Influenza in South Carolina: 2017-2018

Flu Update – 3/9/2018 (reporting on the week ending 3/3/2018) The state of South Carolina is seeing Regional flu activity for the first time in twelve weeks. The sharp decline in influenza cases has continued for a second week, as we are now seeing only regional flu activity in South Carolina. The flu season is […]

What’s the Big Deal About Sports Physicals?

Sports Physicals, also called preparticipation physical examinations (PPEs), are an important part of determining whether your child is ready for vigorous physical activity, and have long been required by most schools for youth participation in sports. Over the last decade or so, similar requirements have emerged for specialized summer camps and other extra-curricular activities. Why […]

Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses with These Five Tips

With the unofficial start to summer behind us, and the temperatures that go with it, you’re certainly already thinking about beating the heat. While that often means working on that healthy tan and finding the coolest swimming hole, it’s important to pay attention to heat related health risks. The three most common heat-related illnesses are […]

It’s Flu Season & We’re Here to Help

Influenza Update – 3/28/2017 Influenza activity decreased again this week, however, South Carolina still reported high and widespread activity. A total of 5,807 influenza cases were reported from 43 counties representing all four regions this week. Since October 2, 2016, there have been 64,337 reported cases of influenza statewide. This week, 6.79% of patient visits […]

It’s Allergy Season

It’s the time of the year that allergy sufferers hate the most. Each morning, as we walk out the door, we are welcome by a faint yellow coating that covers every car in sight. This is brought on by dreaded pollen. With a large percentage of the population complaining about their seasonal allergies, or hay […]

Holiday Health & Safety Tips

 Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine—it involves five simple steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry). Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water, and rub them together for at least 20 seconds.  Regular […]