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GREER HEALTH From August 2016


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It's not if you should get a flu shot, but when healthcare community advises
AUG 31, 2016

Dr. Wayne Davis Jr. of Immediate Care - Pelham said getting flu shots too early will have what is called the

It’s generally known a flu shot is advantageous, but when to get one is a matter of opinion according to doctors, pharmacies and the Center of Disease Control.

Dr. Wayne Davis, Jr., of Immediate Care Center – Pelham, said, “We (staff) get our flu shots in September and it lasts through flu season.”

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Managing diabetic pets at home is good for you and your pet
AUG 23, 2016

Managing diabetic pets at home is good for you and your pet

Chances are good that you know someone who has diabetes. However, you may not realize this disease that commonly affects humans is on the rise among dogs and cats.

Like humans, a diagnosis of diabetes requires lifestyle changes and heightened health monitoring, yet with proper care, your pet can live a full and active life. During a recent four-year study, hospitals have seen a 32 percent jump in cases of canine diabetes and a 16 percent increase in feline diabetes.

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Foundation grant aids those living with Parkinson's Disease
AUG 16, 2016

Foundation grant aids those living with Parkinson's Disease

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600 SRHS administrative employees relocated to renovated Beaumont Mill
AUG 9, 2016

SRHS announced it has relocated 600 employees to the renovated Beaumont Mill.
 
 

After a year of renovations, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) relocated 600 administrative employees to the renovated Beaumont Mill.

These departments moved from Spartanburg Medical Center and Pinewood Resource Center, located on East Wood Street, to allow more space for patients at the hospital.

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Beat the heat and stay hydrated this summer; milk is great option
AUG 9, 2016

Beat the heat and stay hydrated this summer; milk is great option

It's summertime, which means it's time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned, with the sun comes the heat. Whether you're enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it's important to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months.

Staying properly hydrated can keep the heat from ruining your outdoor fun. Dehydration can be a serious bummer. Luckily, it's easily preventable, and you don't have to stick to just water. You may be surprised to learn that both white milk and chocolate milk are great hydration options, too.

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Kids learn quality of life skill through iCan Bike summer camp program
AUG 4, 2016

Will Cannon is rewarded with a broad smile from Mary Ruth Eielders at the iCan Bike Camp at the Taylors Recreational Center.
 

The smiles on the children’s faces were as wide as the gym at the Taylors Rec Center.

iCan Bike Camp, a multi-state and international event coordinated through the iCan Shine non-profit foundation, is hosting its annual event this week. Children with varying disabilities from Down syndrome to autism are learning how to ride bicycles.

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If you saw someone collapse, would you know what to do? Learn hands-only CPR
AUG 4, 2016

Christina Freeman, R.N.

By Christina Freeman, R.N.

The American Heart Association tells us that more than 326,000 people experience a sudden cardiac arrest each year. What if your loved one collapses from cardiac arrest? Will you know what to do?

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