FREE HEART HEALTH SEMINARS AND VASCULAR SCREENINGS, SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM
Baton Rouge, La. – Heart Month may be coming to a close but that
doesn’t mean you should put your heart health aside. Heart disease
remains the leading cause of death for both men and women, and Baton Rouge
General Medical Center wants the community to continue to make their heart
health a priority all year long – offering many ways to take charge
of cardiovascular health in the coming months:
Free heart health seminars
- March 6: Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment – Learn more and register.
- March 12: When to Call EMS: The Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack –
Learn more and register.
- March 19: Know Your Numbers for Heart Health – Learn more and register.
- March 26: What is P.A.D. and How to Know if Leg Pain is More Than Just
Arthritis – Learn more and register.
- April 3: High Cholesterol - Who Should See A Lipidologist – Learn
more and register.
Free vascular screenings
- March 20: Learn more and register.
- April 10: Learn more and register.
Smoking cessation program
Next series begins March 3.
Click here to learn more and register.
As the local major sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go
Red for Women campaign, Baton Rouge General is calling on our community
to take steps to love their heart:
- Be active: AHA recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical
activity a day.
- Eat smart: Enjoy a diet low in sodium, trans-fat, hydrogenated oil and
sugar, and rich in fiber-containing whole fruits and vegetables, monounsaturated
fat and omega-3 fat.
- Know your risk factors: Age, gender, race/ethnicity, family history and
other medical conditions can all increase your risk of developing heart disease.
- Listen to your heart: When warning signs pop up, pay attention to them
and see your doctor.
- See your doctor: Visit your physician every year and talk about your family’s
- Kick the habit: One year after quitting smoking, heart disease risk is
reduced by 50%.
Baton Rouge General encourages our community to LOVE your heart all year
long (Pictured L to R): Mark F. Slyter, President & CEO, Baton Rouge
General; Susan McClay, RN, Cardiac Care Department, Baton Rouge General,
Terri Johnson, Dietitian, Baton Rouge General; Patricia Williams, Smoking
Cessation Program Coordinator, Baton Rouge General; Nakia Newsome, MD,
Cardiologist, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is Baton Rouge’s first and only
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
in private practice. For more information, visit
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