Category Archives: Health

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recognizes April as National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital encourages community members to recognize the importance of early diagnosis in treatment of autism spectrum disorder. “Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction, along with restrictive, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests and activities,” said Caroline DiBattisto, M.D., developmental pediatrics…
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Palmetto Health and USC selected for national professional development program

Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina (USC) have been chosen to take part in an innovative national learning collaborative with eight other institutions across the country. The three- year initiative, Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign (PACER), will focus on bringing faculty from various disciplines together to build relationships and learn from one…
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Palmetto Health presents free 2016 Teen Health Summit

Palmetto Health invites teens and parents to the 2016 Teen Health Summit Friday, June 10, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Ave. This year’s theme is “Uprising: Disrupting Common Culture.” The free event will address pressing health issues that teens battle during the school year and throughout the summer. Students in 6-12th…
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Palmetto Health Children’s Emergency Center celebrates 20th anniversary

As a special education teacher at Lexington High School, Suzanne Myers had a special place in her heart for children with special needs. She and her husband, William “Billy” Myers, spent two years working with an organization that specializes in international adoptions of orphans with special needs. In anticipation of adopting a son who would…
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Full-service medical spa opens in Forest Acres

FOREST ACRES, SC – Endless Vitality Aesthetic Center, a new full-service medical spa featuring all-natural hormone replacement therapy, will celebrate its grand opening from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at 4406A Forest Drive, Suite 5. Visitors can enjoy raffles, free gifts, refreshments and a tour of the medical spa. “Everyone wants to…
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Palmetto Health Children’s Emergency Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Center celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. It is the only facility in the Midlands that is a designated Level I Trauma Center with a specific focus on pediatric emergencies and has more than 30,000 visits per year. The 13 exam rooms, pediatric resuscitation room and two trauma bays…
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Palmetto Healthy Start Hosts Free Event for Parents on April 22

Empower your mind, body and soul at a free event Friday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia. Palmetto Healthy Start is organizing a symposium designed to help moms and dads of babies and young children learn more about their role as parents and…
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Irmo High School, Richland School District 1 receive BlueCross wellness awards

Columbia, SC— BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina presented its LiveLifeBlue℠ workplace wellness awards to six businesses across the state this week. BlueCross created the LiveLifeBlue awards to encourage fellow South Carolina employers to play an active role in promoting health and wellness. The recipients have implemented corporate policies and programs such as tobacco-free workplaces, healthy…
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