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Pardee sponsors second annual Joyful Birth and Breastfeeding Expo

The second annual Joyful Birth and Breastfeeding Expo will be held on Saturday, March 12, in the common area of the Asheville Mall. The event is free with activities going on throughout the day. Families, students, birth advocates and anyone who is interested in a healthy pregnancy or breastfeeding is encouraged to attend.  This year’s expo will include inspiring birth and breastfeeding films, dozens of mother-friendly informational vendors and speakers including Barbara Davenport, CNM, with Pardee Nurse-Midwifery.  There will also be a maternity fashion show sponsored by the MotherLove Program of the YWCA, a child activity area, and a number of give-away prizes and raffles including a free keepsake photo for each family. Internationally known author, Barbara Harper, RN, CD, CCE, is the featured speaker. She will also be offering a water birth workshop on Friday, March 11, at Pardee Hospital in the Jamison Conference Room from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The workshop costs $40 which includes lunch.  To register for the water birth workshop, please visit the events page on the BirthNetwork website. BirthNetwork of WNC is hosting the event and is a chapter of the national non-profit, BirthNetwork dedicated to providing families with information on mother-friendly maternity care and healthy birth options.

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Health & Wellness Series - Tip #6

The Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series brought to you by Pardee Hospital highlights a health and wellness tip each week, this week's tip is  "CPR in 3 simple steps". Weekly tips are shared on the Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series page. Check it out online, listen at work, while you’re driving, or sign up for At-Work Perks and have tips emailed directly to you. Don’t forget to check out the community calendar. Click on the photo below to read about CPR tips  and to see the entire list of wellness tips from week one through six.

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A Home Treatment Kit for Super Bowl Suffering

Every year scientists report that watching the Super Bowl is somehow unhealthy, even dangerous. Large bowls of snacks encourage overeating. Traffic accidents may increase after the game, too. This year, a study in the journal Clinical Cardiology released on Monday warns that a loss by the hometown team in the big game leads to "increased deaths in both men and women, and especially older patients." Read more online here. ...and may you have a healthy and happy Super Bowl Sunday.  Go (insert your team of choice here)!

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Health & Wellness Series - Tip #5

Did you know February is national Heart Health Month? Heart disease is the number one killer in North Carolina. This Friday, Feb. 4, everyone is urged to wear red to identify that more women die from heart disease than any other cause. The Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series brought to you by Pardee Hospital highlights heart health tips in honor of this special month. Weekly tips are shared on the Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series page. Check it out online, listen at work, while you’re driving, or sign up for At-Work Perks and have tips emailed directly to you. Don’t forget to check out the community calendar to see what classes are available to keep your heart healthy and happy. Click on the photo below to read more about heart health month and to see the entire list of wellness tips from week one through five.

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"Thanks to Lighten Up 4 Life, I am excited about living a healthy life..."

Tracy, a Lighten Up 4 Life participant, shares her story of losing 26.2 lbs between June and November 2010... and she continues to lose! "I lost 26.2 lbs during the fall session 2010 (and continue to lose). I love the newsletter from Lighten Up for Life, enjoy the support of my co-workers, and am really fired up about continuing towards my weight loss goal in 2011. Lighten Up 4 Life is an excellent program – the weekly weigh-in keeps me on track. I went from being a couch potato to racing in a 5k last October. My commitment to exercise and eating healthier has paid off in so many ways. I’ve come off my anti-depressant, and my doctor thinks I’ll soon be able to cut back on my blood pressure medication. Thanks to Lighten Up 4 Life, I am excited about living a healthy life!" - Tracy

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