Wellness Events – May

May 3, 2011

As a part of our ongoing effort to find you the best care at the lowest cost, we again bring to you a list of free & low-cost wellness events.

We would like to note that from now on, we will put up these wellness event entries on a monthly basis, editing the post over the course of the month as we find new events – keep an eye out for updates at twitter.com/healthsurvival.

Take a look below for an event near you, and please feel free to leave us a comment if you know of any events we may have missed.

* Denotes a recurring event. Click on the city for full details of the event.

New York City, NY – 50+ Yoga*; Blood Pressure Screenings* Stroke Awareness (May 26th)

Silverdale, WA – Free Women’s Health Seminar w/ health screenings (May 13th; RSVP by May 11th; there’s a 20-person limit) 

Macomb, IL – Diabetes Grocery Store Tour (May 24th, Free: If you have Diabetes or are at risk for it, check this tour out; you can learn how to read labels and decipher the carbohydrate and fiber connection)

National Women’s Health Week  National Women’s Health Week – The link will take you to Women’s Health National Directory of events for NWHW, including health clinics, STD clinics, wellness seminars, and more.

Longboat Key, FL – Free Cancer Support Group* (Mondays)

Sarosta, FL – Natural Breast Health (May 17th); Hearing Health Seminar (May 18th); Free Cholesterol & Diabetes Screenings (May 24th)

Baltimore, MD – Cancer Support Groups* (1st Wednesday of every month); Caregiver Education & Support Group* (1st Wednesday of every month); Free Glaucoma Screening (May 9th); Diabetes Eye Disease and Diabetes Support Group (May 16th); 10th Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day (May 25th); Smoking Cessation Classes (Time & Date of classes depend on location); Free Skin Cancer Screening (May 9th/16th, depending on location); Free Cararact & Diabetic Eye Screening (May 17th)

Hanford, CADate & Time vary by location; call for appointments. Immunizations; Reproductive health clinic services; STD Clinic, Preventive healthcare for adults; Senior Services.

Events from these previous entries are also recurring, so check them out here and here for events near you.


Looking for free or low-cost medical care in New York City?

August 27, 2010

We have discovered an excellent resource for people who are uninsured in the New York City area. The New York City Free Clinic is composed of New York University’s School of Medicine and The Institute for Family Health. NYCFC operates on the belief that everyone, health or social status notwithstanding is entitled to quality healthcare. NYCFC offers free and low-cost healthcare services and medications, with the only prerequisite being that the patient is uninsured.

Located on the right-hand side of NYCFC’s website is a “Resources” tab. Here, you can schedule an appointment, learn about volunteering, and locate health resources. Through clicking the latter link, you can find clinics and health centers by borough (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx), STD Clinics, and information about public insurance.

For more information, visit http://nycfreeclinic.med.nyu.edu/.

The Healthcare Survival Guide wins Benjamin Franklin Award!

May 25, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that our book, The Healthcare Survival Guide, won the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Book (Nonfiction) at the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards Gala last night, May 24, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The book bested two other titles in its category for the award, which was presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association prior to the BookExpo America Conference.
A panel of nearly 180 judges from throughout the publishing industry weighed and evaluated more than 1,400 submissions in 50 categories to create the list of more than 150 finalists for the 2009 publishing year.

Congratulations to coauthors Martin Rosen and Abbie Leibowitz, M.D., and a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the book happen!

Get your free copy of the book here: www.healthcaresurvivalguide.com