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GREER HEALTH From September 2015


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BrightStar Care moves to Greer location
SEP 29, 2015

BrightStar Care in-homecare agency has moved to 110 west Church Street, Suite A, in Greer.

The company, owned by Frank Sanders, provides a range of compassionate, person-centered medical and non-medical care to people of all ages, from infants to seniors.

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Family medicine practice opens at Pelham Medical Center
SEP 23, 2015

Dr. Jan Kneeland
 

A new family medicine practice has opened in the Medical Office Building at Pelham Medical Center.

It’s a satellite office of physicians from the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems physician group.

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Bennett and his wife, Bunny, engage in daily brutal battle with OCD
SEP 22, 2015

Arvie Bennett Jr., experiences victory battling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) every day, but with a cost,

Arvie Bennett, Jr. of the Arvie Jr Band spends a lot of his time on the stage in the limelight singing to thousands of people. In the past couple of years, Arvie has performed at over 100 venues.

Until recently, most of his fans have been unaware that my husband, Arvie, is engaged in a brutal battle every day. It takes every ounce of strength for him to get on stage – to even pull himself out of bed every morning because of this battle.

This terrifying, ugly, brutal war has no end, and it has been raging for 30 years. There is no time of peace or truce – not even while he sleeps. This battle has a real enemy, and its name is OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the battleground is in Arvie’s brain.

 

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Allen Bennett campus is systematically being razed
SEP 22, 2015

Demolition debris builds at the rear of Allen Bennett Hospital.
 

The demolition of the Allen Bennett Hospital campus continues with plans to have the entire campus razed by early January.

The NEO Corporation was approved for the demolition and removal of the structure not to exceed $790,000. NEO also razed the Exide campus.

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Greer's Huffman a finalist for Newman's 'Greens For Good' salad recipe
SEP 22, 2015

Greer's Huffman a finalist for Newman's 'Greens For Good' salad recipe

Megan Huffman from Greer has been honored as a top 10 finalist in the Newman’s Own “Greens for Good” salad recipe contest. Huffman created an original salad recipe for a shot at a $35,000 grand prize donation to the Meyer Center for Special Children.

Huffman’s Spiralizer Sesame Ginger salad is paired with Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing. 

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Expired, unneeded drugs collected Saturday
SEP 22, 2015

Expired and unneeded prescription drugs will be collected Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at Professional Pharmacy at 320 Memorial Drive.
 

Expired and unneeded prescription drugs will be collected Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. as part of the Greer Police Department’s Take It Back Program.

Drugs can be dropped off at Professional Pharmacy at 320 Memorial Drive. No ID is required for drop offs.

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Enjoy a walk through an inflatable human body
SEP 22, 2015

Human Body: The inflatable MegaBody displayed at Upward Star Sports Center in Spartanburg through Wednesday night.
 
 

When you were in school, you learned how the body works, but have you ever wanted a closer look? You can with the help of Upward Star Center and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) at Inside Out: An Interactive Tour of the Human Body.

Tours will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m., through the inflatable MegaBody at the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg.

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What did you say? Helpful tips to protect your hearing
SEP 18, 2015

What did you say? Helpful tips to protect your hearing

Not only can noise distract, disturb and interfere with communication and sleep, it can affect your performance, behavior and hearing.

In many cases, hearing loss can be prevented by recognizing sources of damaging noise levels and using appropriate protective equipment. However, excessive noise exposure can cause permanent hearing loss that cannot be treated with medication, or result in constant ringing in your ears called tinnitus. Impaired hearing can reduce your ability to recognize your surroundings and listen for cues of potential danger.

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Dave Taylor fundraising dinner at Grace Hall Thursday
SEP 15, 2015

Laurie and David Taylor.
 

A spaghetti dinner is scheduled at Grace Hall on Thursday to help raise funds for Dave Taylor, the Greer physical therapist battling stage four pancreatic cancer.

The dinner is 5-8 p.m. and family friendly entertainment and a Chinese auction are scheduled.

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Why water is your workout buddy
SEP 14, 2015

Why water is your workout buddy

Family Features

If you think drinking water during a workout is just about keeping your mouth from drying out as you pant your way through each set, think again. In addition to keeping you comfortable, staying hydrated is a necessary aspect of any healthy workout.

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Public input sought for a walk- and bike-friendly master plan
SEP 2, 2015

Public input sought for a walk- and bike-friendly master plan

Abbott’s frozen custard and the Blue Ridge Brewing Company are both scheduled to open in the final quarter this year at opposite ends in downtown Greer.

That provides a good opportunity for the public to offer its input Thursday on a downtown walking and bicycling master plan that will safely connect visitors to the central business district, retail shops and restaurants.

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