Prisma Health Blog

What medicines are safe to take during pregnancy?

When painful and uncomfortable symptoms strike during pregnancy, it can feel like a bit of a guessing game figuring out what medicines can safely be taken. Here is a list...
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How to help your kids (and yourself) be more active

In recent years, children and their families have become more inactive. Watching TV, playing video games, using computers and talking on the phone have gained Was this Helpful ? Yes ...
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Winter skin care tips

For many people, the cold days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands and feet....
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Celebrating the holidays when a loved one has dementia

Celebrating the holidays can involve a whirlwind of shopping, decorating, baking, meal preparation and visits with family and friends. It can be overwhelming and exhausting for anyone—but just imagine navigating...
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Migraine or tension headache? What you need to know

Nearly everyone will experience at least one headache in his or her life. The most common type of headache is called a tension headache. This type of headache generally is...
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The most wonderful time of the year?

The holiday season is in full force. Menus are being planned for Christmas meals and parties. Our homes and shopping centers are decorated. Many folks are preparing for gatherings of...
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New drug shows promise for some cancer types

While doctors most often receive information about new drugs from their professional societies and pharmaceutical representatives, every now and then, we get blind-sided. Such was the case recently with an...
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Six fitness equipment essentials for home workouts

Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. Often times, the simplest methods of movement—such as walking, jogging, and performing equipment-free bodyweight exercises—can be the most beneficial means of getting and staying...
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Text HELLO … The reply could be the best holiday gift

Finding resources for patients is an ongoing practice for licensed professional counselors. These resources may include listings of community based support groups (e.g., AA/NA/Celebrate Recovery, SMART Recovery meetings) or after-hours...
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E-cigarettes: Not so harmless

During the first half of the 20th century, traditional cigarettes became a phenomenon, with about 51% of men and 33% of women smoking, according to the American Lung Association. Was...
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High-dose flu vaccine = greater protection for seniors

It’s flu season, and if you’re a senior 65 or older, you’ll most likely receive a higher-dose version of the traditional flu vaccine. Known as Fluzone High-Dose vaccine, the newer...
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Robotic surgery is improving outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. At Greenville Health System, robot-assisted surgery is changing the way doctors...
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