Our Most Current Newsletter
October 9, 2020
Good morning friends and happy Friday, Oct. 9th!
This week’s headline story:
Early voting opened in South Carolina Monday with widespread
interest across the state.
Watch our virtual symposium on trends and tools to thrive, not just survive, in today’s health care world.
Looking for a new and exciting career?
Consider being a veterinary technician. Read our story about what these wonderful people do for our pets.
According to Veterinary Specialty Care Outreach Coordinator Natalie Garber, “Veterinary technicians are crucial in the day-to-day operations of this or any other animal hospital or clinic. They do anything and everything to assist our doctors.”
We definitely want people to continue getting their well checks. It is vital to catch cancer as early as possible for the most successful outcome,” Lisa Green, executive director of the Cancer Society of Greenville, explained.
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.
Last week’s poll results:
Would you participate in a vaccine study for COVID-19?
• 44.4% said “Absolutely.”
• 33.3% said “No way.”
• 22.2% said “Is there pay involved? Then yes.”
But first, some GOOD news:
- Charleston ranked as No. 1 small city in the United States for the 10th year in a row.
- Greenville up three spots to No. 6 on Best Small Cities list.
Breaking news from this week:
- Supreme Court grants request to require witness signatures on absentee ballots in South Carolina.
- Women and men should be sure to schedule their mammograms to keep up with their medical care and ensure their health in the future, especially during the pandemic.
- Support group for restaurant workers addressing substance abuse resumes in-person meetings.
- Boeing picks South Carolina over Seattle for 787 production.
Go VIRTUAL with these online events:
- The Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble will take place virtually this year on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26. Burn off those calories before you’ve consumed them on a course of your choice.
- The Bon Secours St. Francis Foundation is hosting its seventh annual Pearls & Pumps event to benefit the Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health on Oct. 13. This year will be the first of its kind, as the event will be entirely virtual to ensure the safety of all those involved. But don’t worry – you can still rock your pearls and your pumps from the comfort of your living room.
Now your local health care news:
- Trident Medical Center went pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- MUSC Hollings Cancer Center lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Prisma Health hospitals were recognized for quality stroke and heart care by the American Heart Association.
- Congratulations are in order for the former board chair at Bon Secours St. Francis and breast cancer center namesake, Pearlie Harris. Her legacy as a teacher and philanthropist was recently honored via a massive mural in downtown Greenville.
- Spartanburg Regional reminds us that babies sleep safest on their backs for SIDS Awareness Month.
- Roper St. Francis Healthcare is hosting a medication drop-off for unused and expired medications, vitamins and pet meds on Oct. 13 in North Charleston.
- East Cooper Medical Center published a blog on the 12 helpful ways to lower cholesterol.
- Charleston VA is involved in a ‘very promising’ COVID-19 treatment trial.
- AnMed Health’s annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital parking lot.
- Self Regional will hold its first combined flu vaccine clinic and COVID testing event at the following McCormick locations:
Friday, Oct. 16, Mims Recreation Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- What would you do with your own personal self-massager? Check out the Thera Cane Max on sale now in the CORA Essentials Store. Thera Cane relieves chronic pain and can be used sitting, standing or lying down, depending on where the pain is.
- The Blood Connection has established a program to work with clinicians and the community to locate positive COVID-19 patients who have recovered to take part in an FDA-approved COVID-19 convalescent plasma collection.
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