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March Events at Pardee

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Suzanne Hall, M.D., to speak about shoulder issues at Pardee Health Education Center

Suzanne Hall, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Appalachian Orthopaedics, will hold a free discussion about shoulder issues on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. This discussion will include information about how shoulders work, as well as arthritis, severe rotator cuff tears, total shoulder and reverse shoulder replacements. “Early and correct diagnosis of shoulder problems can mean the difference between successful treatment and persistent problems. Many problems can be treated simply.  Learn how your shoulder works and what the warning signs are that indicate the need to see a shoulder specialist,” said Suzanne Hall, M.D. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration to attend is required by calling 1-866-790- WELL (9355).

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Roger W. Freed, D.C., to speak about headaches at Pardee Health Education Center

Roger W. Freed D.C., a chiropractor with Laurel Park Chiropractic Center, will hold a free discussion about the five most common headaches on Monday, Feb. 27, from 12:30- 2 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. This discussion will include information about causes of the most common headaches, with an emphasis on tension and chronic daily headaches as well as standard treatment protocols. There will also be discussions on evaluation, conservation treatment procedures and steps to prevention. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend by calling 1-866-790- WELL (9355).

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Pardee’s Footsteps to Fitness Walking Program starts a new year

Pardee Hospital’s Footsteps to Fitness program will begin Monday, Jan. 2, to kick off a new year of healthy lifestyles. Footsteps to Fitness is a walking program that began 13 years ago to keep members of the community active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Participants will keep a log of their walking minutes throughout the year while enjoying various prize incentives. Participants at any fitness level are welcome to join and can walk anywhere they choose. Enrollment fee is five dollars for the full year and includes a log book. Footsteps to Fitness  begins taking registrations on Jan. 2. Enrollees must register in person at the Pardee Health Education Center.

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Pardee Hospital to host community blood drive

Pardee Hospital will host a community blood drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Dec.14, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Jamison Conference Room on the first floor. 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. Appointments are required by calling (828) 696-4225 or emailing Judy Bolster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Donors should enter the hospital through the main entrance on Justice St.  All donors are entered for a chance to win two domestic roundtrip tickets on Delta Airlines.

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