By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD At your last doctor’s appointment, you likely spent about a fourth of the time actually speaking with your physician and the rest sitting in the waiting room and filling out paperwork, according to Harvard Medical School. With lowered profits due to changes in
An estimated 9,232 children in South Carolina are deaf or hard of hearing and are not identified or receiving appropriate interventions. Beginnings SC is working to change that with the launch of their statewide awareness campaign, “Ready, Set, Screen.” The campaign’s goal is to ensure more children ages birth to
The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with Health Force, LLC, is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations as May 3. Vaccines are free to the public on a first come, first served basis at the COMET Central transit hub located at the corner of Laurel and Sumter Streets.
Maria Aulenbacher’s first pandemic was the 1919 Spanish flu. Now 111, South Carolina’s oldest resident wants to be protected for this pandemic, which is why she and her 70-plus daughter and son-in-law all got their COVID-19 vaccines together at Prisma Health. The Upstate family received their first dose of the
By Christy Mason Cox There was a time when nothing could come between hard-charging businesswoman Scheri Force and her stilettos – except perhaps, the switch out to sneakers for her daily workouts. But if Scheri has a motto these days it might be, “Never look back. If Cinderella went back
The COMET announced Jnauray 13 that a driver of Transportation Care Services (TCS), which operates DART and is a subcontractor of RATP Dev USA, Inc., has tested positive for coronavirus during the routine mandatory testing of all employees. The driver operated a paratransit route January 12 and early January 13.
Today, White Knoll High School canceled its last two varsity football games after a COVID-19 positive exposure resulted in the team being unable to play. This decision did not impact White Knoll High’s junior varsity or B teams. Any COVID-19 exposure results in the quarantining of individuals considered to have
Koon’s Watch Have you checked your medicine cabinets lately? You’ll probably find some unused or expired pills. Oct. 24 is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while