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Hoops & Hope with Dawn Staley Is Slam Dunk for Foundation

More than 500 people attended “Hoops and Hope with Dawn Staley,” an event benefitting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

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A three-time Olympic gold medalist, Staley has been the University of South Carolina women’s basketball head coach since 2008. Under her leadership, the Gamecocks have achieved honors including a first-ever #1 national ranking and an NCAA Final Four appearance in 2015. Staley has also tripled the number of fans attending women’s basketball games at the university.

In Columbia, Staley encourages her teams to pursue community service opportunities, and also founded Innersole, which aims to provide new sneakers to children who are homeless and children in need.

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation fills important community needs by supporting a variety of hospital and community programs including a cancer care fund, a boutique for breast cancer patients, nursing scholarships, LMC’s doula program, an outdoor garden at Carroll Campbell Place, health care internships, a mobile medical unit, pastoral care and prescription assistance.

Thank you to WIS-TV for covering the event. And, WIS-TV news anchor Judi Gatson served as the emcee.

Dawn Staley is one of the most decorated participants in United States women’s basketball history. She has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and recognized by the WNBA as one of the Top 15 influential players in league history. As a college player in the 1990’s, Staley was a standout at the University of Virginia. She was also a member of three United States Olympics teams, earning gold medals in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Her professional playing experience includes the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting and Houston Comets, where she earned accolades for her skills, sportsmanship and leadership.

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.

Super Lice

South Carolina is one of several states across the country with “super lice,” a nit that’s resistant to traditional over the counter remedies. WIS-TV reporter Sam Bleiweis interviewed Dr. Jeremy Crisp of Lexington Family Practice Northeast, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice about the pesky bugs – and what parents need to know about nixing the nits.