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Greenwood Genetic Center, MUSC affiliate to improve patient access to innovations in genetic services

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have signed an affiliation agreement with the goal of providing patients across South Carolina with accessible, high-quality, coordinated and cost-effective genetic services through a collaborative approach to providing medical care. The two entities have worked together informally on clinical consultations, provider education…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina adds MUSC College of Dental Medicine to its network

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina announced that it will be adding the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine to its dental network. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, members participating in the BCBSSC dental network will have access to the only dental school in South Carolina. The new…

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East Cooper Medical Center performs first endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty weight loss procedure

 

East Cooper Medical Center successfully completed its first endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) weight loss procedure Monday. “The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a newer type of weight-loss procedure that takes place inside the stomach without abdominal incisions,” said Dr. Morris Washington. “The procedure involves the use of an endoscope (a camera attached to a flexible tube)…

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DHEC releases Annual Report outlining many communicable diseases that make South Carolinians ill

 

Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released its 2018 Annual Morbidity Report on Reportable Conditions, which provides data and details about many of the diseases that cause significant injury, complications, or death among South Carolinians. The report is meant to provide residents, as well as healthcare organizations and providers, government and…

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New device for fighting No. 1 cancer killer debuts at MUSC Health

 

New robotic bronchoscopy system only offered at MUSC Health – Hollings Cancer Center MUSC Health has a new weapon in the war against the No. 1 cancer killer in the country. “It will make a huge difference,” said lung specialist Nick Pastis, M.D, comparing the robotic bronchoscopy system that debuted at MUSC Health this month…

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MUSC and Clemson introduce Healthy Me – Healthy SC to increase health care access

 

Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have begun a statewide collaborative program called Healthy Me – Healthy SC, created to improve health care access and combat health disparities across South Carolina. The newly announced program extends the Clemson-MUSC health sciences collaboration. After nearly two years of successful pilot programs in rural…

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MUSC spinoff tackles hospital pharmacy cost savings through new software platform

 

AscendRx identifies medication spend savings opportunities for hospitals Hospital pharmacies now have an innovative software platform to help them make better spending decisions thanks to a spinoff company from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Many hospital pharmacists report that identifying the most cost-effective products for an organization can swiftly become overwhelming when marketplace…

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MUSC Foundation board elects new directors, officers

 

The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board of Directors announced its newly elected members and officers. John Cahill was elected to serve as chairman of the MUSC Foundation Board of Directors. Cahill graduated from Harvard College and received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Cahill is the vice chairman of…

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Columbia Speech-Language Pathologist tops list of 25 Podcasts to Follow

 

Columbia Speech-Language Pathologist Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC  has earned the #3 spot on the “Top 25 Speech Pathology Podcasts to Follow in 2019” list published by Feedspot. Dawson’s podcast, “First Bite – Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP” focuses on the unique population of medically complex and fragile pediatric patients.…

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Bon Secours celebrates opening of seventh AFC Urgent Care location

 

New location to open on Pelham Road on November 22 Bon Secours St. Francis Health System plans to expand its AFC Urgent Care Bon Secours sites to include a new location at 2709 Pelham Road on Friday, November 22, 2019.  This center will join six existing Greenville County centers located as follows:  Augusta Road, Pleasantburg…

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Richland Library to hold final flu shot clinic of season

 

It’s the last opportunity to get access to free, preventive care at Richland Library for the 2019-2020 flu season. The final flu shot clinic, held in partnership with Walgreens, is set for 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16 at our Sandhills location (763 Fashion Drive). Registration is not required. Just drop in during the…

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East Cooper Medical Center recognizes Case Manager of the Year Joanie Detyens

 

East Cooper Medical Center to recognize Joanie Detyens, RN as its newest Case Manager of the Year Award Winner. Detyens resides in Goose Creek. She began her career at East Cooper Medical Center in March 2003.  Detyens’s responsibilities include discharge planning and care coordination for patients preparing to leave the hospital. “I am proud to accept…

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Specific Chiropractic celebrates 10 years serving the Midlands

 

Dr. Scott Allen’s clinic, Specific Chiropractic, is celebrating 10 years of practice in the Midlands, and he remains eager to share the distinction of how he helps improve his patients’ quality of life. Specific Chiropractic focuses on the structural shift in the spine, not simply relieving the symptoms. If the source of the problem isn’t…

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WellSpent conference will focus on linking business and healthcare leaders this February

 

WellSpent, the first conference in a much larger statewide initiative to bring together business and healthcare leaders, will be held this February as a major step toward solving many of the issues facing the economic impact of healthcare and wellness. WellSpent’s goal is to educate, influence and persuade key stakeholders on the importance of healthcare…

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Mercy Housing Southeast receives financial support and tax credits for Greenville area affordable housing

 

Mercy Housing Southeast announces the award of Low-Income Tax Credits (LIHTC) for a 46-unit affordable housing community in Mauldin, SC. Championed by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and with generous financial support for SC Housing and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA), Mauldin Center Apartments will serve families earning under 60% of the area…

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School-based telehealth program reduces ED visits by pediatric asthma patients

 

MUSC researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics an association between a school-based telehealth program and reduced emergency department visits for children with asthma living in a rural and underserved region of South Carolina. This study shows the potential impact that school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses, especially those living in communities lacking access to…

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Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Diabetes Dietary Guidelines

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   I recently met a woman who was overwhelmed with all the lifestyle changes she was told to make following her diabetes diagnosis. As a result, she wasn’t doing any of them. Her story made me sad. Healthy guidelines should inspire, not confuse or scare. If she had…

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PC School of Pharmacy grads’ licensure exam scores higher than the national average

 

Sixty-six of 68 PC School of Pharmacy students passed the pharmacists’ licensure exam on their first attempt when they took it this past spring. This first-time pass rate of 97.06% is more than 6% higher than the national average of 90.59%. Dr. Cliff Fuhrman, professor at the PC School of Pharmacy, credits the curriculum, the…

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East Cooper Medical Center acquires RADLink Surgeon’s Checklist™ Surgical Verification System for minimally invasive total hip procedures

 

RADLink Technology utilizes real-time intraoperative imaging and guidance tools for verification of component positioning in joint replacement procedures East Cooper Medical Center is the first hospital in South Carolina to offer the RADLink Surgeon’s Checklist™ software guidance platform that provides non-invasive, real-time feedback on surgical outcomes during joint replacement procedures. Surgeons can achieve improved workflow efficiency and…

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Lexington Medical Center will become in-network provider for South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace plans in 2020

 

Lexington Medical Center announced that the hospital and its physician practices will be in-network with two South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace plans, beginning January 1, 2020. The plans are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Molina HealthCare of South Carolina. The South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act,…

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Why Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to be Hard – Plus a salmon recipe

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   A healthy lifestyle includes several parts: eating healthy, being physically active, getting good sleep, being mindful and managing stress. November kicks off the American Heart Association’s Eat Smart Month. It is a time to get inspired to make small changes in your diet that can have a…

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SC BlueCross only health plan operating in all counties for ACA Open Enrollment only health plan with all hospitals in network

 

The 45-day open enrollment period for health insurance purchased through the federal marketplace begins on Friday, Nov. 1. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the only locally based health insurer in this market covering the entire state, is offering 24 plans in most counties, and 28 plan options in Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton and Berkeley counties. Open enrollment…

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Providence Health joins American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ initiative

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Heart disease and stroke affect everyone in this country—you, your neighbors and your loved ones. Often people will try to fight these diseases with radical fad diets and crazy exercise trends, but these are only temporary fixes. A long life of heart health requires lifelong habits, and…

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Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) receives funds to assist blind and visually impaired community members experiencing poverty

 

This Fall, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) was one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive Fall Caritas Grant funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The Fall Caritas Grant is issued to South Carolina nonprofits who meet the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty throughout South…

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200lbs collected during drug take back event

 

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s annual Medication Take Back Day event was a success! 139 vehicles drove by to drop of their old, unused and expired medications at St. Francis Millennium on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. During those four hours, volunteers collected 191 pounds of medication and another nine pounds of…

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Let Your Cookware Multi-Task For You With This One-Skillet Lemon Chicken Dinner

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   WOW! It feels like we went full speed ahead right into busy season. That’s when homemade healthy food feels too challenging to fit in. But home-cooking CAN work even when life gets a little crazy. If you have multiple things going on at once, have your cookware…

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Buncombe Street United Methodist Church to host free Dementia Workshop – December 10

 

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church will be hosting globally respected Teepa Snow in a free, one-day workshop entitled “How to enjoy the holidays (and beyond!) when dementia is part of the picture.” The event will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, beginning at 8:45 am and lasting until 5:00 pm, at the church’s downtown…

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MUSC College of Medicine dean elected to prestigious National Academy of Medicine

 

Dean Raymond DuBois earns one of the highest honors in health and medicine Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. That puts him in the company of an elite group of internationally renowned scientists and…

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Access to quality care no matter where you are

 

South Carolina Telehealth Alliance marks annual Telehealth Awareness Week Everyone deserves access to quality health care, regardless of where they live. Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual observance highlighting telehealth programs and services available in communities across the state. This year, Gov. Henry McMaster has declared October 21-25 as the time to celebrate the…

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East Cooper Medical Center completes infant nutrition training funded by CDC

 

East Cooper Medical Center is among the first hospitals in the nation to successfully complete the EMPower Training initiative. EMPower is a skills-based competency training to advance knowledge and skills in evidence-based maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the EMPower Training initiative is committed…

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Interns join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

 

Thirty interns are now ready to serve the community and see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns celebrated the entrance of this final phase of their chiropractic education recently during a…

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TalkTools introduces Sensi to enhance Oral Placement Therapy

 

Easy-to-use tool provides array of choices for sensory stimulation TalkTools®, a leading Oral-Placement Therapy (OPT) company that helps families with special needs in feeding and speech, unveiled Sensi®, a new product line developed based on the latest clinical feedback and in partnership with leading dentists and occupational therapists. TalkTools leveraged its more than 30 years…

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Can You Eat for Healthy Breasts? Plus a Recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Does a person’s eating habits impact his or her risk of breast cancer? Some studies that show eating fruits and veggies may slightly lower the risk of some types of breast cancer. Of special note in these studies are foods high in carotenoids which include carrots, squash,…

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MUSC earns 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award; Named Diversity Champion for second consecutive year

 

Recently, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) was recognized with two prestigious national diversity honors. MUSC was one of only 43 institutions across the United States to be named a 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher…

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Bon Secours is Hiring

 

DRIVEN BY GRACE, POWERED BY YOUR EXPERIENCES – Discover a career at Bon Secours where you can truly be you Everyone that works at Bon Secours is called to make a difference – join us at our hiring event to learn how you can make a difference, too! Wednesday, October 16 | 4–8 p.m. St. Francis Hospital Bernadine…

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Dr. Scott Allen, Specific Chiropractic

 

No one questions that a safe building needs a strong, secure foundation. When a shift or damage happens, problems arise and the floors creak, doors stick and the walls crack. Those same problems happen to the body when its foundation – the spine – shifts or experiences damage. That structural shift in the spine is…

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Health Your Grains Up with Farro

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Farro is one of my favorite ancient grains. Evidence shows it has been cultivated since as early as 10,000 BC, and it still is a popular ingredient in Italy. (It works well with that Mediterranean diet… you know the one that’s always at the top of the…

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Specific Chiropractic celebrates 10 years serving the Midlands

 

No one questions that a safe building needs a strong, secure foundation. When a shift or damage happens, problems arise and the floors creak, doors stick and the walls crack. Those same problems happen to the body when its foundation – the spine – shifts or experiences damage. That structural shift in the spine is…

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MUSC celebrates record-breaking research awards

 

In other business, the board received a report from Kevin Gray, M.D., assistant provost for Research Advancement, confirming that MUSC has once again surpassed itself. In fiscal year 2019, the institution brought in more than $284 million, breaking its own record as the state’s leader in garnering extramural funding for biomedical research. In fiscal year…

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MUSC trustees vote to pursue five certificates of need

 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) Board of Trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting focusing, in part, on efforts that will expand access to MUSC Health patient care services. To that end, the board voted unanimously to support filing five certificates of need with the South Carolina Department of…

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The Children’s Heart Foundation Brings the Congenital Heart Walk to Charleston

 

The Children’s Heart Foundation’s inaugural Charleston Congenital Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 12th at MUSC Health Stadium. The Congenital Heart Walk is the nation’s largest walk series solely dedicated to raising money to fund congenital heart defect (CHD) research. Congenital heart defects are America’s most common and deadly birth defect. Nearly 40,000 babies are born with a CHD…

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MUSC files for certificate of need to construct freestanding emergency department on Sea Islands

 

Earlier this week, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) took additional steps to expand access to MUSC Health patient care services, filing for a certificate of need (CON) to construct a freestanding emergency department (ED) on Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island. The requisite CON filing was made through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental…

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Veterans receive a complimentary visit November 12-14 at Sherman’s Chiropractic Health Center

 

On November 12-14, in celebration of Veteran’s Day, the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center will offer a complimentary visit to all veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard. Health Center patients may choose one of these three days to take advantage of the offer, since the college is…

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Jennifer Pedersen, PA-C joins Intervene MD as new provider

 

Todd Joye, MD, announces that Jennifer Pedersen, PA-C has joined the practice as a physician assistant. Dr. Joye said, “In selecting Jennifer to become a member of our team, we chose a provider whose way of treating patients meshes with our practice’s approach while sharing my long standing goal to teach patients about their pain…

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How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake: Plus a Healthy Raspberry Clafoutis Dessert

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   While the dangers of sugar are becoming more talked about, many Americans still have a looooooooong way to go to avoid doing permanent damage to their body. The American Heart Association suggests that we limit our daily sugar intake to 6 teaspoons (about 25 grams) a day…

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youturn brings education and support to those impacted by addiction

 

youturn has officially announced the launch of its innovative, recovery-focused video platform, providing education and resources for those impacted by addiction. youturn serves both individuals affected by addiction along with businesses experiencing the far-reaching impacts of substance misuse within the workplace. Through stories, education, and ongoing conversations, youturn brings much needed resources and support to…

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Move Beyond Awareness and Into Peace-of-Mind with Annual Mammograms

 

By Nusrat Shafi, MD Primary care provider with Providence Family Medicine   October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to review our knowledge of this disease, shine a spotlight on its risks and symptoms, and raise awareness of how we can help fight it. According to the Centers for Disease…

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MUSC discovery helps clean up toxic chemicals that can creep into food supply

 

To find the organisms that would lead to one of the most rewarding inventions he’s ever been involved with, Medical University of South Carolina microbiologist Hal May had to get down and dirty. “I went out wading in the water beyond Brittlebank Park and collected some pluff mud. It was pretty smelly, but that’s where it came…

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The Macro Counting Diet Strategy; Plus Cherry Tomato Salad Couscous recipe

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   As often happens in the diet world, what is old is new again, only instead of calling it macronutrients it is called macros. Macros refers to the major nutrients found in our edible foods (otherwise known as carbohydrates, fats and proteins) that are required fuel to run…

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Prisma Health welcomes 15 cardiologists from Columbia Heart

 

Cardiology practice joins Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Prisma Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group welcome 15 cardiologists from Columbia Heart to its extensive network of cardiologists. As of Oct. 1, Columbia Heart will be known as Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology Columbia Heart. Columbia Heart cardiologists and their care teams will join Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology which will…

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