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Pardee Hospital Main Street Mile Rhythm and Brews May 16th

Want a little exercise before the Rhythm and Brews event this Wednesday? Check out the Pardee Hospital Main Street Mile Run brought to you by Foot RX Running - Asheville! The Pardee Hospital Main Street Mile is a fun noncompetitive race designed for the entire family.   The race will begin at 5:15pm with an entry fee of $10 or compete in the entire 4 race series for only $30.  

Historic Downtown Hendersonville is excited to announce our plans for a new music series in downtown for the summer of 2013. Scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of May, June, July and August the event is an exciting addition to the variety of music and entertainment that is offered for the community in downtown. A free event, the concert series brings an exciting line-up of bands to the district. The venue for the series is the Azalea Lot in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, which sits adjacent to King Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues in downtown. With shows scheduled for May 16th, June 20th, July 18th and August 15th we hope to have downtown grooving throughout the summer. There will also be a variety of on-site vendors and activities for the whole family.

Register here http://wncracing.com/msmmain.html. Show your race bib for a free wristband at the concert (must be 21 or over).

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Pardee Partners with Area Businesses to Hold Race Panel to Prepare Runners for Mad Mountain Mud Run

Pardee will present "A Method to the Madness" on Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center at the Blue Ridge Mall. This race panel of experts will help prepare runners who are training, or those who are interested in training, for the Mad Mountain Mud Run and other upcoming road and adventure races in the area.

Attendees will learn how to prepare their body, select the best footwear and choose the right gear to ensure a successful and fun race experience. The expert race panel of area partners will cover a number of topics including:

"Overcoming Obstacles, Be Prepared" presented by Dr. Nathaniel Jablecki, Pardee Sports Medicine"Proper Footwear" presented by Aaron Saft, Foot Rx"Technical Clothing" presented by Lance Norton, Outdoor Area Manager, Mast General Store Hendersonville"How to Care for Injuries with Prehab" presented by Kym Schifino, Physical Therapist, Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center"A Training Regiment" presented by Rachel Health, Healthy Living Director, YCMA Hendersonville

"A Method to the Madness" is free to the public with limited space available. Attendees can register to attend as a team of four or as an individual runner. The first two teams of four to register will be eligible for a free race entry for the Mad Mountain Mud Run from Pardee. Only teams not already registered for the Mad Mountain Mud Run can win a free entry for their team members. Attendees could also receive prizes from Mad Mountain Mud Run race sponsors. To register for "A Method to the Madness" call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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Blue Ridge Community College takes diabetes seriously

Blue Ridge Community College and their wellness committee invited Pardee to provide diabetes screenings for all of their employees at their Flat Rock and Transylvania campuses yesterday. Nina Lovern, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Business Development Specialist, engaged the staff with a screening tool from the American Diabetes Association and provided education to the staff.

The occurrence of diabetes and other chronic conditions in employees can be a result of many factors including age, ethnicity, family history and obesity. Medical costs associated with diabetes vary, depending on the level of overall glucose (blood sugar) control and/or the coexistence of other medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, eye disease or kidney disease.
With better control of diabetes, companies may reduce the later costs of the complications of diabetes and may be able to utilize these "cost avoidance dollars" in other areas.

Want to take the screening tool and find out more? Click here to take the screening tool.

Need Help Managing Your Diabetes?
Perspectives Diabetes Education at Pardee Hospital offers group and individualized education and guidance by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and is located at the Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center. Call (828) 698-4533 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

BRCC DM Nina and VanessaNina Lovern, RN, CDE, providing education to BRCC staff member, Vanessa Owen while reviewing her ADA diabetes screening tool.

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Pardee Health Education Center to host community blood drive

Pardee will host a community blood drive for The Blood Connection on Friday, Mar. 8 from 12 – 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. 

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. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and two movie passes.

Appointments are requested by calling the Pardee Health Education Center at (828) 692-4600.

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March events at Pardee Hospital

See below for events happening at the Pardee campus.  Also check out our calendar for upcoming events.

PHEC March 2013

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