Category Archives: Health

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative Wins National Award

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) won the national organization’s Council of District Chairs Service Award for their ongoing efforts and dedication to improve the health of moms and babies in the state as part of the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI). Launched in…
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Providence Health inducts 3 into prestigious Society of Saint Luke

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Providence Health inducted three individuals into the prestigious Society of Saint Luke on Friday night. The program was established in 2003 to celebrate and honor physicians and leaders for their distinguished service to patients, their support of the hospitals’ mission, and their service to the community.  Michael Cameron Foster, MD, Sister Judith…
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Carolina Women’s Physical Therapy begins pregnancy Pain Management Program

[caption id="attachment_3131" align="alignleft" width="200"] SOUTH CAROLINA[/caption] Pregnancy is one of the biggest physical changes that a woman's body can go through. Everything from hormonal changes to altered postures can cause pain. That’s why Carolina Women’s Physical Therapy and Wellness—Columbia’s only physical therapy practice devoted exclusively to women’s health–has created Mommy Rehab, a special treatment program…
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Lexington Medical Center receives Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for stroke care

West Columbia, S.C. – For the sixth consecutive year, Lexington Medical Center has received a “Gold Plus” Quality Achievement Award for stroke care from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke program. The “Gold Plus” award is the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for stroke care and recognizes…
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Palmetto Health pediatric surgeon concerned about golf cart injuries

Last summer, at least four school-age children were brought to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital because of injuries associated with golf carts. While most parents are careful to buckle up their children and use child safety seats in their automobiles, they don’t use that same level of care with recreational vehicles such as golf carts. “Golf…
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Michelle Dawson accepted into speech-hearing leadership program

COLUMBIA, SC –South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association  (SCSHA) is excited to recognize Michelle Dawson for being accepted into The American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Leadership Development Program. The Leadership Development Program is a year-long program for ASHA members with leadership potential. The program encourages development of leadership skills and giving back to the professions…
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Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group announces executive medical leadership team

Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group has announced its executive medical leadership team. Daniel Clair, M.D., world-renowned vascular surgeon, will join a stellar team of physician leaders. Physician leaders include: ·         Chief Medical Officer: William D. Anderson, III, M.D. ·         Dentistry: James Curtis, Jr., D.M.D. ·         Family and Preventive Medicine: E. J. Mayeaux, Jr., M.D. ·         Medicine:…
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First Care moves to new location near Two Notch-I 77 interchange

First Care has moved from its Decker Boulevard location to 115 Blarney Dr., Suite 205, about 2 miles away off Two Notch Road, near the I-77 intersection. First Care, a walk-in medical care practice with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. No appointments are required at this…
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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Class at the Lourie Center

Tai Chi is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness or stamina and muscular strength, thereby helping to prevent falls and to improve flexibility and balance. Tai Chi is a form of martial arts that involves low impact and slow, controlled movements. The Lourie Center is offering a twelve-week program specifically created to prevent falls and enhance…
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