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Finding Answers for Knee Pain

Pardee Physical Therapist, Duane Young, MSPT, will discuss topics including the anatomy of the knee as well as common issues related to strains,sprains and weakness. Arthritis and joint-specific exercises, therapeutic and surgical remedies including knee replacements, and Pardee’s prehabilitation program will also be covered.

Thu. May 1, 12 – 1 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.

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Healthy Eyes and Aging Eyes: What to Expect as We Age

Robert Laborde, M.D., and Stephen Capps, M.D., M.P.H.,from Laborde Eye Group, will discuss topics related to cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and other retinal diseases. Drs. Laborde and Capps will provide information on the latest treatments and will be available for questions and answers.
Tue., Apr. 29, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.

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NC Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop

Pardee Hospital and Compassion & Choices are partnering to offer a workshop to help participants better understand advance directives. Documents, notaries and witnesses will be available so that attendees may leave with a legal document. Please bring a valid driver's license or proof of identification. Space is limited to 40 attendees and attendees need to be present at 1p.m. to participate.
Sat., Apr. 26, 1 – 5 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.

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Are You Ready to Race into Summer?

Summer is coming and we want you to be in the best shape for all of your races, vacations and sports. This event is packed with information on how to get healthier and how to prepare for 5k and adventure races. Topics will include our Lighten Up 4 Life kick-off and how to prepare for upcoming races. A medical professional will discuss the importance of exercise, and a representative from Foot Rx will talk about the best type of running shoes and gear that are needed to be successful in exercising. This class is open to runners and walkers of all levels, as well as those who are interested in participating in a 5k or adventure race.

The informational discussion will take place Thursday, April 24, from 6 - 7:30 at the Pardee Signature Care Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Registration is required by calling (828) 692-4600 or click here to register online.

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Pardee Hospital Foundation Hosts Tournament of Champions

Pardee Hospital Foundation will hold its 19th Annual Tournament of Champions on Monday, May 5, at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock.

The goal of the 2014 Tournament of Champions is to raise $85,000 to help Pardee Hospital purchase a new BK Medical Flex Focus 400 Urology Ultrasound unit with superb imaging capabilities to detect the early signs of prostate cancer in a less invasive process.

"Being surrounded by individuals and professionals that truly care so much about the well-being and health of the people in their community is why I am a part of and support the Pardee Hospital Foundation. It's truly a blessing to know that what you do today and the time you spend will be used to possibly save a life tomorrow, and that my friends is what it's all about," said Mark Staicar, co-chair of the 19th annual tournament of champions, Vendor Sales Manager for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company.

This year, there are two 18-hole tournaments: the first starting at 8 a.m., and the second at 1:30 pm. Captain's Choice teams comprised of four players will be the format for each tournament with prizes given for longest drive and closest-to-the-pin for the day.

The tournament entry fee is $275 per player. Entry fees include the round of golf selected, lunch and player gift. An awards banquet will follow the 1:30 p.m. tournament.

Sponsorships and player spots are still available. Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis.

To register to play in the 19th Annual Tournament of Champions, or to become a sponsor, please call Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666, visit www.pardeehospitalfoundation.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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