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Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic – New Orleans

1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121

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Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic – O’Neal

16777 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic – Plaquemine

25455 LA Highway 1, Room 507, Plaquemine, LA 70764

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Olla Farmers’ Market

2990 Front Street, Olla, LA 71465

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Opelousas General Lactation Services

539 E Prudhomme Lane, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Open Community Dance and Fitness Classes

935 Gravier Street, Suite 800, New Orleans, LA 70112

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Our Lady of the Angels Diabetes Education Program

433 Plaza Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427

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Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Tobacco Cessation Program

433 Plaza Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427

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Our Lady of the Angels Nutritional Services

433 Plaza Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427

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Our Lady of the Lake Diabetes & Nutrition Center

2041Silverside Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Our Lady of the Lake Smoking Cessation Program

5000 Hennessy Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Outpatient Nutrition Therapy

118 North Hospital Drive, Abbeville, LA 70510

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Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center DSMES

510 East Stoner Avenue, Suite 120, Shreveport LA 71101

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PACE, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

7436 Bishop Ott Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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Pain Management Support Group

1112-A Southeast Ascension Complex Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737

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Parents as Teachers

Arcadia, LA 71001

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Pearl River Honey Island Art & Farmer’s Market

64378 Louisiana 41, Pearl River, LA 70452

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Pennington Biomedical Research Center-Farmers Market

6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Perkins Road Community Park Walking Trail

7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Perkins Road Community Park Zumba

7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic – New Orleans

Ochsner is partnering with the Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free counseling and medications for anyone wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change.  Ochsner’s clinics offer services to help patients kick their smoking habit for good!  To be eligible for the free program, participants must be a Louisiana resident and have started smoking before 1988. …

1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121
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Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic – O’Neal

Ochsner Heath System has partnered with the Smoking Cessation Trust to create a comprehensive Center of Excellence in Smoking Cessation. The program is staffed with Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists who specialize in how to get you quit. We know that in order to help Louisiana residents quit smoking we need both medications and counseling. Our …

16777 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic – Plaquemine

Our smoking cessation clinics offer services to our patients to help them kick their smoking habit for good! Ochsner is partnering with the Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free counseling and medications for anyone wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change. To be eligible for the free program you must be a LA resident and …

25455 LA Highway 1, Room 507, Plaquemine, LA 70764
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Olla Farmers’ Market

Olla Farmers’ Market provides a link between the Olla community and area growers and producers, and an enjoyable venue for purchasing fresh, local food directly from the grower.  Olla Farmers’ Market ensures local consumers have a opportunity for fresh, healthy food which is harvested nearby. Open every Tuesday during the summer from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM. 

2990 Front Street, Olla, LA 71465
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Opelousas General Lactation Services

The Opelousas General Health System is hosting a Lactation Education Class for any mother interested in learning more about breastfeeding.  The class is lead by a Lactation consultant which is a professional breastfeeding specialist, trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. They help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low …

539 E Prudhomme Lane, Opelousas, LA 70570
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Open Community Dance and Fitness Classes

The New Orleans Ballet Association offers free classes and workshops to community members.  Ages 14-80+ are welcome!  First time participants may register at the door on a first come, first serve basis.  Classes offered include Ballet, Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi, Horton Modern Technique, Beginner Pilates, Carnival Cardio, and Haitian Dance. Check out the website for details, …

935 Gravier Street, Suite 800, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Our Lady of the Angels Diabetes Education Program

Our Lady of the Angels Diabetes Education Program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association.  The program is designed to help you gain control of your diabetes through education, nutrition and exercise.  Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, our team of certified diabetic educators, registered nurses and registered dieticians can …

433 Plaza Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427
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Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Tobacco Cessation Program

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Tobacco Cessation Program provides one-on-one counseling with certified tobacco treatment specialist to connect adult patients to tobacco cessation tools and resources to help them reach their tobacco free goal. Topics range from emotional triggers and tobacco-replacement options to health effects and coping with challenges while trying to quite. To …

433 Plaza Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427
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Our Lady of the Angels Nutritional Services

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Nutritional Services offers the tools required to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.  One of our registered dietitians can assist you in developing a personal plan that will meet your needs and achieve your individual wellness goals.  Participation in nutritional programs requires a physician referral or prescription.

433 Plaza Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427
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Our Lady of the Lake Diabetes & Nutrition Center

Our Lady of the Lake’s Diabetes & Nutrition Center is a leader in the treatment of adult and pediatric diabetes and nutrition disorders. The center provides comprehensive programs including diabetes self-management training and medical nutrition therapy. Diabetes Self-Management Training Program (DSMT) is provided to clients with all types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, secondary and gestational) …

2041Silverside Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Our Lady of the Lake Smoking Cessation Program

Our Lady of the Lake has partnered with the Smoking Cessation Trust to provide free support to Louisiana residents who began their habit before September 1, 1988. The five-to seven week program offers free medications, group and one-on-one counseling and quitline coaching. Sessions are led by experts who know firsthand how hard quitting can be.  …

5000 Hennessy Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Outpatient Nutrition Therapy

Abbeville General Hospital offers Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for nutrition-related health problems.  This service is provided by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is available by appointment only.  MNT provides an opportunity to develop an individualized nutrition care plan that considers wellness goals, daily routine and food preferences.  MNT is an essential component of comprehensive health care, …

118 North Hospital Drive, Abbeville, LA 70510
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Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center DSMES

Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a critical element of care for people with diabetes. DSMES is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care, as well as activities that assist a person in implementing and sustaining the behaviors needed to manage his or her condition on an …

510 East Stoner Avenue, Suite 120, Shreveport LA 71101
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PACE, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Franciscan PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a non-profit health and supportive services program designed to assist seniors who want an alternative to long-term care placement. PACE Lafayette and PACE Baton Rouge is sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS)—the parent company of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional …

7436 Bishop Ott Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Cost: Free with eligibility

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Pain Management Support Group

This pain management support group is designed to help those who deal with chronic pain due to a health condition or disease. The Pain Management Support Group works to teach effective pain management coping techniques including mindfulness, breathing and stress management. The group is formed and meets as need is expressed. To become part of a group call Dawn Bennett …

1112-A Southeast Ascension Complex Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737
Cost: 10
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Parents as Teachers

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is a new home visit program for pregnant women and new moms in the Shreveport area.  Parent Educators incorporate personal visits in the home, group meetings for PAT-enrolled parents, health and developmental screenings for PAT-enrolled children, and a resource network to help PAT-enrolled families reach their goals and address …

Arcadia, LA 71001
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center-Farmers Market

Red Stick Farmers mission is to build a healthy and strong local food system; to increase sustainability of independent local farmers, fishers and food producers; and to foster stewardship of land and community through public markets. Open year-round on Thursdays from 8:00AM-12:00PM.

6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Perkins Road Community Park Walking Trail

Perkins Road Community Park is BREC’s “Extreme Sports Park” and has many options for physical fitness for the whole family. Perkins Road Community Park amenities include the skate park and BMX Raceway, a rock climbing wall, a community playground, skating and biking trails, tennis courts and a 1/2 mile walking trail.

7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Perkins Road Community Park Zumba

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow aerobic moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that is energizing.  Participants must be 16 years and older.  Fee:  $30 per month (2 classes per week) Class Schedule: Zumba 1 – Every Monday and Wednesday (6:00-7:00 p.m.) Zumba 2 – Every Tuesday and Thursday (6:00-7:00 p.m.)

7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Cost: 30.00
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