HealthLinks Upstate Sept/Oct 2022

6 | www.Ups tatePhys i c i ansSC . com | www.Hea l thL i nksUps tate. com Welcome to the September/October edition of HealthLinks! If you are an avid HealthLinks reader, you may notice a slight change in the paper weight with this publication. As in many industries and with many physical products, print publishers are facing 50%, 60% and even 70% increases in paper prices, with no cost reduction in sight. This situation is forcing many local and regional publications to reduce press runs, go online only or, in some cases, go out of business. I feel blessed that at HealthLinks we have a strong enough partner base and consistent audience that we are able to continue printing our magazine. We take great pride in the responsibility of producing quality local health information at no cost to our readers. However, to continue doing so, we must make some slight cutbacks – thus the reduction of our paper weight. I’ve always been told it’s about what's on the paper, not how much the paper weighs. On that note, we will continue to produce content-rich magazines for the communities we serve. I want to also take this opportunity to give a nod of appreciation to Managing Editor Theresa Stratford. Along with myself, Graphic Designer Kim Hall and a few other talented folks, she launched HealthLinks toward the magazine it is today. With Theresa as the engine behind the content, we created some amazing publications and connected people in need to quality providers. We continued to reach our mission of improving health literacy throughout the Palmetto State. The entire HealthLinks family will miss Theresa, and we wish her well as she immerses herself into another career opportunity after this issue. On a personal note: Best wishes to you and your family, Theresa. Thank you for helping make HealthLinks what it is today. Filling Theresa’s role as Managing Editor at HealthLinks will be Lisa Breslin. For more than 30 years, Lisa has worked as an editor and a writer. We met 15 years ago in the Writing Center at McDaniel College, and she has been a friend and mentor ever since. As she has for so many aspiring writers, Lisa pushed me to pursue a career in publishing. She has a unique understanding of the written word and excels in bringing the best out of writers. She is also passionate about facilitating captivating content and is one of the most creative individuals with whom I’ve worked. With the help of Assistant Editor Molly Sherman – a rock star in her own right – Lisa will seamlessly join our HealthLinks team and help us lift our magazine to greater heights. From one strong editor to another – a publisher’s dream. Enjoy this issue of HealthLinks and cheers to good health, Cul len Murray Kemp Cullen Murray-Kemp UPSTATE Publisher CULLEN MURRAY-KEMP Managing Editor THERESA STRATFORD Assistant Editor MOLLY SHERMAN Copy Editor BRIAN SHERMAN Art Director KIM HALL Webmaster GEORGE CONKLIN Internet GENE PHAN Sales Manager MANDY WILLIS Photography Partner CARIN SCATES Writers Media Consultant BRANDON CLARK Distribution Manager Latrale Gunther – Distribution: C&R Marketing Administration & Bookkeeping GINGER SOTTILE Distribution U.S. Post Office, Harris Teeter, Ingles, CVS, Food Lion, Medical Offices TO ADVERTISE IN HEALTHLINKS UPSTATE PLEASE CALL 864.612.7694 MEDICAL MARKETING GROUP HealthLinks Upstate reserves the right to refuse advertisements. Acceptance of advertisements does not imply the service or product is recommended or endorsed by HealthLinks Upstate. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from Medical Marketing Group, LLC. Medical Marketing Group 4 Carriage Lane, Suite 107, Charleston, S.C. 29407 843-732-4110 • Issue 5.5 SEPT/OCT 2022 JANET E. PERRIGO L.C. LEACH III HELEN MITTERNIGHT COLIN MCCANDLESS LAURA HAIGHT LEAH RHYNE ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA JOHN TORSIELLO STACY DOMINGO LISA BRESLIN MOLLY SHERMAN EILEEN CASEY CHRISTINE STEELE BILL FARLEY DENISE K. JAMES PUBLISHER'S NOTE Scan to discover our other HealthLinks platforms!