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Community Medical Clinic hopes to reach more women through special program
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Visiting the Community Medical Clinic for a recent Best Chances Network (BCN)/WISEWOMAN program site visit are (front row, left to right) Heather Dolinger, Caroline Keith and Becky Eddy, all of the American Cancer Society and BCN/WISEWOMAN regional service coordinators; (top row, left to right) CDC Project Officer Alexis Kaigler, WISEWOMAN program division of heart disease and stroke prevention; Linda Pekuri, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control WISEWOMAN program manager; and Jeannie Gibson, American Cancer Society and BCN/WISEWOMAN regional service coordinator. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
For the past two years, the Community Medical Clinic (CMC) has quietly worked to help women between the ages of 47 and 64 each become a “Wise Woman.” That’s the name of a special program -- actually an acronym that stands for “Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation of Women Across the Nation” (WISEWOMAN). It provides health screenings and lifestyle education for women to help reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.

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