, and paramedics for National Registry Recertification. This refresher course also meets the new transition requirements for the National Registry. To register, call (504) 349-6688.
INFANT MASSAGE: Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children will present a workshop on infant massage at 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The presentation will be free, but registration is required. Contact Rene Guilbeau at (504) 780-4363 or rene.guilbeau@HCAHealthcare.com.
For information, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or email@example.com.
KEEPING TEETH FOR LIFE: Tooth loss is a serious health problem in Louisiana, where 26 percent of adults ages 65 to 74 have lost all of their natural teeth, compared with 17 percent for the same population in the United States.
Metairie dentist Mitchell Pierce will discuss ways to treat toothlessness, including dental implants, bridges and dentures, during a presentation at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
For information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITED HEALTHCARE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION: The 2014 Wings of Hope Golf Classic at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans raised more than $25,000 for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.
The money will be used for medical grants for families with children being treated for conditions such as speech and developmental delays, hearing loss, autism, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
In 2013, UHCCF awarded more than 1,700 medical grants worth $5.6 million to children and their families across the United States.
PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY: The LSU Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry will provide dental care to 65 pediatric patients and additional pediatric training and experience to as many as 65 dental students thanks to a $25,000 grant from Kool Smiles, a leading provider of dental care for children and families in underserved communities across the United States.
The grant will match students interested in obtaining additional training and experience in pediatric dentistry with patients who do not have access to a Kool Smiles office, have limited financial resources and are ineligible for government assistance.
Dental services under the grant will include a preventive visit, an initial diagnosis, treatment plan and necessary restorative care. Patients receiving care through the grant funds normally would not be eligible to receive care at Kool Smiles or the LSUSD Dental Clinic. Typically, these patients are above 250 percent of the poverty income guidelines and are not eligible for Medicaid.
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry faculty will select participating patients based on financial need and suitability as a teaching case. To apply, parents/guardians must complete a Kool Smiles Dental Need Grant application form; provide proof of income; and provide evidence of denial of Medicaid benefits or noneligibility.
Parents may call the pediatric dentistry department at (504) 941-8201 to set up a screening for this opportunity.