To that end, the hospital, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., is hosting its Walk With a Doc program at 6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16 along its fitness trail.
“Our goal is to give patients and their families an opportunity to walk with a team of medical professionals,” said Dr. Christopher Doehring, vice president of medical affairs. “There’s no question that increasing exercise – even moderately – reduces the risks of many diseases such as coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer and Type 2 diabetes.”
There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. Visit http://www.franciscanhealth.org and click on news and events for more information.