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Coroner: Greer woman dies after accident


The cause of death is pending. Horton was driving on State 14 in Greer when a vehicle traveling from S. Buncombe Road struck her vehicle about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, the Coroner’s Office said. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.

Rite Aid Corporation Plans $90 Million Distribution Hub In Spartanburg, South Carolina


The Inland Port in Greer experienced strong volumes in its first year, thanks in part to its strategic location in this growing region. We welcome Rite Aid to the Upstate,” South Carolina Ports Authority President/CEO Jim Newsome noted. “Connectivity ...

Is Volvo looking to manufacture cars in South Carolina?


South Carolina is home to a BMW automobile plant in Greer, Daimler has a Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mercedes last week announced plans to move its headquarters to Atlanta from New Jersey.

Mega pastor's unique view of 10 Commandments 'problematic' says Southern Baptist leader


"The man (Noble) has publicly acknowledged his mistake, asked for forgiveness, and committed to working hard to avoid such mistakes in the future," wrote Marcus Buckley, pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Greer, South Carolina. "The question must then ...

Greer’s Young, Woodruff’s Martin on Shrine Bowl staffs


Two local coaches have been selected to be assistants on this year’s South Carolina Shrine Bowl team. Greer head coach Will Young and Woodruff assistant coach Mike Martin will try to help lead the Sandlappers to a fourth straight victory in the series ...

Report: Volvo could put new plant in S.C.


As for South Carolina and Alabama, BMW’s campus in Greer and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., might have piqued Volvo’s interest. BMW opened its U.S. manufacturing facility in Greer 20 years ago. The German car manufacturer has ...

Greenville's Haas wins Humana Challenge


Golfer and Greenville native Bill Haas took home his sixth PGA Tour win on Sunday. Haas was raised in Greer, South Carolina and has gone on to lead a distinguished golf career. He shot a -5 (67) on Sunday to close out the win at the Humana Challenge.

Volvo reportedly eyes South Carolina for new plant


Volvo has consulted with officials in three states, including South Carolina, as it mulls longstanding plans to ...
It said Volvo was looking to the examples of BMW, which makes cars in Greer, and Mercedes, which operates a plant in Alabama.

Newcomb Spring acquires Pelham Precision Spring


Decatur, Georgia – Newcomb Spring Corp., a supplier of custom springs and metal forms, has completed the purchase of Pelham Precision Spring Co., formerly located in Greer, South Carolina. Existing orders and customers will now be served by Newcomb ...

Miss Greater Greer 2015 sets lofty fundraising goal


I am beyond excited to represent my hometown, Greer, in the 2015 Miss South Carolina Pageant this summer in Columbia in June. I want to bring that Miss South Carolina home to Greer. As I begin this journey I will need the support of this wonderful ...




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In GREER: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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GET YOUR MEDICARE READY FOR 2015 IN GREER

Do you make resolutions for the new year? Here are some easy ones you can keep that will help get you ready for 2015:

1. Check to see that you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2015. Did you change your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment? If you did and you haven’t received your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription right away, find out how to fill a prescription without your card.

If you changed from a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) back to Original Medicare, use your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you go to the doctor. Get a new card if you lost or damaged yours, or need to update your information.

2. Budget for next year’s Medicare Part B deductible.

Remember, if you have Medicare Part B and you’re in Original Medicare, you’ll have to meet your deductible before your Medicare coverage pays for services and supplies. Next year, the Medicare Part B deductible will be $147, the same as it was in 2014. Plan your health care budget to account for the increased cost of doctor visits for the time that it will take to cover your deductible. Find out more about Medicare costs in 2015.

3.  Schedule appointments to get any preventive tests or screenings.

Medicare covers all sorts of preventive services to keep you healthy and screenings to check for health problems, and many are covered each year at no cost to you. Ask your doctor when you should schedule your wellness visit and other screenings. You can also use MyMedicare.gov to track your visits and make a calendar of preventive services.

Talk to your doctor about these covered preventive services to find out what’s right for your health needs.

4. Make sure your drug or health plan meet your needs.

If not, Medicare has a way for you to get the coverage you want instead of having to wait for the next Open Enrollment. At any time during the year, you can switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that has a 5-star rating.

Plan ratings are based on member surveys, information from doctors and health care providers, and other sources. The plan ratings are scores that show the quality and performance of the plan, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rated plans.

You can make this change once per calendar year. Find 5-star health and drug plans in your area.

Remember to check www.medicare.gov for the latest Medicare news and information, and have a happy and healthy new year!

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Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]








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