Anil Dhokai, a Multimedia Specialist on the Marketing, Communications and Consumerism team, has won an EMMY for a video he produced about a young patient with cancer who was treated at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Midlands. His video, “Nothing can stop child cancer patient after receiving prosthetic limb,”Continue Reading

Understanding risk factors and symptoms By Dee Griffin Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the body is either unable to produce enough insulin or the body is unable to use the insulin produced. Both conditions cause an elevation in your blood sugar and in the long runContinue Reading

Independence Day is just around the corner, and many people plan to gather for cookouts or shoot off fireworks. Prisma Health wants to make sure you spend this holiday making memories with your loved ones – not treating injuries caused by a fireworks misfire or a burn from a grill.Continue Reading

By Mike DuBose with Dr. David Hurst, DVM In our earlier article, we described how our pets bring us great joy and comfort, along with many physical and mental health benefits. Unfortunately, we will outlive our best friends. Animals leave our lives through a variety of ways such as tragicContinue Reading

Home safety tips and precautions By Dee Griffin As people age, senior citizens may experience mobility and balance issues, making them more prone to falls and other accidents. One of the easiest things you can do to ensure safety at home is to remove tripping hazards. Keep floors clear andContinue Reading

Tyler Sherrill, MBA, has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of MUSC Health’s Midlands Division, effective later summer of 2023. The Midlands Division encompasses MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown, MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Northeast, MUSC Health Fairfield Emergency and Imaging, MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center in Camden,Continue Reading

By Dee Griffin   What if there was a ticking time bomb inside of you and you had NO idea it was there?For some people, this may be true. High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) can be putting you at risk for things such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.Continue Reading

Healthy Learners, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating health barriers to learning for students, delivered South Carolina’s inaugural Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training for Spanish-speaking communities. The evidence-based program equips participants with the necessary skills to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use. AsContinue Reading