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Published on September 21, 2015

Taking a Closer Look at the Body

Inflatable Human Body Exhibit Allows Visitors to Walk Through the Body

When you were in school, you learned how the body works, but have you ever wanted a closer look? You can with the help of Upward Star Center and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) at Inside Out: An Interactive Tour of the Human Body.

Take a tour through the inflatable MegaBody® at the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 23.

You are able enter through the mouth and explore 25 areas including the lungs, bones, brain, heart and intestines. Stations at the main organs inside the MegaBody will focus on health concerns associated with each site; stroke at the brain, fractures at the bones and asthma at the lungs.

“The event is heart focused, but also looks at comprehensive wellness,” said Lori Boyd, RN, coordinator of the SRHS Heart Resource Center. “The tour focuses on how what we eat affects the rest of the body.”

The inflatable body is 12 feet high, 15 feet wide and 50 feet long.

“The overall goal is to help people see how their lifestyles affect the body and how everything inside the body works together,” said Jennifer T. Smith, MSN, RN, Spartanburg Medical Center Chest Pain Center Coordinator. “We want to show that good nutrition and physical activity keeps everything working optimally.”

Once you finish your tour, learn hands-only CPR and enjoy other activities that will show you how to keep a healthy heart.

No registration is necessary for this free event. For more information, visit or call 864-560-8185.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

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