Health Briefs for June 9, 2013

Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way (Airline Highway and Pecue), will hold the following events:

Call (225) 231-5475 or visit

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered:

Huntington’s support

Huntington’s Disease Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Family Service

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer counseling services for children, individuals and families who need help with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and relationship problems from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the office.

Fee is based on a sliding scale. Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted.

The center also holds ongoing parenting classes and workshops for parents, teachers and community groups. The classes and workshops focus on child development, strategies for effective parenting and methods to promote healthy emotional growth in children.

Call (225) 924-0123.

Cancer Services

Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., will hold the following free events:

Call (225) 927-2273.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

For more information or to register, visit


Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold the following events:

Grief Support

Community Grief Support Group will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services, 550 Lobdell Ave. For more information, call (225) 927-2273.

Survivors of Suicide

Survivors of Suicide, a free support group for people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one, neighbor, co-worker or friend to suicide, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. Call (225) 924-1431.

Lane RMC

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold a diabetes support group meeting from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the center. It is open to those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes along with their family and friends. For more information, call (225) 658-4583.

Our Lady of the Lake

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, 5000 Hennessy Blvd., will hold a Diabetes Education & Awareness Group meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the main hospital auditorium. Chareze Wells, a registered nurse with the OLOL Diabetes & Nutrition Center, will speak on “Traveling with Diabetes.” For more information, call (225) 765-8020.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness Baton Rouge will hold the following meetings:

For more information, call (225) 273-6061 or (225) 291-6262.

Peoples Health

Peoples Health will hold the following free events:

For more information or to register, call 1-866-220-0418 or visit

Life Source Services

Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., will offer the following events and opportunity:

Crescent City

Crescent City Surgical, 3017 Galleria Drive, Metairie, will hold a seminar, “It’s Your Knee, Help Keep It that Way,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the office. The event will feature Dr. R. William Junius, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement, discussing a patient-specific knee replacement technology called iTotal, made by ConforMIS. To register, visit

St. Joseph Hospice

St. Joseph Hospice and its inpatient facility, The Carpenter House, will hold a bereavement support group meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 10328 Jefferson Highway. For more information or to RSVP, call (225) 368-3117.


Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will offer the following events:

Diabetic Foot

The Diabetic Food Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, will offer complimentary diabetic foot screenings on Friday. Screenings will include thermal imaging, blood flow study, gait analysis and neuropaty screening. To schedule, call (225) 761-0025.


Court Appointed Special Advocates, 848 Louisiana Ave., will hold 45-minute informational session on becoming a CASA volunteer at 10 a.m. Saturday at the office.

Call (225) 379-8598 or visit

EBR Library

East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, will hold a presentation by Lorenzo Murphy on safeguarding ourselves from environmental risks and food additives that can endanger health at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration is required by calling (225) 756-1180.

South La. Hospice

South Louisiana Hospice is looking for volunteers who can help in several areas, including reading, writing, hobbies, crafts, music, housekeeping, flowers and hairdressing. Call (225) 924-6830.

Narcotics Anon.

Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings. Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.

The Hospice of BR

The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, is seeking volunteers for patient care, pet care, office work and events. Call (225) 767-4673.


Alanon Family Groups, a 12-step program for those affected by someone’s drinking problem, meets daily in the Baton Rouge area. For more information, call (225) 924-0029 or visit