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Christmas Commercial 2019: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Each year, Lexington Medical Center produces its own Christmas commercial. Shot in the Midlands and featuring hospital employees and their families, the commercials have become a popular tradition and share the hope and joy of the Christmas season.

This year’s commercial will debut on Thanksgiving during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and continue throughout the season during your favorite holiday programming. The theme is “A Baby Changes Everything.” Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the filming this month. Do you recognize any of the locations or people?

You can view all of Lexington Medical Center’s Christmas commercials on LexMedChristmas.com and vote for your favorite. Also, kids of all ages can download a free Christmas activities sheet.

Lexington Medical Center looks forward to sharing the spirit of the Christmas season with you.

Making A List, Checking It Twice…

With Christmas just one month away, Lexington Medical Center’s elves are pleased to help get your letters to Santa in the North Pole. Drop by the Columbiana Centre mall on Harbison Boulevard this season to write a letter to the jolly old elf and drop it in our special Lexington Medical Center mailbox located in the food court. We’ll make sure all of the letters get to Santa’s workshop before it’s time to pack the sleigh on Christmas Eve.

If you’d like to speak with Santa in person, kids of all ages will receive an activity book designed by Lexington Medical Center. It’s full of crossword puzzles, word searches, connect the dots pictures and more. To download an activity book, visit www.LexMedChristmas.com.

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From our hospital family to your family, Merry Christmas!

Speaking of Men’s Health

November is Men’s Health Month. A new report shows that men live an average of five years less than women. And South Carolina ranks 42nd out of all 50 states for life expectancy. In this WLTX news story, Dr. David Braddy of Lexington Family Practice Gilbert, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about some things that keep men from having routine check-ups with their doctor.

According to Dr. Braddy, the top two causes of death for men and women are the same: heart disease and cancer.

But that’s where the similarities end. He says men are much less likely than women to see a doctor regularly.

Dr. David Braddy

“In general, we just don’t see a lot of men for wellness visits unless there’s a woman behind them pushing them toward that,” Dr. Braddy said.

In addition, he says that men are more likely to engage in reckless behavior such as drinking and driving. And, they’re less likely to seek treatment for depression.

“A lot of times men carry it with them talking about it,” he said. “Or they feel weak and as if they’re not taking care of the family if they’re seeking help for depression.”

Dr. Braddy says loved ones can help by encouraging the men in their lives to schedule doctor appointments, be supportive and look for signs of depression.

And he reminds male patients of a critical message.

“We’re here to help you live healthier.”