POSTED: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 9:04pm
Baton Rouge, La — Baton Rouge General has launched a new electronic health tool called “It’s a Piece of Cake” – an innovative tool that encourages users to celebrate their health by building a relationship with their primary care physician and having regular physical exams and screenings.
Baton Rouge General’s “It’s a Piece of Cake” tool makes it easy for individuals to take care of their health with an annual birthday reminder that provides customized health questions and topics (based on age and gender) to discuss with their primary care physician, which could help reduce many health risks and improve long term health and wellness.
Baton Rouge General is encouraging the community to share the tool with family and friends.
The initiative is being announced in conjunction with the hospital’s cancer awareness campaign.
“Cancer is a powerful disease and it takes away those that we love the most. Early detection saves lives, so take the time to invest in your life,” said Jeff LeDuff, “It’s a Piece of Cake” spokesperson and Chief of Security for Baton Rouge General.
Individuals can sign up to receive the email reminder every year on their birthday two ways: “LIKE” Baton Rouge General on Facebook at Facebook/BatonRougeGeneral or visit www.BRGeneral.org.