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GREER HEALTH From January 2013


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DSI Lyman Dialysis Clinic opens today
JAN 22, 2013

DSI Renal, a provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, has opened its new DSI Lyman Dialysis clinic at 208 Holy Springs Road.

The clinic will host an open house today from 5 – 8 p.m. for patients, physicians and other visitors interested in seeing the state-of-the-art new facility.

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Senior Services Division opened by Prudential C. Dan Joyner
JAN 14, 2013

Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS recently became the first real estate company in the upstate to open a Senior Services Division. The initiative features professional advisors counseling seniors as they decide whether to relocate or remain in their current homes as they age, a national initiative dubbed “aging in place.”

John Moore, previously the broker-in-charge of the Pelham Road office, is heading this division, which opened on Jan. 1. “This specialized division will help seniors think through their options: to either renovate or relocate to accommodate their changing needs. Then we can help clients tap into a network of credentialed partners to make the changes,” said Moore.

“We are pleased to be able to help our customers feel empowered in making action plans so they are prepared for the future.”

Prudential has partnered with Interim Healthcare to expand the resources available to senior clients and families.  Interim HealthCare of the upstate markets services to keep clients safely in their homes in face of challenges from aging, disease and disability. It is adding comprehensive move management services. 

In addition to assisting with health care and personal care needs, Interim will offer a menu of services that facilitate moving, from assistance packing and sorting to fall prevention and home safety education.

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Research shows sitting too long can be bad for your health
JAN 12, 2013

Research shows sitting too long can be bad for your health

Whether you have a desk job or otherwise sedentary lifestyle, prolonged periods of sitting may be unavoidable for you. Chances are you are sitting as you read this article.

New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and other journals shows that sitting for long stretches can be detrimental to your health, contributing to obesity,   cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic kidney disease.

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Eight tips to stay healthy this flu season
JAN 9, 2013

Eight tips to stay healthy this flu season

Flu season is upon us, bringing with it new strains of the virus. So now is the time to brush up on all the flu-fighting facts.

Here are eight wellness tips to help keep you and your family in tip-top shape – from what behaviors to avoid, to how homeopathic treatment can help:

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Keep an eye on your eye health
JAN 9, 2013

Keep an eye on your eye health

These days, 60 is the new 40. A few worry lines and gray hairs aren’t stopping baby boomers from staying active and redefining retirement. But along with the benefits of active lifestyles, older Americans are feeling the pains of “boomeritis,” as the warranty on some body parts runs low.

One body part significantly affected as we age is the eye. For some, this means holding the newspaper at arm’s length, or giving up night driving. Yet, many overlook eye health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only half the estimated 61 million adults at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye care professional in the last year. Fortunately, you can protect your eyes, and even reverse signs of eye aging with a few simple steps.

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Anthony's compassion provides her clients tender loving care
JAN 9, 2013

Becky Pickett, owner of Home Helpers and Direc Link, Cindy Anthony, and Ann Ledbetter, Client Caregiver Manager, celebrate Anthony's selection as the company's 2012 Caregiver for the Year.

Cindy Anthony is employee No. 6 on the Home Helpers and Direct Link payroll. The company recognized her as the No. 1 caregiver this morning.

“I almost feel unworthy of this award,” Anthony said. “It’s very humbling, I’m flattered and a lot of other people deserve it.”

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Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham is taking shape
JAN 8, 2013

Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham is taking shape

The Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham is taking shape with the rotunda its signature element of all three campuses – in Spartanburg and Gaffney.

The $7 million, 10,000-square foot facility will employ 15-20 associates and is scheduled to open in the spring.

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Resolve to get more sleep in 2013
JAN 4, 2013

Resolve to get more sleep in 2013

There are many popular New Year’s resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change you’ll enjoy sticking to... getting more sleep.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps about six hours and 55 minutes per night during the week, and 15 percent of adults sleep less than six hours per night.

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What you need to fight the flu and common cold
JAN 3, 2013

What you need to fight the flu and common cold

While last year’s cold and flu season was mild, experts say this year could bring you a wallop of sniffles and sneezes.

While there is no cure for the cold or flu, despite what mom says about her soup, over-the-counter (OTC) medications can provide relief for the most common symptoms. And these guidelines can help you better navigate the cold and flu aisle:

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Spartanburg Regional Foundation accepting grant requests
JAN 2, 2013

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Board of Trustees have announced that $661,441 is available for 2013 grant requests and is inviting grant applications.

Spartanburg Regional Foundation will fund selected programs of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and of community nonprofit groups that address health needs in the Upstate. In 2012, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation funded 28 grants, totaling more than $545,000.

Organizations that plan to apply for funding through the foundation in 2013 are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. While the LOI is non-binding, it is required for eligibility to proceed in the application process. To submit an LOI, visit www.regionalfoundation.com for guidelines and requirements.

If invited to submit a full grant proposal, the deadline to submit is March 15 at 5 p.m. Final funding decisions will be announced on June 18.

The Foundation looks for requests that will address health issues in the community. Generally, funds are not available for endowments, operating expenses, salaries, programs not clearly related to health improvements, and recurring requests. The purpose of Foundation grants is to support community leaders and innovators as they work together to bring better healthcare to the Upstate.

Contact Grants Coordinator Stacey Dulin at 864-560-6827 or [email protected] for more information.

 

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