Women’s Night Out 2015

More than 900 people attended Women’s Night Out this year to celebrate breast cancer survivors and their families. The event included physician exhibits, a silent auction, fashion show featuring clothes from Belk, dinner and a keynote address by Leeza Gibbons. Proceeds benefit the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund at Lexington Medical Center, which helps breast cancer patients in need. Here are some of our favorite photos from Women’s Night Out.

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Learn How Eating Healthy Can Improve Your Mood

Proper nutrition can put you in a better mood and lower your risk for depression. Learn all about at this week’s D2 & Me meeting at Lexington Medical Center. D2 & Me is a support and wellness group for people with Type 2 Diabetes. All community members are welcome to attend. Learn more below.


What’s in the Water?

In the aftermath of this week’s historic flooding in South Carolina, parts of the Midlands are still crippled by floodwater. Floodwater can contain harmful bacteria and chemicals. Lexington Medical Center Emergency Medicine physician Todd Crump talked about keeping yourself healthy around floodwater in the below interview on WIS-TV with Dawndy Mercer-Plank. While staying out of floodwater may be impossible in some cases, clinicians are encouraging community members not to wade into the water unless it’s absolutely necessary.

A few takeaways from the interview:
~Floodwater can contain raw sewage, bacteria, parasites, gasoline, animal feces and viruses.
~Hand sanitizer can help to clean a wound if you do not have clean water.
~You cannot see what’s under the water, leading to cuts and wounds when walking through.
~Wounds can become infected. Women could also suffer a pelvic infection after being in floodwater.