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December 7, 2007 RSS feed / News

Drinking Turtle Creek coffee is environmentally responsible

Where do you go for a really great cup of "joe?" Mick Carnett of Northeast Columbia started roasting his own beans because he couldn't find a proper cup of coffee. More...

What prescription plan is right for you and what is the donut hole?

Q. As an active person of 68, what Prescription Drug Plan is right for me? And what is the "Donut Hole"?" A. More...

Too small, too soon

Fetal fibronectin test helps predict premature birth

In his specialty of highrisk pregnancies, Columbia obstetrician Dr. Alexander Smythe knows all the tools available to ward off premature deliveries. One of the newest, and, he says, a very useful one, is a test called the fetal fibronectin test. More...

S. C. Drug Card chooses CVS

Drug Card PrgramThe S.C. Drug Card has chosen CVS/Pharmacy as the preferred pharmacy for the new prescription discount program. The S.C. discount program was launched to help the uninsured, under- insured, and Medicare participants. More...