AARP South Carolina has released new state data illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for SC residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease. AARP unveiled the information at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwideContinue Reading

Healthy Learners has announced the hire of Melanie Alphin, who joins the team as a Program Manager for Healthy Learners Midlands. Within this role, Alphin will provide oversight and management of the Healthy Learners Midlands program, as well as serving as a liaison between the school nurses and health careContinue Reading

A Charleston mom recently saved the life of her baby, all because of a piece of advice she received from a fellow mom. Katherine Jones heard about the importance of paying attention to her baby’s movements in the third trimester from her friend Danielle Barkley. Danielle lost her daughter LydiaContinue Reading

A bully can turn what should be an exciting new school year into a nightmare. If your child is the target of a bully, there are ways to stop the bullying or lessen the impact. What is bullying? There are many forms of bullying. Bullying is intentional tormenting through physical,Continue Reading

Switching from vacation mode to a new school year calls for stocking up on healthy lunch and snack supplies. Meals and snacks should be nutritious and include: Grains, protein, vegetables, fruits, and optional low-fat or fat-free dairy. According to Tracey Campbell, outpatient dietitian nutritionist for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands, theContinue Reading

Your child saw a frightening story on the evening news. How do you respond to your child’s questions? According to Robin Welsh, M.D., Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands’ child and adolescent psychiatrist and director of the Child Development and Behavioral Health Clinic at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’sContinue Reading

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation will be holding the Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run – Seventh Time’s The Charm August 24. The event will be held at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at 521 Gibson Road. Call 803-785-8230 for directions. Packet pick up and late registration begin at 6:15 am,Continue Reading

Veterans Health Fair on August 29, 2019 at the Brookland Banquet & Conference Center Soldiers Empowerment Group Assisting Military Individuals is sponsoring a free, one day state-wide Veterans Health Fair at the Brookland Banquet & Conference Center located at 1066 Sunset Blvd in Columbia, SC. Booths will be open fromContinue Reading

Russell Kerman and the crew of Primal Gourmet, was named the 2019 Top Chef by a panel of judges at the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Palmetto Palate. The event took place July 18 at the South Carolina State Museum. Kerman was among ten local chefs and restaurants participatingContinue Reading

Amanda Boyeson was graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic June 15. She will be joining her brother Dr. Matthew Boyeson at their family owned and operated Chiropractic clinic, Midlands Family Chiropractic. She is an Irmo native, returning home to give back to the community that helped her achieve her success.Continue Reading