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Pardee sale worries doctors

Here is a link to a Times-News story: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20101013/NEWS/101019955 "Concerned that attempts are being made behind the scenes to orchestrate the purchase of Pardee Hospital, the county hospital's medical staff wants the public to know that it would oppose any sale."

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Only 3 days left to get a T-shirt

Be sure to register today to ensure you receive a Hike to Health T-shirt for the event on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Chimney Rock.  All hikers who register by Thursday, Oct. 14 will receive a T-shirt the day of the hike. Click here for more details about Hike to Health.  We hope to see you there.  Hike begins at 9 a.m. at Chimney Rock State Park. -L

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Got a minute with Stuart Glassman

[caption id="attachment_1664" align="alignleft" width="125" caption="Stuart Glassman, MD"][/caption] Times- News highlighted Pardee surgeon, Dr. Stuart Glassman in their "Got a minute" series. Read about his medical background as well as his passion for creating pottery. To find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL.

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Sign up today for Hike to Health

Make sure you sign up by Oct. 14 to receive a Hike to Health event T-shirt. Don't miss out on these awesome long sleeve T's, sign up today! Call 1-866-790-WELL. Pardee Hospital is hosting the next Hike to Health, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Chimney Rock. Participants will be able to choose from three different hikes to accommodate all skill levels. Choose from one of the following hikes (or stay later and do all three!): Great Woodland Adventure – .6 mile guided trail which includes 12 discovery stations for kids and the kids-at-heart. Hickory Nut Falls Trail – leisurely .75 mile hike to the base of the 404 ft. tall Hickory Nut Falls - 1.5 total round trip hike. Four Seasons Trail – a strenuous trail for the avid hiker which starts at the meadows parking area and runs all the way to the top of the mountain (with access to Hickory Nut Falls). Interested participants can register by calling 1-866-790-WELL.  Registration is $15 per hiker, with no charge for children age 10 and under. Once you register, your tickets for admission into Chimney Rock will be mailed to you. Sign-up by Oct. 14 to receive a Hike to Health T-shirt. Hikers receive giveaways, healthy refreshments, and free admission into Chimney Rock.  Pardee Hospital promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Join us at Chimney Rock on October, 23 for our second Hike to Health.  Hike begins at 9 a.m. Register today by calling 1-866-790-WELL.

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Jablecki to present on kids’ sports injuries at Health Education Center

Nathaniel Jablecki, M.D., of Pardee Family Medicine Associates will host a Kids’ Common Sports Injuries talk on Sat., Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center located inside the Blue Ridge Mall. Registration is required for this free presentation. “This is a must-hear for parents of athletes and their coaches,” said Dr. Jablecki. “Many common injuries in sports can be prevented through proper training, equipment and awareness.” Attendees will learn about injury prevention in team sports. Information on throwing injuries in baseball and softball, concussions in football and other contact sports and injuries regarding the lower extremities such as the ankle sprains.

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