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Widespread influenza reported by DHEC
DEC 29, 2014

Widespread influenza reported by DHEC

Widespread influenza activity was reported by DHEC in the week ending Dec. 13 with one lab confirmed death reported. Since Sept. 28 there have been 8 confirmed deaths reported.

Also reported during that week:

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2015 is time for families to pledge for healthier, more active lifestyle
DEC 29, 2014

According to the experts, good nutrition, health, and fitness fun should be the focus of your family’s goals, not calorie counting, food restriction or working out.  
 

New Year’s resolutions often focus on personal improvement. This year experts are encouraging entire families to consider making a pledge to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Parents have more potential than anybody else to influence their children's behavior – including their eating habits – according to a study by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In fact, parents outrank sports celebrities as the people most children would most like to be, according to the survey.

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Spartanburg Regional recognized for sleep lab excellence
DEC 22, 2014

Spartanburg Regional recognized for sleep lab excellence

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has been recognized for excellence in outpatient experience in the sleep lab unit.

HealthStream awarded the "Excellence Through Insight Award" to SRHS's outpatient sleep lab, located at North Grove Medical Park in Spartanburg.

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Joys of Christmas: Ruby's entertainment was outside the box
DEC 13, 2014

On the home page: An empty toy box captured Ruby's attention after opening lots of presents during Christmas 2013, as a one-year-old.
 
 
 
 
 

My daughter was 1 last Christmas and my favorite image of that holiday season is a photo of Ruby with an empty Fisher-Price box. It captured a common Christmas experience. She had just opened lots of presents, but there she was in the kitchen entertained by an empty box.

However, she got the meaning of the holiday. We celebrated at my mother-in-law's house, and Ruby really enjoyed her time with cousins. They live more than 5 hours away and we don't see them often, except for FaceTime. She constantly followed her 3-year-old cousin around and gave lots of hugs.

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