Prisma Health Blog

Ten health and wellness tips for college students

Of the many stressors college students face, I believe poor health and nutrition is near the top of the list.  Was this Helpful ? Yes   No
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What you should know about measles

The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed a measles case in South Carolina for the first time in years, making it one of 22 states with...
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Tips for safe carpooling

As a mother of two, I understand the benefits and qualms of carpooling. It’s great that you don’t have to always rely on yourself to take the kids to school....
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Put vaccinations on your back-to-school checklist

August is officially back-to-school month! While everyone is busy crossing items off the never-ending to-do list, one that is often overlooked is back-to-school vaccinations. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No
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Back-to-school sleep tips

For many kids, the summer months mean late nights and even later mornings. When the school year starts again, it can be painful to go back to an earlier schedule....
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A family’s story: What Radiothon makes possible

When my daughter Riley was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), I was heartbroken. Receiving the news that your child has an incurable disease is something you never expect....
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Children’s eye health: Catch problems early for best outcomes

Children are not simply “small adults” when it comes to eye health. The potential problems unique to the developing visual system of a child can lead to permanent vision loss...
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Know where to go for care

We’ve all been there—that moment when you feel terrible and then you realize all the doctor’s offices are closed. Or maybe you sustain an injury and you’re not sure if...
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Sink or swim: A pediatrician’s perspective

I was 16 years old, standing in the locker room stacking kickboards, as any swim team coach does after practice, when I heard screaming coming from the pool area. I...
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Pursuing your passion against all odds

As a stay at home mom for the past four years, I hadn’t given thought to the possibility of returning to school. I previously worked as an area manager for...
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Type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be a life sentence

Diabetes is a devastating chronic disease that affects millions of Americans and leads to a heavy financial burden for the individual. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No
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Prevent injuries this holiday by using fireworks safely—or not at all

As a child, my parents always said “leave fireworks to the pros,” but as I’ve grown older, the temptation of the festive boxes filled with assorted sparklers, poppers and fireworks...
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