Bill Gurley, PhD, principal scientist in the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, will discuss “Hemp: Does it help? Is it hype? Can it hurt?” during a free community event on March 17. The event’s organizer is the Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Center at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the C.B. Pennington, Jr., Building on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana Center for Health Equity, in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will host the 2020 Health Summit: Advancing Health Equity for Children and Families on March 3. Local, state, and nationally recognized public health and education professionals will lead discussions with the goal of creating a bold policy vision to improve health outcomes and quality of life for Louisiana children and families.
For the 15th year, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) partnered with other Louisiana organizations to host the Louisiana Envirothon, an environmental problem-solving competition. Nine high school teams participated in the environmental competition that included testing in aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current issue.
Bring your yoga mats, appetite, and zen as Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center hosts the second annual Geaux Yoga event on March 21 at Cate Square Park in Hammond from 9 – 11 a.m.
Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center, the first and only verified burn center in the region, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Each year, it treats more than 4,000 patients from all over the state.
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