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Maintain, Don’t Gain: From Fads to Fabulous

You have made it through the holidays, and now you are ready to make New Year's resolutions. Before determining your health goals for the year, learn about appropriate diet and exercise programs to fit your lifestyle. Realistic health goals, the importance of having an accountability partner and smart phone apps that can help you on the go will be discussed.

Thu., Jan. 16, 6 – 7 p.m. Registration suggested by calling (828) 692-4600.

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Pardee Hosts Blood Drive

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, Jan. 10, 12 - 5 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard.

In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. Request an appointment by calling (828) 692-4600


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Pardee Hospital Offers New General Cancer Support Group

Pardee Hospital is now offering a free monthly general cancer survivor support group. This support group is for individuals who have been treated or who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and meets from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.

The January 16, meeting will feature a guest speaker from Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

For more information about the General Cancer Support Group, and to RSVP, please contact Leann Noakes at (828) 698-7317. For a complete listing of the support groups Pardee Signature Care Center offers, please visit www.pardeehospital.org and click on the event calendar.


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Pardee Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Pardee Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Pardee Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

The Pardee Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

 

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Lunch and Learn: Using Exercise to Battle Cancer Related Fatigue

The community is invited to hear Lori Hart, MSPT, present "Using Exercise to Battle Cancer Related Fatigue." This Lunch and Learn workshop is from 12 - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Pardee Signature Care, located at 1800 Four Seasons Boulevard in Hendersonville. This talk will introduce the principles behind the STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) program at Pardee Hospital.

Key topics of discussion for the event will include:

What is cancer related fatigue?
How can I feel better?
Is it really safe to exercise?
What exercise should I do?
How can I feel like I did before the cancer diagnosis?
What does it mean to be treated by a STAR trained clinician?

Lori Hart, MSPT, completed her master's degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. She has been practicing physical therapy for 17 years in multiple health care settings including inpatient acute care, skilled nursing rehab, outpatient rehab and aquatic rehab. She has also served as adjunct professor at Western Carolina University. Lori has been working with cancer patients for the last five years and is STAR certified. Her passions include working with cancer patients and amputees.


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