Category Archives: Health

Greenville Health and Selah launch genetic test for risk of sudden cardiac death

GREENVILLE, S.C. - To meet the growing patient demand for more precise, personalized medicine, Greenville Health System (GHS) and Selah Genomics (Selah) are expanding a partnership founded in May 2015 to develop and commercialize genetic tests, initially for cancer patients. The partnership now includes cardiovascular genetic testing with the commercial launch of a new test which…
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GHS, circus announce donation for child care

Greenville, SC - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is donating $10,000 to Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System to support local pediatric patients. In addition to the local donation, Ringling Bros. performers will bring laughter and joy to children and families with a visit at the Children’s Hospital at 701 Grove Road on Thursday, February 4th. Members…
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Accreditation marks milestone as lab prepares for avian disease outbreaks

COLUMBIA — A new accreditation for the Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center is another step in preparation for the possibility of an outbreak of avian influenza or other animal diseases. The laboratory, which is charged with identifying strains of animal disease, has earned ISO 17025:2005 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization, a level which…
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Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes

CLEMSON — Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other complications, new research shows. Previous research has shown an association between beginning menstrual cycles,…
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SC foundation presents $3.8 million check to surgical quality initiative

COLUMBIA, SC — The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation today presented a $3.8 million check toHealth Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) to fund the South Carolina Surgical Quality Collaborative (SQC), a first-in-the-nation multiorganization initiative to improve surgical safety and provide the highest quality surgical care to all South Carolinians. The project’s lead organizations are HSSC, a…
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Dr. Mattox first to offer groundbreaking feminine wellness treatment

(GREENVILLE SC, January 14, 2015) Dr. Fleming Mattox, of the Carolina Continence Center, recently announced he and his office have been trained and certified to offer a new technology for non-surgical vaginal restoration. ThermiVa is a quick, in-office procedure using radiofrequency energy to gently heat vaginal tissues to reclaim, restore and revive feminine wellness. During…
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Denny’s announces commitment to serve 100% cage-free eggs

Denny's, one of America's largest full-service restaurant chains, today announced its commitment to sourcing and serving 100 percent cage-free eggs in all of its U.S. restaurants by 2026. Denny's is the first within the family dining segment to commit to 100% cage-free eggs, underlining the brand's dedication to the humane treatment of animals within its…
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Krenzke named CFO of Ob Hospitalist Group

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nation’s largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider, is pleased to welcome new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Kevin Krenzke. Krenzke joins OBHG with almost 20 years of finance and accounting experience, most of which has been working with rapidly growing healthcare companies. Krenzke’s healthcare experience includes serving as chief financial officer for…
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Anderson businessman retires from Greenwood Genetic Center boards

[caption id="attachment_444" align="alignnone" width="640"] John Hunt, MD (left) presents a plaque of appreciation to Marshall Pickens at his final board meeting in December. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Board of Directors and the GGC Foundation Board of Trustees recently recognized Marshall I. Pickens of Anderson for his service as he retires from both boards.…
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Ob Hospitalist names Kerlin new chief growth officer

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nation’s largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider, is pleased to welcome new Chief Growth Officer (CGO), Marc Kerlin. Kerlin joins OBHG with 30 years of experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare sectors. [caption id="attachment_441" align="alignleft" width="225"] Marc Kerlin[/caption] Prior to joining OBHG, Kerlin held executive roles with Pharmetrics, Molecular…
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