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Autism study participants sought and other metro health news

The Advocate - 6/29/2019

Jun. 29--STUDY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT -- The UNO Autism Brain and Language Lab is seeking adolescent boys ages 11-16 for an MRI research study into the effects of stimulation on language processing. Right-handed males with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder will help the lab learn about brain stimulation (tDCS) and whether it can change how the brain processes language to improve abilities, with practice and real tests and MRIs. Participants will be compensated. For those interested, contact abllab@uno.edu or (504) 280-5454.

YOGA CLASSES: Ochsner's Cancer Center is sponsoring free yoga classes for cancer survivors and people with multiple sclerosis at Ochsner Fitness Center'sHarahan location (Elmwood Fitness Center). The classes for cancer 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 mhorton@nocoa.org 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.

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