Prisma Health Blog

Blood in your urine? Here’s what you need to know

Blood in the urine is referred to as hematuria. This condition is broken up into two different categories: microscopic hematuria and gross hematuria. Microscopic hematuria is blood in your urine...
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Lifesaving advances in pediatric cardiology

Throughout history, there have been a number of advances that have helped prolong the lifespan of infants and children with congenital heart disease. What would have been fatal as little...
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Q: How can I improve wrinkles around my mouth?

A community member wrote in to ask about the best way to treat deep wrinkles around her mouth. Licensed medical aeshtetician Melissa Owens, with Prisma Health’s Carolina Plastic Surgery &...
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The evolution of cardiac rehabilitation

Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. The original medical description of this condition was noted in the late 1700’s. Soon...
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Child safety seats: Why rear-facing is so important

“Rear facing or not rear facing, that is the question” is an obvious referral to Hamlet. However, the referral goes beyond merely words. In this scene, Hamlet is contemplating suicide...
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Strength training: Why and how

Strength training refers to a type of exercise in which resistance is used to cause muscles to contract and strengthen. Performed properly, strength training can … Increase muscle strength and...
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Skin removal surgery: What you need to know

People who accomplish weight loss of 100 pounds or more – whether surgically or not – achieve a significant milestone in improving their long-term health. But they often discover an...
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Care for illness and injury: A quick guide for parents

Having a kid of any age comes with its fair share of bumps and bruises. Occasionally, an injury will warrant a visit to the Emergency Department (ED), while others may...
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Prisma Health–Upstate announces visitor restrictions due to flu

Due to a significant increase in flu activity, individuals 18 years of age or younger are asked not to visit with patients in any Prisma Health–Upstate facility. In addition, visitors...
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They didn’t know what to name their baby – then this happened

Andrea Smith and Brian Allen were having trouble settling on a name for the baby girl they were expecting in July of 2018 – their fifth child. They had been...
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Has aging hit your skin hard? Hit back!

With everyone posting the “How hard did aging hit you?” challenge on social media, you might be thinking more than usual about how your skin has aged. Here are three...
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What medicines are safe to take during pregnancy?

When painful and uncomfortable symptoms strike during pregnancy, it can feel like a bit of a guessing game figuring out what medicines can safely be taken. Here is a list...
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