Category Archives: Health

Pitner Downtown orthodontics for adults to open in Columbia on March 29

Columbia, SC—March 3, 2016—Dr. Leslie Pitner, owner of Pitner Orthodontics, announces the opening of Pitner Downtown: Orthodontics for Adults at 1201 Main Street in the Capitol Center in downtown Columbia on March 29th, 2016. “More and more adults want to improve their smiles through orthodontic treatment,” said Dr. Pitner. “I see every day the remarkable…
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Edward G. Mintz of Columbia elected President of S.C. Society of Ophthalmology

[caption id="attachment_1664" align="alignleft" width="261"] Edward G. Mintz, MD, PhD[/caption] Columbia, SC – Edward G. Mintz, MD, PhD, has been elected President of the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Mintz is a partner in the Columbia Eye Clinic working primarily out of the clinic’s Lexington location. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia…
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Richland County EMS Honored by State Association for Service to Community

(RICHLAND PIO) – Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was honored by a statewide EMS organization for its multi-faceted approach to community service. At the SC Emergency Medical Services Network Annual Symposium Award Ceremony held recently, Richland County EMS was recognized as the 2015 EMS Large Service of the Year. The County’s EMS staff, part…
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Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips for National Poison Prevention Month

Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and under. Nearly 90 percent of these toxic exposures occur in the home 56 percent involve non-pharmaceutical products such as cosmetics, cleansers, personal care products, plants, pesticides, art supplies, alcohol and toys. Laundry Detergent Packs Recently, laundry detergent pods…
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DHEC advises governments on mosquito control

COLUMBIA, S.C. - With warmer weather approaching, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is advising local governments to take action now to protect communities from mosquito-borne illnesses. The historic flooding in October, coupled with a relatively warm winter, has the potential to boost mosquito populations and the threat of disease. DHEC is…
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Palmetto Health Recognizes March as National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month®. Palmetto Health encourages community members to be proactive in healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Palmetto Health Orthopedic’s registered dietitian nutritionist, Lightsey Jett, provides the following behavioral and cooking tips in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ campaign to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Jett recommends: Slow down…
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Spotts named Physician Practice Administrator for Hartsville, Camden hospitals

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, SC and KershawHealth in Camden, SC, sister hospitals in the Capella/MUSC Health Network, are pleased to announce that Catherine (Casey) Spotts has been named Physician Practice Administrator. An innovative healthcare leader, Spotts will direct operations and financial management for the employed physician practices at both hospitals, including physician…
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Lexington Medical Center Announces Business with Heart Contest

West Columbia, S.C. – Does your business have heart? Tell Lexington Medical Center what you’re doing during February, which is American Heart Month, to encourage heart-healthy living among your employees and customers. Your company or organization could be named a Lexington Medical Center Business with Heart! Businesses and organizations in Richland and Lexington counties can…
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Pain Specialists of Columbia now open in Forest Acres

Pain Specialists of Columbia is now open. Now the quality and service you've come to expect from Dr. Tavel and Dr. Schuyler will be conveniently available to Midlands patients. Our board certified physicians offer comprehensive and convenient pain care at 4 times LESS than expensive surgery centers and hospitals.  Our physicians are experts in the…
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Palmetto Health to sponsor seminar on girls’ sexual development

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is sponsoring Girlology, “Something New About You,” at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Sunday, March 13, 3-5 p.m. Designed for fourth and fifth-graders, the forum for girls and their parents explores questions and issues about sexual development and maturity in a fun and engaging way. Cost is $40 per parent-child pair or…
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