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Elderly should explore fitness options, tread carefully, experts say

The Spartanburg Herald Journal interviewed Tim Auwarter, director of rehabilitation services at Pardee, for a recent story on the importance of fitness for senior citizens.  To read the entire story, click here. For more information about the Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center, click here.  For a listing of classes available visit our event calendar.  Get up, get active and get healthy!

Posted in: Wellness

Pardee encourages visitor limitation due to flu

Rates of influenza have risen enough statewide and locally that Pardee Hospital is asking that visitors be limited to a patient’s immediate family or closest contact. Visitors are also asked not to bring teenagers and children. Hospitals often discourage visitation for a time during the winter due to flu. As always, people are discouraged from visiting if they feel ill or have any flu symptoms such as stuffy nose, headache, coughing and fever. Visitors are urged to wash or sanitize their hands before and after visiting patients and upon entering or leaving the hospital. Hand sanitizing stations and dispensers are available at hospital entrances and throughout the building. As of Thursday, Pardee had seen three confirmed cases of influenza.  These numbers are typical at this time of year. No cases of H1N1 have been confirmed locally as of Jan. 19.  The number of flu cases is expected to peak in February.

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Mix 96.5 - Health & Wellness Tip #3

Have you seen the Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series brought to you by Pardee Hospital?  Each week a health tip(s) will be shared. Check it out online, listen at work, while you’re driving, or sign up for At-Work Perks and have tips emailed directly to you. Don’t forget to check out the community calendar, too.  Click on the photo below to see the entire list of wellness tips from week one through three.

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Know Your Heart Health Numbers program at Pardee Health Education Center

[caption id="attachment_2405" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Joel Tipton"][/caption] The American Heart Association recognizes February as Heart Month to increase awareness of heart health. Pardee is assisting this effort by offering a free program, Know Your Heart Health Numbers, which aims to demonstrate some of the most important measures of heart health.  This presentation is part of the ongoing Diabetes Support Group, but will also be open to the general public. The free program will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.  Joel Tipton, MA, RCEP, coordinator of Pardee’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program, will be leading the discussion.  Participants will learn about appropriate numbers for the health of their heart such as cholesterol (HDL, LDL and triglyceride) levels, blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index.  There will also be a discussion of the preventative steps that participants can take to reduce their chances of heart disease. Registration is not required. To learn more about Heart Month or the prevention of heart disease, visit www.heart.org

Posted in: Pardee

New employee photos online

We have an employee photography contest every year at the hospital. We have just launched a new health and events calendar that includes these photos online. If you would like to see these great photos, click on the calendar link and then on the photo.

Posted in: Pardee