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Hospital’s May 21 Walk with a Doc at Pierson Park, Cromwell

[May 13 2011] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s next Walk with a Doc program will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Pierson Park, Cromwell. It will include a 30-minute walk and health tips from Thomas Lane, M.D., an internist, who will discuss getting and keeping your weight under control.

Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. New participants will receive a free T-shirt, pedometer, hat and fanny pack; each walker will receive a water bottle.

Other scheduled Walk with a Doc programs are:
• Saturday, June 25 at Trout Brook Trail/Beachland Park from Elmwood Community Center, West Hartford. Robert Pepperman, M.D., physiatrist, will talk about back pain causes and treatment.
• Saturday, July 30 at Farmington Canal Linear Park, Lock 12 Historical park, Cheshire, off Rt. 42. Maud Ward, M.D., internist, and Henry Ward, M.D., cardiologist, will discuss controlling high blood pressure.

In April, more than 125 walkers participated in a walk at Norton Park in Plainville, led by Robert Belniak, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, who spoke about common knee problems.

The hospital was the first in New England to join Just Walk, a Walk with a Doc program that hosts free community walks at area parks that are led by a doctor and stress the benefits of exercise while providing health tips. Sponsors are Anthem and Pepsi Beverages Company.

To register, or for more information, including possible event cancellation on walk day in case of inclement weather, please visit or call 1-877-914-WALK. On walk day, registrants need to present a completed waiver form, available online with registration or on walk day.

More than 125 walkers participated in April’s Walk with a Doc at Norton Park in Plainville.