Dr. Colleen Boylston started her North Charleston pediatric practice 10 years ago with five patients and her mom working the front office. Since then, Sweetgrass Pediatrics has expanded to Summerville and Moncks Corner, while the number of pediatricians will grow to 16 this summer. “We are keeping up with the growth and needs of the community,” says Dr. Boylston.
From tackling polio to preventing premature births, the March of Dimes has promoted the health of children across the United States since 1938. And as the national organization celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, Trident Health’s top leaders are chairing the April 27 March for Babies in Charleston, a 3-mile walk at Cannon Park.
A year ago, when fire forced the evacuation of the nursing home across the street, Trident Medical Center’s Emergency Department could communicate quickly with all the other hospitals in the area, as well as EMS and emergency preparedness officials.
Old fashioned house calls make a come back For Tina Brabham, going to the doctor presented many challenges. Over the course of her life, starting with her teenage years, Brabham has lost use of her muscles in her arms and legs as a result of the disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Now 50, the Summerville mother and grandmother is considered a quadriplegic. While she has pursued as much independence as possible, and recently learned to pilot an automated chair with her breath, she needs extra...
New procedure gives spinal pain patients hopeIn an instant, Rachel Fannin's life would be dramatically altered. Just before she became a teenager, Rachel was cleaning an aquarium at her home when she pressed down on one side with her left foot. She didn't expect to break through. And she couldn't foresee how the shards of glass and the subsequent infection would lead to chronic nerve injury and pain in her foot and leg.
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