ABC s OF BREAST-FEEDING: A free class on the basics of breast-feeding will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the first-floor classroom of West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. Preregistration is required. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
MIGRAINE TECHNOLOGY: Dr. Fawad Khan will discuss new technology for migraine headache treatment during an Ochsner Health System “Hello Health” seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Ralph’s on the Park, 900 City Park Ave., New Orleans. The cost is $18 per person. To register, call (866) 624-7637. To follow along live on Twitter, search the hashtag #HHLive.
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: Drs. David C. Treen Jr. and Todd P. Belott will present a free community seminar on weight loss surgery at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at West Jefferson Medical Center, 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Suite S-860, Marrero. Preregistration is required by calling (504) 934-8144.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR: A basic introduction to CPR will be provided from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the first-floor classroom of West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. Preregistration is required. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: A free grief and loss support group, provided by the Akula Foundation, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at West Jefferson Medical Center. To register or for information, call the Grief Resource Center at (504) 247-7818.
LABOR AND BIRTH: Insight into what to expect during labor will be presented from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the first-floor classroom of West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero. The free program includes a tour of the Family Birth Place. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
SIBLING TLC: This free class to help prepare children 3 and older for the arrival of a new baby in the family will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. At least one adult must attend this class with the child. Preregistration is required. For information, call (504) 349-6200.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER RAP: A breakfast discussion for mothers and preteen girls sponsored by West Jefferson Medical Center will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. The cost is $10 per duo. For information and to make a reservation, call (504) 349-6200.
BLUE DOO RUN: The Tulane Cancer Center will host the NOLA Blue Doo Run, a 2-mile walk/run to support Tulane’s Prostate Cancer Research Fund, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Tulane University.
Participants are encouraged to costume in blue — the color of prostate cancer awareness — for the event, which is being held in partnership with the New Orleans Track Club. A party featuring complimentary food, beverages and New Orleans-style entertainment by The Original Royal Street Players will follow the run.
HEALTH CARE COMPARISON SHOPPING: UnitedHealthcare’s free mobile app Health4Me is now available to all consumers. Health4Me gives all users access to an array of health care information, including the ability to review market average prices for more than 520 medical services.
For example, the total cost for an uncomplicated childbirth, including prenatal and postnatal care, at hospitals in the Louisiana area falls between $7,692 and $10,665.
Health4Me can help consumers locate nearby health care providers and convenience care, urgent care and emergency care facilities, and more easily anticipate and manage health care expenses based on local estimates.
Consumers can download for free the Health4Me app through the iPhone and Android app stores. More than 900,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants have already downloaded the Health4Me app.