Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General has a big heart … literally!
It’s a 13-foot tall interactive, inflatable walk-through exhibit
called the Mega Heart, and it will be on display at a fun-filled heart-health
awareness event calledLove Your Heart on Saturday, April 11.
Love Your Heart will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on the Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet
campus, 8585 Picardy Avenue. The educational event is designed to raise
awareness of the country’s number one killer --- heart disease ---
and to show participants the many ways to “love your heart”
with lifelong healthy habits.
Visitors will be treated to:
- Free health screenings: vascular, skin, blood pressure and body mass index
- Exercise and cooking demonstrations
- Heart-smart seminars led by physicians and experts
- CPR instruction
- Educational booths
- Door prizes and more!
And everyone will want to participate in the larger-than-life Mega Heart
experience. It allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the human heart
while learning about cardiovascular functions, physical signs of heart
disease, and current medical treatments. Children’s activities include
face painting, ring toss, spin the wheel, and more.
Let us show you and your family how to
Love Your Heart
on April 11.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital,
with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in
Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long
history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater
Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From
our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer
care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every
age and every stage of life.
Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite
campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving
as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership,
Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General
also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency
Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School
of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching
hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and
serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients,
injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians
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