Archive | May, 2017

The Watchman Reduces Stroke Risk

May is Stroke Awareness Month. The Watchman is a new device that can dramatically reduce the risk of stroke in patients with a type of abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). Patients with A-Fib have a higher risk of blood clots. Often, these clots form in the left atrial appendage of the heart. The clot can travel to the brain and cause a stroke. The Watchman works by closing off the appendage to prevent blood clots there.

Dr. William Brabham of Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center practice, talked about The Watchman in this WIS-TV interview this week.


Join Us For the Governor’s Cup Road Race

The Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race will take place on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 in downtown Columbia. One of the oldest, continuously conducted road race events in the Southeast, the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup is in its 45th year. The races include a Main Street Mile, Kid’s Run, 5K and half marathon.

“Lexington Medical Center enjoys being a part of community events that encourage healthy lifestyles and educate people about the importance of exercise,” said Tod Augsburger, President & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.

The Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race begins with an Expo on Friday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Columbia Center at 924 Senate Street in Columbia. Participants can pick up their race packets or register, and visit with vendors.

The 1-mile Kid’s Run will take place on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. All Kid’s Run participants will receive a race t-shirt and bib upon completing the 1-mile loop. The Main Street Mile will follow.

The half marathon begins on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Main Street. The race courses include historic areas and entertainment. The finish line is at Park and Senate Streets, and includes music, food, vendors, and activities leading up to the award ceremony. There will be a post-event celebration at Tin Roof.
This year, the Governor’s Cup includes a Working Well Corporate Challenge. South Carolina companies are invited to participate to promote employee wellness. Corporate teams receive a discount on race registration.

The 2017 Governor’s Cup charity beneficiary is the American Diabetes Association.

For more information on the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup and to sign up for the race, visit

Lace Up Your Sneakers and Join us for the Governor’s Cup!

We hope you’ll join us for the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. There’s a one-mile kids fun run, a 5k and a half marathon. Learn more and register below!

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