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For Immediate Release:
December 5, 2012

Southcoast's "Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc" monthly walking program scheduled for December 15

Fall River walk to be led by Southcoast internal medicine physician Warren Wood II, MD, President of Southcoast Physicians Group

Warren "Chip" Wood II, MD

FALL RIVER, Mass. — On Saturday, December 15, Southcoast™ Health System will host the December edition of "Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc," a community walk lead by Southcoast internal medicine physician Warren "Chip" Wood II, MD, President of Southcoast Physicians Group.

Southcoast physicians want to help guide you on the path to good health with a new, monthly walking program that is designed to get people up, moving and enjoying some beautiful walks throughout the South Coast region.

"Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc" December edition will take place on Saturday, December 15. The winter walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the Copicut Woods parking lot on Indian Town Road in Fall River. For directions, visit

Copicut Woods is the gateway to the 13,300-acre Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve. It introduces nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to an entire regional ecosystem. Experience forests, streams and cedar swamps amid an array of flora and fauna, from deer and coyote darting among stands of hardwoods and conifers, to hawks, owls and salamanders.

This month's walk will be led by Warren "Chip" Wood II, MD, internal medicine physician at the Borden Medical site of Southcoast Physicians Group in Fall River and President of Southcoast Physicians Group. The community is invited to join Dr. Wood and Linton Harrington, South Coast Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Trustees of the Reservations, for a guided, one-hour walk through the woods.

"Taking a brisk walk can do wonders for your heath," Dr. Wood said. "In fact, walking just 30 minutes a day can decrease your risk of many health problems including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Join us on December 15 as we tour Copicut Woods and improve your health at the same time!"

All ages and levels of walking ability are welcome. Participants will receive a free pedometer and "Better Health Kits" that include information on nutrition and exercise. Registration is encouraged. To register call the Southcoast Wellness Line at 1-800-497-1727.

The "Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc" program will conduct monthly walks with Southcoast Physicians Group doctors throughout the South Coast region. Visit for more information about where Southcoast physicians will be walking next.

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

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