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2012 Men's Health Conference in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, children, and other family members, men's health is truly a family issue.

When it comes to health care, women are twice as likely as men to go to the doctor. Changing men's behavior about their health is one of the goals of Saturday's men's health conference at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

The numbers show there is a lot to gain by increasing preventative care. Lung cancer and prostate cancer rates for Louisiana men are among the highest in the country.

Saturday, August 18, 2012 you'll have an opportunity to hear from medical experts on a variety of health issues. There will be screenings throughout the day where you can check everything from your cholesterol to your heart rhythm. It's all free. The only cost is a few hours of your time which could help add years to your life.

For the past nine years, the LMHO has organized an annual Men's Health Conference. This conference, which brings together men of all ages from Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas, gives men an opportunity to explore ways to better care for themselves and their health.

Each year, local health professionals, organizations, and companies gather at the conference to offer advice and help on various health issues relating to men.

The FREE screenings will include:

  • Skin Screenings
  • Colorectal Screenings
  • Total Blood Cholesterol
  • Blood Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Heart Rhythm

The annual Men's Health Conference will be held, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, located at 6400 Perkins Road  Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

REGISTER FOR THE 2012 MEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE

2012 Men's Health Conference AGENDA

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