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Prisma Health limits visitation because of COVID case surge

Laurens County Hospital is among those which, starting today, Monday, Aug. 9, is returning to a limited visitation policy because of the increasing COVID-19 infections. Prisma Health will limit visitation at all hospital and clinical facilities. Adult inpatients, outpatients and ambulatory pediatric patients will be limited to one visitor. These restrictions also will continue: Visitors…

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Fireworks safety encouraged by health care, fire officials

With the Fourth of July holiday comes the primary weekend for fireworks sales and activity of the year, and officials and physicians are warning to keep safety at the forefront of that and all other holiday plans. “The July 4 season every year we see a number of fireworks-related injuries or other injuries related to…

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The new debate – Allergies or COVID?

April 15, 2021 Laurens, S.C. – Yellow pollen clouds aren’t quite as thick as they were a week or so ago but allergy season is still in full swing, and the “Is it COVID or is it allergies?” question is a common thread in conversations in workplaces and in doctors’ offices. Dr. Nate Benitez with…

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Prisma Health restricts ‘broad visitation’ starting this weekend

 Prisma Health released information Friday afternoon explaining that patient visitation will be restricted effective Saturday, Jan. 9, in the wake of a growing surge of COVID-19 infections across South Carolina. The restrictions are system-wide for Prisma Health facilities, including the Prisma Health Laurens County Campus. “We know that being with families is itself a healing therapy and…

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