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Dry Drowning: What Parents Need to Know

From the beach to the lake to the pool, we spend a lot of time in the water in the summer in South Carolina. One topic of conversation that’s been heard recently is “dry drowning.” What is it? Can your child really drown hours after swimming? What should you do if they swallow a lot of water? The thought can be scary for parents.

In this WLTX interview, Dr. Caroline Webber, pediatrician with Lexington Pediatric Practice, separates the fact from fiction on dry drowning and tells parents what they should be on the lookout before the next time their child takes a dip in the water.

Lexington Pediatric Practice has two convenient locations in Lexington and West Columbia. The practice has professional staff that puts your child’s care as the top priority with kid-friendly labs, vaccines and treatments.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes William P. Grimes, MD

Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes William P. Grimes, MD, to its network of care. Dr. Grimes will practice at Lexington Family Practice Northeast.

A Midlands native, Dr. Grimes graduated cum laude from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Washington, serving as chief resident.

After completing his residency, Dr. Grimes began practicing outpatient medicine at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. He most recently served as the officer in charge of its largest primary clinic, as well as a primary care behavioral health champion, an educator for child and family behavioral health system primary care managers and an executive medicine physician. Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Grimes has additional certifications in basic, advanced cardiac, pediatric and advanced trauma life support, among others. He also holds the rank of major in the United States Army and has received numerous military awards, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal and the National Service Medal.

Dr. Grimes joins the board-certified physicians and physician assistant at Lexington Family Practice Northeast to provide comprehensive care for the entire family. In addition to well visits and same-day sick and urgent appointments, the practice offers on-site X-rays services, laboratory services and digital CAT/CT scans.

Dr. Grimes is accepting new patients.

Lexington Family Practice Northeast
76 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-7255

LFPNortheast.com

Tunnel to Towers: Run, Walk, Honor Our American Heroes!

The sixth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk is set for Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Columbia’s Vista. Along a picturesque course spanning the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges at sunset, the race celebrates and appreciates first responders and military service members who serve, save and sacrifice on our behalf every day. Lexington Medical Center is proud to be the presenting sponsor.

The race is named in honor of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter and father of five who died on September 11, 2001. That day, Siller was off duty and on his way to play golf. When he heard what was happening at the World Trade Center, he strapped on 60 pounds of gear and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. He gave his life to save others. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring that Americans never forget 9/11 and that our children understand the sacrifices made by many on that day.

The route for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk begins near the First Responders Historic Remembrance Memorial next to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. Participants will travel down Gervais Street, across the Gervais Street Bridge into Cayce, up the Blossom Street Bridge and back to Columbia’s Vista in the early evening.

The goal of Tunnel to Towers is to support first responders and military service members who have been catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the building of smart homes for quadruple and triple amputee veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s “Building for America’s Bravest” program.

Register for South Carolina’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Walk and Run at www.t2trunsc.org. The entry fee is $30 until August 1, with discounts for first responders, students and children. Importantly, businesses and organizations are encouraged to build a team of participants.

In previous years, participants included more than 800 Fort Jackson soldiers running in formation, South Carolina first responders, law enforcement officers, military service members from all branches of the Armed Forces, avid runners, families and teams from businesses and organizations. More than 2,000 people participated. Many more are expected this year.

There will be an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and an after party with an awards ceremony, music, food and beverages.

For more information about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk, visit www.t2trunsc.org.

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