Editor's note: New information released Thursday showed the reason for the high concentration of opioid pills in Charleston is due to the presence of a consolidated, mail-order pharmacy center operated by Veterans Affairs. Read more here.
A new study out of the University of Southern California has found a potential correlation between teenaged prescription painkiller abuse and later usage of heroin.
“It's a lot of women especially who have a hard time shutting down their brains," said Jennifer Mackenzie, a clinical coordinator and certified sleep disorder professional with East Cooper Medical Center.
We’ve all done it. Taken our phones out for a quick email check at a stoplight. Scrolled through Instagram or returned a text while waiting for school to let out. Or researched our next kitchen renovation on Pinterest while our little one picks out a book for story time.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, national suicide rates among the veteran population are much higher compared to the civilian population — more than 10 points higher, the VA's most recent data shows.
Health officials have highlighted several restaurants across the state with employees that had confirmed hepatitis A infections. But the state health department wants to emphasize that there is more to the outbreak than infected restaurant employees.
A study from earlier this year shows that commercial telehealth programs were over prescribing antibiotics to children. But telehealth experts emphasize that research and results like this are vital.
Copper has a natural bacteria-killing superpower humans have known about for thousands of years. Michael Schmidt wants to cover hospital rooms in it.
The goal of this collaboration is to significantly reduce the number of HIV infections in the next five to 10 years.
"I thought to myself, there’s no way I’m going to let you hit somebody," said Kristi Childers about her 11-year-old son Jack.
The construction signs are still up, but Summerville Medical Center has completed a key piece of $100 million in updates to its Midland Parkway hospital.
Everybody’s life narrative has losses, hurts and diminishments. The goal of memory work is to overcome obstacles and to be at home with ourselves again.
Two Sumter women are going to prison on charges they stole millions from the state Medicaid program, capping a years-long scheme to overcharge for behavioral health services for people diagnosed with autism.
East Cooper Medical Center is expanding beyond the borders of its longtime hometown of Mount Pleasant as it looks to bring more patients into its fold.
Respite Care Charleston is one of fifteen organizations in nine states that received a grant from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
In the future, experts are hoping that stem cells become a renewable source of replacement cells to treat things like heart disease, stroke and burns.
Pamela Drukerman starts "Bringing Up Bébé" by explaining how she ended up in Paris, newly married and pregnant. She soon discovered that her new French neighbors approached pregnancy much differently than Americans generally do.
A team of specialists at the Medical University of South Carolina were able to give a woman a new jaw built from her leg bone in a single day.
“Typically it’s very very small changes every year,"said Kathleen Cartmell a professor and researcher with the Medical University of South Carolina. “It’s very unusual.”
The Medical University of South Carolina is suing the federal government over money it believes it should be getting to run its pharmacy school.
South Carolina should set in motion fundamental changes to its health care workforce and depend more on professionals with lower levels of education, a new public health report says.
This Thursday marks National HIV Testing Day and in recognition the state health department and some health providers are encouraging HIV and STD testing all week.
Multiple studies in multiple health care settings suggest that information flow between the provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, etc.) and the patient is frequently limited and ineffective. Research also suggests that we aging amateurs often fail to even get our major concerns on the table. In adult primary care (family and internal medicine, and geriatrics, too), about half the time the caregiver and patient do not agree about what the main complaint or concern is for the visit.
Some Charleston parents are less than thrilled that the school district asks local clergy to bless its sex education curriculum.
The Medical University of South Carolina is losing its executive in charge of operating its hospitals, including its 713-bed academic center in downtown Charleston.
Doctors’ groups pitted themselves against one of the Statehouse’s top-spending lobbies in an effort to dismantle laws that regulate their profession. And they lost.
A growing profession that coaches people to be healthier is gaining steam, riding a wave of interest in the idea of wellness. But with national standards brand new, there are a smattering of coaches with ranging experience and education levels, making it tough to know who should be trusted.
An annual report evaluates how well South Carolina's children are faring, based on U.S. Census data and additional publicly available statistics. The state dropped from 38th to 39th in the country.
When Anthony Jackson was named the new CEO of all three Roper St. Francis hospitals this spring, he became one of the most powerful men in South Carolina's increasingly competitive hospital industry.
States that have accepted federal money to expand their eligibility for the low income medicaid program are seeing a decline in a disparity with cancer care between white and black patients according to a recent study.
Fifty years after the strike, MUSC leaders are mindful of history and attentive to today’s challenges in creating and maintaining a diverse work environment.
The Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic partners with the national MAVEN Project initiative to expand their network of volunteer specialists.
“A lot of people ask ‘so y'all are doing hair plugs now," said Dr. Patrick Angelos, a hair restoration clinician with Charleston Plastic Surgery. ”Like no that was decades ago.”
Aunt Tenny, my grandfather’s oldest sister, had the old family farmhouse close to Louisville, Miss., where we used to go for Caldwell family reunions in the early 1940s.
The state health department reports that customers who have eaten at the Zaxby's for 3 days in May at the Tanger Outlet in North Charleston may have been exposed to hepatitis A.
A dispute over a nearly $10 million cancer center prompted a judge to find the Medical University of South Carolina misrepresented a business deal on an application with health regulators.
After an unusual move to name two chief executives, and after both said they would stand aside, the largest health care system in South Carolina has found a new leader.
Angela Young is one of the first Ms. Wheelchairs the state has had since 2012. The title is given in recognition to the accomplishments of women who use a wheelchair for mobility.
If you could take a pill to reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and your risk of developing a stroke, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes and colon cancer by 15-30 percent, I think almost all of us would do it, unless the pill had severe side effects or was too expensive.
About a year after his stepfather threw a punch at him at his graduation party, Anthony Waite walked into a Texas shopping mall and chose the Navy. It was on a whim, but one that came after years of gritting his teeth through tough circumstances.
The Medical University of South Carolina has struck yet another agreement to expand its rural health care services and extend its reach beyond the Charleston region.
Julianna Weninger has a rare condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It's an inherited connective tissue disorder that affects her joints, skin, bones, organs, tissue and blood vessels.
The North Charleston hospital will transfer all labor and delivery services to its Summerville campus this summer.
When it comes to applying for health care, many artists (like other self-employed people) don't have the means, even with discounts offered by the Affordable Care Act.
The National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers are chosen based on the depth of their resources, research and scientific leadership. Hollings originally received its NCI status back in 2009.
Doctors note that there are people unknowingly living with tangled abnormal blood vessels in their brain like Raniya. And physicians want to make sure that people have more of an understanding before they make a dash to the doctor.
Following a recent uptick in reported cases in Aiken County, the S.C. health department officially declared a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A
Experts are excited to hear the Trump administration's commitment to ending HIV. But without a cure or vaccine for the virus, some experts want to emphasize the huge challenge its going to be- especially for states like South Carolina with heavy rural communities.
Considering all the challenges we face in aging, challenges to our health, finances, memory and all the rest, there is one challenge that threatens us all and every human being on earth.