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January 16, 2014

Southcoast's "Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc" monthly walking program scheduled for January 25

Wareham walk to be led by Southcoast primary care physician Thomas Gleason, MD

WAREHAM, Mass. - The January edition of Southcoast© Health System's "Take a Walk with a Southcoast Doc" will take place on Saturday, January 25, at 10 a.m., at the Gleason YMCA, located at 33 Charge Pond Road in Wareham.

This month's walk will be led by Thomas Gleason, MD, primary care physician at the Rosebrook site of Southcoast Physicians Group in Wareham. Dr. Gleason has cared for patients in the Wareham area for more than 33 years. The community is invited to join Dr. Gleason for a half hour walk on the indoor or outdoor tracks (weather permitting) followed by a half hour of chair and floor exercises led by a YMCA trainer.

"Exercise does wonders for your health," Dr. Gleason said. "Walking just 30 minutes a day can decrease your risk of many health problems including heart disease, stroke and diabetes."

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 for more information about where Southcoast physicians will be walking next.

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Rachel Davis
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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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