Prisma Health Blog

Lifelong care for a lifelong condition

Vaniesha McFadden and her newborn baby daughter have a lot in common. Mothers and daughters often do, but this duo both share a diagnosis of sickle cell disease (SCD). And...
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teen vaping smoking an e-cigarette

Teens and vaping: What parents can do

While adolescent use of tobacco has steadily declined over the past five decades, e-cigarettes are threatening to snare a new generation with nicotine addiction. In 2018, more than 1 in...
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Achieve your best health with FUN ways to exercise

If it’s not fun, why do it? While that might be a bit of an overstatement, it’s not far off the attitude we take toward various aspects of life. We...
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Summer, salt and sun

There is a true story that gets circulated among those interested in wilderness medicine of three elderly women who set out on a guided trip down the Colorado river in...
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Acne and adolescents

More than 80% of teenagers experience acne. The bad news is that there is no cure. The good news is that it usually clears up as your teen gets older....
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Spiders in the Upstate: What you need to know

If you’re about my age, there’s a good chance you grew up having seen the classic horror movie “Arachnophobia.”  There may exist some natural enmity between eight-legged creatures and humans,...
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Reading builds strong brains

Literacy – the ability to read and write – is an invaluable skill that affects countless aspects of our day-to-day lives. Strong literacy skills improve informed decision-making, participation in community...
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Heat illness for the weekend warrior

The Upstate of South Carolina and the surrounding areas are full of unlimited outdoor activities for athletes of all varieties. During the summer, the heat can be intense, but this...
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When ‘adulting’ involves a cancer diagnosis

When one hears the terms “adolescent” and “young adult,” several things may come to mind. You may think about those in high school or college. Maybe you think about that...
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‘The smile we were meant to love’

On August 31, 2016 we welcomed our firstborn son, Grant Hugh Edwards. We had all of the first-time parent nerves, but with an extra dose of angst and concern, as...
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Is gluten-free right for your child?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Nearly 30% of Americans try to avoid gluten, and some stores have entire sections dedicated to gluten-free products. But are...
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Therapy takes on a different look at SeniorCare PACE

Modern medicine continues to advance at a rapid pace in an effort to help people enjoy longer, healthier lives. But sometimes, health benefits can be gained in unexpected ways –...
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