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DHEC needs public health allies like in their corner now more than ever, especially when it comes to combating pervasive myths about vaccines.

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New York, NY — The Academy of American Poets, the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry, has selected three students’ poems to share for the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration on January 20. The three poems were chosen from nearly one thousand poems submitted by students by Pr…

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When a youth experiences puberty too early or their puberty is delayed after most other kids, it can be an embarrassing problem. McLeod Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Deidre Tyson assures parents that these conditions can be treated. Check out the video here.

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All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but did you know it occurs most often in women over 30? Each year, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest female cancers to detect, and it’s highly treatable when found early.

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About half of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get fit, and by the third week of January, the majority give up and then feel like a failure. Want to make a change that will stick this year instead?Changing habits is not an easy thing. Habits include a trigger, an acti…

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If you’re like me, you have been reading and listening nonstop to make sense out the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Amidst all the confusion, there is one thing I know for sure: foundations have a unique role to play in helping us find our future. But first, rather than add my ow…

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Children’s Trust has started a Learning Thursdays series to raise awareness of the valuable work being accomplished in the prevention of child abuse and the promotion of the child well-being. An overview of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is provided every other month followed by lesson…

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Our country is at a critical point in addressing the important issue of climate change. At Duke Energy, we’re taking aggressive action to address this challenge while delivering affordable, reliable, and increasingly clean energy. This is what our customers, communities and stakeholders expe…

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The FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development has four businesses that have completed its one year in the incubator program in the Lake City and Florence location. The businesses in the Lake City incubator are Next Phase Development, LLC, Brown’s Clean Team, LLC, and Streamline Global Media…

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While Americans are having a hard time agreeing on much these days, most everyone was pretty pleased with the multiple rounds of stimulus checks sent out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GREENWOOD, S.C.— Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon 181 students during the University’s 162nd commencement ceremony on December 15, 2020.

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More than 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and some have no idea they have it. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and blindness. If you get a glaucoma test and find treatment early, you can protect your eyes from serious vision loss.

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After a year marked by a global pandemic, social isolation, rising unemployment, and political and social turmoil, an overwhelming majority of Americans are looking forward to a fresh start in 2021. There has been a significant rise in substance misuse, overdoses, and mental health issues ov…

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Sumter, SC — Central Carolina Technical College received six awards from the 8th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards (EDMA), which recognizes the best websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media in higher education. CCTC competed with colleges an…

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President-elect Biden’s new $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal would allow nonprofits to participate in a new loan program and draw from a $3 billion economic development fund, according to a summary document of the plan. It also contains multiple measures that would probably relieve the stress…

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Coastal Carolina University will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration from Jan. 19-25. Themed, “United in Solidarity: Liberation through Personal Action and Community Activism,” this year’s events aim to commemorate King’s legacy and to promote and advance diversity, equity…

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We provide benefits to about one-fifth of the American population and help protect workers, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

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The new year brings new opportunities for employment at Neptune Island Waterpark. Neptune Island is a 6-acre, family-friendly waterpark adventure located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day, the attraction has welcomed over 197,000 visitors in its fi…

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Document Clarifies Protections for Employers and EmployeesUnder the LawWASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved revisions to EEOC’s Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination (“Manual”). The Manual was approved by the Commission on January 15th…

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced immediate openings of critical positions to support the state’s robust COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and other core public health and environmental services. Available positions include nurses, pharmaci…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. –  As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase at record levels in South Carolina, public health officials today announced the state will change its efforts from containment to community mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus. South Carolinians are being …

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Florence, S.C. – In response to the pandemic and in partnership with United Ways across their service area, Duke Energy granted $100,000 to be distributed among the state to assist individuals with utility assistance in hopes of removing barriers, increasing ease of access, and promoting hel…

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February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021 (Rain Date)11:00 am to 1:30 pm$40 per personBelle Baruch enjoyed her property in the winter when camellias were in bloom and the rye grass was flourishing. She grew, propagated, and competed with many varieties of camellias that are still g…

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On Jan. 23, 2020, Centene Corporation acquired WellCare Health Plans, Inc., which included WellCare of South Carolina, a managed care organization (MCO) contracted with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). As a result of this acquisition, WellCare will no long…

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Columbia VA Health Care SystemWm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Office of Public Affairs,6439 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209Email: VHACMSDORNPA@VA.GOVPhone: (803) 776-4000 Ext. 6519/6998 COLUMBIA, S.C. —  The Columbia VA will host a Virtual Veteran’s Town Hall meeting January …