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April 23, 2021
Good morning friends and happy Friday, April 23, 2021!
Thanks for reading and stay healthy, Palmetto State.
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More and more people are seeking to boost their immunity through prevention, and far greater attention has been given to nutritional supplements than ever before. This is no surprise when vitamins and supplements may serve a great benefit for individuals who do not receive the necessary nutrients from their normal diet. Read our article about supplements that boost immunity here.
Susan Ledbetter, marketing manager for Garner’s Natural Life, which has four branches in the Upstate, emphasized how high demand is for these products amid the current health crisis. Also, thank you to Debbie Petitpain, a registered dietitian nutritionist at the Medical University of South Carolina and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for contributing to this article.
“Most injuries happen when people are compensating in some way for how their body moves,” said Jill Zimmerman, DPT, a personal trainer at Perfectly Fit in Mount Pleasant who has more than 15 years of experience. Whether it be picking up a child or swinging a golf club, the body often compensates to achieve required movements. Read the story here.
Simone Mack-Orr, general manager of Cyclebar Spartanburg, is a strong believer in the importance of posture and alignment and its effect on joint pain. As a certified personal trainer with more than 15 program certifications, Mack-Orr believes that in-studio cycling is a great low-impact way to strengthen muscles and ligaments without the jumping, varying terrains and surprises of outdoor biking.
Keep up to date with COVID-19 cases in the United States by visiting the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Get the latest information on COVID-19 and its effects on the state of South Carolina from DHEC here.
Previous poll results:
Have you turned on your air conditioner yet?
• 60% said “Yes! I have had it on for a month.”
• 33.3% said “No, I am holding out until it is really HOT!”
• 6.7% said “I very rarely turn it on anyway. I prefer fresh air and fans.”
But first, some GOOD news:
- Gov. Henry McMaster and the first lady receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
- North Charleston inclusive playground receives national recognition and grant money.
- Charleston airport passenger count climbs above 200,000 for the first time in 13 months.
- South Carolina veterans invited to apply for jobs in state government, where they’ll get preference.
Breaking news from this week:
- Business owners finding it difficult to hire enough staff as more patrons return.
- New law enforcement training focuses on helping opioid addicts recover.
Check out these events:
- On May 10, MUSC Health will honor the 2021 Nurse of the Year, presented by the MUSC Health’s Healthy Work Environment Council. It will announce nominees and celebrate nursing in general across all of its care team. This will be a Facebook live event at 11 a.m.
- Ever wanted to run through a zoo? Now’s your chance with Zoom Through the Zoo 5K in Greenville on May 8, starting at 6:30 a.m. The cost to sign up is $25. Proceeds will benefit the Greenville Zoo. Participants will get a free pass to the zoo as well. Start times will be staggered from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Now your local health care news:
- Doctors and nurses at Trident Medical Center urge people to seek medical care if they are having health issues.
- MUSC Health is celebrating National Health Care Volunteer Week.
- Congratulations to Dr. Nick Patel, Prisma Health’s chief digital officer, for being named among Fierce Healthcare’s 2021 Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare.
- “How to Prepare for Travel During the Pandemic” – a blog by Bon Secours.
- “When it Comes to Planning for Death, It’s Time to Bridge the Gap” – a blog by Spartanburg Regional.
- “Five Signs of Perimenopause” – a blog by Roper St. Francis Healthcare.
- East Cooper Medical Center celebrates National Volunteer Week with a banner in the café that it is asking people to sign as a “thank you.”
- Thank you BAE Systems of Summerville for your generous donation of hygiene kits for veterans. If you would like to donate to the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, visit the donation page.
- AnMed Health celebrated its 113th birthday on Tuesday.
- Self Regional Healthcare is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Edgefield County.
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