Health

Health Effects of Mold Due to Flooding, and How to Dispose of Mold

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele

Many people in S.C. are experiencing problems with mold in their homes, related to the recent flooding. As mold imposes several health risks, it’s important to know how to identify and dispose of it. Mold can be detected by using your senses of sight and smell. It can...

Relationship Abuse in South Carolina

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

In this first episode of a series of original podcasts by Palmetto Scene, hosts Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock speak with community and national leaders about intimate partner violence and how it is impacting the state. What is the issue in S.C.? South Carolina made the...

A Diet Rich in Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
bottle of olive oil with olives

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil, and it could be the newest diet to show signs of lowering women's risk of developing breast cancer, according to an article from NPR . The diet has been showing evidence of being...

Can Selfies at School Spread Lice and Super Lice?

September 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
students posing for a selfie

Back to school can bring lots of excitement and anxiety for students. From new teachers and transitioning from summer to the weekly schedule, there are many changes students and parents can expect. Perhaps one of the most fun aspects of going back to school is being...

Happy Cow Creamery: The Milk Process

September 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
farmer with his cows at Happy Cow Creamery

Palmetto Scene hung out with Tom Trantham of Happy Cow Creamery . Trantham was named this year's S.C. Farmer of the Year . Trantham shared with us the creamery's milk process, and how from the cow to the bottle of milk, it only travels 48 feet.

It's Time to Wake Up and Pay Attention to Your Sleep

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
woman sleeping

Hitting the snooze button on understanding your possible sleep disorder is no longer a healthy option, scientists warn in a new study from the Institute of Medicine. According to an article on NPR, "more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have a disorder such as insomnia,...

The Proper Way to Dispose of Unused Medications in South Carolina

August 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
spilled medicine bottle with various medications

If you are like me, you have a medicine cabinet full of medications that are either expired or you will never use. So, what’s the best way to safety get rid of them? According to the Food and Drug Administration , “a small number of medicines may be especially harmful if...

Lexington Medical Center Prepares for Major Expansion

July 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Veronica Brown
Medical

Lexington Medical Center will soon begin an estimated $425 million expansion to their existing 58-acre campus. The eight-story, 550,000 square foot tower will immediately add 70 new beds to the hospital’s existing 414. The new tower will include the labor-and-delivery...

New Ronald McDonald House Will Help More Families

June 25, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Veronica Brown
Girl

This July, the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia will break ground on their new location. The 15,500 square foot building will allow them to double the number of families they serve. Karen Marinelli, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia executive director, told The...

Technology Helping Parents Combat Health Issues in South Carolina

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Text4Baby

South Carolina has one of the highest infant mortality rate in the country. Text4Baby is trying to address the issue. Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. This program is a tool that...

Flip Flops May Be Bad For Your Health

September 3, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Flip Flops

Flip-flops are a year long staple in South Carolina. Unfortunately, there are dangers associated with wearing this popular footwear. Did you know that one pair of flip flops can carry more than 18,000 bacteria, which include Staphylococcus aureus and bacteria from fecal...

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