Pediatrician discusses preventive care

William Pittard III, pediatrician and professor emeritus at the Medical University of South Carolina, has published a new book called "Well Child Care in Infancy: Promoting Readiness for Life."

The book, edited by Pittard with several chapters written or co-authored by him, strives to raise awareness about the benefits of preventive care.

Pittard shows how inadequate preventive care not only affects a child's physical well-being, but also school readiness and academic success.

"Well Child Care in Infancy" is produced by AuthorHouse. It is available in hardcover ($27.99), paperback ($16.95) and as an ebook ($3.99) from online retailers.

Local author publishes new children's book

Lowcountry poet, motivational speaker and children's book author Loretta M. Green-Warren has published a new children's book called "Chyna's Secret Place Adventure."

The adventure involves a secret place, Chyna's imagination and a kingdom taken over by the evil Darko. The only way to stop him, and to save the prince and princess, is by winning the game Starco.

The 24-page paperback is $8.99 and available online at