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Dedicated to Wound Care

Charles Albers, M.D., FACS, speaks about the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee.

Posted in: Clinical

Mindful eating for the holiday season

Be sure to tune into Health Talk on WTZQ AM 1600 this morning at 10:02 a.m. I will be talking to Cheryl G. Tuttle, MHS, RD, CSO, LDN,  about mindful eating during the holiday season.  She shared the additional information below:
During the winter months it is easy to turn to comfort foods that may not be the best for our health or waistline. Excessive fat and sugar can sneak its way in into your diet from the candies, baked goods and other winter holiday foods that are so commonly available at home and in the workplace during the season. Those extra calories can eventually add up to undesired weight gain. For someone wanting to lose weight, that weight gain can be detrimental to feeling successful with weight loss goals. However, it is not too late to consider a few general tips that might help you make it through the holidays without regrets.
 
1. Be cautious of buffets and appetizers, remember every bite counts
2. Be mindful of liquid calories, they count too
3. Watch the portions, stick to small plates and one helping
4. Do not skip meals, going hungry does not help
5. Search out fruits and vegetables, for example: berries, pears, citrus, greens
6. Stay hydrated with simple water
7. Plan ahead and pre-pack healthy foods while on the go
8. Eat breakfast
9. Find ways to stay active
10. Do not set yourself up for failure, stick to a goal to maintain weight and allow for some treats in your daily meal planning
 
Thanks Cheryl, for those great tips.

Posted in: Wellness

Medical Monday at WHKP

Nina Lovern with Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education appeared on Medical Monday at WHKP.  Click below to see a behind the scenes look at the radio show broadcast and Nina speak about diabetes education. On the first and third Monday of the each month, WHKP brings you Medical Monday with Pardee Hospital. We have special guests that join us to discuss health issues and community events.  Larry Freeman with WHKP and Debbie Patrick, Director of Development for the Pardee Foundation, co-host the show which begins at 9:05 a.m.  You can listen live on www.whkp.com.

Posted in: Pardee

Diabetes Awareness Day

Pardee Hospital hosted a Diabetes Awareness Day on Wed., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Attendees of this free event were able to learn about diabetes and how to manage the disease. Blood pressure, body fat analysis and foot screenings were available at no cost. In addition, healthcare professionals were also available to answer questions and provide information helpful in the self-management of diabetes. Diabetes Awareness Day was provided by Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Pardee. See below some photos from Diabetes Awareness Day: [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

Posted in: Pardee

Small Changes, Big Differences

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee is dedicated to the provision of state-of-the-art, outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine for acute and chronic wounds. All levels of clinical staff on our team are trained in the most current evidence based-practices for problem wound management and hyperbaric medicine. Patient care is provided in partnership with Diversified Clinical Services, the leading national provider of wound care services, that touts an 88% healing rate within 31 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction. When a patient is referred to the Center, they will receive a complete physical and wound assessment with treatment based on wound etiology and state of the art wound care modalities. Our treatment process includes a holistic approach, addressing underlying problems, and educating for prevention and treatment. Call us at (828) 696-4284

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