Ever wondered what hospital life is really like? On November 18, physicians at MUSC Children’s Hospital took members of the South Carolina legislative delegation on a behind-the-scenes look at one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. Legislators shadowed pediatric specialists to see everything from the technology that helps save the hearts of tiny infants to learning about the life-saving procedures to care for children with cancer, transplant bone marrow and perform world-class research.
The Comprehensive Breast Care team at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, strongly opposes the screening mammography recommendations released by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Veteran’s Day is typically a day spent focusing on the sacrifice made by soldiers in past wars. But this year, a 15-year old Columbia, S.C. girl will remember Veteran’s Day as the time when a current solider saved her life, according to a report by Noelle Phillips at the Columbia State newspaper.
My costume is short and snug.
Baggy sleeves or billowy capes and skirts can trip you up and catch fire if they brush against jack-o’-lanterns or candle flames.
My shoes fit.
Big, floppy shoes (clown shoes, adult shoes) — that are hard to walk in may make you fall.
My costume props are flexible.
Costume props can hurt you badly if you fall. Make sure swords, knives, etc. are made of flexible plastic or rubber.
The eyeholes in my mask are wide enough.
Make sure your mask fits properly and the eyeholes allow you to see fully. Don’t wear a mask that is too loose — it can slip and block your vision. Even better, paint your face instead of wearing a mask.