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Super Lice

South Carolina is one of several states across the country with “super lice,” a nit that’s resistant to traditional over the counter remedies. WIS-TV reporter Sam Bleiweis interviewed Dr. Jeremy Crisp of Lexington Family Practice Northeast, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice about the pesky bugs – and what parents need to know about nixing the nits.

Wine on the River

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host its annual “Wine on the River” party at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Stone River on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds along the Congaree River, “Wine on the River” features wine tasting, craft beer tasting, cuisine from Midlands restaurants and musical entertainment from Jim LeBlanc. The event benefits Lexington Medical Center Foundation programs and services.

Ben Arnold Beverage Company will provide a variety of red and white wines. Guests can also sample delicious food from local restaurants including Alodia’s, Bogarts, Café Strudel, Capital City Club, Carolina Café, Delucca’s, Famously Frozen, Ms. B’s, Salsarita’s, Travinia and Whole Foods.

In addition, attendees can learn how to join Women of Hope, a women’s giving circle that is part of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. Established in 2011, Women of Hope identifies health issues in the Midlands and works to bring about positive change. 



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Proceeds from “Wine on the River” will benefit Lexington Medical Center Foundation initiatives that are important to women and children. That includes the Cancer Care Fund, which assists oncology patients in need with programs and services such as prescription medications, preventative screenings, post-surgical kits and financial resources. It also includes the Women and Children Fund, which provides basic newborn care items, doula education and infant CPR training.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Medicine to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital diagnoses approximately 250 breast cancer patients each year, with a breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


Each year, “Wine on the River” boasts a sold-out crowd of approximately 700 people and raises nearly $20,000 for cancer services in our community.

Tickets for “Wine on the River” are $40 in advance and $50 at the entrance. To purchase tickets, call (803) 791-2540 or go to lmcfoundation.com and click on the Eventbrite link on that page. Food, wine and beer tastings are included in the ticket price. There will also be a cash bar available.

The vineyard sponsors for “Wine on the River” are L.A. Barrier and Sons Inc., B&T Sand Company, IMIC Hotels, Lexington Oncology and Lexington Radiation Oncology.

Additional sponsors are Apex Financial LLC, BB&T, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, Carolina Women’s Physicians, Comporium, Event Management, First Citizens Bank, Lexington Orthopaedics, Midland’s Pest Control, Morningside of Lexington, Pathology Associates of Lexington, Peralta Woodworks, Prudential-Coke Floyd, Southern Surgical Group, Stone River, Time Warner Cable, United Hospice and Wingate by Wyndham Lexington.

A Stroke Can Happen to Anyone

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs and begins to die.

Warning signs include weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, facial drooping, confusion and the inability to talk.

As this story from WIS-TV shows, stroke can happen to anyone – including a seemingly healthy 25-year-old.

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Stroke is an emergency. Call 911 at the first sign of stroke. Modifying your lifestyle can help prevent stroke.