Quality of Life July-September 2014

Quality of Life Summer 2014

Quality of Life Online is a comprehensive online publication — updated regularly — that offers health information, safety tips and other information that can help enhance the health and well being of residents of Aiken and surrounding areas.

Read a message from Carlos Milanes, CEO of Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Complete neurological and spine care, now right here.
A unique collaboration among the heart specialists of the Cardiovascular Institute of Carolina has given area residents access to high-quality, lifesaving heart care — without leaving home.
For Ben Christensen, 60, everything had to happen just right for him to survive the cardiac arrest he experienced last April.
Orthopedic surgeon Vaughan Massie, MD, discusses how sports medicine helps patients recover from sports-related injuries and prevent future injury.
After a devastating knee injury, polo player Geoff Ellis turned to orthopedic surgeon Vaughan Massie, MD, with the hope of returning to competitive play at Aiken Polo Club.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Learn why men should not be afraid of PSA tests to detect possible prostate cancer.
But stay safe in the sun.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Here at Aiken Regional, we’re passionate about helping more women become aware of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
If you have a wound or sore that has not begun to heal within a month, the Wound Healing Institute of Carolina at Aiken Regional Medical Centers can help.
Health and wellness information for adults age 50 and older.
See upcoming events and seminars and who has come aboard at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
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Carlos Milanes
Chief Executive Officer

Leopoldo Muniz, MD
Chairman, Board of Governors

Mark Ezekiel, MD
Chief of Staff

Sharon Hagan
Administrative Director of Business Development/ Physician Services

Melissa Summer
Director of Marketing

Tamalyn Roebuck
Editor/Communications Specialist

Robert D. Schwartz, Jr.
Director of Business Development – Aurora Pavilion

Information in Quality of Life comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos or illustrations. Any opinions expressed by an author whose article appears in this publication are solely the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Aiken Regional Medical Centers or Universal Health Services, Inc. Physicians mentioned in this publication are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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Aiken Regional Medical Centers is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.        

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