This month we are have a lot of special programs going on at the Hospital and the Health Education Center. Dr. Hicks will be presenting on spine surgeries, Dr. Seng will discuss new innovations in joint replacement, and Dr. Timmerman will discuss a new treatment for GERD. November 17th is Diabetes Awareness Day, so stop by the Health Education Center in the Mall for free screenings. Check below to see all of the other happenings at Pardee in November.
To register for any of our events, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).
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This past Saturday Downtown Hendersonville Inc. held their 2010 Bearfootin’ auction. Pardee Hospital’s bear – the Many Paths to Wellness sold for $1,400 to Dan and Susan Stone of Palm Beach, Fla. The bear will reside at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center for the next six months. Many thanks to the artists Constance Vlahoulis and Barbara Hipwell for creating a whimsical outdoor wellness inspired bear! Click here for the Times-News article on the recent auction.
John Hicks, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, will present “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery” at the Pardee Health Education Center on Thu., Nov. 4, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some time in their lives. Hicks will discuss the latest innovations in spine surgery that allow for less pain and a shorter recovery. Time for questions and answers will be included in the presentation. Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Hicks received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, S.C., and completed a combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Hicks specializes in spinal disorders and surgery as well as general orthopedic surgery. He serves on the medical staff at Pardee Hospital.
Lucy Butler, a Pardee speech therapist, will present “Sharp as a Tack: Keeping Your Brain Young,” at the Pardee Health Education Center on Thu., Nov. 4, from 3 until 4:30 p.m. It was once believed that as we aged, the brain’s networks became fixed. In the past two decades, however, an enormous amount of research has revealed that the brain never stops changing and adjusting. Butler will discuss the concept of brain plasticity and how to use this method to help prevent cognitive decline. Strategies to boost brain power will also be revealed. Brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, is the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences. As we learn, we acquire new knowledge and skills through instruction or experience. In order to learn or memorize a fact or skill, there must be persistent functional changes in the brain that represent the new knowledge. Time for questions and answers will be included in the presentation. Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).