Category Archives: Health

Flow MedTech names Thambidorai vice president of medical affairs

Columbia, SC - Flow MedTech, Inc., an early-stage company developing an implantable medical device to prevent strokes in people with irregular heart rhythms, announces the appointment of Senthil Thambidorai, MD, FHRS, as Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Thambidorai completed a Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and a Cardiology Fellowship at the…
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Palmetto Health’s heart health forum Feb. 25 in Columbia

Palmetto Health’s Women at Heart Forum and Exhibition will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. in Columbia. The forum is designed to increase heart health among women in the Midlands, bring awareness to the differences in heart disease for women and remind the…
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Free kits available from DHEC to test homes for radon gas

COLUMBIA, S.C. - January is National Radon Action Month, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that it encourages all South Carolinians to test their homes for radon so they may find it, fix it, and potentially save a life. A free radon test kit may be ordered from DHEC's website…
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Daybreak Ministries opens pregnancy medical clinic

Columbia, SC -- Daybreak Ministries new pregnancy medical clinic has opened at 1601 St. Julian Place in Columbia’s Middleburg Plaza and will serve new and expectant parents and their children with support services. Daybreak offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer counseling, post-abortion support, case management, parenting and life-skills classes, baby/maternity supplies and other practical help free…
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Palmetto Heath offers free flu shots Jan. 17-18

Palmetto Health is committed to preventing the spread of the flu and protecting community members. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu. Vaccination to prevent flu is particularly important for people who are at…
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State’s tobacco hotline available for smokers who want to quit

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The New Year offers the perfect opportunity for tobacco users to quit and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is helping tobacco users kick the habit, for good. No matter what stage of the quit process you are in the South Carolina Tobacco Quitline can help. "It's never too…
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Palmetto Health offers smoking cessation and tobacco education programs

Quit smoking for the New Year and improve your health and the health of those around you with the help of Palmetto Health smoking cessation or tobacco education programs. Palmetto Health, in conjunction with Philip Michels, Ph.D., and Gary Ewing, M.D., offers a free comprehensive, adult smoking cessation program to residents of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield…
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Apex EyeCare alerts Columbia-area residents about dangers of glaucoma

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dentsville and Columbia optometry, Apex EyeCare, would like to alert clients and area residents about the dangers of the eye condition glaucoma. If glaucoma goes undetected, unchecked and untreated, the disease can eventually lead to total blindness. However, regular eye exams from a Columbia optometrist can greatly reduce the chance of this…
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Lexington Medical Center earns awards for patient satisfaction

[caption id="attachment_7062" align="alignleft" width="400"] Members of Lexington Medical Center Irmo’s Outpatient Surgery department in the operating room.[/caption] West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center Irmo’s Ambulatory Surgery department is one of the highest rated health care facilities in the nation for patient experience, according to Press Ganey, a national organization that tracks and ranks the…
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Columbia cardiologists named to top doctors list

Columbia, SC – Columbia Heart is proud to announce that two of our Cardiologists, Dr. David C. Isbell and Dr. Stacy H. Graham have been named to Castle Connolly’s 2016 Top Doctors list for Columbia area physicians in the area of Cardiovascular Disease. This prestigious honor was awarded to only four cardiovascular practitioners in the…
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