Category Archives: Health

Palmetto Health reminds community of benefits of smoothies

It’s February and American Heart Month. Although, many people may have given up on their New Year’s resolutions to eat better this year, Lightsey Jett, registered dietitian with Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center, says little improvements can go a long way. Jett wants to remind you of some Health.gov recommendations on how to use smoothies to…
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Palmetto Health begins cardiac care remote monitoring program

Palmetto Health is first health care system in the Midlands to implant the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System. The miniature wireless system enables congestive heart failure patients to be remotely monitored in the comfort of their own home. It is the only FDA-approved pulmonary artery monitoring device that has been proven to provide heart failure patients…
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Palmetto Health offers options for patients who need same-day care

Palmetto Health now has a fast, more convenient way to get treatment for non-emergency needs when your doctor is not readily available. Patients can now use their smart phone, tablet or computer to complete an online interview about their symptoms, which are reviewed by a licensed provider. The new online service, SmartExam, is for minor…
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Hawthorne Pharmacy opens in Winnsboro

Winnsboro, SC — Hawthorne Pharmacy, a locally owned and operated pharmacy, is pleased to officially announce the opening of Hawthorne Pharmacy in Winnsboro, SC on Monday, February 6, 2017. Hawthorne Pharmacy will be joining the people of Price's Prescriptions in providing medications to the people of the Winnsboro, SC community. Located in downtown Winnsboro at…
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Palmetto Health recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

Palmetto Health recognizes Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and encourages all women to speak with their physicians about the risks of developing cervical cancer, what causes it and ways to prevent it. According to the American Cancer Society, each year in the U.S. nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 die…
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Columbia Heart launches redesigned, more patient-friendly website

Columbia, SC – Columbia Heart announced the launch of their redesigned, more patient-friendly website. Additional features have been added to make the website a full-service resource for the public, referring doctors and their cardiology patients. The clean look of the website gives users an easy-to-navigate experience, with an emphasis on the accessibility of the patient…
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Assisted Living Locators opens franchise in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC – Assisted Living Locators announced the launch of its Assisted Living Locators franchise in Columbia.  Assisted Living Locators provides the full continuum of care offering assistance in locating quality assisted living options in the Columbia and Lexington area (Richland, Lexington and Kershaw Counties). The franchise is owned by Ramona Britt, an Assisted Living…
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Heart disease-stroke connection lecture Feb. 2 at Lexington Medical

West Columbia, S.C. – What’s the connection between heart disease and stroke? Find out at a special physician lecture at Lexington Medical Center on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. And while you’re there, undergo important health screenings and enjoy a heart-healthy dinner. The whole event is FREE. Space is limited and reservations are…
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Palmetto Health announces 2017 medical staff officers

Palmetto Health is pleased to announce its medical staff officers for 2017. Palmetto Health Baptist ·         Chief of Staff—Joseph Campbell, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Carolina Care ·         Vice Chief of Staff—John Gould, D.O., Internal Medicine, Three Rivers Medical Associates ·         Secretary—Eric Coates, M.D., Pediatrics, Pediatrix Medical Group of South Carolina Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge ·         Chief…
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Palmetto Health elects 2017 board officers

The Palmetto Health Board of Directors has elected its 2017 board officers including its first female board chairperson, Beverly D. Chrisman. Chrisman is a founding member of Palmetto Health Board of Directors and previously served as secretary. She retired from the South Carolina Department of Education, is a former employee of the South Carolina legislature…
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