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Physician Lecture Series – Current Concepts in Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Featuring:
Todd Lefkowitz, MD, FACS

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a monthly lecture series featuring physicians speaking about medical topics that are important to our community.

Heart & Sole Training Begins Today!

Start training to run the Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler with the help of a free, online training program. Amanda Castles with Health Directions is leading a 10-week, self-paced training program that begins today!

H&SThe program features a run/walk training method, and offers women online tips, inspiration and advice on the hospital’s Facebook page and on Instagram at RunWithAmanda. Download the training schedule at www.LMCHealthDirections.com.

Meet Amanda in the video below.

Registration is now open for this women’s only event, which is scheduled for April 25 in downtown Columbia. The event features a five-mile run, a five-mile walk and a three-mile walk.

And follow the progress of bloggers on the hospital’s Every Woman Blog, who are training for their first five-mile race. They’ll share their highs and lows of their journey to become runners. Visit www.everywomanblog.com to meet them!

The Measles Outbreak

Measles is spreading around the United States. Dr. Jeremy Crisp, family practice physician with Lexington Family Practice Northeast, was a guest on WIS-TV this week to talk about the respiratory virus, the vaccine and treatment. The facts and calm fears. He answered a lot of questions during a live web chat and in this interview with news anchor Judi Gatson.

A few notes from Dr. Crisp:

~The measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It is spread through respiratory drops (from a cough or a sneeze). One statistician calculated that a person with the measles could infect up to 15 people if they were not immune.

~The measles vaccine is safe. None of us likes to see our children get shots, but it’s the best way to prevent the measles and the vaccine is very effective. There’s a possibility of redness at the injection site or a low fever, but that’s it.

~The measles starts with symptoms similar to a cold. But the distinctive rash and a high fever will help doctors determine the diagnosis.

~The measles is still a problem worldwide. Many countries have outbreaks right now. Experts think the outbreak in California started from someone traveling from overseas.

~The first measles shot provides 95% of people with immunity. One booster is recommended. If you have questions about your immunity, talk to your doctor. A blood test can tell if you’re immune to measles.