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For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2013


June edition of Southcoast's "Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc" scheduled for June 13

Historic Harbor Walk to be led by cardiologist Nosheen Javed, MD


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The June edition of Southcoast Health System's "Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc" will take place on Thursday, June 13, during the June AHA! in downtown New Bedford. The community walk will be lead by Nosheen Javed, MD, a cardiologist with New Bedford Medical Associates, part of Southcoast Physicians Network.

Southcoast physicians want to help guide you on the path to good health with a 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" will take place on Thursday, June 13, at 5 p.m. The walk will focus on New Bedford's historic harbor and will kick-off from the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford. The walk will proceed for several miles along the harbor, crossing to Fairhaven and back.

Dr. Javed will be accompanied by a historical expert who will speak about the history of the harbor, spanning the Native Americans through the whaling heyday to the present harbor, which is the No. 1 grossing fishing port in the U.S.

"Walking just 30 minutes a day can decrease your risk of many health problems including heart disease, stroke and diabetes," Dr. Javed said. "Taking a brisk walk can do wonders for your heath. Join us on June 13 as we walk along historical New Bedford harbor, the nation's No. 1 grossing fishing port, and improve your health at the same time!"

Free parking is available at the Elm Street Parking Garage located at 51 Elm Street in New Bedford.

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 800-497-1727.

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


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Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280
poyants@southcoast.org



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.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.





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