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Get your boots ready, we're going hiking again!

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Hike to Health was such a great success back in June, that we have decided to have a fall Hike to Health on October 23.  Be sure to save-the-date for the hiking event of the season that you will not want to miss. Our second Hike to Health will take place at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, N.C.  We will be offering three different hikes to accommodate all skill levels: 1) Great Woodland Adventure - .6 mile guided trail which includes 12 discovery stations for kids and the kids-at-heart 2) Hickory Nut Falls Trail - leisurely .75 mile hike to the base of the 404 ft. tall Hickory Nut Falls (one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River) (1.5 total round trip hike) 3) Four Seasons Trail - moderate to strenuous trail which starts at the meadows parking area and runs all the way to the top of the mountain (with access to Hickory Nut Falls) - Four Seasons Trail alone is .6 miles, once it connects to Hickory Nut Falls Trail this adds on an additional .5 miles, making for a total round trip of approximately 2.2 miles Click here to view a Chimney Rock trail map for more information. Stay tuned for more details about this event and for registration to open in September.  Get your boots ready, we're going hiking again! -L

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Still time to enter the 2010 Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race & Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile

Join us on Saturday, September 4 at the Pardee Medical Office Building when the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2010 Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race and Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and events start at 8 a.m. This USTAF certified course winds through the historic streets of Hendersonville and Laurel Park. The first 250 to register receive free event t-shirt and awards presented 3-deep to M/F standard age groups. Enter as an individual or part of the Foot Rx 4-person Team Challenge. Registration forms and course map available at the Pardee Hospital front lobby information desk, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County YMCA, Foot Rx or online at www.pardeehospital.org/race and http://www.active.com/. This event is part of the Four Seasons Running Club Grand Prix, the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix and the Blue Ridge Outdoors Blue Ridge Cup Series. It is also the final event for the 2009/10 Lighten Up 4 Life campaign. There is still space for runners and volunteers are always needed. For more information, please contact Chris Power at (828) 696-4712. -CJP

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Take Time, Take Charge

[caption id="attachment_1264" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Maridee Spearman, M.D."][/caption] Menopause – Unraveling the Mystery of Hormones Menopause is truly a confusing time for a woman and despite medical science, hormones remain quite mysterious.  At Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, Dr. Maridee Spearman, a board certified OB/GYN, will delve into the topic of menopause.  She will explain how to know if you are menopausal or in perimenopause, the symptoms for each and the role of lab tests.  Dr. Spearman will also discuss Hormone Replacement Therapy in depth and the recommended screenings for women.   Maridee Spearman, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN with Pardee OB/GYN Associates in Hendersonville, received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed an OB/GYN residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. She is on the associate medical staff at Pardee Hospital and a MAHEC faculty member.  Prior to joining Pardee, Dr. Spearman served as an OB hospitalist at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., and as a staff OB/GYN physician at Lovelace Sandia Women’s Health in Albuquerque.   Pardee OB/GYN Associates is a part of the Center for Women’s Health at Pardee and is affiliated with MAHEC and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. By teaching resident physicians and participating in continuing education programs, physicians are continually learning the latest medical advancements and treatments.   To register for Take Time, Take Charge call 1-866-790-WELL.

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September Events at Pardee

Pardee has a lot of exciting and informative events coming up for the month of September. Dr. David Napoli will be speaking on Osteoarthritis of the Hand and the Wrist on September 21.  Also the week of September 20 is Active Aging Week.  Stop by the Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall for a week of events.  As always, we have health and fitness classes, support groups, health screenings and parenting classes.  On September 17, Pardee is hosting "Take Time, Take Charge," an event for all women at the Biltmore Hilton.  Find out more information by calling 1-866-790-WELL or visit our other blog posts. To register for any of our events, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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Pardee Psychiatric and Medical Detoxification Expand Services

On Sept. 1, Pardee Hospital’s Psychiatric and Medical Detoxification units will expand into one comprehensive unit inside the hospital.  As a result of this expansion, the patients who struggle with mental illness and/or substance dependence will benefit from the structured group setting in which the existence of the group is a key force in the outcome of treatment. “This comprehensive unit will allow patients to take advantage of the combined skills of the psychiatric and medical detox staff,” said Pat Ashe, chief nursing officer. The expanded services will be recognized as PATHS at Pardee (Psychiatric Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services).  In addition to the formation of this new unit, Pardee psychiatric and medical detoxification is expanding to include Outpatient Psychiatric Services.  This will be a specialty clinic focused primarily on the psychiatric and substance abuse needs of patients referred by their primary care physicians. Referrals for outpatient clinic services can be made by calling (828) 694-4545.  PATHS referrals can be made by calling (828) 696-4250.  Referrals can be made by mental health providers, physicians, nurse practitioners or emergency departments.

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