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Pardee Interview with Valley Hill Fire Department Chief

We sat down with Valley Hill Fire Department Chief, Tim Garren, to get his view on staying healthy through Lighten Up 4 Life.  Sign up today to keep off that extra holiday weight!

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Pardee to offer prostate exams and screenings

[caption id="attachment_1979" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Seth Novoselsky, M.D."][/caption] Seth Novoselsky, M.D., of Pardee Urological Associates, will offer prostate exams and PSA blood tests at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall on Fri., Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. until noon and 1-4 p.m.  The exams are free and the PSA blood tests cost $10. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that beginning at age 50 men discuss the potential benefits and limitations of prostate cancer testing with their doctor. This discussion should take place starting at age 45 for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. An appointment is required.  Please call 692-4600 for further information and to make an appointment.

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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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