In response to the evolving addiction crisis that is impacting communities throughout South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Director Sara Goldsby and Governor Henry McMaster has announced a new partnership involving the state’s three research universities that will improve the state’s ability to
By Mike DuBose Following our recent series of finding happiness, we now turn to the darker end of the spectrum. Many of us have personally experienced or witnessed major trauma during our lifetimes that has resulted in unhappiness, traveling down unresolved, very painful roads of suffering, some from childhood or
In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Lexington Medical Center is making changes to its COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites. Effective September 7, the vaccine clinic will move to Brookland Baptist Church, located at 1066 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The vaccine clinic hours will be Monday – Friday from
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