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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have launched an emergency respite care fund for the family caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. The program, Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, will provide non-medical, no-cost, professional…

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Prisma Health has launched an aggressive systemwide flu-vaccination campaign with reduced-cost flu vaccinations being offered throughout its physician offices, hospitals, mobile clinics, community outreach, business-health sites or additional flu-vaccine events in 11 counties across the Midl…

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In October, Prisma Health will be protecting families in the Midlands by providing free flu shots. From October 3 - 31, families in Richland, Lexington, Sumter and Kershaw counties can receive free flu shots at locations throughout the four counties. Richland One’s Lower Richland High School…

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Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, PA is pleased to announce that Drs. Simonne Francis and Jenna Walters joined the practice as of September 2020.

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Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed September as Kinship Care Month. During this month SC DSS would like to take the time to recognize advocates who work tirelessly to provide assistance and services to kinship caregiving families.

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Benedict College and CVS Health today announced the launch of rapid COVID-19 testing on the College’s Columbia campus. CVS Pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation, which will be available at no cost to patients.

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A recent survey on Blackdoctor.org (BDO) revealed a staggering 58% of the respondents wouldn't take a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it's available. In addition to 58% saying "no" to the vaccine, 22% reported they would take the vaccine, but had "concerns". In total, 80% of respondents eith…

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MUSC Health continues to expand COVID-19 testing availability to reach rural and underserved communities across the state through mobile testing and collection sites. These sites are free to patients and do not require an appointment.

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Recent reports from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) have confirmed the number of COVID-19 cases to over 74,000, with over 1200 deaths in South Carolina . Critically, to date, little is known about the impact of COVID-19 on survivors. A new study at the Universi…

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As part of our series on how South Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, this week we are publishing our interview with Dr Leroy Staggers, President of Morris College in Sumter, SC.

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In an effort to support the health and safety of residents of the Lower Richland area, Richland County Recreation Commission Commissioner Dr. Jermaine Johnson and South Carolina State Representative Wendy Brawley will host a free COVID-19 testing event on Saturday, July 25th from 8:00 AM to …

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Benedict College announced that it is canceling plans for the school’s in-person homecoming events amid the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The College’s weeklong homecoming festivities were slated for October 11 – 18, 2020, and typically bring more than 10,000 supporters an…

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The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia will host a FREE PPE surgical face mask give-a-way. The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia wants to continue during these times supply the need of ppe to the greater Columbia area.

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Columbia City Council passed a mask ordinance on Tuesday June 23, 2020. It will go into effect on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 6 a.m. It requires everyone to wear masks in public whenever they are out in public within the city limits.

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A free drive-through COVID-19 testing event was held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Benedict College's Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium. Hundreds of people lined up outside the stadium to get tested, while Benedict students inside the stadium assembled medical supply bags to be given out. Do…