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  • Free Lunch & Learn: Stubborn Sinus Infections? Might be Time for the Next Step

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host an October 23 Lunch and Learn event on sinusitis, or sinus infections, which affect more than 30 million adults in the U.S., especially in the South. “Symptoms from sinusitis like facial pain or pressure, congestion, runny nose, fever or discolored mucus typically last a few days, but for some people they can persist for weeks,” ...
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  • ‘Look Good Feel Better’ Program Boosts Confidence for Women with Cancer

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center will host “Look Good Feel Better,” a free national public service program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, on Monday, Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The program is led by volunteer beauty experts who teach makeup application techniques and offer skin and nail care guidance. They also demonstrate how to ...
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  • ‘Mammos & Mimosas’ Combines Breast Care with Brunch, Bubbly and Booths

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) will host its annual “Mammos & Mimosas” event October 19. “Mammos & Mimosas” is a Saturday morning brunch event where guests can enjoy a variety of food options, mimosas, live music, local retailers and demonstrations in addition to having a private clinical breast exam and mammogram. This year’s event is from ...
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  • Baton Rouge General First in South Louisiana to Provide New Treatment for Postpartum Depression

    Baton Rouge General First in South Louisiana to Provide New Treatment for Postpartum Depression BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General is the first hospital in South Louisiana to offer a new treatment for postpartum depression (PPD). PPD affects an estimated one in nine women in the U.S., either during pregnancy or after childbirth. Symptoms include sadness, anxiety, irritability, withdrawal ...
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  • BRG School of Radiologic Technology Faculty Member Appointed to National Organization

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Carmen George, faculty member at Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology (SORT), has been appointed to the National Bylaws and Standards Committee for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the leading professional association for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community. George will serve a two-year appointment, working directly with ...
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  • Pennington Cancer Center Innovating Treatment for Debilitating Finger Condition

    BATON ROUGE, La. – While most have heard the term “trigger finger,” there is a similar, lesser known condition affecting the fingers called “Dupuytren’s contracture.” Dr. Andrew Lauve has treated 15 patients at Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) Pennington Cancer Center with simple, painless radiation therapy to slow or even reverse the progression of early stage ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Physicians Named to ‘Most Wired’ List

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) was named one of the country’s Most Wired providers in a list released today by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). BRGP is one of three physician practices in Louisiana recognized. The annual Most Wired survey assesses the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare ...
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  • Nitrous Oxide Now Available for Moms in Labor at Baton Rouge General

    Pain management alternative making a comeback for childbirth BATON ROUGE, La. -- Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is making a comeback for use in labor and delivery and is now available at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center. A less invasive alternative to an epidural, nitrous oxide can reduce anxiety and ease the pain of childbirth, empowering patients to help manage discomfort ...
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  • Interventional Pain Institute Opens in BRG’s Center for Health

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The Interventional Pain Institute (IPI) has opened its new facility inside Baton Rouge General’s Center for Health at 9001 Summa Ave., Suite 346. The pain management clinic is one of several tenants opening in the coming months at the Center for Health, the medical office building on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. A six-suite outpatient surgery center is set to open ...
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  • Stephanie Coleman, MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Physicians in Prairieville

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Stephanie Coleman, MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) as a board certified family medicine physician. Dr. Coleman graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, then completed her family medicine residency at Baton Rouge General. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family ...
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