“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that answer is community”-Dorothy DayLiving through a pandemic has not been my idea of fun.In the early days of the virus, streets were empty, people were ordered to stay home, wear gloves or masks if they went out in public, and wash…

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Nearly a quarter into 2021, I feel it is important to take a step back, see where we have been, and re-address some things. Our journey began in January with my first exercise of the month article on walking. I want to revisit walking and the importance of this somewhat simple yet powerful a…

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Children’s Trust held its Building Hope for Children Conference on a virtual platform for the first time, and nearly 500 child-serving professionals, home visitors and prevention advocates participated in the biennial event March 23-25. And even though they couldn’t meet face-to-face this ti…

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Pregnant women face many questions. At an event for pregnant women, McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Candice Greenan helped answer a few questions related to concerns some women raised about certain foods – from sushi to ice.

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Florence, SC, - The COVID-19 Vaccine is one way we can build defenses against COVID-19 in our communities. McLeod Health is vaccinating based on national and state guidelines. This advisory is to remind the public of who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine in Phase 1B and what the…

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Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be worrisome, impact reproductive health or have other serious consequences. Treating the condition will help you maintain your quality of life.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Beginning today, all nursing homes and assisted living facilities in South Carolina are required to offer outdoor and/or indoor visitation, with few exceptions, based on new guidelines released by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Thes…

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Until early in the 21st Century, one in three women were dying of heart disease. They went to the doctor later, were sicker and were more likely to die than men.

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Endometriosis – when the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the pelvis – can be painful, even dangerous, if left untreated. McLeod Gynecologist Dr. J. Michael Davidson describes a robot-assisted surgical approach to treating endometriosis. Click here to see the interview with Dr. J. Mic…

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Once a cesarean section, always a cesarean section. That was the standard thinking for pregnant women years ago, but that standard has changed.

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Although hip replacement surgery with the incision from the front has been around for a while, this so-called anterior approach has become increasingly popular. McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Walsh explains two basic approaches to hip joint replacement and a main advantage of the …

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms.  CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classroom setti…

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PLEASE help us spread the word! MUSC is happy to announce that we have vaccines available tomorrow at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center.  We  appreciate you sharing this announcement with your friends and families. Please see the ways you can contact us above for addditional details and to…

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Horry County, S.C. March 11, 2021 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Acline Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC, was damaged by a fire this morning. The Red Cross is helping two peopleby providing financial assistance for immediate needs such as …

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Columbia, SC -  The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA), in partnership with the National Guard, has published an online resource to help businesses, community groups, faith-based organizations and other potential partners plan and implement successful, efficient vaccination events.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for Americans who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people can gather safely in small groups without masks, according to the recommendations."It's important to bear in mind this advice about gathering wi…

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Coastal Carolina University is hosting its annual Wellness Week from March 15-19. Sponsored by the LiveWell Office and the partners of the CCU Wellness Coalition, the week is designed to promote the nine dimensions of wellness – physical, emotional, social, financial, occupational, cultural,…

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Columbia, SC – As the state's frontline healthcare workers continue to lead the response to COVID-19, Governor Henry McMaster is honoring South Carolina's hospitals for serving as a national model for advancing quality and safety in patient care. In recognition of the work the state's hospit…

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A startling statistic shows a whopping 50 percent of those ages 25-40 do not have an established primary care provider. In recent years, millennials have been drawn to walk-in clinics for sick visits instead of developing a traditional relationship with a provider. This has forced the health…

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When or why would my daughter need to start seeing a Women’s Health provider? This is a very intense and personal question for me too! Not only am I a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, but I have a 10 year old daughter who thinks she is entering womanhood far sooner than I would like to thi…

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Almost a quarter into 2021, I feel it is important to take a step back, see where we have been, and re-address some things. Our journey began in January with walking. I want to revisit walking and the importance of this somewhat simple yet powerful activity.Walking is an activity accessible …

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As South Carolina’s State Child Advocate and director of the S.C. Department of Children’s Advocacy (DCA), Amanda Whittle serves as a champion for accountability and service to improve outcomes for children served by nine state agencies. The department is an important partner in removing bar…

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A team of pediatric subspecialists at McLeod cares for critical illnesses in children – from those babies are born with to those that children can acquire, such as the COVID-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).“Some things we’ve seen over the last few months are fai…

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Constipation can cause issues with bowel movements in as many as 30 percent of children. It's a common concern for many parents.Most often, constipation affects children of preschool-age, but it also can occur in older children. No common cause or medical condition consistently contributes t…

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Neuroscience is a medical phrase that’s not as well-known as others.  Basically, it deals with issues of the brain and nervous system. McLeod Neurosurgeon Dr. William Naso explains the benefits of a strong Neurosciences Program.Here are key points from Dr. Naso’s comments:The benefit of the …

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Public Health Officials Unveil Plans for All Vaccination PhasesCOLUMBIA, SC— Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Mo…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina hit a historical milestone this week as more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the state. As of today, a total of 1,003,558 Pfizer and Moderna first and second doses have been given.

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library presents a two-part virtual tea program that includes The Charleston Tea Plantation: Exploring the World of Tea, presented by the Bigelow Tea Company. The video explores the history of tea, as well as the early years of growing tea on Wadmalaw Isl…

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Sally was 41 when she started noticing changes in her bathroom habits. It only happened a couple of times a week, but she would find herself suddenly needing to go. She’d often race to the bathroom upon arriving home from an afternoon out, hobbling her way to the door, desperate to make it b…

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Today, I signed CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)’s COVID-19 vaccine and its use in people age 18 and older.This official CDC recommendation — which follows Saturday’s FDA de…

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Thanks to improved surgical approaches, pain management and pre-surgical preparation, the recovery from a knee joint replacement is very different from a few years ago. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Thomas DiStefano offers a picture of what the knee joint replacement patient can expect af…

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During National Parent Leadership Month in February, parents in the Strengthening Families Program step up in their communities to provide guidance and support for their peers.