Category Archives: Health

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Two New Physicians to Lexington Rheumatology

[gallery columns="2" link="file" size="full" ids="9956,9957"] West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Maria Farooq, MD, and Frederick A. Talip, MD, to the hospital’s network of care at Lexington Rheumatology. They join the board-certified physicians and skilled staff at Lexington Rheumatology to provide convenient, comprehensive care to patients with diseases of the…
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Richland County EMS Earns National Award Three Years in a Row

(RICHLAND PIO) — For the third consecutive year, the American Heart Association commended Richland County’s emergency responders for the life-saving care they provide to heart attack patients. The American Heart Association (AHA) presented Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for the outstanding care of patients who suffer an…
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Columbia Heart Welcomes Dr. James Ryan Altman as its Newest Physician

[caption id="attachment_9730" align="alignleft" width="126"] Ryan Altman[/caption] Columbia, SC – Columbia Heart is proud to welcome Dr. Ryan Altman as the newest member of the practice!  With the addition of Dr. Altman, a native of Andrews, SC, Columbia Heart continues to expand its presence in the Midlands and surrounding communities.  Columbia Heart is the largest independent, physician owned cardiology practice in the Midlands.   Providing comprehensive…
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Area Students Track Healthy Choices in Subway® Fit for Life Challenge

[caption id="attachment_9427" align="alignnone" width="613"] Hundreds of students participated in a special RunJumpThrow event May 8 at Sandel Elementary School in Columbia, led by Team USATF athlete and three-time Olympian Amber Campbell, to start the Subway® Fit for Life Challenge. Campbell, second from left, encourages students in the standing long jump exercise.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C., May 16,…
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The Palmetto Poison Center issues Caffeine Use Warning.

There are dangerous risks associated with consuming too much caffeine. A recently reported death of a South Carolina teen due to consuming excessive caffeine highlights the importance of talking to your children about safe caffeine consumption. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults consume no more than 400mg of caffeine per day, which…
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Ridgeway Family Dentistry Reopening

Columbia, SC- Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center (ECCHC) is pleased to announce the reopening of Ridgeway Family Dentistry located at 755 US Highway 21 South, Ridgeway, SC 29130. With a full-time dentist, the office provides routine exams, teeth cleanings, fillings, extractions, crown and bridgework, periodontal, therapy and sealant services. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00…
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Palmetto Health wins award for reducing health care disparities

Palmetto Health is one of four hospitals selected to receive an award for Best Overall Project by the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Palmetto Health was selected from among 16 US health care organizations participating in the Disparities Leadership Program’s 2016-2017 class. This award is based on various criteria, including the breadth of…
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