Category Archives: Health

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

The South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology American Academy of Ophthalmology urges women to make eye health a top priority COLUMBIA, SC – May 2017 — Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1…
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Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center provides no-charge exams to Midlands students

Dozens of health care providers and staff will volunteer their time to ensure athletes are prepared to play safely. Each athlete will receive screenings for height, weight, vision, blood pressure, general medical and orthopedic screenings. “It’s really important for students to get screened before participating in sports. Every year we see hundreds of kids with…
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DHEC encourages you to “Take Brain Health to Heart!”

COLUMBIA, S.C - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter, The American Heart Association and Eat Smart Move More South Carolina to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and brain health. DHEC and its partners will collaborate on a campaign that encourages people to Take Brain…
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Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. Holds Annual 52 Windows Event

Proceeds to Benefit Midlands Housing and Homeless Programs Columbia, S.C. – The Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI) is holding its annual benefit, 52 Windows, at 701 Whaley Street on Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m. The event will support MIRCI’s Housing and Homeless Programs. An evening of art, 52 Windows will feature the works…
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New JEDA Bonds Assist Expansion of Tidelands Health

Georgetown, SC – Georgetown County Tidelands Health is using a $122.94 million bond issue through the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) to finance new facilities and refund bonds used for previous expansion. The Series 2016A bond issue of $62.5 million in Hospital Revenue Bonds will finance a new 42,415-square-foot surgical pavilion at Tidelands Georgetown…
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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Headquarters Moves to South Carolina

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (April 7, 2017) - Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is officially announcing the move of their headquarters from Orlando, Fla. to West Columbia, S.C. Upon moving to the Palmetto State, Nephron is announcing several promotions, transfers, and new hires within the company. [caption id="attachment_8741" align="alignnone" width="200"] Hank J. Jibaja[/caption] Hank J. Jibaja is the…
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Public health leader to deliver Clyburn Lecture at UofSC April 18

Addressing health inequities at a time of chaos and privilege will be the focus of the 9th annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture April 18 at the University of South Carolina. Natalie S. Burke, president and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION, a national public health organization committed to providing health and policy challenges, will deliver…
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Lexington Medical Center Accepting Applications for Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is currently accepting applications for its Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program. This 12-month experience is the only recognized post-graduate primary care nurse practitioner program in South Carolina. Through practical, hands-on educational experiences and mentoring, the program’s nurse practitioner fellows receive advanced training inside Lexington Medical Center’s network of care…
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