Category: Health

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Smart ways to fuel kids this summer: Pediatrician-approved solutions with essential nutrients for active kids

Pediatrician-approved solutions with essential nutrients for active kids Family Features Parents may be wondering how to ensure their children are staying hydrated, maintaining healthy diets and getting the nutrients they need during the summer months. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the reality is one...

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Please don’t meet us by accident this summer

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN “Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” Summer arrives is here and with it comes warmer weather. As a consequence, we as a trauma family tend to see more injuries related to personal recreational vehicles – dirt bikes, ATVs, golf carts and personal watercraft. Many of the injuries we see...

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SRHS asks visitors to stay away

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is requesting that, for the health of our patients and community, visitors voluntarily stay away from the hospital. The healthcare system requests this as a precaution against the spread of influenza, and for everyone’s health and safety. “Our goal is to have friends and family make appropriate and informed decisions,” said...

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InvestSouth acquired Interim HealthCare

InvestSouth, LLC acquired Interim HealthCare, Inc., in a transaction of the Greenville companies effective Jan. 1. Interim HealthCare and Hospice is a provider for individualized home care. The business provides a variety of services in home health, hospice and personal care across six upstate South Carolina counties. The company’s name will evolve to become Interim...

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Navigating The Journey new initiative for Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of Greenville County is hosting a new educational series – Navigating The Journey. This is a 6-week ongoing series of classes for cancer patients and their caregivers. The classes cover a variety of topics that will be of interest to newly diagnosed patients, as well as those who have been in treatment. Some...

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CPW works overnight on water main break in frigid temperatures

Greer Commission of Public Works reported three water main breaks within its system Tuesday and work was being continued overnight. Water was turned off on Pelham Street (210-319) and East James Street (100-125) and a boil water advisory was announced at 10:15 p.m. for impacted customers. Water was scheduled to be off 4-6 hours according...

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Greenville, Spartanburg welcome first babies of 2018

Colt Reid Hudson was born at 2:23 a.m. to become Greenville County’s first baby for 2018. Colt weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital. He was delivered by C-section by his uncle, obstetrician Dr. Mark Moore who was on call. Colt’s mom, Kristen Gault, 30, and his dad,...

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Boost your brain and maximize your memory with these easy tips

Feeling forgetful? Don’t fret. While we all have moments where it is hard to remember things, there are steps you can take to protect your mind and strengthen your memory. Working out your brain is similar to working out your body – the more you train, the stronger the muscle will become. The health experts...

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First White Coat ceremony for NGU PA students

By JIM FAIR Editor The North Greenville University Physician Assistant (PA) medicine students began an academic tradition Friday at the Graduate School of Health Science at the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer. The school held its first white coat ceremony for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies students at Suber Road Baptist Church...

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Virgil Cannon treated everybody the same – like family

By JIM FAIR Editor Virgil Cannon was a caring man with a large extended family that included his many employees and customers at Cannon’s Restaurant. Cannon hired teenaged boys as car hops. They eventually worked their way into his wait or kitchen staff. His restaurant was a sanctuary after school and it became a place...