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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors
NOV 4, 2019

Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

Family Features

 By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years.

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Pelham Medical Center 'Best place to work '4th year in row
OCT 19, 2019

Pelham Medical Center is one of Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work” for the fourth year in a row.
 

A phrase Pelham Medical Center associates use when they describe their workplace – “a family atmosphere” – is appropriate since the hospital is one of Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work” for the fourth year in a row.

Pelham Medical Center was one of 150 healthcare organizations honored, and one of two recognized from South Carolina.

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Get your FREE flu shot!
OCT 4, 2019

Greer Memorial Hospital will be providing FREE flu vaccinations to the community the following days/times/sites: 

 

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Keep your pets trim and healthy: Here are some tips for an on-the-go lifestyle
SEP 30, 2019

Keep your pets trim and healthy: Here are some tips for an on-the-go lifestyle

Family Features

People who lead busy lives often seek convenient and healthy choices when it comes to taking care of their own well-being. For pet parents, a little creativity can make it easy to deliver the same level of care for your beloved pets, even when the pace of life accelerates.

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Medical errors: Seven questions that could save your life
SEP 30, 2019

Medical errors: Seven questions that could save your life

Family Features 

 While you may routinely hear about medical errors, it’s less common to hear about a misdiagnosis. 

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Improve academic outcomes through access to health care coverage
SEP 25, 2019

Improve academic outcomes through access to health care coverage

Family Features

With each school year, parents dust off their annual checklists that help them organize their needs as their kids head back to the classroom. This school season, make sure one priority at the top of your to-do list is ensuring your children have health insurance.

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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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