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BRG, Rouses Host Free Health Event in Ascension

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) has teamed up with Rouses Market to offer a free health event, including blood pressure, body mass index and eye pressure screenings, as well as heart-healthy recipes and nutrition education. Partners include BRG Physicians’ Oak Grove clinic, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, Cardiology Institute of the South and Williamson Eye Center.

The event will be held Friday, May 24 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rouses Market on Airline Hwy. at Duplessis. Primary care physicians from BRGP’s Oak Grove clinic will be on hand, and representatives from Williamson Eye Center will perform eye pressure checks. Members of the BRG Fit! team will also be on site with nutrition tips and healthy recipes.

The BRGFit! team hosts monthly Grocery Store Tours at the Bluebonnet and Juban Crossing Rouses locations, with plans to continue expanding to more locations. Led by a BRG dietitian, the tours help attendees learn to choose fresh, healthy foods while also understanding nutrition labels. The dietitians share tips on how to meal plan, create a shopping list and prepare healthy dishes with custom recipes.

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. 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 an affiliate 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, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.