Health & Wellness

The Second Annual PCF Black History Month Assist Challenge Sets New Fundraising Record By Raising More Than $500,000 For Prostate Cancer Research

In its sophomore year, the Second Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Black History Month Assist Challenge more than tripled its fundraising efforts, compared to 2019, by raising more than $500,000 to combat prostate cancer, a disease that affects more than three million men in the U.S. and disproportionately affects African American men. During this year’s Assist…

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MUSC team releases plans for 3D printed masks

By Leslie Cantu With the threat of a shortage of protective masks looming as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows, Medical University of South Carolina biomedical engineers and tinkerers had an inspired idea: unleash an army of makers from across the U.S. who could make such masks from 3D printers – a technology that, in recent…

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CCSD nurses collect medical supplies for the community

Nurses in Charleston County School District (CCSD) cleaned out their clinics this week in an effort to provide much-needed supplies. The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has taken a toll on health care workers on the front line and their ability to obtain things as basic as gloves and N-95 surgical masks. Ellen Nitz, CCSD’s Director of…

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Ascension Remains Dedicated to Keeping Its Community of Patients Healthy and Informed

  By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Ascension, the faith-based healthcare organization that’s dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care, is working to keep its community of patients healthy and informed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The organization has updated its website almost daily and also is pointing visitors…

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Can We Handle the Truth About Coronavirus? More than half of all Black folks in this country are a vulnerable population!

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Don’t you already know everything you need to know about coronavirus? What else is there for you to know that you haven’t already heard, you ask? Every media outlet we turn on and everything we read in the papers inundates us with information about this rapidly evolving coronavirus crisis. On…

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South Carolina House Calls Expands Services During COVID-19

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced that for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, they are allowing practitioners to utilize telehealth services to see their patients and is now providing reimbursement for e-visits. Now, SC House Calls is utilizing their knowledge and expertise in the telehealth world to help…

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MUSC Health further tightens visitation related to COVID-19 pandemic, offers supply and funds donation information

MUSC Health’s primary goal is the safety of patients, families and care team members. Care team leaders continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and create new ways to best take care of patients. This leads to making decisions, almost hourly, to respond to the challenges and uncertainty resulting from this situation. In addition to…

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Fetter Health Care Network continues to provide access to affordable health care, despite COVID-19

Fetter Health Care Network is a Federally Qualified Health Center, a community-based health care provider that receives funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program to provide access to primary care, pediatrics, OB-GYN, dental and behavioral health  services in underserved areas. Fetter’s team of doctors, nurses, laboratory specialists, counselors, pharmacists and…

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