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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.

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 GHS 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 the...
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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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Be smart and get a flu shot

It’s that season again. Remember last year when you were afraid to touch the grocery store countertop because the person in front of you placed their slime all over it? Or that time you had to walk behind someone after they were coughing and sneezing all over the place? Studies have shown that the flu...
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Is obesity surgery right for me?

Obesity is a disease. In June 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease process, a fact so blatantly obvious that many patients who suffer from obesity were not surprised in the least. In South Carolina, the obesity rate is close to 30% of the population, which translates to roughly 1.4 million citizens...
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