Charleston's hospitality workers struggle to pay for health care so often that a clinic catering to low-income patients on James, Johns, Folly and Wadmalaw islands has opened its doors to them.
It may have been published 80 years ago. But I can't think of a better bedtime story to read our modern girl.
After 83 years of operating, a Lowcountry nonprofit that helps the blind and visually impaired navigate their lives is opening a second location, this time in the quickly growing North region.
Roper St. Francis and Trident Health say MUSC's plans to build off Nexton Parkway interfere with their own plans to expand.
Currently, there are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments for peanut allergies. But that may be changing soon.
The developer of a high-tech warehouse in North Charleston specially designed for the Medical University of South Carolina has sold the property to the hospital system.
In a day like ours, when “goodness” and moral clarity are trashed in public life and people might even be saying “What the heck does that mean?” Toni Morrison is like a light in the gloom.
At a Friday meeting of the university's board of trustees, the board voted and announced their pursuit of a total of five "certificates of need" (CONs) with the state health department.
Additional cases of the mumps reported at the College of Charleston following an outbreak of the virus at the college that was announced back in September. This brings the total number of cases to seven.
Hospital systems in Charleston and elsewhere have been on a campaign to build more health care facilities that give their customers options closer to where they live.
This past year Angela Young became the first Ms. Wheelchair South Carolina that the state has seen in the last seven years. Now she wants to make sure that it’s not another seven years before the state gets the next one.
Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other diseases.
The $117 million, 50-bed facility, located in Carnes Crossroads off U.S. Highway 176, has been at least 10 years in the making as hospital leaders fought a long legal battle before the first spade of dirt was overturned.
The mumps is a contagious disease with symptoms including fever, muscle aches, cold-like symptoms and swollen glands along the jawline.
Molina Healthcare will offer health insurance plans in 20 counties on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the company announced Tuesday. Charleston County will be among them.
Addiction experts emphasize that they do not want to ban alcohol. But they do want people to understand that alcohol use disorder is a serious medical condition.
Alycia Araneo Craft recently made history after she gave the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina not only it's largest gift, but also the largest gift ever to an MUSC college.
Instead of focusing on how much weight you are gaining (or not gaining) during pregnancy, channel that energy into making sure you are eating a well-balanced diet and staying active.
The climate emergency threatening all future generations, to which our generation has contributed so heavily, demands that we start being better ancestors right now. Now is the time.
College of Charleston officials have not ordered unvaccinated students to leave campus during a mumps outbreak.
The owners of Nason Medical Center were ordered to pay the federal government more than $1 million in 2015 to settle allegations that they committed health care fraud.
Freedom is a matter of perspective, since the state allows the misguided and misinformed to freely expose everyone else to highly contagious, infectious diseases.
A hospital operator that has called Mount Pleasant home for more than 30 years is planning its first major out-of-town move, joining the fray of providers expanding into Berkeley County.
"Jenny's First Sleepover" is a satire modeled after a children's book that seeks to educate the public on the importance of vaccinations.
Lawyers for the government are asking for a settlement triple the amount the companies purportedly stole. But in its filing for bankruptcy protections, Oaktree Medical Center disclosed $37.9 million in debts and just $8 million in assets.
A swarm of ants in an Atlanta nursing home landed the director of Charleston's Veterans Affairs hospital an interim promotion Tuesday when an executive was placed on administrative leave.
While studies have shown that most doctors don't want to recommend the field to their children, Keith Merrill and George Durst have found the most fulfilling part of working with their children is seeing them interact with patients.
A lot of research has been done on what is called “professional decline." Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research looked at a wide variety of jobs and found significant degrees of age-related decline in performance.
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.