Mary Bird Perkins COO and physics chief earns prestigious fellowship

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center announced their chief operating officer and chief of physics is the first medical physicist selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation.

Ochsner Baton Rouge to offer non-opioid, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain

As the opioid epidemic remains prevalent across the nation, Oschsner Baton Rouge announced its offering a non-opioid procedure for treating chronic pain.

North Iberville team stands up to cancer with Relay for Life walk

The North Iberville Cancer Fighters hosted their 8th annual Relay for Life walk Saturday.

Senior Lifestyle Expo kicks off in Baton Rouge

The Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge was alive with chefs, musicians, and more Thursday night for the kickoff event to this year’s Senior Lifestyle Expo.

Detecting the breast cancer gene with a smartphone

An LSU professor, along with his team of researchers have created an accessible way for women and men to test for the “BReast CAncer gene one," more commonly known as BRCA1.

Annual suicide prevention walk scheduled with new location

The 2018 Out of The Darkness Walk for suicide prevention is scheduled for October 20. This year’s event will be held in a new location at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

BRG to host free lunch teaching breast cancer risks

Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a lunch event to help women understand their risks for breast cancer.

Brain-eating amoeba detected in Bossier City water system

Bossier City's water system has one site that has tested positive for the brain-eating amoeba, the Louisiana health department reports.

SU Ag Center hosting health workshop focusing on bone and joint health

Southern University Aricultural Land-Grant Campus is hosting a Personal Health History Workshop which will include topics such as eating healthy for bones and joints, as well as emergency preparedness.

Raising the ‘Barre’ with low impact strength training

Pure Barre borrows from ballet to help you burn calories, sculpt muscles, and improve balance and coordination.

Health department to hold one-day flu shot clinics throughout Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health announced the locations of one-day vaccination clinics ahead of flu season.

  Ochsner Health System awarded $1.6M grant for fight against opioid epidemic

Ochsner Health System was recently awarded a $1.6 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for its Opioid Treatment and Recovery through Safe Pain Management Program.

Parents testing out new furniture at OLOL Children’s Hospital

It’s not often that patients and families test out furniture at a hospital, but that’s just what happened Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

Louisianans look for spiritual awakening at new fair

The first ever SunMoon Spiritual and Healing Fair was held at the Santa Maria Golf Course on Sunday. Dozens of people from across Louisiana gathered to share their love of spiritual items and teachings.

Seasonal, barometric change can cause increased headaches

Stuffy noses and allergies aren’t the only ailments that come with fall. It’s also a prime time for something else that is a pain, headaches.

Health resource fair aims to help families connect with service providers; free flu shots available

The Family Road Healthy Start Program Community Action Network (CAN) will host an “Event In A Box” Community Resource Fair at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center on Saturday.

La. Dept. of Health holds open public forum on combating opioid epidemic

Louisiana is taking a grassroots approach to fighting the opioid epidemic.

Walk to Remember scheduled for Sunday

Anna's Grace Foundation is hosting a walk to remember and celebrate babies that didn't make it.

’Beat the Odds’ fundraiser announced to raise money for mental health services

9th Annual Beat the Odds Fundraiser announced to raise money for the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge.

‘Spot it Workshop’ helps hair dressers detect skin cancer

Hair dressers are invited to a free training to help them detect skin cancer when cutting their client's hair.

BRG offers beauty boost workshop for women with cancer

Look Good Feel Better workshop is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment.

  Download Louisiana’s opioid refusal form

It’s now easier to tell your doctor you don’t want opioid prescriptions. The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) recently released its Voluntary Non-Opioid Directive Form as a new tool in the fight against opioid abuse. The idea is to keep more of the medications out of homes and off the streets.

Registration open for 2019 Race for the Cure

2019 Susan G. Komen Race Baton Rouge Race for the Cure event planning is underway and registration is now open.

OLOL announces a dozen new providers

Our Lady of the Lake welcomed twelve new providers in September.

Shenandoah Shuffle: Mayor Broome to join another community social ride

Mayor Broome announces another Move with the Mayor event, joining Capitol Cyclery for a social ride in Shenandoah.

Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Golf Classic raises $110K to benefit cancer patients

The Oct. 1 golf fundraiser honoring Hillar Moore raised $110 thousand – all of which will directly support thousands of people throughout the region.

Opioid ‘Risk to Recovery’ programs scheduled for Women’s Week

Capital Area Human Services is hosting three sessions on opioid risks and recovery in celebration of Women's Week.

LSU Biological and Agricultural Engineering students analyze breast cancer cells to improve treatment

LSU Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering students analyze breast cancer cells to improve treatment.

Marijuana could be worse for teen brains than alcohol, researchers find

Smoking weed is still illegal in most of the U.S., but nine states have legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over 21.

Baton Rouge General unveils ‘Pop-Up Pink Pumpkin Patch’

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Baton Rouge General Medical Center is creating awareness about the disease in a fun way involving pumpkins.

Tips and tricks for making healthy Halloween treats

Savanna with Ochsner's Eat Fit BR shares healthy Halloween recipes to keep you away from the candy cravings.

More than 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food daily, study finds

The study found, the more money someone has, the more likely they are to eat fast food on a given day.

LSU to open urgent care clinic, new restaurant on campus

LSU has announced the opening of an urgent care clinic and new restaurant on its campus.

Breast surgeons at Woman’s Hospital now performing oncoplasty for cancer patients

Oncoplastic surgery allows breast cancer patients to undergo lumpectomy and cosmetic surgery at the same time, cutting down recovery and healing time.

Ochsner announces ‘Breast Self-Awareness Month’

Ochsner Cancer Center Baton Rouge is calling October "Breast Self-Awareness Month"

Free breast cancer and HIV screenings part of first Willie F. Hawkins Community Health Fair

Community health fair includes several free health screenings for adults, including breast, prostates and colorectal cancer.

Baton Rouge General partners with Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans

BRG partners with CAGNO, which offers counseling, support and discounts to patients undergoing cancer treatment in southeastern Louisiana.

Boy Scouts brass neckerchief slides recalled due to high levels of lead

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission posted the alert on Wednesday, stating dangerous levels of lead was found in colored enamel used on some of the uniform’s brass neckerchief slides.

Arthritis Foundation hosting Baton Rouge Bone Bash

The Baton Rouge Bone Bash is October 18. The adult Halloween party includes food, drinks, silent auction,costume contest, live band and a spooky time.

Gatsby-themed gala raised more than $475K to benefit local cancer patients

Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Cancer Services’ first joint event a success

‘Mammos & Mimosas’ merges breast care with food, festivities & fun

Baton Rouge General will host our 2nd annual Mammos & Mimosas on Saturday, October 27.