Category Archives: Health

Schultz to participate in ophthalmology Leadership Development Program

Scott K. Schultz, MD, was recognized at AAO 2016 in Chicago for his selection to the Academy’s Leadership Development Program XIX, Class of 2017. Scott K. Schultz, MD, nominated by the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology, was among a select group of twenty participants chosen from among a large group that was nominated by state,…
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Lexington Medical Center welcomes oncologist Perrie Ryan

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes Perrie Ryan, MD, to its network of care. He joins the board-certified physicians and highly skilled nurse practitioners at Lexington Oncology to offer innovative and comprehensive hematology and medical oncology services. Board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Ryan is a member of…
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S.C. Society of Ophthamology urges diabetic patients to get eye exams

COLUMBIA, SC – November 2016 – People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. This is especially timely as the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology joins the Academy in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the…
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Palmetto Health releases 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

Palmetto Health recently completed the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), PalmettoHealth.org/CHNA. This report addresses the major health issues in Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties. Palmetto Health team members worked in their communities to gather input, research, feedback and surveys about top health issues that need to be addressed. CHNA’s are designed to help improve…
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Kershaw Hospital Cardiology earns vascular testing reaccreditation

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of…
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Lexington Medical Center offers dissolvable heart stents for patients

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center has become the first hospital in the Midlands to offer patients with coronary artery disease a first-of-its-kind fully dissolving heart stent. Called the most significant advancement in cardiology since stenting began decades ago, these new stents repair clogged arteries until they heal and then gradually dissolve into the…
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Aflac survey finds millennials want raises, health care

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 4, 2016 -- Millennials now represent the largest segment of the U.S. labor force (53.3 million), and they have strong feelings about the compensation and other benefits they expect their employers to offer. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of millennials expect an annual raise, followed by 60 percent who said they expect to…
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Ophthalmologists warn against wearing nonprescription contact lenses

COLUMBIA – October 2016 – Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. The South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology and its state-wide membership join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the…
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Lexington Medical Center rehabilitation programs receive certification

[caption id="attachment_5714" align="alignleft" width="400"] Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Staff at Lexington Medical Center[/caption] West Columbia, S.C. – Two of Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation programs and the hospital’s pulmonary rehabilitation program have received prestigious certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The certification demonstrates that Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation and…
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Irmo Smiles dentistry to offer free service Oct. 15

Irmo, SC - October 15, 2016 - Drs. Misti and Jim Raman, owners/dentists of Irmo Smiles, are out to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone 18 years and older in need of dental work by hosting their annual Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event. DFTH is a national non-profit organization with a simple…
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