HOLIDAY GRIEF GROUP

  • WHAT: Holiday grief support group meeting
  • WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17
  • WHERE: Ochsner Medical Center Chapel, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATIONS/INFO: (225) 767-4673

DETAILS: THE HOSPICE OF BATON ROUGE OFFERS THE FREE SESSION, WHICH PROVIDES A SAFE PLACE FOR SHARING AND GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF, ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

ALZHEIMER’S & FINANCES

  • WHAT: Making Sense of Cents, a financial literacy workshop for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18
  • WHERE: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: (225) 334-7494 or alzbr.org
  • DETAILS: Each workshop consists of sessions on Alzheimer’s Services and available resources; healthcare insurance and elderly fraud, and necessary legal documents.

BREAST CANCER UPDATES

  • WHAT: A free lunch-n-learn session on breast cancer updates
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet campus, Conference Room 1 at Entrance 3
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: BRGeneral.org/Events or (225) 763-4281
  • DETAILS: Led by Drs. Angelique Goedeke and Genevieve Maronge, the seminar will provide information on comparison of breast cancer screening recommendations; tips on identifying your risk factors for developing breast cancer; information about screening options for women at high risk for breast cancer, and a discussion of the benefits and risks of newer breast cancer therapies. Lunch will be provided to seminar attendees. Free valet parking is available at the main hospital entrance.

COPD OVERVIEW

  • WHAT: An overview of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Nov. 19. Registration starts at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Family Health Center, 3801 North Blvd., second-floor Conference Rooms A & B, Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATIONS: (866) 220-0418 or visit myhealth.peopleshealth.com. Deadline to register is Nov. 18.
  • DETAILS: Dr. Vincent Shaw Jr. will speak. This event is free and open to the public.

WEIGHT-LOSS SEMINAR

  • WHAT: Seminar on weight-loss surgery
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 4, Dec. 10
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet, 8585 Picardy Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Find out the facts about weight-loss surgery.

DIABETES STUDY

  • WHAT: LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking participants for a clinical research study to provide doctors with information on which medication is best for Type 2 diabetes patients.
  • INFORMATION: pbrc.edu/GRADE or call (225) 763-3000.
  • DETAILS: Pennington Biomedical is one of 50 medical centers in the U.S. working to enroll a total of 5,000 people with Type 2 diabetes in the GRADE (Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study) study. It is the first clinical research study designed to find out which of four FDA-approved diabetes medications, when combined with metformin, is most effective in treating the disease.