A new vision for Haiti

Early Tuesday morning David Singletary drove the Methodist Volunteers in Mission’s Eye Team to the Columbia airport. The team landed in Port- au- Prince, Haiti, and boarded a small plane for Jeremie, 125 miles from Port- au- Prince, where it is staffing an eye clinic for the people of the village for about two weeks. This program is part of […]

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with M'Lynn, Shelby, Truvy, Quiser, Annelle, and Clairee

Early detection of Glaucoma may save sight

Glaucoma, often called “the sneak thief of sight” because it can strike without pain or other symptoms, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans – 91 percent – incorrectly believe glaucoma is preventable, according to the newest survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA). Although glaucoma is not preventable, if […]

The potato’s reputation has been mashed

Pity the poor potato. In recent years, the lowly spud has gotten a bad rap, undeservedly so, according to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Criticisms have ranged from high carbohydrate count to its role as a magnet for high- fat toppings that add calories. The truth is, if you skip the sour cream, cheese, and butter and […]

New view of kidney stones

New research at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows that calcium supplements may help prevent kidney stones. That’s good news for kidney- stone sufferers who like to eat. It means they can have that spinach and beet salad, followed by strawberryrhubarb pie, as long as they take a calcium supplement with dinner. It would be even […]

Free Screening for Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina will bring a free community health screening from 9 am- 12 pm at the First Christian Church, located, 2062 Beltline Blvd., Columbia. Participants will be tested for high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and a urinalysis for protein. The screening is open to anyone in the community over 18 years of age. The […]

We resolve to walk our humans and avoid the B-A-T-H

  The humans in our pack have long since ceased the making of New Year’s resolutions, having found the practice an exercise in futility. For years we made noble resolutions with every idea of keeping them. However despite our best intentions, we rarely, if ever, managed to see them through. The Canine Americans at my house remain more optimistic and […]

Animal Protection League named 2008 Angel

Donors can be confident that the Animal Protection League is a good steward of their financial gifts. Because 93.5 percent of all collected revenue goes directly into programs that support the APL mission, Secretary of State Mark Hammond declared the organization to be a 2008 Angel, one of only ten non- profit organizations statewide recognized as such for exemplary fiscal […]

Doggone days of summer camp

PAALS, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services and Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) are hosting two weeks of service dog camp for youth for the summer of 2009 at Crane Creek Community Center in Columbia. Beginner Camp will run July 20- July 24, 2009. Camp schedule is Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 12:30 pm. Campers will learn the basics of service dog […]


Trade S.C. exports pump almost $14 billion into the state economy annually, supporting employment and generating billions in state and local taxes. Only the state of Washington has a higher percentage of export jobs supported by manufacturing. The state’s big- dollar exports include vehicles, rubber products, and electrical machinery. Post- combat clean- up The S.C. Research Authority recently won a […]