Get All You Health Questions Asked at Pennington’s Wellness Day for Women


From heart health to cancer screenings, diabetes testing to bone density exams, this Saturday is your chance to get all your health questions answered at the annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women.

Doctors and medical experts from all across Baton Rouge – including Woman’s Center for Wellness dietitian Brooke Shoonenberg – will be on hand. The event features health screenings and exhibits starting at 7:30 AM, specialized breakout sessions to meet your individual interests, lunch and door prizes.

At the event, Woman’s will conduct posture screenings. In addition, Mary Bird Perkins will hold colorectal screening kits and skin screening; Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will discuss heart rhythm and stroke risk assessments, blood pressure and blood glucose; Baton Rouge Cardiology will conduct blood glucose and blood cholesterol screenings; and Pennington Biomedical Research Center will screen participants for body fat percentage, body mass index and waist circumference.

The Wellness Day for Women will be held from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Participants can register through Pennington’s website, and space is limited.

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