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  1. Hospitals identify biggest health problems in Baton Rouge with new planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome believes a new plan will help with Baton Rouge's most pressing health problems. On Tuesday morning at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the mayor presented her Community Health Implementation Plan.

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  2. Eat Fit hosts 'Dine Out' night to benefit local health initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Eat Fit BR is encouraging people who live in the metro area to eat out. Some restaurants in the metro area hosted a "Dine Out" event to help fund local health initiatives.

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  3. East Baton Rouge EMS wins 4th consecutive award for fast response timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The department received the Mission Lifeline Gold Plus award from the American Heart Association . The accolade is given to departments that show fast response times for heart attack patients, specifically victims of STEMI heart attacks.

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  4. Advocates stress getting tested as HIV numbers in Baton Rouge improveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    New data released by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation indicate the number of new cases of HIV in the Capital City are the lowest in two decades. Isaac Gilliard has lived with HIV for the last 13 years and he remembers hearing the word that changed his life forever.

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  5. Scientists begin growing medical marijuana inside Baton Rouge facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    GB Sciences and the LSU AgCenter began growing medical marijuana inside their southern Baton Rouge facility this week, meaning patients could have access to the finished product by November. The process was delayed, but the Department of Agriculture and Forestry approved the use of a temporary grow facility, called a pod, that will help keep the production on schedule.

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  6. Healthy BR hosts 'Dine Out' night to benefit local health initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Several health and wellness organizations, including Healthy BR, are encouraging people who live in the metro area to eat out. Some restaurants in the metro area are hosting a "Dine Out" event to help fund local health initiatives.

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  7. Baton Rouge family recovers from heartbreaking flood and heart attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    So many Baton Rouge area families felt the stress from the 2016 flood that according to one cardiologist at Ochsner Medical Center, there was a spike in stress-related heart attacks directly related to the disaster. Two years after the flood, John and Rhonda Huval are finally celebrating a full recovery from the flood and a series of heart attacks.

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  8. Emerge Center opens historic autism school in Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The first day of school at the Emerge Center in Baton Rouge is one for the history books in Louisiana. Located on Innovation Park Drive, the center opened the doors to the first public school in the state specifically for kids with autism Monday morning.

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  9. Baton Rouge teen is riding with friends thanks to specialized bikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The 18-year old has a rare chromosome disorder that's greatly affected her mental and physical capabilities, leading to dozens of surgeries, but it hasn't prevented her from getting on a bicycle. "Emily would sit at the end of the driveway and just watch the kids," said Stephanie Thompson, Emily's mother.

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  10. Free dodgeball tournament featuring Boo Milton & FriendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A charity dodgeball event happening this weekend will bring together community leaders, media personalities, and even a former Disney actor. Cumulus Radio DJ, Boo Milton from Max 94.1, organized the Boo Milton and Friends All-Star Dodgeball tournament, bringing together 80 All-Star players and eight guest coaches.

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  11. Move with a Doc event planned for SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome is kicking off a new program Saturday, August 18 in partnership with the YMCA called Move with a Doc. The goal of the program is to get the community moving.

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  12. Our Lady of the Lake awarded advanced certification for Primary Stroke CentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers . "Each year, Our Lady of the Lake sees more than 1,800 stroke patients and administers more than 500 stroke screenings in the Baton Rouge community," said Glenn Kidder, MD, neurologist and physician lead for the Stroke Program at Our Lady of the Lake.

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  13. Eat Fit BR announces 'Dine Out' event to promote healthy eating at local restaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Eat Fit BR wants you to go out to eat, guilt-free. Eat Fit BR is once again hosting the annual "Dine Out" event at several Baton Rouge restaurants to raise money for the Eat Fit Eat Fit is a nonprofit initiative designed to help the community live their healthiest, strongest lives possible, is an Ochsner Health System initiative, supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana , in collaboration with East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome's health initiative, Healthy BR.

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  14. BRG Stroke Program earns re-certification for quick care and procedures preventing deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge General announced that it has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. RELATED: Learn more about Baton Rouge General Medical Center The certification was awarded for meeting the highest standards for the treatment of stroke patients, including speed of care and innovative procedures that prevent death and minimize brain damage.

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  15. Former LSU cheerleader and coach to receive first of its kind stem cell treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    For years, Chico Garcia was an LSU cheerleader and then turned into their cheerleading coach. But everything changed in August 2011.

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  16. Baton Rouge business introduces new thermal fat reducing technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Neubody Cryotherapy is introducing their newest fat reducing therapy and offering free services to women who attend their Ladies Night or Brunch events. 20 to 30-minute treatment using cold therapy to destroy fat cells in the body for slimming, cellulite reduction and toning Neubody will begin offering another version of Cryoskin that is also a non-invasive slimming and toning treatment called Cryoskin 2.0. It uses thermoelectric cooling to instantly freeze and reduce subcutaneous fat cells.

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  17. Back-to-School, back to sports: BRG shares tips to protect your kids from concussionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    As kids go back to school, that also means back to sports so to give parents a hand on what to look out for, Baton Rouge General shared helpful tips for athletes, parents, and coaches to recognize and respond to possible brain injuries. According to the latest BRG blog , sports-related concussions account for more than half of all emergency visits in children ages 8 to 13. Some signs of concussion may appear right away, but others may not show up until hours or days after injury.

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  18. Baton Rouge chapter of global platform for senior care set to launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The new chapter will be tasked with accelerating local, aging-focused innovations by providing networking and collaboration opportunities for senior living providers, aging experts, older adults, investors, and other interested parties. The launch event will be held in September and will bring together experts in the field to help accelerate initiatives.

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  19. BRG physician recognized with inaugural teaching awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge General Physicians' Dr. Robert Chasuk was one of 17 teaching faculty to receive the inaugural Clinical Faculty Teaching Award from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine . Chasuk is the Associate Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Baton Rouge General , where he has taught as core faculty and practiced Family Medicine since 1994.

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  20. Baton Rouge's first CBD store set to open as industry expandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    As Hunter Poiencot stocks his shelves for the first time, he says he's excited to bring Aurora 225 to the Capital City. The store features products made with CBD , a natural compound found in the hemp plant.

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