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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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Lexington Medical Center to host “Nurses Night Out” to recruit new nurses

 

Calling all nurses. Lexington Medical Center will host a recruiting event called “Nurses Night Out” on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in downtown Columbia. The hospital is creating a fun, informal atmosphere to introduce prospective nurses to Lexington Medical Center in the hopes of filling open positions in the hospital’s expanding network of care. During the…

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Prisma Health provides tips on prostate cancer screening in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

 

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, Prisma Health wants to give men tips on what they need to know about prostate cancer screening. Timothy Averch, M.D., Palmetto Health-USC Urology, said, “Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men, with about 30,000 men dying each year. One in nine Caucasian…

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Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

 

Bon Secours is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMHealth.org,) one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. With operations in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and New York, Bon Secours owns,…

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Palmetto Infusion partners with The South Carolina Free Clinic Association

 

Palmetto invests $60,000 per year in the SCFCA to provide free health care to South Carolina Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC (“Palmetto”), one of South Carolina’s largest and fastest growing privately held companies, is honored to partner with the South Carolina Free Clinic Association (SCFCA). Palmetto will invest $60,000 per year, in efforts to raise over…

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Prisma Health offers free flu shots

 

Free flu shots offered at various locations Prisma Health is helping protect you and your family from the flu by providing free flu shots beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, at various locations in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties. Prisma Health registered nurses will administer the flu shot to anyone six months and older. Insurance is not…

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Schools receive $5M grant for mental health services

 

Charleston County School District (CCSD) will receive almost $1 million a year for five years to expand mental health support for children through a Project Prevent grant from U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Department of Education offers this funding to school districts every five years. The first wave of funding was given in 2014 to…

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MUSC receives a $833,190 grant from the NIH HEAL Initiative

 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has received an $833,190 grant from the Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative. The MUSC award is one of 375 grant awards across 41 states made by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019 to apply scientific solutions to reverse the national opioid crisis. The…

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Palmetto Infusion hires Jeremy Bunch as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

 

Experienced leader in healthcare industry joins S.C.-based company Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC (“Palmetto”), one of South Carolina’s largest and fastest-growing privately held companies, is announcing the addition of Jeremy Bunch to its Executive Leadership team. Bunch has more than 20 years of healthcare-industry experience with a strong foundation in biotech and pharmaceutical leadership. A graduate…

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Not All Pork Is Healthy… but THIS dish is!

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Looking for something for supper? Gotta love a one pan recipe – less things going on at once and less dishes to clean after. Plus, you can often put it all together and then relax while it cooks. This particular dish reminds me of the roast my…

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Palmetto Infusion hires Shannon Carr as Vice President of human resources

 

Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC (“Palmetto”), one of South Carolina’s largest and fastest-growing privately held companies, announced the addition of Shannon Carr to its executive team. With a robust background working in the healthcare industry, Carr brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Palmetto. She holds several human resources-related accreditations and qualifications, including…

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How to Lower Your Cholesterol and Why It Matters

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Cholesterol is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being. Unfortunately, the more one hears about something, the easier it can be to become desensitized to it. It’s important…

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AnMed Health opens the first Baby Café in South Carolina

 

AnMed Health will open a Baby Café for breastfeeding moms to find help and help each other. The mission of the Baby Café is to provide a place for breastfeeding mothers to receive support and resources and the opportunity to share their experiences. When Tricia White gave birth to her first child, she drove from…

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Hepatitis A is on the Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know

 

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Following the broad introduction of the hepatitis A vaccine in 1995, the rate of US infections declined by 95%. Researchers estimate that about 2,500 cases of hepatitis A occurred in the US in 2014. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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When You Just Need a Burger Try to Make it Healthy

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Everyone needs a good burger now and then. That won’t end with the summer. I do love this recipe and its spin on the Mediterranean diet (though I prefer “lifestyle” over “diet”). The Mediterranean way is based on eating simple, whole foods, and research has indicated that…

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East Cooper Medical Center recognizes Associate of the Quarter Leasonia McAuley

 

East Cooper Medical Center recognized Leasonia McAuley as the newest Associate of the Quarter Award Winner. McAuley began her career at East Cooper Medical Center in 2018. She currently works as the Director of Environmental Services and resides in Summerville. McAuley was nominated for the award by a colleague. The nomination reads “Leasonia has been…

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Visit Your Local Library & Get a Free Flu Shot

 

With the 2019-2020 flu season quickly approaching, Richland Library is preparing local residents and offering access to preventive care. Once again, we are partnering with Walgreens to host free flu shot clinics at our library locations this fall. The first flu shot clinic is set for 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, September 27 at…

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AnMed Health’s Cancer Fighters & Survivors Day Set for September 22

 

AnMed Health Cancer Center is hosting its annual Cancer Fighters & Survivors Day on Sunday, September 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson, S.C. Cancer survivors and fighters will celebrate their cancer journeys and achievements at this annual event. AnMed Health Cancer Center invites current and former cancer patients…

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Doctors Care, MUSC Health announce regional affiliation to improve health care access

 

Doctors Care, P.A. (Doctors Care) and MUSC Health have agreed to an affiliation to provide patients with increased access to primary care, urgent care, specialty care and emergency care throughout the Lowcountry and Grand Strand regions of South Carolina. The affiliation between the two long-established health organizations builds further on an existing relationship and represents…

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Would You Know if Someone Was Contemplating Suicide?

 

By Maria Calloway, RN, MBA, DNP, NE-BC, Market Chief Nursing Officer of Providence Health   Everyone knows someone who is struggling with mental health concerns. But would you know if someone you love may be contemplating suicide? Do you know the warning signs for suicide? Each year, nearly 45,000 Americans take their own lives making…

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AnMed Health’s Impressions Shoppe recognized for service and care to cancer patients

 

AnMed Health’s Impressions Shoppe has achieved accreditation through The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for after mastectomy breast prosthesis and fitter services. The Impressions Shoppe is located in the lobby of the AnMed Health Cancer Center at 2000 East Greenville, Street in Anderson, where many patients receive treatment and physician care. Accreditation by ACHC…

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Healthy Tailgate Tips from a Registered Dietitian

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   School is back in session, and football has kicked off. For many of us, that means tailgates! Personally, I am always looking for something on the healthier side to take with me to a tailgate, and you might be surprised how many people appreciate (and eat!) a…

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Wade Pfau, renowned retirement income expert, to speak at the FPA of South Carolina annual symposium

 

The Financial Planning Association of South Carolina announced today that Wade Pfau, Ph.D., CFP, will speak at their annual symposium and sponsor expo being held on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Dr. Pfau will present two sessions on Friday, October 11 – “Sustainable Spending in Retirement” and…

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Select Health makes it easier for members to get medical help during hurricane Dorian

 

Policies Temporarily Lifted to Help Members in Affected Areas Access Needed Care and Services North Charleston, S.C. — Select Health of South Carolina, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care organization and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is committed to the health and safety of South Carolina’s communities during Hurricane Dorian, which is…

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MUSC Health clinics closed on Wednesday

 

All MUSC Health and after hours clinics and retail pharmacies (Rutledge Tower, University Hospital and Ashley River Tower) are open today, Tuesday, Sept. 3 with normal hours. MUSC Health clinics will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 4. MUSC Health pharmacy hours for the remainder of the week will be determined later today and with any community…

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ChartSpan announces addition to Board of Directors, Sarath Degala of BIP Capital

 

Greenville-based Chartspan, the largest Chronic Care Management provider in the United States, has announced that Sarath Degala, Senior Vice President of BIP Capital, has been appointed to its new Board of Directors. BIP Capital is the leader of a five investor syndicate group that recently closed a $15 million Series A round of venture capital with ChartSpan. ChartSpan…

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Adult Immunizations: Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids

 

Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a great reminder of the important role that regular immunizations play in making communities healthier. Vaccinations are often easier to remember when a school or organization requires them. Many adults, however, don’t have these regular reminders. Immunizations are recommended for all ages and are one of the safest and…

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Chelsea R. Johnson, O.D. joins Dr. Kerry Solomon’s Ophthalmology team

 

Dr. Kerry Solomon, world renowned ophthalmologist and South Carolina’s leading LASIK and laser cataract surgeon, welcomed Chelsea R. Johnson, O.D. to his award-winning ophthalmology team. “Dr. Johnson is extremely smart and sharp, and will be a phenomenal addition to our team,” said Dr. Kerry Solomon. “Dr. Johnson will provide exceptional care for our patients in…

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Move Your Body and Eat Right for Long-Term Quality of Life: Brain Power Salad Recipe

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Recently, I went to Biltmore to see Kool and the Gang play some old favorites that I grew up listening to. After their fantastic performance the O’Jays performed for an hour and a half! I was awestruck at the amount of physical activity these guys were able…

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CAE unveils new Mamava Pod in partnership with Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

 

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) and Riverbanks Zoo and Garden today unveiled a new addition on the concourse – a Mamava lactation and breastfeeding pod. The private, secure suite provides mothers with a new option for breastfeeding and pumping while traveling. “We’re always looking for ways to enhance our traveler’s experience,” said Mike Gula, Executive…

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Cancer Association event to Go Over the Edge of AC Hotel Spartanburg

 

The Cancer Association of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties Inc. announces the return of the popular fundraiser, Over The Edge Upstate – slated for Friday, October 18, at AC Hotel Spartanburg, presented by United Community Bank. What is OVER THE EDGE UPSTATE? This exciting event gives participants the opportunity to rappel more than 100 feet down…

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Healthy habits to ensure a successful school year for high school kids

 

Another school year has begun. Teenagers are more independent than younger children when it comes to health management, but they still need encouragement and direction to build healthy lifestyle habits, especially during the school year. Here are some of the ways you can work with your child for a healthy school experience. Schedule annual physicals.…

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Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists welcomes Dr. Lori A. Robbins

 

Dr. Lori A. Robbins has joined Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists and will begin seeing patients September 3, 2019. Dr. Robbins is a California native and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in psychobiology and a minor in Italian, and received her MD degree at Albany Medical College. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at…

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New athlete-based fitness center opens on Upper Peninsula

 

Today GoGreenFitness, in partnership with FAST, announced its grand opening at 1836 Meeting St. The new fitness and athletic performance center is specifically designed to deliver athlete-based fitness routines while catering to the specific needs of each individual. Mikeal Green, founder of GoGreenFitness, is a multi-sport graduate of the Citadel and a former Rank Specialist in…

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