Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Orleans, LA, One day Free Medical Clinic for the Uninsured 8-29-2011.

If you know someone that is uninsured and needs medical
attention in the New Orleans, LA, area please let them know
about the following free clinic.

The National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) will be sponsoring a one day free medical clinic for the uninsured on Monday, August 29, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.The New Orleans C.A.R.E. Clinic will offer free basic medical care and health education.

The New Orleans C.A.R.E. Clinic patient hours are from 11:00am to 7:00pm.
Patients are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment for this clinic event. Patients can call 877-236-7617 to make an appointment.
Uninsured Patients Only. Walk-ins will be seen on a limited, first-come first-serve basis.

Please note:- This event is for those WITHOUT insurance. Recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, or Veterans Administration benefits are not eligible.- If you are taking medications, please bring your medicine bottles.- Parking will be free.
Event Date:
Mon. 8/29/2011, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Ernest N Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd New Orleans, LA 70130
Get Directions ...

The NAFC C.A.R.E. clinics are made possible through generous donations. If you would like to donate you can:
Visit and click on the donate now button.
You can also send a check to the National Association of Free Clinics at 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314
Text the word "HEALTH" to 50555. Each text is a $10 donation.

Please let anyone that this could help know about it

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fastest Growing Jobs for a Second Career!

I was sitting in the doctor’s office today and was looking at the July-August 2011 AARP Bulletin. There was an article about “Jobs for a Second Career“. The projected fastest-growing jobs by 2018 that want employees ages 55 + are listed below: ( 2008 media wage and required training also listed)

1. Home health aide: 460,900 new jobs: $20,460; short-term on-the-job training.

2. Personal and Home care aide: 375,800 jobs: $19,180; short-term on-the-job training.

3. Computer software engineer, applications: 175,100 jobs: $85,430; bachelor’s degree

4. Medical assistant: 163,900 jobs: $28,300; moderate-term on-the-job training

5. Network systems and data communications analyst: 155,800 jobs: $71,100; bachelor’s degree.

6. Dental assistant: 105,600 jobs: $32,380: moderate-term on-the-job training.

7. Self-enrichment education teacher: 81,300 jobs: $35,720; work experience in a related occupation.

8. Compliance officer (except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation): 80, 80 jobs: $48,890: long-term on -the-job training.

9. Dental hygienist: 62,900 jobs, $66,570; associate degree.

10. Veterinary technologist and technician: 28,500 jobs, $28,900; associates degree.

11. Physical therapist assistant: 21,200 jobs: $46,140; associate’s degree.

12. Physical therapist aide: 16,700 jobs: $23,760: short-term on-the-job training.

13. Skin Care Specialist: 14,700 jobs: $28,730: post-secondary vocational award.

14. Biomedical engineer: 11,600 jobs: $77,400; bachelor’s degree.

15. Financial examiner: 11,100 jobs, $70,930; bachelor’s degree.

The number of 50-plus workers is soaring and now is the time to think about what you want to do as you may be finishing up one career and thinking about going into another. Think about education requirements you may want to start working on or part-time/volunteer work that may give you some of the on-the-job training that may help you. Think about what you love to do and see if that can become a career for your.

To your health and future. Leigh

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Protect Yourself from Phishing or Identity Theft!

When you open your email think about the following:

A Phisher e-mails a potential victim claiming to be from a familiar source (a bank, Paypal, credit card co, etc). The message contains a threat or question requiring the victim to go to the company site by the link in the email. The victim clicks on the link and is taken to a site that looks real but it’s a fake. The victim enters his sensitive information, (account #’s, passwords, etc). The phisher uses the data to access the real corporate site to steal money and for identity theft.

Hacking your password gets much harder if you follow these tips.

1. The longer the password the better (go for 8 characters or more)
2. Use a mix of upper and lower case letters.
3. Use numbers and at least 1 special character.

If you get an e-mail you are not sure about, contact the source (the bank, credit card co, etc)directly, do not click on any link in the e-mail. Your bank may want you to forward the email to them so that they can follow the hacker. Protect yourself by not sharing information with people you may or may not know and being a little more cautious even with people you think you know. Think about all this when you set up your social networking.

Protect yourself!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Repel Mosquitos with Natural Plants from your Garden!

Lemon Balm, the International Herb Association’s 2007 Herb of the Year, is an ancient antidote to modern-day stress. This versatile herb can be used to calm nerves, promote restful sleep, and reduce digestive distress — plus it could be your new best friend in the great outdoors. Not only do its leaves have a rich, zippy, lemon smell, but they also contain compounds that can repel mosquitoes.

“Some northern European forms of lemon balm are high in citronellal, a compound which mimics the well-known herbal repellent citronella oil,” says Arthur Tucker, an ethnobotanist at Delaware State University. He notes that some forms of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) are nearly 38 percent citronellal. A variety called ‘Quedlinburger Niederliegende’ with this higher content of essential oil is available from Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Richters.

For a quick mosquito repellent, simply crush a handful of lemon balm leaves in your hand and rub them on your exposed skin. Grow the plants near your backdoor or in your garden, where the leaves will be handy when you need them.

In addition to keeping biting bugs at bay, lemon balm has a long history of medicinal use. Cultivated in the Mediterranean region for the past 2,000 years, this perennial herb was prized for its catchall curative properties. During the Middle Ages, King Charles V of France was said to drink lemon balm tea daily for his health. Paracelsus, a Swiss Renaissance physician, called lemon balm the “elixir of life.” And in the 17th century, the French Carmelite nuns made their famous Carmelite Water with lemon balm and other herbs to treat nervous headaches and neuralgia. Today, lemon balm is gaining acceptance as a useful herb for modern stress-related maladies.

“Weedy lemon balm, which any old brown thumb can grow, would be one of the herbs you should try before resorting to pharmaceuticals,” says James Duke, an internationally renowned herbal expert. “It’s cheap, easy, efficacious, pleasing and safe; and it makes a good tea. Lemon balm is about as safe and pleasant an herb as there is.”

Duke thinks lemon balm could compete favorably with drugs such as Ambien for insomnia, Avirax for oral herpes, Zoloft for depression and Zantac for indigestion. The German Commission E, established by the country’s Minister of Health in the ’70s to review herbal remedies, has approved lemon balm for gastrointestinal problems, as well as nervous sleeping disorders.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Where can you get Audiobooks for free?

Get audiobooks for free from, a worldwide digital library with more than 4,000 unabridged books in the public domain; classics, drama and poetry. They can be played on your computer, MP3 player, cellphone or burned to a CD and played on your car stereo. These books are read by volunteers and you can be one too. Free audiobooks are also available through and

When my mom was in her later years, she developed macular degeneration and was unable to enjoy one of her greatest pleasure, reading. Audiobooks were available through her local library and she loved them. If you know someone that has macular degeneration or has any problem seeing or reading, find out if they are interested in audiobooks. You could download the books for them to read or check with your local library. The smile on their face will be a wonderful reward!

Enjoy your reading! Leigh

this information is from the aarp bulletin, June 2011

by Joan Rattner Hellman

Retuning Your High-Definition TV to Save Money

You can save up to $50 a year on your high-definition TV. Here's How!!

Many high-definition televisions are shipped from the manufacturers with a "retail mode" of screen brightness that displays optimum picture clarity in the showroom. Go to your television's setup menu and look for "home mode" or some other way to dial down the brightness. Another great way to save!


from the Your Money section of the aarp bulletin June 2011, Sid Kirchheimer

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hope Against Baldness! Bald is Beautiful!

Men who lose their hair may have one more option for regrowing their vanished crop: new research show that balding areas have the same number of hair stem cells as more hirsute ones.

Researchers hope to boost populations of a progenitor cell that somehow fails to develop from the stem cells.

This article from Time Magazine Jan 17, 2011 gives all hope for more hair if you are inclined that way. I am married to a guy that has been bald on top since his early 20's and I think bald is beautiful and as is said "is a solar panel for a sex machine".

I have know guy that were so self-conscious about their lack of hair they turned ladies off. Guys, a man who is confident with himself, whether he has hair or not, is what turns the ladies on. If the only thing the lady is interested in is your looks keep looking for someone interested in you and things you like to do. There are a lot of them out there. Keep Looking!

Let me know if you think "Bald is Beautiful" too!