Prisma Health Blog

Stroke and aneurysm: What you need to know

Acute Ischemic Stroke An acute ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery that brings blood to the brain. Deprived of oxygen and nutrients, the brain cells start...
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What you need to know about pacemakers

When your heart’s natural pacemaker is not working properly, it may need help. A small electronic pacemaker can be placed inside your body to help your heart keep a steady...
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Stroke in the African American community

Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. In South Carolina, African Americans are 43 percent more likely to die from stroke than Caucasians. Young...
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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...
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Immunizations: Keeping your child safe

The safety and efficacy of vaccines has been the subject of a lot of discussion in the news media, especially in light of recent measles outbreaks. Measles is not a...
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What is a Comprehensive Stroke Center?

Physician Author: Quill Turk, DO Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of adult disability. When a stroke happens, every minute...
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Know before you go: Colonoscopy

For a look at what happens before, during and after a colonoscopy, check out this video with Cedrek McFadden, MD, a colorectal surgeon with Prisma Health. Video summary: There are...
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Advantages of dermaplaning

One of the most popular treatments for hair removal options today is dermaplaning, which is performed using a scalpel to manually exfoliate dead skin cells from the face. Dermaplaning is...
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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...
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Sun safety for kids

Summer will be here before you know it! Parents and children alike are ready to spend their days outside – swimming, playing on the beach, picnicking at the lake or...
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Difficult conversations: Aging with grace and accepting the new you

Everything changes – the old neighborhood where we grew up, our work setting, our goals, technology, the people around us – and we change as well. The world around us...
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Microneedling: A fast and painless anti-aging treatment

Finally, there is an advanced treatment for anti-aging that doesn’t require you to hunker down in your home for a week to avoid seeing people. And it’s painless, so you...
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