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Babies at Baton Rouge General Go Red for Women

Babies born at Baton Rouge General Medical Center this month are wearing red hats in support of the fight against heart disease. By wearing red, the babies are sending a lifesaving message to their mothers and all of the women in their lives: Love Your Heart.

Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer of women - more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Babies Go Red is an effort designed to bring awareness and is a part of Baton Rouge General’s partnership with the American Heart Association’s larger Go Red For Women campaign, celebrated in February each year. Heart disease is preventable, and the Go Red For Women movement has the power to save lives. The campaign encourages women to improve their heart health while taking action to fight heart disease.

“Heart health is important for everyone, but especially for women,” said Dr. Joann Barrios, OB/GYN, Baton Rouge General Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology. “Knowing your risk factors, regular exercise, a heart healthy diet and regular check-ins with a physician are key to staying healthy.”

As a local sponsor of Go Red For Women, Baton Rouge General is calling on our community to take steps today to love their heart by empowering themselves through conversations with their doctor about their heart health and talking with family about their health history. Visit Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral to see more.

Tonya Davis holds her newborn daughter, Grace Anjanette, who was born Tuesday, February 2 in BRG’s Birth Center.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. 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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