Stand Up to Improve Back Health

You might think that sitting down and staying still is best for your back. But Dr. Scott Boyd of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute at Lexington Medical Center says that a sedentary job can actually hurt your back. In this WLTX interview, Dr. Boyd says it’s best to stand every 20 minutes during the day at the office. Changing positions throughout the day and refraining from sitting all the time will help keep your back on track. He explains more in the video below.


Quit Smoking With Help from Lexington Medical Center

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Statistics show that as much as 21% of adults in Lexington County, South Carolina smoke. Our hospital offers a lung cancer screening program for early detection of lung cancer as well as a free smoking-cessation program.

Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer at Lexington Medical Center and the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Often, it’s not caught until it’s too late to provide effective treatment. The lung cancer screening program assists with early detection in high-risk patients.

Screening participants who still smoke are referred to Lexington Medical Center’s smoking-cessation class, which takes place at Lexington Medical Center’s community medical center in Lexington once a week.

Our hospital clinicians talked about these programs on WLTX this month. You can view the interview below.


The lung cancer screening costs $149, which is about the cost of three cartons of cigarettes. The Lung Cancer Alliance recently named Lexington Medical Center a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence for its efforts to diagnose patients with early-stage lung cancer.

For more information about lung cancer screenings, please call (803) 936-8050.

4.1.1The smoking-cessation class lasts eight weeks. It’s open to anyone who wants to quit smoking and, because of a generous grant from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, it’s free. Participants also have an above-average success rate.

If you or someone you know wants to quit smoking and participate in Lexington Medical Center’s smoking-cessation program, please call (803) 358-6180.

Our 2015 Christmas Commercial

Please join us in welcoming the holiday season by viewing our annual Christmas television commercial. This year’s spot pays tribute to pet therapy and debuts today.

Featuring a pet therapy dog named Bailey who travels through the hospital inviting patients and employees to a holiday celebration, the 60-second commercial inspires feelings of hope, peace and joy. The commercial includes Lexington Medical Center employees, a talented lead singer and a Christmas music concert featuring Alan Jackson’s song, “Let It Be Christmas.” It was filmed on our hospital campus in West Columbia.


Studies have shown that pet therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems, including those receiving cancer treatment or patients hospitalized with chronic heart failure. Family members, friends and staff feel better, too.
You can watch the Christmas commercial on the hospital’s YouTube channel or during your favorite Christmas TV show this holiday season.

It’s the ninth year Lexington Medical Center has produced its own Christmas commercial. To view all of them, visit our You Tube channel.

Please share the commercial with your family and friends. From our Lexington Medical Center family to your family, Merry Christmas.