The Alzheimer’s Association – South Carolina Chapter is hosting a Rally for Alzheimer’s Treatments June 17 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Columbia. This is one of 50 state rallies taking place during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reverseContinue Reading

By Kate Brighton Ever noticed the best memories or things in life are often found tucked away? Like that little restaurant you found on that favorite trip, tucked behind the shoemakers. Even gold and diamonds are beneath ground tucked into rocks. Irmo is just like one of those gems! InContinue Reading

The public is invited to participate in Columbia’s Go Red for Women community photo op to help and support the women affected by heart disease. This year’s event will be held on National Wear Red Day, this Friday, February 3 at noon. The Go Red for Women movement encourages awarenessContinue Reading

In response to the evolving addiction crisis that is impacting communities throughout South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Director Sara Goldsby and Governor Henry McMaster has announced a new partnership involving the state’s three research universities that will improve the state’s ability toContinue Reading

The Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central SC (OCC) will hold the annual butterfly release for ovarian cancer September 22 at 5:30 pm at the SC State House. The Cathy B. Novinger Butterfly Release for Ovarian Cancer is named for the organization’s founder who lost her life to the disease inContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Following our recent series of finding happiness, we now turn to the darker end of the spectrum. Many of us have personally experienced or witnessed major trauma during our lifetimes that has resulted in unhappiness, traveling down unresolved, very painful roads of suffering, some from childhood orContinue Reading

A new fitness venue is opening in Irmo in April. Kingfisher Strength will offer a resistance training environment for anyone motivated to improve their fitness and strength. The center is designed to appeal to both men and women interested in strengthening themselves both physically and mentally. Kingfisher is the brainchildContinue Reading

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Jan’s Van (The Lexington Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Van) was at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo, SC. Jan’s Van had reserved 19 spaces for ladies to receive a mammogram and because they have had such a great response, Jan’s Van has been scheduled forContinue Reading

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Lexington Medical Center is making changes to its COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites. Effective September 7, the vaccine clinic will move to Brookland Baptist Church, located at 1066 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The vaccine clinic hours will be Monday – Friday fromContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD At your last doctor’s appointment, you likely spent about a fourth of the time actually speaking with your physician and the rest sitting in the waiting room and filling out paperwork, according to Harvard Medical School. With lowered profits due to changes inContinue Reading