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  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting Puberty

    New ‘Boys to Men’ class helps prepare boys for adolescence BATON ROUGE, La. – Adolescence means a lot of changes for boys, and sometimes just starting the conversation about puberty can be uncomfortable, not to mention how to address all the questions that may come up. Baton Rouge General (BRG) is making it a little easier with a new class called “Boys to Men,” which ...
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  • Rachael Kermis, MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Physicians

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Rachael Kermis, MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) as a family medicine physician, providing care for patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Dr. Kermis earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in human biology, health and society, and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her ...
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  • BRG, YMCA Team Up To Bring Nutrition to Summer Camp

    Program reach grows to 700 kids at six local branches BATON ROUGE, La. – For the second year, Baton Rouge General (BRG) and YMCA of the Capital Area have teamed up to infuse YMCA’s popular summer camps with nutrition and fitness tips. During 30-45 minute sessions over the course of a week, BRG’s dietitians and fitness team work with the kids on a range of healthy living topics, ...
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  • Check Back-to-School Prep Off Your List at BRG’s Free Mid City Screening Event

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s Family Health Center will host a Back-to-School Screening at the Mid City campus on Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m.-noon. The free event includes screenings for children up to age 18 -- vision, hearing and dental, as well as sports physicals and general physical exams by a physician. All children screened will receive a free backpack sponsored by ...
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  • ‘Camp Catahoula’ Brings Together Pediatric Burn Survivors for Free Summer Camp

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of 40 pediatric burn survivors headed to Baton Rouge General’s Camp Catahoula Monday, July 15, in Lawrence, Miss. The week-long camp provides some summer fun -- swimming, fishing and games – all while sharing their experiences with other burn survivors. Camp Catahoula is staffed by volunteers from Baton Rouge General -- doctors, nurses, physical and ...
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  • Free Lunch & Learn: How Are Processed Foods Affecting Your Health?

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a July 17 Lunch and Learn event about processed foods and how they are affecting your health. “Processed foods like crackers and chips, deli meats and frozen meals are convenient, but they usually contain hidden sugar, sodium, trans-fats, additives and preservatives,” said Kristen West, registered dietitian at Baton Rouge ...
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  • Free Lunch & Learn: Normal Aging or Signs of Heart Valve Disease?

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a June 26 Lunch and Learn event on heart valve disease. More than five million Americans are diagnosed with some form of the disease each year. “Many people remain undiagnosed with heart valve disease because they write off their symptoms – a slowdown in normal activity, fatigue or shortness of breath – as normal signs of ...
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  • Free Skin Cancer Screening Headed to BRG Mid City

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is offering a free skin cancer screening Thursday, June 13 at its Mid City campus. The screening will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with physicians on hand to check for suspicious spots on the skin. “One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime,” said Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, a dermatologist. “While it is the ...
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  • BRG Names Arts Council, Front Yard Bikes 2019 Grant Winners

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced the winners of its 2019 Community Enhancement Award: the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and Front Yard Bikes. Each organization will receive $25,000/year for three years. BRG’s Community Enhancement Award (CEA) supports organizations that positively impact the Baton Rouge community by addressing social determinants of ...
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  • BRG, Rouses Host Free Health Event in Ascension

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) has teamed up with Rouses Market to offer a free health event, including blood pressure, body mass index and eye pressure screenings, as well as heart-healthy recipes and nutrition education. Partners include BRG Physicians’ Oak Grove clinic, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, Cardiology Institute of the South and Williamson Eye Center. The ...
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