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More than $600,000 available in Spartanburg Regional Foundation health-related grants
JAN 16, 2017

More than $600,000 available in Spartanburg Regional Foundation health-related grants

Spartanburg Regional Foundation will provide $646,000 in health-related grants in 2017, as part of its continuing efforts to improve the health and wellness of communities across the Upstate.

These grants will be awarded to designees this spring, made possible by the financial support of Spartanburg Regional Foundation donors.

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Tips to help improve sleep habits
JAN 16, 2017

A few tips to help you and your family improve your sleep habits.
 

Anyone who has ever had a bad night’s sleep knows that sleep deprivation is no joke. Sleep directly affects your mood, productivity and decision making all day long. The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, share a few tips to help you and your family improve your sleep habits.

1. Set aside time to wind-down and relax before actually crawling into bed. A hot shower or bath, a cup of (caffeine free) tea, or even watching an episode of your favorite TV show can help calm your mind and prepare you for sleep.

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Winter storm could produce snow in greater Greer area this weekend
JAN 3, 2017

A light coating of snow and ice hit Greer last year.
 
 

Greer and the Upstate may see snow this weekend, according to meteorologists tracking a low pressure system moving through the southeast on Friday and Saturday.

Still days away, meteologists are forecasting a cold air front, moving into the area from the north, that will produce temperatures below freezing Friday night and in the 20s on Saturday night.

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It's a boy for Greer Memorial's first baby of 2017
JAN 3, 2017

Max Kelly was Greer Memorial Hospital's first baby of 2017. His parents are Tiffany Anderson and Herman Kelly.
 
 

Max Kelly was Greer Memorial Hospital's first baby of 2017.

Max arrived Monday, Jan. 2 at 5:58 a.m. He was 6-pounds and 18 ¼-inches long.

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Clemson study focuses on improving facemasks to help reduce football brain injuries
JAN 3, 2017

Alex Bina (left), Gregory Batt (center) and John Desjardins are using a linear drop tower with an anthropomorphic head model for their football helmet facemask tests.
 

CLEMSON — A team of Clemson University researchers and an Upstate businessman believe they can help make football a little safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries by increasing overall helmet protection.

The researchers are Gregory Batt, an assistant professor in the Clemson food, nutrition and packaging sciences department; John DesJardins, an associate professor of bioengineering and director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering; and Alex Bina, a doctoral student in bioengineering who also is a graduate research assistant in food, nutrition and packaging sciences. They are teaming up with Jay Elmore, owner of Green Gridiron to determine how future designs of facemasks can help improve the overall safety of football helmets.

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Why are you avoiding the doctor?
JAN 1, 2017

Why are you avoiding the doctor?

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Most Americans want to stay healthy and prevent disease and illness. For many, this means getting regular check-ups and using their health plan benefits. For others, it seems that ignorance is bliss.

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