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As the elected officers of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (SCAAP), we are writing to express our concerns for children as the pandemic continues. Representing more than 750 pediatricians statewide, we stand united with our AAP colleagues (over 67,000) nationally...
Why must all PSHS graduates wear black clothes under their graduation gowns?   As Senior Class President at Philip Simmons High School, my responsibility is to be a voice for students. As we approach the end of this emotionally challenging year, a heated debate has surfaced regarding our...
Description: In 2021, the role of a mother has been updated to include proficiency in a variety of fields that, up until the arrival of the coronavirus, did not typically fall under a mom’s responsibilities, including teacher, IT director, social distance coordinator, and stay-at-home worker...
A very warm summer night in 2020, a dinner party at the home of friends in the bubble, a dip in their pool in our clothes, and the idea to build a pool was born. But you already know that…I told you to stay tuned.    A conference call with a pool company happened the next day and from there,...
It’s a great time to read – on the porch, on the beach or at the pool! And don’t forget audio books while you are taking your walk outside or on the treadmill.   “Every Day Is a Gift” by Tammy Duckworth is a universal must-read. I highly recommend the audio version as her narration lends even...
Add a bit of fiber to your garden and diet. Consider growing edamame (edible soybeans) in this year’s garden.    Soybeans help promote overall health reducing the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Plus, the high fiber in soy helps fight colon and some...
For all the division and partisan bickering we’ve seen in Washington over the last several years, there’s still one issue Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on: the need to rebuild our nation’s  infrastructure.    Even with all the toxic rhetoric and finger-pointing which seems to...
As our country works to address the socio-economic challenges of COVID-19, many well-meaning Americans are invoking Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” response to the Great Depression as a model for Joe Biden to emulate. While the New Deal precipitated a national recovery, it allowed, and in some...
In January 2020, our lives were unexpectedly altered with the arrival of COVID-19 to the United States. Most, if not all of us, experienced a direct impact upon our lives as we learned about the deadly disease and transitioned our work and personal lives online and to isolation at home. ...
As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, rules are changing about what is safe and what is not. In a recent Q&A written by MUSC Health System’s Bryce Donovan, Dr. Danielle Scheurer, MUSC Health System chief quality officer, answered some hot-button questions.   Q. Coronavirus cases are...

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