Category Archives: Health

Palmetto Health presents free 2017 Teen Health Summit

Palmetto Health invites teens and parents to the 2017 Teen Health Summit Friday, June 9, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Ave. This year’s theme is “New Standard: Raising the bar, refusing to conform.” The free event will address issues that teens battle during the school year and throughout the summer. Students…
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Bradley S. Aspey, MD joins Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, PA

Columbia, SC—Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, PA is pleased to announce that Dr. Brad Aspey joined the practice as of May 1, 2017. [caption id="attachment_9149" align="alignleft" width="214"] Dr. Brad Aspey[/caption] Dr. Aspey joins Midlands after two years with the University of California Medical Center in Santa Monica where he was an attending surgeon. Dr. Aspey completed…
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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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