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Love Your Legs Again- Eliminate Bulging, Aching Varicose Veins

Venous disease affects greater than half the U.S. adult population. Those who suffer from varicose veins know it is more than “just” a cosmetic problem. Varicose veins can cause significant leg pain or swelling that can impact your lifestyle or predispose you to the development of travel-related blood clots. Dr. Saundra Spruiell, Diplomat of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine at the Center for Venous & Lymphatic Medicine with Greenville Health System, discusses treatment...


All About the Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program provides an opportunity to provide new nurses with a solid career foundation. Kristi Farmer, Manager of the Nurse Residency Program, shares details about the nurse residency program.


Rhame & Brian's Stories: Nutrition Solutions Weight Loss Program

Rhame Culledge and Brian Underwood had individual challenges that led them to Nutrition Solutions. Listen as Rhame and Brian each share the impact that Nutrition Solutions has had on their health and wellness.


Stone Season

Some conditions present in summer months lead to greater prevalence of kidney stones. Hydration is especially important to prevent these mineral accumulations. Dr. Charles Marguet, urologist, explains how kidney stones develop, symptoms to watch for, and how kidney stones are treated.


Robert's Story: Stroke Recovery

Robert Arrington suffered a stroke in 2015. His wife quickly recognized the symptoms and sought expert help right away. Listen as Robert shares his story of the stroke, his treatment, and his life after stroke.


Stacey's Story: Gastric Bypass

Mother Stacey Anders struggled with weight her entire adult life. She decided to pursue bariatric surgery. Listen as Stacey shares her story of life before and after bariatric surgery.


Gary’s Story: Cancer and Oncology Rehab

Actor Gary Moore had some surprising symptoms appear, prompting him to seek medical advice. He was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer. Listen as Gary shares his story of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.


Management of Diabetes

A diagnosis of diabetes can be scary. If your doctor tells you you're at risk for developing diabetes, you should take it very seriously. But there are ways you can start living healthier right away. If you already have diabetes, you can control it and be a healthy person living with diabetes. Learning more about the types of diabetes, the warning signs and how you can reduce your chance of developing it (or manage your diabetes better) is an important first step toward living a healthy...


Congestive Heart Failure: Get the Facts

Patients with heart failure who come to GHS for care will find state-of-the-art cardiovascular and congestive heart failure observation units and a dedicated heart failure inpatient unit. Our care model includes multidisciplinary rounds with physicians and physician extenders and with representatives from nursing, pharmacy and social work. A dedicated heart failure clinic serves to follow patients closely, prevent readmission to the hospital, improve quality of life, coordinate advanced...


The Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy

What began as a car-seat check 15 years ago has led to the creation of the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy, an innovative Greenville Health System-led partnership whose audacious goal is to improve the well-being of all children in S.C. through targeted research and intervention. The institute, one of a handful of similar efforts in the US, could help pave the way for national changes in pediatric care. Listen as Kerry Sease, MD, MPH, Pediatrician and Medical...


Healthy Living in Your 20s

When you're in your 20s you may think you have your whole life to get healthy and make better choices about eating and exercising. However, changing your lifestyle to a healthier one can be challenging at any age, but seems to be a little more difficult as you get older. Staying healthy in your 20s is strongly associated with a lower risk for heart disease in middle age. What can you do in your 20s to help you live a healthier life as you age? Listen in as Lien Nguyen, MD discusses...


Living with AFIB (Atrial Fibrillation)

According to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib or atrial fibrillation. AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Andrew Brenyo, MD discusses AFIB, and the most current treatment options to help you live a normal, healthy life, even with Afib.


TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that allows cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to implant a prosthetic aortic valve through a catheter placed in the femoral artery, much in the same way a cardiac catheterization is performed. It can provide a treatment option for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis who have been determined by a heart team to be at intermediate risk for open-heart surgery. In this segment, Jesse Jorgensen, MD shares what you need to know about TAVR and...


ADHD and Your Child: What You Need to Know

Up to one in 10 children in the United States have ADHD. Nationwide, approximately 9.5 percent or 5.4 million children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. GHS Children’s Hospital has one of the most comprehensive developmental-behavioral pediatric centers in the nation. Its Donald A. Gardner Family Center for Developing Minds specializes in evaluating and treating children with developmental difficulties and related...


Sepsis: What You Need to Know About this Emergent Condition

Sepsis is a clinical syndrome that develops as a response to a severe infection in the body. The resulting inflammation caused by the infection results in various systemic responses such as the dilation of, and increased leakage from your blood vessels. The spread of the infection can causes an increase in heart rate, respiratory rate, infection fighting blood cells, and temperature. In this segment, Robert Alexander Brevetta, DO, explains the importance of urgently seeking care if you...


Colon Cancer Awareness: Colonoscopies Can Save Lives

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented. Don't let common myths stop you from getting the life-saving screening tests you need, when you need them. Colorectal cancer often is highly treatable. If it's found and treated early (while it's small and before it has spread), the five-year relative survival rate is about 90%. But because many people are not getting tested the way they should, only about four out of 10 are cases diagnosed at this...


Is Midwifery Care Right For You?

Midwives perform comprehensive physical exams and prescribe medications, including contraception. CNM's provide quality and compassionate care for expectant mothers and women of all ages. Listen as Bethany D. Smith, CNM, Director of Midwifery Services at Greenville Health System, explains how midwives can help you through your pregnancy and beyond.


The Best Advice for Healthy Holiday Eating

As the holiday season ramps up, we may have some of our favorite traditional foods on our minds. Many of these traditional foods are considered less than healthy since they are typically loaded with saturated fat, salt, sugar and animal products, all waiting their turn to clog our arteries, raise our blood pressure and lure us into a diabetic coma if we overdo it. There are so many choices and some of them are just pans of sugary, marshmallow-covered side dishes masquerading as orange...


GHS Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and worldwide. Approximately 85% of lung cancer occurs in current or former tobacco smokers. Lung cancer forms in the tissues of the lungs, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two most common types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Listen in as Doug McCormick, Nurse Practitioner, explains that early detection of lung cancer is key to more successful treatments and better outcomes.


Year End Thank You to the Community From the President of Greenville Health System

Dr. Spence Taylor is breaking new ground as the first physician to lead the Greenville Health System in its more than 100 year history. He joins the show today to say thank you to the Greenville Health System Community and lay out plans for the future.