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  • Researchers at Baton Rouge General Use Taste Test to Predict COVID-19 Severity

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Researchers at Baton Rouge General have discovered that a simple taste test may predict how different people respond to COVID-19. Early research shows a connection between a person’s ability to taste certain bitter flavors and the ability to fight upper respiratory tract infections, which could help identify people at higher risk for hospitalization or intensive ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Receives Cardiac Rehab Certification

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced today that its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). BRG is the only hospital in Baton Rouge with an AACVPR-certified cardiac rehab program, recognized as a leader in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation with the ...
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  • Labor of Love: First Labor Day Baby Born at Baton Rouge General

    BATON ROUGE, La. – On Labor Day, Drs. Lauren and Sanjay Juneja welcomed baby boy Paari into the world at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center. Born at 3:25 p.m., 7 lb., 10.5 oz. Paari was the first Labor Day baby born at the hospital. Mother and baby are both doing well. September is the busiest month for births in the U.S., with birth data pinpointing Sept. 9 as the most common birthday ...
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  • Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, Baton Rouge General Named State’s Top Physical Rehabilitation Centers

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital (BRRH) and Baton Rouge General (BRG) have been named in the No. 1 and No. 3 spot in Louisiana, respectively, in Newsweek’s “Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers.” Rehabilitation facilities are ranked based on quality of care, service and follow-up care, as well as accommodations and amenities. “It is an honor to see our ...
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  • Baton Rouge General to Hold Supply Drive for Lake Charles

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced today it has opened a Care Center to receive donations and supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Laura. The Care Center is a combined effort between the BRG Foundation and the Cajun Navy. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Sept. 2 and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4. Donations and supplies can be dropped off at the ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Operating Normally, All Clinics Open

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General and all of its clinics remain open and operating normally as Hurricane Laura makes her way out of the area. Patients should continue with any scheduled surgeries or appointments for Thursday, August 27. Telehealth visits are available for those who plan to stay off the roads. Overnight and into the morning, all BRG facilities continued to function with ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Tests Show 5.5% Positive for COVID Antibodies

    Higher rates among those under 20 years old, hospital staff BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) has performed more than 3,600 antibody tests and, as of today, 5.5% of those tests came back positive. A positive test indicates that a person was likely infected with COVID-19 and that their body has produced antibodies, specific proteins which are made in response to infections. This is an ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Physicians Expands Services with Three New Doctors

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Rachel Brady, DO, Benjamin Levron, MD, and Robert Sudduth, DO, have recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP), offering patients easier access to care in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and Livingston. All three completed their residency training at Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Residency Program and are taking in-person as well as virtual visits. Dr. Brady ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Expands OB/GYN Services at Mid City

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that it has expanded OB/GYN services at its Mid City campus. Johnathan Wise, MD, and Richshell Smith, NP, a women’s health nurse practitioner, will provide a full range of women’s health services, from personalized maternity care and annual gynecologic exams to preventive treatment options and osteoporosis consultations. ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Physicians Announces New Vice President and COO

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) announced changes to its executive leadership today. Sean Casteel, who has served as BRGP’s Administrative Director since 2016, has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Casteel, who has been with BRGP for more than six years, joined the organization as a practice administrator at Baton Rouge Family. While ...
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