Each year among our many submissions, we often find submissions that haven’t adhered to the Artists’ Rules as listed. We want each artist’s submission to move forward to judging and are offering the commonly seen disqualifications below. Please read the full rules here on our Prizes and Rule…

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Today’s cancer patient has a team of experts with a broad range of treatments available to them. McLeod Cancer Specialist Donny Huynh, MD, explains the many options.

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Ahhh, September! We have made it! The brutal heat of August is behind us, and we move into, hopefully, cooler times. This can be a huge encouragement to get out and get active!For September, let’s look at a very special lower-body exercise that helps increase leg stability and improve balanc…

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Historically, men have been hesitant to seek medical attention when something seems wrong with their health. Additionally, men aren't as likely as women to have preventive screenings and checkups with their health care provider. This is a problem because early detection of a medical issue is…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Coker University Wrestling Coach Derrick Nelson recently welcomed the Wrestlers in Business Network to campus, as the university officially kicked off a partnership with the non-profit organization.Nelson and WIBN's David Fallon toured Coker's athletic facilities and explore…

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HARTSVILLE, SC ( -- Dr. Peter Gloviczki, Associate Professor of Communication at Coker University, spoke at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference earlier this summer. 

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FLORENCE, S.C. - HopeHealth welcomes Veronica Ridpath, DO, to the Behavioral Health team at the Medical Plaza in Florence.  

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth welcomes Amanda Coker Burnette, MD, to the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence.  

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“This is a fascinating topic, but we are not talking about that time in high school when your girlfriend broke up with you and you moped around for a week or two,” says McLeod Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Fred Krainin. “The Broken Heart Syndrome that I’m talking about is a real clinical e…

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Today, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announced that it will again enforce the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Order requiring the use of face coverings by students and staff on state-owned and operated school buses. All South Carolina public school districts must be in …

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Francis Marion University is excited to announce the creation of the Darla Moore Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of the Darla Moore Foundation.

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Did anyone ever tell you not to cross your eyes because they might stick? Is that true?Learn the facts about this and other common eye health myths:Myth: Reading in poor light will hurt your eyes.Fact: Before the invention of electric light, most nighttime reading and other work was done by …

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As we age, our bodies wear down and become easier to injure. While a tumble in the kitchen in our 20s or 30s can be painful (and maybe a little embarrassing), the same fall for a senior living alone can be devastating, potentially leading to declining health, loss of independence, or worse –…

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Cancer patients often feel tired physically, mentally and emotionally. This is not surprising given the struggle and stress of testing, surgery, radiation therapy and the attack of chemotherapy on cancer cells.

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Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine so you can make an informed decision to get vaccinated with confidence. Every time a person is vaccinated, we get closer to bringing the pandemic to an end.

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FLORENCE, S.C.  – The articulation agreement between Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) and Francis Marion University (FMU) now includes FDTC’s Business and Network Systems Management (NSM) students.FDTC students who earn an Associate in Applied Sciences through the Marketing, Mana…

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FLORENCE, S.C. – Sonda Jett-Clair of HopeHealth’s Diabetes and Nutrition Institute team has been recognized by the South Carolina Public Health Association as the Lifestyle Change Coach of the Year. The award is presented by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control e…

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The body’s response to a stressful event is simple. Adrenalin kicks in. Heart rate accelerates. Blood pressure rises. It’s the perfect preparation to fight or flee. However, sustained stress at work, home or elsewhere can hurt your heart.

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HARTSVILLE, SC -- SC Humanities recently awarded a $10,000 grant to implement the “South Carolina Civil Rights Monument Project” coordinated by Coker University Assistant Professor of Art and sculptor Jasmine Baetz and Coker Assistant Professor of Communication Jennifer Heusel.The Coker facu…

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FLORENCE — Effective August 18, Francis Marion University is requiring that masks or face coverings be worn by everyone – vaccinated and unvaccinated – in indoor, public areas. This policy applies to all campus facilities and includes classrooms, hallways, laboratories, the library, and othe…

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Alataisha Dickson, Coker University's human resources coordinator at Coker University, is one of 13 College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) members selected to participate in the 2021-22 CUPA-HR Wildfire program.The program is a 12-month leadership devel…

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That's right... the iHope counseling ministry is officially 4 years old!The Lord has brought a lot of healing in four years.In fact, everything that has happened in these four years has been from God! He is ever faithful, ever good.Even before we officially opened our doors, there were month…

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Florence SC  - Effective immediately, Florence-Darlington Technical College will implement a mask mandate for all employees, students and visitors, according to Interim President Ed Bethea. Regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status, masks will be required indoors, except in private offices o…

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—the Nation’s Largest Philanthropy Focused on Health and Equity—Provides Seed FundingSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — KFF will expand its Kaiser Health News (KHN) operation and health journalism across the South with $2.3 million in funding from the Robert Wood Johnson F…

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As families prepare for the start of a new school year, Durant Children’s Center, in partnership with Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, announces the launch of Pee Dee Parent Helpline.

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FLORENCE, SC – August 09, 2021 - McLeod Health welcomes Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist Amaninder Dhaliwal, MD to the medical staff of McLeod Regional Medical Center. Dr. Dhaliwal joins fellow physicians Dr. Deepak Chowdhary, Dr. Terri Jaggers, Dr. Davinderbir Pannu, Dr. Tim Spur…

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FLORENCE, S.C.  - The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Area Commission has selected Dr. Jermaine Ford to serve as the college’s fifth president, effective October 4, 2021. The decision was made after a nationwide search to fill the position vacated by the Interim President Edward…

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HARTSVILLE, SC -- Dr. Cathleen Cuppett, Dean of Digital Learning and Information Technology, has been named to the Blackboard Community Leadership Circle, a prestigious higher education group created by industry leader Blackboard. The Blackboard Community Leadership Circle (CLC) is a small, …

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As families prepare for the start of a new school year, Durant Children’s Center, in partnership with Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, announces the launch of Pee Dee Parent Helpline.