The Medical University of South Carolina will provide health care to employees of the State Ports Authority with a new agreement announced Tuesday.
The company will be called Prisma, co-CEO Chuck Beaman announced. It's a play on "prism," which was already taken. When the hospitals joined last year, they named the organization simply SC Health Company. And taking the reference to the state out of the company's title might be purposeful.
You're more likely to lack health insurance if you fall into one of these demographic groups.
Some leaders in Charleston wanted to launch the Blue Zones Project, but failed to generate enough financial support to pay for it.
Nursing home employees say plans to evacuate the coast are set months in advance.
Hospitals that decided to transfer patients out of the evacuation zone during Hurricane Florence will face lost revenue and extra expenses.
A debate over the spread of Agent Orange, used as a tactical defoliant by the Americans during the Vietnam War, pits thousands of Navy veterans against the agency tasked with caring for them.
Charleston health care leaders are considering bringing a $10 million wellness project to town. But funding for the program has not yet materialized and some members of the community have raised concerns about the initiative.
Several local churches offer gluten-free bread during Holy Eucharist to accommodate parishioners with celiac disease and other sensitivities.
Evacuations are rare, as hospitals prefer to weather in place. Hundreds have been evacuated from hospitals in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown.
After disastrous flooding during Hurricane Irma in 2017 forced the Medical University of South Carolina to float some of its surgeons across campus in johnboats, its officials started looking for a better way.
Leola Duberry is one of hundreds of centenarians in South Carolina: 659 in 2010, according to a Census Bureau report. Though they make up far less than 1 percent of the population, their numbers are increasing as people achieve longer life.
Ready or not, flu season is right around the corner.
Two years ago, weight-loss surgeons at Roper St. Francis sent all of their patients home with a prescription for an opioid painkiller. This year, they have only written three.
In other health care news, Select Health of South Carolina has named a new chief medical officer.
Even as a Lowcountry native is set to take the top role at Shriners International in the next few years, the global organization has forged a new partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina. Kenny Craven is a Summerville resident. The organization may offer its expertise to the development of an expanded pediatric burn unit at the new children's hospital.
Never be afraid to hear or tell a story or read a poem more than once, a poet once said. Listen again and inquire into it differently and maybe more deeply each time.
Hospital leaders are considering how best to protect their facilities as mass shootings become more common.
A back-to-school rush could be exacerbating a shortage of EpiPens, a lifesaving drug for people with severe allergies.
MUSC is embarking on a 10-year partnership with Siemens, an industrial manufacturing giant. A dozen projects are on the drawing board, all of which will be overseen by a steering committee of MUSC and Siemens leaders.
Abortion providers in South Carolina may be cut off from Medicaid funding if the federal government approves a request submitted last week by Gov. Henry McMaster's administration.
As e-cigarettes gain in popularity among teenagers, many South Carolina school districts have not updated policies to discourage their use.
Choosing the right gym in Charleston can mean playing the role of the picky maiden in "Princess and the Pea."
A multimillion-dollar pool of state money set aside to help struggling hospitals is about to run out, but South Carolina's Medicaid agency's director says he still wants find ways to improve health care access in the state's rural areas.
The state's Department of Insurance is hoping to keep younger employees on board by allowing them to bring their babies to work. So far, it appears to be working.
Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina should be getting new Medicare cards soon.
Partnerships between health care companies and the state's largest employers are becoming more common as employers search for novel ways to make their employees healthier and minimize how much they spend on their employees' health.
For the third consecutive year, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses went up in South Carolina.
Despite their complexity, the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Carolina has sought more health care fraud lawsuits in recent years and has emerged as an unlikely leader in this type of litigation.
Dr. Thaddeus Bell became a doctor, his brother joked, when the pro football teams wouldn't take him.
Continuing our review and comments on the “wisdom” found in Kathy Allis’ Dell Sunday crossword, with the reminder that the attitudes expressed may be ageist and/or the result of planting her tongue firmly in her cheek!
The first measles case South Carolina has seen in more than 20 years has been confirmed by the state health department.
A Myrtle Beach mother who lost her son more than 10 years ago after he died from a seizure is now suing the company she believes misclassified the boy's genetic condition.
The South Carolina Medical Association worried keeping physicians out of the loop would be a disservice to patients. Nurses said laws were outdated and barred them from providing basic primary care to their patients, especially in rural areas.
The Medical University of South Carolina is the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina for the fourth consecutive year, according to the latest ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
Serena Williams reminds us that many moms grapple with a range of postpartum emotions, including anxiety and doubt, shock and guilt, fear and joy.
The Medical University of South Carolina's new front porch might be more impressive than those overlooking the Charleston Harbor on the Battery.
More than a year after Medicare told the Medical University of South Carolina it would stop paying for heart transplants because surgeons in Charleston weren't performing enough of them, volume is back up substantially.
The federal government is investigating the Medical University of South Carolina for an alleged civil rights violation.
The first appointment typically costs $25.
Though still in very early stages, the research could one day have implications for addiction treatment in people.
The request marks a sharp decline from last year, when BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina asked for a 33-percent rate increase.
A friend’s unmarried brother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she is his only family. He needs to be in assisted living but is very resistant to leaving his home, where increasingly she is becoming his caretaker. She feels the kaleidoscope of her life turn; the pattern of her days is changing, today a little, tomorrow big-time.
Darlene Powell didn't have to use a diet to lose more than 100 pounds. She used TOPS, a weight-loss program based on support groups, weigh-ins and simple diet changes. It costs just $32 per year.
The proposed Blue Zones Project would be privately funded and could cost $10 million over four years.
As a parent, I hope I will have a keen eye for signs of bullying. But what if my kid is the bully?
The South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina have teamed up to tackle the opioid epidemic.
A handful of children with special needs who came to Trident Health's campus Tuesday morning to learn the basics of yoga. A Trident Health occupational therapist guided them through the moves that they hope can gradually improve their confidence, balance and strength and give them a tool to right themselves when they're struggling.
Should genetic testing labs be considered health care providers? The S.C. Supreme Court weighs in.
Parkinson's disease become progressively worse after a patient's diagnosis and kills hundreds of South Carolinians each year.