Of the thousands of S.C. inmates who have already been tested, nearly 1,400 positive cases of chronic hepatitis C have been reported.
Trident United Way is continuing on with its second round of community engagement grants with seven local groups receiving additional funding for community health events.
While some people are likely having luck with meeting their New Year's health goals, others may find themselves barely making it out of January with their resolution goals still intact.
"When your kid is diagnosed with something that you’d never imagine, you absolutely need to blame something. There has to be a reason, right?"
Gov. Henry McMaster announced the new benefit Thursday in Columbia. The Medical University of South Carolina, which is home to the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, offers the virtual visits. The program began Jan. 1.
The repeal of an unpopular fine for people without health insurance has had little impact on “Obamacare” sign-ups or premiums, a gap between the real world and legal arguments from conservatives again challenging the Affordable Care Act.
In their weekly influenza update, the SC health department reported nine additional flu-associated deaths. This brings the total number of reported deaths this season to 26.
NEW YORK — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments.
Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court.
"I grew up here, I know substance use is a big problem here," said Lindsay Squeglia, a psychiatry professor and adolescent brain development expert with the Medical University of South Carolina.
Here are some of the warning signs of video game addiction, which in 2018 became a disorder listed by the World Health Organization.
The objective of Fortnite is simple: be the last person standing out of 100 characters dropped onto the island.
Retirement is the golden ring we’re exhorted to seize and exploit for all it's worth. But for many of us, retirement doesn’t look like that.
Most of the rising premiums are tied to older policies sold in the 1990s and early 2000s. The issue is that insurers didn't accurately project what the cost of caring for an aging person would be decades down the road.
More than 300 fetal deaths were reported in South Carolina in 2018, a year during which more than 56,000 women in the state gave birth.
“I gained 30 pounds when we moved here,” one local mom says. “Once I stopped drinking, I lost weight and I feel healthier than I ever have. I sleep better. I’m happier. My skin is better. There have been a lot of benefits. I don’t want to go back to that.”
Companion Life sold health insurance to about 2,500 students at 10 colleges and universities in the Green Mountain State. The plans did not meet the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, regulators said.
Millions of Americans are losing their lives to heart disease at rising rates and there is a possibility that, for some cases, stress plays a pivotal role.
Sherlonda Adkins, a Charleston-area physician assistant, began a psychiatry practice meant to exist almost entirely on the internet.
As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic cancer.
Called executive sessions, the closed-door meetings are allowed by state law and are utilized by many public bodies. But a review of other councils' and boards' use of these sessions shows MUSC's governing board spends more time meeting in secret than usual.
Closing the Gap in Health Care celebrates 15 years of combating health disparities in South Carolina through spreading health literacy tips via online newsletters, and radio and television news segments.
The roughly 128,000 square-foot facility inside the Citadel Mall will offer a range of health services, from ambulatory surgery to musculoskeletal care and ophthalmology.
In other health news, some experts are pushing for a low-carb diet to be including in national dietary guidelines.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type of artificial lens for patients affected by cataracts, and a Mount Pleasant-based advanced eye surgeon became the first person in the U.S. to implant the new lenses earlier this month.
Whatever significant days you celebrate at this time of year, they are likely to bring your awareness of “all generations” to the surface.
Officials say it's possible to eradicate the state's HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, and with federal backing, there's an aggressive plan in place to meet the goal.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that by 2050 the number of people using all forms of long-term care services will double from the 15 million seen in 2000 to 27 million.
Mount Pleasant mom Jami Steedley has nine children in her blended family. One is in college, so that leaves eight kids ranging in age from 9 to 16 years old to get out of bed, dressed and on the school bus each morning.
A Columbia lawmaker is proposing first-of-its-kind legislation that would compensate women forced to give birth should the state enact an abortion ban.
Project leaders clued in MUSC's board of trustees to the possible project, still in the concept phase, during a meeting Thursday morning.
American workers give 6 percent of their paychecks to the Social Security Administration just in case they lose their jobs to injury or illness. But, in the end, it’s a government judge, not a doctor, who will decide whether a condition is serious enough to warrant benefits.
The initiative will include what the state is calling a "community engagement activity" requirement for low-income Medicaid beneficiaries.
Beginning on Jan 1. of next year, residents covered under Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC's network will have access to the Medical University of South Carolina's College of Dental Medicine.
It's been more than a year since Melissa and Matt Emery of Ninety Six lost their son, Dylan, to Krabbe disease at 11 months old. But a special place in their home they occupy almost daily helps keep them close to him.
We all know we should try to set limits for how much sugar our kids should have, but with added sugar in so many foods and so many occasions for sweet treats, it sometimes can feel like a lost cause, especially during the holiday season.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported the first death of a person recently diagnosed with the vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).
The Post and Courier obtained a copy of the inspector's notes from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that majority of the Southern states in the U.S. already are reporting high levels of flu-like activity.
How many times have you heard that question since fall began? How many times have you passed your nearest drug store or the pharmacy counter in the grocery store without getting that shot?
Maintaining a relationship post-kids isn’t for the faint of heart. The stresses of life make it harder to relax around each other and when times get tough, it’s easy to take your spouse for granted.
Most cancer patients will never need a stem cell transplant. But for some, the risky procedure remains their best and only option.