[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"] Chef Chris Smith, author of the Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, both 1ed by the American Diabetes Association, will be coming to the Pardee Health Education Center for a cooking demo on Friday, June 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. Chris has over 20 years experience in the culinary field. Focusing on healthy cuisine, Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation. He has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Web MD, and Southern Living magazines. National television appearances include DLIFE and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Currently, Chris is working as a researcher with Wake Forest University, in the development of lifestyle skills and applications. “Cooking with Chef Chris” public radio program is currently in production. He is the Chef for Team Type I as they compete in the 2010 RAAM Race or “Race across America.” Chris also rides and is currently training for the JDRF “Ride to Cure Diabetes” in Death Valley, CA held this fall. Chris Smith is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes. He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating not only for people affected with diabetes, but for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Signed copies of Chris' latest cookbook will be for sale at the event for $20. Pre-registration for the cooking presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center is required. To register call 1 (866) 790-WELL or (828) 692-4600. -L
Centering Pregnancy is a model of prenatal care in groups that is changing the way people think about obstetrical care. The model has three components: health care assessment, education, and support. It’s provided in a group facilitated by a credentialed healthcare provider and a co-facilitator. Instead of traditional visits one-to-one with a physician or midwife, a small group of pregnant women and their provider come together on a regular basis for their prenatal visit in a group setting. Women enter centering groups after three months of pregnancy, when initial lab tests and pelvic exams have been completed. By the time they are ready to deliver, they know everyone in their group like old friends. Many times they continue to get together even after their babies are born. "Pregnant women wonder if the changes going on in their body are normal and want information about how to stay healthy. It’s hard to address everything in the typical fifteen minute appointment. Women also need to connect with other women going through pregnancy, to learn from each other," says Vicki Fleury, MSN, CNM, and co-facilitator of the groups. “Centering is the perfect place to do that since we have two hours together each month."
The totals are in and the number is huge. This year's Relay For Life of Henderson County raised an astonishing $180,000 in the fight against cancer! Pardee continues to raise money for the event so the total Pardee pledge will not be available for a few weeks. Pardee had approximately 100 associates and nine teams at the event. The Pardee teams were the Lab Rats, Mom's Team, Pardee Fusion, Jim's Angels, 2 West, Oncology Angels, Beam Team, Psychlones and the Rx Rock Stars. With the money raised at Relay we are working toward an important goal - a future without cancer. -CJP [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]