On Friday, June 4, 2021, three Morris College Biology students reported to Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga. for their 10-week summer research internship. In preparation for completing the internship, the students attended a two-hour virtual orientation boot camp on Thursday, June 3…

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Do you feel like you are constantly reaching for a tissue because of a persistent dripping or stuffy nose? You don't need to live with this annoyance anymore. A new targeted treatment is available called nasal cryotherapy. This treatment uses intense cooling to help people with chronic rhini…

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Break out the flipflops and sunscreen people! June days are here to stay. Sunshine and good times are rolling out, but that doesn’t mean wellness and activity should stop. This month I want us to dive deep into a hidden gem: the bridge.The bridge is a fantastic movement to help strengthen th…

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As excited as we were to host a successful, in-person event, I think that the ArtFields Team needed some time to catch our breath and reflect on the experience.

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“The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for everyone 12 and older,” says Dr. Benjamin. “Originally, it was only for individuals age 16 and older, but now the recommendation has been dropped to include the 12-to-15-year age range. Moderna is still for those 18 years of age or older, as is J…

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FLORENCE — Rapid growth continues to the be main item on Francis Marion University’s agenda as was apparent from University President Dr. Fred Carter’s report to the trustees at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting on the FMU campus.

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To help promote public awareness around strokes in the United States and its prevention, the month of May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Stroke Association, each year, nearly 795,000 people in the U.S. suffer from a stroke. A stroke occurs in an i…

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The conditions of cardiac arrest or a heart attack are often confused, although both deal with the heart. McLeod Cardiologist Dr. Alan Blaker, Jr., explains the difference and what to do if you find someone in cardiac arrest.

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“I’m just pouring from an empty cup.” This widespread feeling continues to be shared among adults as they reemerge from a year defined by loss, routine changes, stress and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on everyone, but adults connected to infants and young children have th…

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Early this spring, I was honored to be chosen as the next Chief Executive Officer for Harvest Hope. After previously serving on the Board since 2015, I know what big shoes I am stepping in to fill. Throughout my volunteer time with Harvest Hope, it was incredible to watch the team serve thei…

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The average age for a man having a heart attack in the United States is 65 so there is no need to worry about heart problems until you reach age 65.

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Menopause is part of the process of aging for most women. McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Chelsea Hughes offers this information to help you better understand this phase of a woman’s life.

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Lake City, SC - The Lake City ArtFields Collective is proud to announce winners of the 9th annual ArtFields event held April 23-May 1. Each year, thousands attend the event to view artwork from Southeastern artists on display all around downtown Lake City. From renovated warehouses to boutiq…

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A celebration of Coastal Carolina University is now on full view in downtown Conway, as the murals of Teal Alley are complete and open to the public. The task of creating the murals was taken on by Yvette Arendt, assistant professor in visual arts, and her students during the spring semester…

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Deep breath in … Exhale … Ahhh … May is in the air! The pollen is dissipating, and the ever-trusted hot South Carolina days are beginning to emerge. We have been on quite a journey of foundational work these first few months of 2021. The next building block is a tried and true, full-body mov…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) applauds South Carolina’s nurses during National Nurses Week, which begins May 6.

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The Elizabeth Pettigrew Durant Children’s Center hosted a dedication ceremony on Sunday to celebrate the community support that has made possible the Center at 411 N. Salem Ave., which serves residents in the state’s third judicial circuit. 

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In the 1970s, Butch Presson decided to take advantage of the GI Bill based on his service in the United States Navy. Presson decided to enroll in the Environmental Engineering Technology program at what was then Sumter Area Technical College – now Central Carolina Technical College.

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A golden rule of lawn care is to only remove one-third of the grass blade during each mowing event. This means if you maintain the grass at a mowing height of two inches, the grass should be mowed when it is three inches tall. The blades of the grass are the only parts of the grass plant tha…

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Francis Marion University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a nationwide honor society which recognizes superior academic achievement regardless of field of study, inducted 30 new members at its annual induction ceremony Thursday night in the Chapman Auditorium on the FMU campus.

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Francis Marion University’s Office of the Provost recently announced the promotion of 32 faculty members, following action by FMU President Dr. Fred Carter.

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Intuitive eating is an eating method that has been studied for quite some time now. Some people may not have realized that they have been practicing intuitive eating most of their lives until they come across this term. Intuitive eating is an evidenced-based, mind-body health approach that f…

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The abuse and neglect of our children is one of the most gut-wrenching topics that our society has to deal with. Children, our most precious resource for the future and our most vulnerable group of people, deserve our protection. Actually, they deserve our constant and absolute efforts. The …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is releasing an updated Auto Guide for Consumers. From financing to fees to scams, the process can…

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In the 20 years that I’ve been doing orthopedics, I’ve had the opportunity to see thousands of fractures. One of the things that I have not seen consistently is adequate attention toward fracture prevention by focusing on osteoporosis.

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Fertilizing the lawn is a great way to improve its quality and is one component of turfgrass maintenance required to have a thick, lush stand of turf. How much fertilizer to use depends on the turf species. Bermudagrass has a high nitrogen requirement, and if it doesn’t receive enough nitrog…