Prisma Health Blog

Colorectal cancer: It’s not an old person’s disease

Colorectal cancer rates are rising in young people, but symptoms are often ignored. People under 50 may assume symptoms like rectal bleeding are simply related to hemorrhoids and only seek...
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Children and digital media: Tips for parents

Today’s children and teens are surrounded by digital media that influences how they feel, learn, think and behave. Overuse of digital media and screens may place your child or teen...
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Prisma Health has 10 tips to help you spring forward

GREENVILLE, SC – Whether you are springing forward or falling back, the effects of changing the clocks by only an hour during daylight saving time (DST) can be noticeable. On...
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What is a mammogram really like?

As if turning 40 isn’t enough of an annoyance by itself, it comes along with the pressure that I’m supposed to be starting to participate in that female rite of...
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Kids and vaping: What you need to know

A rapid rise in the number of middle and high school students who “vape” is occurring across the United States. What exactly is vaping? It’s the act of inhaling and...
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New FDA regulations on supplements: What do they mean?

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new plan to improve regulation of dietary supplements – the first update in 25 years. In 1994, Congress passed the...
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Blood in your urine? Here’s what you need to know

Blood in the urine is referred to as hematuria. This condition is broken up into two different categories: microscopic hematuria and gross hematuria. Microscopic hematuria is blood in your urine...
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Lifesaving advances in pediatric cardiology

Throughout history, there have been a number of advances that have helped prolong the lifespan of infants and children with congenital heart disease. What would have been fatal as little...
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Q: How can I improve wrinkles around my mouth?

A community member wrote in to ask about the best way to treat deep wrinkles around her mouth. Licensed medical aeshtetician Melissa Owens, with Prisma Health’ss Carolina Plastic Surgery &...
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The evolution of cardiac rehabilitation

Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. The original medical description of this condition was noted in the late 1700’s. Soon...
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Child safety seats: Why rear-facing is so important

“Rear facing or not rear facing, that is the question” is an obvious referral to Hamlet. However, the referral goes beyond merely words. In this scene, Hamlet is contemplating suicide...
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Strength training: Why and how

Strength training refers to a type of exercise in which resistance is used to cause muscles to contract and strengthen. Performed properly, strength training can … Increase muscle strength and...
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