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Volunteer Linda Garrett makes 'fidget quilts' for hospice patients
SEP 4, 2019

Volunteer Linda Garrett  makes 'fidget quilts' for hospice patients

By BAKER MAULTSBY

Linda Garrett has been doing her part to make things better for Spartanburg Regional Hospice patients and their families the past 20 years. Inspired by the care her mother received as a hospice patient, Garrett began volunteering in 1999.

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Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute taking on state-of-the-art appearance
AUG 25, 2019

Marilu Henner and her husband, Michael Brown, examine a part that helps define a cancer to be treated.
 

By JENNA LAWSON

Dr. James Bearden, noted oncologist with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute, waited patiently Saturday afternoon to join the first tour of the expanded $65 million state-of-the-art facility with a 198,000 square-foot complex at Pelham Medical Center.

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Spartanburg Regional Hospice receives $412,500 Duke Endowment grant
AUG 16, 2019

Spartanburg Regional Hospice receives $412,500 Duke Endowment grant

People are often not prepared for an emergency — especially when it involves medical and end-of-life planning. 

“Even with young, healthy people, they need to begin discussing their end-of-life care and designate someone who can make decisions on their behalf,” said Dr. Garrett Snipes, hospice and palliative care physician for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. 

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Eddie Donald's windows of hope and light
AUG 10, 2019

Eddie Donald, of Foothills Art Glass, designed the stained-glass windows that adorn the front of Pelham Medical Center’s new chapel.
 

By ALAN JENKINS

People come to a hospital chapel to pray. To grieve. To hope.

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Staying positive helps with school anxiety
AUG 10, 2019

Before the school year starts, prepare them with frequent conversations regarding expectations. Parents should discuss this in a calm manner, without negativity.
 

 

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FDA calls for removal of textured breast implants from market
JUL 26, 2019

Textured breast implant manufacturer Allergan issued a worldwide recall after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested their removal on Wednesday.
 

More than 4,000 women get breast implants each year. One out of 10 of these women have received textured breast implants.

Textured breast implant manufacturer Allergan issued a worldwide recall of its products after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested their removal on Wednesday. Magnolia Plastic Surgery wants to make sure the public is aware and advises patients to make an appointment to discuss the risks. 

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Presbyterian College Pharmacy students help kids who just want to be normal
JUL 15, 2019

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy student Lucie Sikes and 10-year-old Addy Byrd learned they shared a common health issue and llifestyle treatment with Type 1 diabetes 
 

“It’s going to be okay,” Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy student Lucie Sikes told 10-year-old Addy Byrd when she had to change the pod site on her insulin pump again.

Byrd had changed it only 15 hours before. She could usually go three days before changing it.

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When your heart is not working properly, it may need help
JUN 4, 2019

When your heart is not working properly, it may need help

 When your heart’s natural pacemaker is not working properly, it may need help. A small electronic pacemaker can be placed inside your body to help your heart keep a steady beat.

 Having a pacemaker means you will need to take certain precautions. But with proper care, you can live a healthy, active life. You may find that you are able to return to activities you have not been able to do for a while. Knowing more about your heart will help you understand how a pacemaker can help you.

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O'Halla selected Prisma Health President/CEO
MAY 30, 2019

The Prisma Health board of directors announced Mark S. O’Halla as the health company’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO). 
 

The Prisma Health board of directors announced Mark S. O’Halla as the health company’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO). O’Halla will join Prisma Health in mid-August.

O’Halla has been serving as executive vice president/chief operating officer of Michigan-based McLaren Health Care since 2014. He has more than 30 years of experience in health care senior executive roles, including 13 years with the McLaren organization.

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Odd looks don't bother this Uber driver and volunteer fireman; he's used to them
MAR 24, 2019

 Odd looks don't bother this Uber driver and volunteer fireman; he's used to them

By Brian Peahuff

John Thomas was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and wasn’t expected to live past two weeks. But now he’s 38 years-old and driving for Uber, the most popular ride-hailing service in the U.S.

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Gibbs Cancer Center in Greer a year away from completion
MAR 22, 2019

A construction worker prepares to hang glass Thursday on the outside of the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham expansion. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System began expanding the cancer center, a division of Spartanburg Medical Center, in 2018. The 190,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be complete in spring 2020. The cancer center is located next to Pelham Medical Center at 250 Westmoreland Road in Greer.
 
 

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- Five ways pets can improve your mental and physical health
MAR 19, 2019

By Jennifer Bonham

 Pet parents know that fuzzy companions bring happiness to their lives but many are unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that also accompany the enjoyment of playing with or snuggling up to a furry friend. The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, have put together five ways how bringing a pet into your life can improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

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Trebek inspires world after pancreatic cancer announcement
MAR 11, 2019

Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
 
 
 

 

By ALAN JENKINS

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Mayor Clyde Rogers: Double amputation wasn't a handicap in election
MAR 10, 2019

Clyde Rogers, Jr. had his second leg amputated weeks before he was sworn in as Duncan’s mayor in July 2016.
 
 

By BRIAN PEAHUFF

Clyde “Rog” Rogers, Jr. had his second leg amputated weeks before he was sworn in as Duncan’s mayor in July 2016. But that didn’t stop him from taking his oath of office.

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Doug Forbis: A role model from love, perserverance
FEB 24, 2019

Kat and Doug Forbis.
 

Editor’s Note: Today’s story on Doug Forbis is a bi-monthly feature by Brian Peahuff to share inspirational, powerful stories about people who have overcome life-changing events and are now making contributions in our communities. We will also be reporting issues that affect our disabled society.

By BRIAN PEAHUFF           

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Kevin Krause turned to education to give his life meaning
FEB 9, 2019

Kevin Krause turned to education to give his life meaning

Editor’s Note: Today’s story on Kevin Krause is the first of a bi-monthly feature by Brian Peahuff to share inspirational, powerful stories about people who have overcome life-changing events and are now making contributions in our communities. We will also be reporting issues that affect our disabled society.

By BRIAN PEAHUFF

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Meet Brian Peahuff: Author to our most unsung heroes
FEB 9, 2019

Brian and Amy Peahuff.
 

I’m Brian Peahuff, a 46-year-old incomplete quadriplegic, who has dealt with a lot of stereotyping and faced a lot of challenges for nearly 28 years to get to where I am today.

Three months after I graduated from Broome High School, I was the passenger in a car accident that ultimately led to me having a brain stem stroke and my entire body was paralyzed. I was later classified as “incomplete,” because I regained some movement in all of my limbs, but I was still dependent on a motorized wheelchair at all times. And to this day.

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Prisma Health-Upstate sets visitors restrictions
JAN 24, 2019

Due to a significant increase in flu activity, individuals 18 years of age or younger are asked not to visit with patients in any Prisma Health–Upstate facility.
 

Due to a significant increase in flu activity, individuals 18 years of age or younger are asked not to visit with patients in any Prisma Health–Upstate facility.

Visitors of any age showing signs and symptoms of flu-like illness should also refrain from visiting patients.

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It's a boy! First baby of 2019 at Greer Memorial
JAN 2, 2019

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Daniel and Yuliya Sidikov, is the first baby born at Greer Memorial Hospital.
 

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Siroj and Yuliya Sidikov, was the first baby of 2019 born at Greer Memorial Hospital.

Daniel was born at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and is 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long.

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

Spartanburg Regional, Mary Black become one locally-owned healthcare system
DEC 31, 2018

By SHARON JACKSON

For almost a century, two hospitals have operated in the community bonded by a common mission – to provide the best health care for the people of Spartanburg. 

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