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South Carolina ETV, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina Center for Civil Rights History & Research and University South Caroliniana Society will host a special community event exploring the lives and suffrage work of the Rollin sisters of South Carolina.…

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Columbia, SC – Prisma Health Patewood Hospital’s Annie Trout has been named the 2021 Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award Winner for her unwavering commitment to healthcare quality and patient safety. This statewide recognition is awarded annually by SCHA to a South Carolina hospital leader w…

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Columbia, South Carolina – November 10, 2021) The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is pleased to announce that our newly revamped Zero Harm Awards program will recognize 58 SC hospitals who collectively won 223 Certified Zero Harm awards for clinical safety this year. Despite the c…

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SC Humanities is pleased to announce an opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in or pursuing a masters degree in a humanities discipline. Through the SC Humanities Student Scholarships, SC Humanities seeks to encourage students to explore humanities fields as th…

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HARTSVILLE, SC -- The South Carolina Dance Association recently named Coker University alumna Allie (Flagg) Stack its Dance Teacher of the Year.Stack, who graduated from Coker in the spring of 2017, was recognized for her outstanding work developing and growing the dance programs in Spartanb…

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We’re one month into our annual call to artists and we’re so thrilled to be sharing the opportunity to participate in ArtFields 2022! Although we normally get to hit the road and see y’all in person, it’s still exciting to be connecting via social media, Zoom, and other platforms. We can’t w…

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Florence 1 Schools has introduced a brand-new economics course this school year, becoming the first K-12 school district in the state to offer it. The district was able to introduce the course thanks, in part, to a grant from The School Foundation.

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FLORENCE — MUSC Health Florence Medical Center has named Jason Cox as the new Chief Operating Officer. “I am pleased to announce that Jason Cox has been named COO for the MUSC Health Florence Division. In this role, Jason will provide support for each hospital, including Florence Medical Cen…

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FLORENCE, SC--For the fourth year in a row, Florence 1 Schools’ graduation rate has surpassed the state’s, according to the newly issued state report card. In 2021 Florence 1 had a 91.2 percent graduation rate, the district’s highest graduation rate ever, compared to the state’s 83.3 percent.

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Children’s Trust held its annual All Sites Assembly for home visiting grantees in a September virtual event.

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The number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has nearly doubled since 2018 – and disparities persist – according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Up from nine states in 2018 and 12 in 2019, the 2020 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that 1…

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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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“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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Preparing for pregnancyTrying to get pregnant? Or would you like to get pregnant in the future?We are here to provide some information on what to expect for your health while you are pregnant. Fortunately, Florence is home to many local resources providing support throughout your pregnancy.P…

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HARTSVILLE, SC - Daniel Allen, a graduate student at Coker University, was honored as the George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship winner by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Allen is currently a student in Coker's Master of Science in Criminal and Social Justice Policy program. He was initiated i…

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KFF’s State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions now includes information on state vaccine and mask mandates and related school policies for the current year, including in-school mask requirements and vaccine mandates for school employees. State Data on Vaccine Mandates and School Policies

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Francis Marion University will kick off their “Universities Studying Slavery” (USS) initiative with a performance by noted poet Glenis Redmond on September 23, 2021. SC Humanities helped support this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

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Women who’ve lost a breast or breasts to cancer now can have their breast rebuilt, using their own tissue.  McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Dustin Eck describes this procedure.

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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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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 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, S.C. – HopeHealth welcomes family nurse practitioner Debbie Garrison, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, to the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence. Garrison serves patients in the Access Hope program.

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Florence, SC - The McLeod Health Board of Trustees has approved a transition to the Epic EHR (electronic health record) system. This transformational move underscores advancements that reflect the McLeod mission of improving health in our communities from the midlands to the coast.

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Florence, SC - The Florence-Darlington County Commission for Technical Education elected new officers at its most recent meeting on Tuesday June 22, 2021.  First Bank Area Executive Paul Seward was elected Chairman of the Commission that oversees Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC). 

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The world has experienced an increased amount of stress, loss, uncertainty, frustration, and disappointment in the past year with COVID-19. This has created a lot of anxiety that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic attacks. As doors continue to re-open, we can be supp…

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Francis Marion University’s dual enrollment numbers have surged heading into the Fall semester, the latest success resulting from a dynamic educational partnership at The Continuum in Lake City.

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Hartsville, S.C.– Professor Natalia Schradle, Assistant Professor of Dance at Coker University, recently completed her MELT Level 1 Instructor Certification, earning her license to teach MELT Level 1 Curriculum in group and one-on-one settings professionally, and to incorporate these techniq…