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Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy

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David Gerrer, physical therapist, COMT, with Pardee Hospital, will present Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy at the Pardee Health Education Center on Monday, Nov. 15, from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.

This free presentation will give a physical therapist’s perspective on basic review of spinal anatomy, normal and pathological conditions and how physical therapy addresses various conditions.  Gerrer will discuss the benefits of physical therapy intervention and recommendations for physician referral for those seeking advice on diagnosing their condition and/or seeking referral to a physical therapist.

Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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Diabetes Awareness Day - November 17

Pardee Hospital will host a Diabetes Awareness Day on Wed., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Attendees at this free event will learn about diabetes and how to manage the disease. Blood pressure, body fat analysis and foot screenings will be offered at no cost.  A1C screenings will be available for $20. In addition, healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions and provide information helpful in the self-management of diabetes.  Registration for this event is not required. Click here to download the Diabetes Awareness Day flyer. Diabetes Awareness Day is provided by Perspectives Diabetes Education at Pardee.

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Team up and Lighten Up 4 Life

Team up. Sign the pledge on Lighten Up 4 Life Facebook page.

Lighten Up 4 Life is here to help. Throughout the holidays, every Lighten Up 4 Life e-newsletter will offer you help to get you through the holidays! Once you register yourself for Lighten Up 4 Life (it's free!), you will begin receiving helpful weight loss tips in the weekly e-newsletter.  Join the facebook fan page to learn even more hints on how to keep the pounds off during the holidays. Lighten Up 4 Life members receive: ·         Tips to help you avoid holiday weight gain ·         Advice to help you control your eating at parties ·         Suggestion on how to add more physical activity to your day ·         Tips to help you avoid hidden calories ·         Plus great Holiday recipes so you won't feel deprived Being mindful of what you eat and ramping up the exercise can help you make it through without gaining weight. But the greatest way to avoid packing on extra pounds over the Holidays is to plan what you're going to eat ahead time. Being prepared goes a long way to help you avoid eating too much. Join Pardee's Lighten Up 4 Life today!

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Thank you to all who came out to Hike to Health

Pardee Hospital hosted our second Hike to Health, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Chimney Rock.  Hikers of all ages (including some furry friends!) came out to enjoy the crisp fall weather and beautiful scenery along the trails at Chimney Rock.  We couldn't have asked for a better day for hiking, or a greater turnout for the event.  Participants received a long sleeve Hike to Health T-shirt, giveaways, healthy refreshments and free admission into Chimney Rock.  Stay tuned next spring for details about upcoming hospital community outdoor events.  Pardee Hospital promotes healthy and active lifestyles.  We hope to see you at our next Hike to Health. We would like to extend a special thank you to our Hike to Health sponsors, volunteers and the staff of Chimney Rock for helping to make this event possible. Sponsors for this hike included: Chimney Rock Aquafina REI Hendersonville Community Co-Op Lighten Up 4 Life [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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Only 2 days until we go hiking

Hike to Health is only 2 days away!  We have had a great amount of people sign up already and look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday at Chimney Rock.  The hike begins at 9 a.m.  Registration will open around 8:30 a.m. for hikers to receive their t-shirts and other fun giveaways we have planned.  Chimney Rock and Pardee staff will be on site to help assist in parking and registration logistics.  Aquafina has provided us with bottled water for the day and the Hendersonville Community Co-Op has donated several boxes of organic snacks for a quick bite before you hike. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.  Your Hike to Health t-shirts are long-sleeve in case it's chilly and you need an extra layer!  If you were unable to sign up and still want to join us, registration will remain open throughout today.  If you do not have the chance to pre-register, you will be charged the regular admission fee for entry into Chimney Rock, and you can purchase a Hike to Health t-shirt for $10 if you would like.  Registered participants need not worry about paying an entry fee or a t-shirt cost.  If you have pre-registered, don't forget your ticket that has been mailed to you.  If your ticket does not arrive by Saturday, just tell the ticket booth your name and if you did in fact pre-register, you should be on the guest list for Pardee's Hike to Health. Dogs are welcome, but don't forget your leashes!  If you want to make lunch plans at Chimney Rock for after your hike, the Old Rock Cafe may be a great place to check out. For directions to Chimney Rock, click here. See you on Saturday! -L

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