Health & Wellness

Veteran-owned Essential Medical Supplies, LLC Keeps Wallets and Wellness in Mind

By Damion Smalls Essential Medical Supplies, LLC (EMS) was established in September 2017 by Samuel Brown CW3, U.S. Army veteran and information technology entrepreneur. The Mississippi native who now calls the Lowcountry home has found another way to serve the public with morality and goodwill: providing durable medical equipment options for those suffering from diabetes.…

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Heroes of Hope Gala to Benefit Camp Happy Days

Friday, November 16, Camp Happy Days will host the Heroes of Hope Gala, the 29th Anniversary of the Cabooty Party, presented by APECS Aerospace in Association with Heritage Pools. The Heroes of Hope Gala will be held at the Memminger Auditorium in Downtown Charleston from 7pm-11pm and will feature live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an…

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Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble to Present “Forgotten in ‘America’s Forgotten Pandemic’: African Americans and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic” October 11

  Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble will present the 2018 Warren A. Sawyer Lecture entitled, “Forgotten in ‘America’s Forgotten Pandemic’: African Americans and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic”. Her talk is timed to commemorate the centennial of the 1918 influenza, which was particularly virulent in Charleston from October to November 1918. The lecture, hosted by MUSC’s Waring Historical Library,…

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NNPA Awards Dr. Wally Smith for Outstanding Leadership

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When Dr. Wally Smith began working with patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), he said nobody wanted them. However, the widely known SCD expert, who has dedicated his professional career to helping improve the lives of all who suffer from the genetic blood disorder, never gave up…

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, striking approximately 165,000 men each year with about 30,000 dying of the disease – making it second only to lung cancer as the deadliest cancer in men. Caught early, prostate cancer can be treated, usually successfully. But remember, in early stages, prostate cancer has…

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