Tulane University’s Department of Biostatistics is conducting a research project on osteoporosis in Baton Rouge.

Persons eligible to participate will receive a free bone density test during a two-hour visit and will receive a $25 gift card, according to a Tulane news release.

Eligible subjects must be at least 18 years old; have no severe, uncontrolled chronic diseases and be willing to have a small amount of blood drawn.

Women who are or could be pregnant are not eligible to participate.

Weekday, evening and weekend appointments are available.

In Baton Rouge, the study is being conducted at Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s Mid City location, 3870 Convention St.

For more information, call (225) 381-2721 or (225) 381-2723 or email bonestudybatonrouge@tulane.edu.

Nominations sought for disabilities award

The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs is seeking nominations for the Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities award.

The awards are presented to individuals, organizations, agencies and employers “whose contributions have advanced the opportunities for individuals with disabilities and for those who have been selfless in serving the disability community in Louisiana,” according to the Governor’s Office.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 6.

For more information or to receive nomination forms, contact the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs at (225) 219-9866 or email Disability.Affairs@la.gov. To get to the office’s website, Google “Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs.”

New online library gives diabetes help

The National Diabetes Education Program has introduced a new online library of more than 140 resources to help people make lifestyle changes to prevent or manage Type 2 diabetes.

The online library, Diabetes HealthSense, can be found at http://www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/HealthSense.

Featured are three- to five-minute videos on a wide variety of topics related to the disease.

The National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Other resources of the program can be found at http://www.YourDiabetesInfo.org or by calling (888) 693-6337.

Lafayette company helping autism cause

A Lafayette company, FuzziBunz, that makes reusable cloth diapers is raising funds for Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization, by launching its “Light It Up Blue” cloth diaper, according to the PR Newswire.

For each of the diapers sold, FuzziBunz will donate $1 to Autism Speaks, which funds autism-related research and helps families impacted by autism.

The diaper, which is bright blue, was originally known as “Big Sky,” but has been renamed for the new fundraising initiative, PR Newswire said.

To find an authorized FuzziBunz retailer, visit http://www.FuzziBunz.com.

CancerCare to offer free workshops

Free workshops on liver cancer and lymphoma will be offered by phone or online this month.

The workshops are offered by CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to those affected by cancer.

The workshop on the treatment of liver cancer is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

Topics will include an overview of liver cancer, new treatment approaches, the role of clinical trials and controlling symptoms and pain.

Speakers will include doctors from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

An update on lymphoma from the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting will be offered by phone or online from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

Speakers will include doctors from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Rush University Medical Center and a top officer with the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Register for the workshops online at http://www.cancercare.org/connect. For more information, check the website, call CancerCare at (800) 813-4673 or email connect@cancercare.org.