DENTAL SCREENINGS: LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry faculty and students are offering free screenings to detect oral cancer every Wednesday in April, which is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Dental and hygiene students will perform the screening exams under faculty supervision at the Primary Care Clinic, 1111 Florida Ave., New Orleans, from 9 a.m. to noon or between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 17 or 24 by calling (504) 412-1680. Appointments are preferred, walk-ins will be accepted as time and space permit. Patients will be referred to an appropriate resource for further testing and/or treatment if necessary.
THERAPON SEMINAR: The Therapon Institute will sponsor a one-day seminar, “Emotional Manipulation,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at Christian Fellowship, 5049 Ehret Road, Marrero. The seminar examines the process by which controlling people seek to manipulate others. The seminar is approved for six clinical contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, the Louisiana Counseling Association, and the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority. Call (504) 328-2249 or visit www.therapon.org.
YOGA CLASSES: Ochsner's Cancer Center is sponsoring free yoga classes for cancer survivors and people with multiple sclerosis at Ochsner Fitness Center's Harahan location (Elmwood Fitness Center). The classes for survivors are at 4 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, with an additional class at 6 p.m. at Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness, 1401 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, in the Camellia Conference Room. The classes for those with MS are Fridays at 11:30 a.m., with an additional class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Heritage Plaza, 111 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. For information, call Louanne Cho at (504) 862-6861.
HELP WITH PRESCRIPTION COSTS: The New Orleans Council on Aging offers prescription assistance through its Aging and Disability Resource Center/Senior Rx helpline. The assistance is available to seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. Email email@example.com or call (888) 922-8522 or (504) 827-7843. Have ready a Medicare number or insurance information, effective date for Medicare parts A or B, or Social Security number, along with a list of medicines. People with no insurance also may call.