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Senior Black American Health Fair

Pennington Biomedical’s Senior Black American Health Fair Returns March 25

The Senior Black American Health Fair returns to Pennington Biomedical for a second year on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center at 6400 Perkins Road, the fair will offer health screenings, educational discussions, exhibitors and food.

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Berryman and Hennigar

Optimizing Military Health and Performance

Scientists Claire Berryman and Stephen Hennigar joined LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center to build on three decades as the leading academic provider of nutrition science for the Department of Defense.

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HIV behavioral study

Pennington Biomedical Looking for Individuals Living with HIV for a Health Behavior Study

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for individuals living with HIV to participate in the HBS research study. The purpose of the HBS research study is to learn more about health behaviors in people living with HIV.

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February 2023 Publications

February 2023 Publications

The following are recent publications by the researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

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David McDougal

Assistant Professor Dr. David McDougal Awarded $1.8M NIH Grant to Study Hypoglycemia Treatments

For someone with type 1 diabetes, it’s imperative they test their blood sugar levels regularly, and insulin is utilized to keep blood sugar regulated. But even under the best regulation methods, those individuals still experience life-threatening periods of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, from time to time. These hypoglycemic episodes make clinical management of blood sugar in diabetes patients challenging, and over time, even mild to moderate hypoglycemia can cause serious harm.

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Beets

Give Me a Beet: Why This Root Vegetable Should Be on Your Plate

Meet the beet. Fans of "The Office" may know it as the mainstay of Schrute Farms. Others may have casually tossed them into conversation, remarking that someone has turned "beet red" from embarrassment.

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Robert Newton Jr.

Dr. Robert Newton Receives Google Health Equity Research Initiative Award

Dr. Robert L. Newton, Jr., Associate Professor, head of the Physical Activity and Ethnic Minority Health Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, has been selected to receive a Google Health Equity Research Initiative award, titled “Population and Public Health: Increasing physical activity in Black communities living in rural environments.”

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Women's Wellness

23rd Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women to be Held on March 4

The 23rd Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women will focus on mind and body wellness by bringing back popular health screenings and offering a variety of great activities. The Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women will take place on Saturday, March 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, located at 6400 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

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Drs Carmichael & newton

Social Activity, Aging Education Critical to Brain Health in Older African Americans, Pennington Biomedical Study Finds

Among its many benefits to our overall health and well-being, exercise strengthens the brain and helps defend against cognitive decline. However, the results of a recent clinical trial revealed another activity that may benefit the brain more than exercise alone: social engagement and education around healthy aging.

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Trials

Healthy Adults Needed for an Exciting Study to See if Intermittent Fasting or Calorie-Counting Can Slow Aging

Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help people lose weight and may be easier to follow than counting calories (traditional calorie restriction).

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Service Awards

More than 40 Employees Celebrated at Pennington Biomedical Service Award Luncheon

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Dr. Heike Muenzberg-Gruening

inRegister Magazine Celebrates Inspiring Women, including Dr. Heike Muenzberg-Gruening of Pennington Biomedical

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Dr. Philip Schauer

Business Report Highlights Dr. Philip Schauer as a 2023 Difference Maker

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Dr. Ursula White

Pennington Biomedical’s Dr. Ursula White Selected for the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute

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January 2023 Publications

January 2023 Publications

The following are recent publications by the researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

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Amanda Staiano

Amanda Staiano Available to Discuss American Academy of Pediatrics Guideline on Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity

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Dash Diet Overall Best

U.S. News Names DASH Diet One of Best Diets for 2022

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Pennington Biomedical Executive Director John Kirwan to Participate in Baton Rouge’s First Appearance in the Rose Parade

Pennington Biomedical Executive Director John Kirwan to Participate in Baton Rouge’s First Appearance in the Rose Parade

Pennington Biomedical Executive Director John Kirwan to Participate in Baton Rouge’s First Appearance in the Rose Parade

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Pennington Biomedical Celebrates a Year of Successes, Looks Forward to 2023

Pennington Biomedical Celebrates a Year of Successes, Looks Forward to 2023

As the calendar turns to 2023, many people are reflecting on the happenings of 2022. For LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 2022 was a year of successes in more ways than one.

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Taters

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

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