Health News

Last beam placed at top of new patient care tower

Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion project reached an important milestone November 9 with a topping out ceremony. This significant event occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. The top [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Palmetto Health recruiting for advisory council

Palmetto Health Patient and Family Advisory Council now is accepting applications. The council is a partnership among health care practitioners, patients and families that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance the quality and safety [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Lex Med to host free pulmonary hypertension lecture November 13

Lexington Medical Center will host a free physician lecture on pulmonary hypertension inside the Michael J. Biediger Auditorium at 2728 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia November 13 at 6 pm. Pulmonary hypertension is a disease [...]

By |November 5th, 2017|Events, Health|0 Comments

Leeza Care Connection Programs

EDUCATION PROGRAMS November 4, from 8:30 am - 3 pm Caregiver Conference: Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade The Caregiver Coalition of the Midlands is holding its FREE annual caregiver conference at the EdVenture Museum, [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Events, Health|0 Comments

EMS employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees are visibly demonstrating their support for breast cancer awareness this month by voluntarily buying specially designed t-shirts. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign to [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Therapy dog celebrates service anniversary

When 2-year-old yellow lab and golden retriever mix, Chiver, was selected to help motivate children to focus on therapy a year ago, the Children’s Outpatient Physical and Specialty Therapy team could not imagine the huge [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Health, Non Profit|0 Comments

Palmetto Health participating in drug take back October 28

As part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 28, 10 am–2 pm, Palmetto Health, as a member of the Midlands Regional Trauma Advisory Committee, encourages community members to drop off expired, unused and [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Events, Health|0 Comments

Palmetto Health offers Halloween safety tips

The candy aisles are stocked and the jack-o’-lanterns illuminated, reminding us that Halloween is just around the corner. While children eagerly plan their Halloween costumes, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers parents tips for a fun [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Hospital provides tips for helping kids cope with tragic events

Dr. Robin Welsh Your child saw a frightening story on the evening news. How do you respond to your child’s questions? According to Robin Welsh, M.D., Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s child and adolescent [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Evening temperatures drop, mosquitoes still pose a threat

Residents and business owners are reminded to practice mosquito safety methods as health officials report an increase in the number of mosquitos infected with West Nile virus this year. “We encourage citizens to take personal [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Government, Health|0 Comments