Prisma Health Blog

Keep mosquitoes at bay with these tips

Summer may be over, but mosquito populations are still high in the Upstate. I urge you to take commonsense precautions to help keep you and your family members safe from...
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Digital media and ADHD

Does your teen seem tethered to her phone? Is he up until all hours playing video games? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows that most teens have access to...
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Cancer Support Community celebrates five years of connecting survivors

For the past three years, I have driven 45 minutes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from my home in Laurens to Greenville Memorial Hospital. It’s not for work. It’s for...
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Preventing falls is key to independence for seniors

At GHS Senior Care, our goal is to help frail seniors remain in their own homes and communities and avoid nursing home placement. Unfortunately, a fall can complicate these efforts...
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Think twice before using a walker for your baby

Watching your child take his or her first steps can be one of the most exciting times for a family. As babies learn how to walk, many families purchase walkers...
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Insect bites and poisonous plants: A guide for parents

For kids, outdoor fun often includes not-so-fun things like cuts, ticks, poison ivy and infected bug bites. Luckily, you can easily prevent or treat these conditions if you are prepared....
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GHS readies as Hurricane Florence moves inland

Greenville Health System is working hard to make sure that our patients and staff are protected as Hurricane Florence continues inland. Our 24-hour emergency operations center is closely monitoring the...
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10 things you should do to prepare for an emergency

This content originally appeared on Flourish, a blog owned by Palmetto Health. Used with permission Making sure you have bottled water and bread is important during an emergency, but there are...
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Healthy snack ideas for kids (and adults!)

When the kids roll in from school, often the first words out of their mouths are, “I’m hungry!” So what’s a parent to do when it comes to balancing hearty...
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Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly: What is it?

September is National PACE month! But what exactly is PACE? It stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, and it’s a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps frail...
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When brain cancer changes your life

My brain is no longer whole, but I am better for it. If anyone had told me seven years ago that I would be diagnosed with brain cancer and would...
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Can women enjoy sex without pain after cancer?

*NOTE: This content is intended for adults who have experienced cancer and may not be appropriate for children. Sexual problems are one of the most common, lingering side effects of...
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