Prisma Health Blog

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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Gun safety for parents

The safest home for a child is a home without a gun. Every day, 78 children, teens and young adults are injured or killed by guns in the U.S. If...
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Opening doors to sport for those with disabilities

UCAN (Upstate Community Ability Network) was established in 1999 as a Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital program and has been providing adaptive sporting opportunities ever since. The goal of UCAN...
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Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

As a result of stroke, a person may experience a range of new difficulties with skills like walking, range of motion and everyday living activities including eating, going to the...
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HPV vaccine: What you need to know

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. This virus can cause cancers of the mouth, throat, anus and genitals and is transmitted through sexual activity. There are more than 30,000 cases of...
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What is telestroke?

Telestroke services are now an essential part of operations for any Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) like Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. In these types of situations, a stroke neurologist performs...
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Summer travel safety tips

Many families count Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer! Summertime brings much excitement to families. Schools are let out, vacations are planned, and oftentimes with this, road travel!...
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Stroke prevention and “secondary prevention”

Within the last 25 years, many significant and paradigm-shifting strides have been made in acute stroke care. These breakthroughs have made a major difference in the lives of patients and...
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Sun protection … for your eyes!

Welcome, spring and summer sun! Welcome, warm weather sports, gardening, boating and pools. And welcome, oxidative stress to the retinal pigment epithelium and cyclobutane-pyrimidine dimers in our DNA. Wait. What...
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