And at MUSC's new pediatric facility in North Charleston, the HVAC system failed and all operating room supplies and instruments had to be replaced.
In the current report, Mississippi and West Virginia tied for the No. 1 ranking with an obesity rate of 39.5 percent.
At least 18 people have been referred to health providers following exposure to rabies from a puppy in Dorchester County according to the state health department.
The Medical University of South Carolina is expanding its urgent care offerings under an affiliation with the largest network of express clinics in the region.
While depression and anxiety are more common and more well-known during the postpartum period, according to the Mayo Clinic, up to 23 percent of women experience it during pregnancy.
A dozen emergency departments in the area connect through this exchange, called the Carolina eHealth Alliance. Patients must give permission for their information to be shared.
Sometimes it seems like my son can’t hear a word I’m saying. I feel like a CD that’s skipping, constantly repeating the same phrase over and over again. At times, I’ll bark orders at a tone that’s reminiscent of my mother.
“We physicians like taking care of people," said Dr. Rex Morgan, an internal medicine physician with East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians. “Spending hours in an office over a computer doesn’t give you joy.”
Clover Health, a national health care company, surveyed 1,000 adults over the age of 60 across the United states on their exercise habits.
A supplement maker from Idaho found a surprising challenge in its efforts to hire the nearly 300 employees it needed in South Carolina.
For the last six years, black and white Beaufort community members have been a part of a study to train doctors on culturally based care.
The Aging for Amateurs columnist immediately loved the Holy City. Then, Charleston's darker side came into focus.
Contrary to historical opinion, maternity leave is not just a women’s issue. Parental leave benefits the entire family unit, as well as employers.
Something about chocolate, chemists say, seems to interfere with edible potency testing. A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and send someone to the emergency room with hallucinations.
School nurses have the potential of treating anyone who happens to be inside the school building at any time. The nurse's stations are described as a mini-emergency room.
The findings are hardly new, but drug prices are a mounting political issue, with the 2020 presidential election around the corner.
President Trump announced at a press conference this week that he has ordered his administration to buy large amounts of a powerful new "stimulant" by Johnson & Johnson to address high veteran suicide rates.
Berkeley County's first hospital in 45 years is opening, and S.C. country music star Lee Brice will headline a parking lot party to celebrate.
A network of South Carolina-based pain treatment clinics is closing after five of its former employees "blew the whistle" and alleged an elaborate scheme to cheat federal health insurance programs.
An implant designed to improve quality of life for an estimated 5.8 million patients who suffer from a common heart failure diagnosis has been approved by the FDA.
Not wearing sunglasses that offer proper protection can potentially accelerate the process of developing cataracts, especially in the Lowcountry.
Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.
A man escorted out of the Medical University of South Carolina's emergency department early Saturday morning allegedly called back and threatened to attack hospital employees.
With a new partnership, a pharmaceutical company in West Columbia thinks it can disrupt the market for pain medications needed after surgery, and it's an option that doesn't include addictive opioids.
In Greenville County alone, 131 people lost their lives to an overdose, an 80-percent uptick since the year before; 101 of the deaths were due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
“I think people are genuinely surprised when they get sick in the summer," says Dr. Amy Forren, a family physician connected with Roper St. Francis Healthcare.
An "extremely aggressive" patient at the Medical University of South Carolina allegedly attacked an employee Friday at the hospital's psychiatric care building.
When she was first notified that her youngest son might have head lice, Dr. Lisa Lopez went through his hair again and again only to find nothing. But when she checked later, the tiny parasites were impossible to miss.
Nearly all of the opioids prescribed to VA patients in the United States between 2006 and 2012 stopped at a North Charleston warehouse before the VA shipped them to veterans’ doorsteps and mailboxes, newly released federal data shows.
MUSC made a well-researched bet that it could improve the hospitals' finances at out-of-town facilities it operates.
Infant teething symptoms include drooling, sucking, an elevated temperature, sleep disturbances and general crankiness.
Greenville, SC born non-profit, The Blood Connection, recently announced that they are partnering with Outback Steakhouse this month to increase the number of their local blood donors.
"Sound healing has a lot of benefits," says Ian Morris, who has created more than 50 albums and over 300 songs through his Charleston-born company. It's part of an emerging industry that's helping to heal the mind and body and soothe the soul.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare's new hospital in Berkeley County is more than the fruition of a dozen years of planning and waiting. It also could be just what the doctor ordered for the system's finances.
As Roper St. Francis speeds toward the opening of the first full-service hospital in Berkeley County, it is already setting its sights on adding more.
Lughnasa is a rite of transition from growing season to harvest season. It celebrates the fruits of hard labor. In that sense — and this is the point — we can think of Lughnasa as also representing our personal transition into that season of life when our “generative” work is largely done, when we are entering old age — harvest-time. That Lughnasa transition is often marked by retirement.
New rules proposed by President Donald Trump in the last week would have far-reaching effects on how South Carolina's health industry does business, but it is still unclear whether the president has the authority to enforce them.
When the children of Emily Linville and Shelly Klimas came home with head lice, the two Charleston-area mothers were concerned that their only options were treatments that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refers to as insecticides. After doing some research, they decided to tak…
In the 30th edition of their annual national hospital rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Medical University of South Carolina as the No. 1 hospital in the state.
While the percentages of men and women in medical school are nearly equal in the United States, there are still certain fields of medicine that continue to see noticeable gender gaps.
North Charleston is the first municipality in the area to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors in state court. The majority of South Carolina's 46 counties have signed on. Charleston County sued in federal court.
My husband and I do our best to keep our eyes on both of our girls all the time. But kids wander. And I'm not the perfect parent