Prisma Health Blog

Dealing with sickle cell disease together

Ky’lanii Gambrell is a typical spunky 3-year-old girl. She enjoys playing with her dolls, running around the park, and spending time with her mother and grandmother. As healthy as she...
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Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Veeral M. Oza, MD Pancreatic cancer is a silent killer and recognizing its symptoms is important. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States approximately 56,000 people will...
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What’s new with the flu?

Flu season, which can last through March, has only just begun. Now is the time to get ready before peak flu activity hits. The flu virus can spread within a...
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Five ways to prevent bladder problems

  While many of us may not think about our bladder often, bladder health is important, especially for women. Some important bladder health facts: Small amounts of bacteria can live...
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Why you should think twice about eating red meat

Recent guidelines published in Annals of Internal Medicine inform adults that there is no reason not to continue consuming red and processed meats at current levels of intake. These recommendations...
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No-shave November: What’s it all about?

You may have noticed in past years the phenomenon of men growing mustaches or full beards during the month of November. Going by various terms, including “Movember” and “No-shave November”,...
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Changes in your breast: Normal or concerning?

Do you know what things to look for when performing a breast self-exam? It can be confusing to check your breasts when you aren’t sure what exactly you’re looking for....
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Bike and ATV safety for kids

There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun and exercise and is a great way for kids to get from point A to point B....
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Breast health blind spots

As we head into October, a cycle of predictable events unfolds. The leaves start to turn, the Clemson University football team revs up its National Championship machine and Breast Cancer...
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Keeping your child safe in the car

Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable death and injury to children in the U.S. Using the appropriate car seat – correctly – decreases the risk of death or serious...
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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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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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