Health & Wellness

Healthy Tri-County Symposium & Report Inspire Progress through Partnership

Healthy Tri-County, a regional initiative – powered by Core Partners MUSC Health, Roper St. Francis Healthcare and Trident United Way – released the Tri-County Health Landscape: 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Report (CHNA) at the third annual Tri-County Health Symposium today at Trident Technical College. More than 250 local professionals and community members attended the symposium and received…

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Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several…

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SC BlueCross The Only Health Plan Operating in All Counties for ACA Open Enrollment

The 45-day open enrollment period for health insurance purchased through the federal marketplace begins on Friday, Nov. 1. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the only locally based health insurer in this market covering the entire state, is offering 24 plans in most counties, and 28 plan options in Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton and Berkeley counties. Open enrollment…

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Association for the Blind receives $7,500 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation

This Fall, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) was one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive Fall Caritas Grant funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The Fall Caritas Grant is issued to South Carolina nonprofits who meet the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty throughout South…

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19th Annual Charleston Veterans Day Parade

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will hold the 19th Annual Charleston Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. The parade will include multiple marching bands, historic military vehicles, motorcycle groups, and Veterans Service Organization floats. This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Major General Gerald Minetti, the Program Lead for the…

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4th Annual Miss Cancer Warrior Pageant Set For November 16 in North Charleston

Nine ladies will be showing their strength and courage on Saturday, November 16 during the 4th Annual Miss Cancer Warrior Pageant. These ladies are traveling from South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Pennsylvania. The theme of this year’s event is “Stayin’ Alive.” Miss Cancer Warrior is about celebrating survivors, remembering those lost to this dreaded disease and…

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Black nurse practitioners seek more diversity in profession

By Dan Yount, The Cincinnati Herald CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Black Nurse Practitioners, which represents about 30 female Black nurse practitioners in the Cincinnati area, is seeking an increase in their numbers to better serve local minority communities. Felicia Beckham, MSN, FNP-BC, RN, said, “The gender/race composition of my profession of nurse practitioners is 93% female,…

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