Prisma Health Blog

What to know about research linking GERD medications and kidney disease

Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, were first introduced in the late 1980s revolutionizing the management of peptic ulcer disease.  They remain one of the most commonly prescribed medications today and...
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New Dietary Guidelines Focus Less on Fats, More on Added Sugars

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Agriculture (USDA) have just released dietary guidelines for Americans for 2015 to 2020. The guidelines for added sugars, saturated fats...
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Five simple lifestyle changes that lead to better health

Many of the problems we see daily among our patients can be managed and prevented by implementing simple lifestyle changes into everyday life. These changes can also help decrease the...
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A Vaccine that Can Prevent Cancer

Cancer continues to be one of the greatest health challenges we face in South Carolina, across the nation and around the world. One in three Americans will get cancer in...
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Holiday coping tips for fractured families

Holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances. Throw in a separation or a divorce, and you’ve got ingredients for misery. But child psychiatrist Julius Earle, Jr., MD, has...
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Is a partial knee replacement right for you?

Partial knee replacements are currently in the news after former President George W. Bush recently underwent surgery. This is a positive event because many people aren’t aware that partial knee...
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Vaccines for infants and young children

Last year, around this time, I wrote a blog called Vaccines for your Teenager. In this blog, I want to talk more about the vaccines that help protect infants and...
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Sudden cardiac death in children

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as an abrupt, unexpected death due to a cardiovascular cause. Death typically occurs within minutes to 1 hour of the onset of symptoms. If...
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Planning to run a half marathon?

This is the season when most of us resolve to live healthier by setting our sights on at least one fitness goal. If completing a half marathon is on your...
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What you need to know about the flu

The influenza virus changes every year, which is why it’s difficult for medical professionals like me to predict the severity of each flu season. So, how do we plan for...
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Summer sun safety for kids

Summer is finally here! Families are ready to spend their days outside swimming, playing on the beach, picnicking at the lake or just hanging out together in the yard. With...
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Vaccines for your teenager

When you think of vaccines, do you think of the shots that your little one got starting in infancy? It seems like every checkup comes with shots for a while....
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