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Baton Rouge General Invites You to 'Love Your Heart'

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 in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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