Dr. William D. Yarbrough spent a high school summer working as a hospital orderly in Anderson, his hometown, and enjoyed caring for patients so much he decided to become a doctor. Dr. Yarbrough now serves as Trident Health’s medical director for cardiovascular services in addition to his daily work as a cardiologist, which includes responding to emergency heart attack cases with the cardiac catheterization lab team. He also helped...
Breastfeeding may be natural. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. In today’s complicated world, support and planning are essential for long-term success, and the conversation about how a woman plans to nourish her child ideally starts during pregnancy.“Everybody has to make the best choice for them, but I do tell women early about the benefits,” says Trident Health Ob-Gyn Dr. Cyndi T. Lawton.
George Van Dyk finishes with a stationary bike and shifts to an elliptical machine as part of his twice-a-week workout at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program gym at Summerville Medical Center (SMC). While sometimes reluctant to visit, he never regrets coming out. “It’s a matter of getting in the zone,” the 74-year-old says. “Once I get started, I have quite a bit of endurance with these machines.”Trident Health offers...
A child is not just a smaller version of an adult, and that’s especially true when it comes to health care. Knowing this, Trident Health has added a 4,000-square-foot Pediatric Emergency Department at Summerville Medical Center (SMC) with the promise of a kid-friendly approach from the moment...
For most people, getting the flu means feeling achy and feverish for a week or so, but for people 65 years and older, the flu can be much more serious. People in this age group are at high risk for severe flu illness and complications. In fact, an estimated 60 percent of flu-related hospitalizations in the United States are for people in this age group.
New procedure gives spinal pain patients hopeIn an instant, Rachel Fannin's life would be dramatically altered. Just before she became a teenager, Rachel was cleaning an aquarium at her home when she pressed down on one side with her left foot. She didn't expect to break through. And she couldn't foresee how the shards of glass and the subsequent infection would lead to chronic nerve injury and pain in her foot and leg.
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