Prisma Health Blog

HPV vaccine: What you need to know

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. This virus can cause cancers of the mouth, throat, anus and genitals and is transmitted through sexual activity. There are more than 30,000 cases of...
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What is telestroke?

Telestroke services are now an essential part of operations for any Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) like Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. In these types of situations, a stroke neurologist performs...
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Summer travel safety tips

Many families count Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer! Summertime brings much excitement to families. Schools are let out, vacations are planned, and oftentimes with this, road travel!...
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Stroke prevention and “secondary prevention”

Within the last 25 years, many significant and paradigm-shifting strides have been made in acute stroke care. These breakthroughs have made a major difference in the lives of patients and...
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Sun protection … for your eyes!

Welcome, spring and summer sun! Welcome, warm weather sports, gardening, boating and pools. And welcome, oxidative stress to the retinal pigment epithelium and cyclobutane-pyrimidine dimers in our DNA. Wait. What...
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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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