Health & Wellness

City Council Passes Additional COVID-19 Protective Measures

At their meeting July 14, Charleston City Council passed a set of additional emergency measures [attached] to protect the community against the spread of COVID-19, which went into effect citywide on July 15, 2020.  These include: ·       Amended mask requirement clarifying that it applies to all areas of the city ·       Increased penalties for noncompliance ·       50% capacity in…

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Sherry Coutain of Horry County Receives the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award

Sherry Coutain was awarded the 2020 Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional award. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the award was presented at a small gathering at Riverfront Park in Conway, South Carolina. Coutain will be recognized alongside the 2021 recipient at Fact Forward’s Annual Conference, Summer Institute 2021. Coutain is the Family Life Educator at Family…

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Fetter Announces New COVID-19 Testing Schedule in Charleston County

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter) shared its upcoming Free COVID-19 testing schedule in Charleston County for the week of July 20, 2020 along with updates to its testing procedures. All registration is now completed on-site; however, individuals may visit FetterCovid19Screening.org to print the registration form prior to arrival. Patients are simply asked to arrive at their preferred testing…

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Former Liberian Leader Joins Panel Investigating The Global Response To COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s former president, and Helen Clark, New Zealand’s former prime minister, are to head a panel to review the global response to the Covid19 pandemic. Johnson Sirleaf and Clark will head the newly formed Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The announcement follows…

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Coronavirus Opens a Pandora’s Box of Scams

By Khalil Abdullah Special from Ethnic Media Services (Indianapolis, Ind.) (TriceEdneyWire.com) – If Willie Sutton were alive, he wouldn’t be robbing banks, more likely he’d be a scam artist, siphoning off a portion of the almost $70 million that Indiana consumers alone have reportedly lost to fraud even before the COVID-19 pandemic opened up a…

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The African American Wellness Project Announces New Initiative Black Doctors Speak in Response to Health Care Inequities

The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) announced a new initiative, Black Doctors Speak, that will give Black Doctors a voice in the conversation on issues affecting the African American Community. This new initiative, concepted in response to the healthcare inequities that exist between African Americans and the rest of America, will highlight the healthcare issues…

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Debunking 6 common objections people use to explain why they refuse to wear masks

Aside from any theoretical benefits that wearing a mask might have, we know it’s an important part of stemming the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, many Americans have been resistant to complying. Healthline asked Levounis and Willard to respond to some common reasons given for not wearing a mask. 1. ‘Masks aren’t effective in preventing the spread…

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Our Children Are Now Dying by Suicide

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In 2016, a study was published in the medical journal Pediatrics, which found that Black kids 5 to 12 years old were two times more likely to die by suicide compared to White youth in the same age group. Did you hear that? Suicide in Black children 5-12! Who remembers…

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BCBSSC, South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Medical Association Collaborate On Public Service Campaign Encouraging South Carolinians to “Slow the Spread”

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) are joining together in an effort to persuade the public to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 even as coronavirus cases are on the rise in South Carolina, hospital beds are filling and deaths are currently numbering in the high…

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