Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a men’s screening event at its Ascension hospital as part of The Healthy Men Project, which encourages men ages 30-50 to be more proactive about their health. The screening event will take place June 25 from 8-10 a.m., and registration is required at brgeneral.org/healthymen. Launched in November, BRG has hosted Healthy Men screening events at both its Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses.
“We know that men tend to delay seeking healthcare and ignore their symptoms, so just thinking and talking about their health is a huge first step for a lot of men,” said Vincent Nguyen, MD, a family medicine physician at BRG Ascension. “Many men 40 and under assume they are healthy, not considering they could have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, which are both risk factors for heart disease and stroke if they’re not under control.”
Attendees will have several opportunities to check in on their health. Following the screenings, attendees will have a one-on-one consultation with a BRG provider to discuss their results.
BRG-Ascension is located at 14105 Hwy. 73 in Prairieville, near I-10. For more information, visit brgeneral.org/healthymen.