Category Archives: Health

One–day Free Dental Clinic On Friday August 18th in Columbia, SC

800+ Adults Expected to Receive Free Dental Services WHO: Between 800 and 1,000 South Carolinians, ages 18 and older; as well as hundreds of dental professionals, dental students and volunteers WHAT: Dental Access Day, a day-long dental clinic hosted by the South Carolina Dental Association that provides individuals in need with critical access to free dental care WHEN: Friday,…
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How to Safely Watch the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Looking directly at the sun during most parts of an eclipse can permanently damage your vision or blind you. But there are easy ways to view a solar eclipse safely. Columbia, SC – August, 2017 – On Aug. 21, 2017, the entire United States will see a partial eclipse of the sun. Parts of 11…
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Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers book bag safety tips

Orthopedic surgeon recommends ways to avoid injuries A new school year is just around the corner and parents are busy stocking up on school supplies. Many parents like to take advantage of the tax-free weekend, which is set for August 4-6. With backpacks topping most students' checklists, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital offers some tips to…
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First Choice Community Center Makes Going Back to School Easy and Fun

Eighth annual event offers health screenings, school supplies, backpacks and more Columbia, S.C. – Select Health of South Carolina and its First Choice Community Center will host the eighth annual Jump-Start Back-to-School event, featuring back-to-school information, health screenings, children’s activities and backpacks with school supplies provided at no cost, while quantities last, Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to…
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Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

The South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology Shares Back-to-School Tips for Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Columbia, SC – August 2017 – With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads…
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Palmetto Health honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

Palmetto Health’s Ambulatory Care Transition Team recently was awarded the Above and Beyond Award by the South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a United States Department of Defense office. The award recognizes employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment…
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Molina Healthcare Of South Carolina To Distribute 2,000 Free School Supply Kits

Back-To-School Bash Will Offer Free School Supplies, Health Screenings, Massages and Entertainment! WHAT: In an effort to help thousands of Columbia students prepare for the upcoming school year, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is teaming up with the Wateree Community Action Organization to host a Back-to-School Bash. At this event, the two organizations will distribute 1,000…
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New Physician Joins Pain Specialists

[caption id="attachment_10383" align="alignleft" width="206"] Dr. Ryan Galica[/caption] Columbia, SC – Pain Specialists of Columbia is proud to announce the addition of Ryan Galica, MD. “As the need for safe, effective, high-quality pain management in our community increased, our practice responded with expanded service lines and additional providers,” said founder and Medical Director Edward Tavel, MD.…
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