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Medicine has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. Communication and the way we get our healthcare information have changed as well, which is why GHS has launched a new blog called Inside GHS.
Subtitled “finding and telling stories inside GHS,” the blog will give consumers access to behind-the-scenes information, consumer advice and local medical perspective on national news.

Prisma Health nurses bring home the gold

This year, 12 Prisma Health nurses received a Palmetto Gold award. The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program is a subcommittee of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation that recognizes only 100 nurses in our state annually who show excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession. Prisma Health is proud to congratulate its...
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The difference between burnout and wellness

Burnout numbers among healthcare providers are at shockingly high levels and seem to be climbing every year. Because of the prevalence and expense of this burnout, research has been performed about ways to improve individual resilience to burnout. Personally, I prefer to frame the discussion with wellness. I describe wellness in terms of “buckets” (although...
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New blood pressure guidelines encourage lifestyle modifications sooner

Recently, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology jointly released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure.
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A reflection of thanks from Fertility Center of the Carolinas

Given that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it is an appropriate time for us at the Fertility Center of the Carolinas to reflect on that for which we are thankful.
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Kicking off a new season of Girls on the Run

Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System’s Girls on the Run (GOTR) Spring 2017 season begins next week! We have site locations in Greenville, Laurens and Pickens counties. Scholarships are available and offered in the online registration application at ghs.org/girlsontherun! Hurry, online registration will close Feb. 27. The mission of Girls on the Run (GOTR) is to...
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Eating disorders don’t discriminate

I started working with eating disorders back in the mid-1990’s, in my role as a psychiatrist at a university. I saw many young women suffering from anorexia and/or bulimia. I quickly learned that a single, lone provider has very little ability to make changes in this illness. My university formed a team called ‘Solutions’ that included...
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A chili recipe approved by a doc

A team of Prisma Health providers recently participated in the “So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off,” a fundraiser for the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind. Troy Beavers, MD, a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates–Spartanburg, developed the recipe for the team’s green chili, which could be a winner if you’re still developing...
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The Face of Lung Cancer—Or Lack of One

Many perceive lung cancer as a “smokers’ disease” or have in their mind the “type” of individual that gets this diagnosis. However, this is a myth—or maybe because cancer is so scary, it’s a way to manage the anxiety we all have about it. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of...
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Medical, surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus, causing symptoms or complications that adversely affect an individual’s well-being. Reflux is among the most common conditions affecting adults in the United States. More than 60% of Americans have reflux symptoms at some point and nearly 10% have daily symptoms....
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Information to know about chemical peels

Every aesthetician has a favorite procedure. When a procedure impresses us, it is because we have seen the results and know it works. Sun damage, dark spots, melasma, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne are some common issues clients have with their skin. While there are many approaches to combating these skin conditions, chemical peels...
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