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Features : Medical News Last Updated: Aug 21, 2013 - 9:21:09 AM

Medical Briefs - August 22, 2013
Aug 21, 2013 - 9:20:11 AM

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East Cooper Medical Center Hosts Pre-Labor Day
Maternity Event

East Cooper Medical Center will host a Pre-Labor Day Maternity Event on August 24 from 10 am – 1 pm. Whether you are trying to get pregnant, getting ready to deliver your first child or are an experienced mom expecting your fourth child, this event has something to offer. The event is free, kid-friendly and will take place at the hospital.
Come and meet some of the hospital’s labor and delivery nurses, nursery nurses, and our lactation consultants as well as the OB/GYN providers who deliver at East Cooper Medical Center. Find out what to expect during your hospital stay before your big day arrives. Tour the maternity suites and learn more about our Level II special care nursery. East Cooper has the only Level II nursery in Mt. Pleasant.
While gathering helpful information, you can also shop local vendors that are tailored to moms-to-be and new moms. Babies R Us will be offering on-site baby registrations. They will help with selecting the top baby items you’ll need once your bundle of joy arrives as well as conducting car seat installation checks. Other local vendors include From Here to Maternity, Lowcountry Diaper Service, and The Mom Spa.
Door prizes will be given away throughout the event. Refreshments and kids’ activities will also be provided. Wine and Design of Mount Pleasant will be hosting a free “Art Buzz Kids” project that your kids won’t want to miss.
To register, please call (843) 884-7031 or visit and click “Find an Event.” Our Pre-Labor Day Maternity event will take place in the Main Lobby of East Cooper Medical Center located at 2000 Hospital Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® has released its request for applications for Community Health Grants (FY2014-15). In the last grant making cycle, over $520,000 was awarded to local nonprofit organizations to reduce disparities and barriers to care faced by underserved populations. The Affiliate will offer two grants training workshops for all prospective grantees in two locations. Attendance is required for all grant applicants.
The Affiliate’s grants training workshops locations and times include:• Thursday, September 5 at the Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (302 Medical Park Dr., Suite 110, Walterboro, SC 29488), 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and; Thursday, September 24 at the Wachesaw Conference Center (4367 Riverwood Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576), 0 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Komen Lowcountry’s grants training workshops will include an introduction to the online grants system, as well as the Affiliate’s funding priorities and the 2014-15 RFA. Applicants must be 501(c)3 nonprofits or state, federal or local government agencies. Application deadline is Dec. 6, 2013. In addition to the training, the workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and developing collaborations with new community partners. A representative from all prospective grantees is required to attend a session in order to submit a funding proposal. There is no fee for the workshop but registration is required. Lunch will be provided at the workshops.
For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit or call (843) 556-8011.

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