Wellness Events for the Week of April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

Hello and good afternoon! Below is a list of free or low cost wellness events that we have collected in research over this past week. Check it out for an event near you.

* Denotes recurring event.        

Detroit, MI : Health Fair with free and low cost screenings (April 5-6, 9am-3pm); Caregiver Support Group (April 5, 1pm)

Tampa, FL : Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups*; Drug Discount Cards*; Mental Illness Support Groups*; Senior Health Insurance Seminars*; Free/Low Cost Health Clinic (Open 3x/mo.); Free Hearing Screenings*; Parkinson’s, Breast Cancer, Stroke Support Groups* 

Jackson, MS : Cancer Rehab (April 1 – Dec 31)

Topeka, KS :  Free Health Screenings provided by the Washburn School of Nursing (April 8, 9am – 1pm)       

Macomb, IL :  Free Colorectal Cancer Kits are available until April 15

Greensboro, NC :  “Healthy Family Day” (health screenings and seminars; April 9th, Smith High School, 10am-2pm)

Pennsylvania :  Pregnancy and Parenting Seminars*; Postpartum Depression Support Groups*; Free & Low Cost Health Screenings*; Caregiving, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, Depression Support Groups*

That’s all for this week! Many of these links cover events for next week, so be sure to mark your calendars; we will additionally include them in next week’s post. For daily health tips and news updates, follow us at twitter.com/healthsurvival.

If you are aware of any low cost health resources, please feel free to share them in the comments section!


Wellness Events for the Week of March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Good afternoon! Below is a list of free/low-cost health & wellness events, for this week of March 21, 2011. Each city links to the specific details of each event.

Cincinnati, OH – This upcoming Wednesday, 3/23, Christ Hospital will offer a seminar-support group for heart failure; as well as educational seminars on arthritis and colorectal cancer. All events are FREE, but be sure to call and RSVP to ensure your spot.

Detroit, MI – Free Support Groups for Alcholism, overeating; A free class on how to naturally beat heartburn and other digestive problems.

Macomb, IL (Western Illinois U) – When detected early, the survival rate for colorectal cancer is 90%. You can get a free test kit here, between 3/1-4/15, M-F, 8:00-4:30. Free analyses can be conducted in the privacy of your own home; 3/23 – Free blood pressure screenings.

Poughkeepsie, NY – Meditation and breathing techniques – click for details, classes and admission fees (if any) vary.

Jackson, MS – Check link for specifics; some classes/events are recurring. Free: cancer rehab classes, art therapy for cancer patients; educational seminar for families who have a member who suffers from a mental illness.

Pennsylvania (All) – See last week’s entry. Check the link regularly, as many of the events listed on last week’s post are recurring.

That’s it for now, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we research. For health tips, news, and other wellness events like these, follow us on Twitter @HealthSurvival. Have a great week!


Wellness Events – Week of March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

In our effort to help you keep health costs low while staying healthy, we have researched free and low-cost health & wellness events for this week of March 14, 2011.

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Pennsylvania: Pregnancy & Parenting (Mom & Baby Groups; Postpartum Adjustment Support Group), Free & Low Cost Health Screenings (Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg) Colon Cancer Seminars (Prevention, Detection, Treatment), Teen Health, Support Groups

Detroit, MI: Free vision screening, tonight, from 3pm-5pm. Henry Ford Health System-Self Health Center, 23400 Allen, Woodhaven.

Deer Park, NY: Free hearing screenings, this upcoming Saturday, March 19th. In addition to the screenings, there will be a seminar on hearing health. RSVP by 3/17

We will keep you updated as we find more events. For daily updates on wellness events, health news and tips, follow us at twitter.com/healthsurvival.


SheKnows.com Hosts a Giveaway of The Healthcare Survival Guide

January 28, 2011

From providing tips on health or parenting, to covering the latest beauty trends or entertainment news, SheKnows.com serves as a forum for women to connect and discuss a wide range of interests. They also have a message board where readers are encouraged have discussions with each other, as well as the writers for the website, many of whom are experts and published authors. The website frequently hosts contests and giveaways, providing readers with a chance to win useful prizes, such as workout equipment, strollers, or informative books.

The newest giveaway is The Healthcare Survival Guide: Cost-Saving Options for the Suddenly Unemployed and Anyone Else Who Wants to Save Money, the book that brings you this blog. If you find this blog helpful in lowering your medical costs, saving money in general and staying healthy, The Healthcare Survival Guide is a more in-depth version. In other posts, we have discussed ways to save money at the doctor and how to stay on top of your bills, amongst many other things. For a more in-depth look at how to make healthcare affordable, enter here. It’s FREE, you may enter as many times as you would like, and they are giving away three copies! You may enter until February 27.

Good luck!


Free and low-cost care in San Francisco

October 28, 2010

As part of our ongoing effort to help you find free and low-cost healthcare resources when you need them most, we have been researching clinics and other thrifty resources throughout the country.

Today, we’ll talk about low-cost resources in San Francisco, CA. The San Francisco Department of Health has a comprehensive list of primary care centers, health clinics, dental clinics, and more. If you’re looking for free care, you might want to check out the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, which feature two medical clinics and a behavioral health center, as well as psychiatric services for prison inmates.

If you know of any other free or low-cost resources available in the Bay Area, leave a comment and let us know!