For the first time in its history, the Medical University of South Carolina is buying other hospitals.
Kidneys are scarce. Nearly 100,000 people in the United States need one. And MUSC, like every other transplant hospital in the country, prioritizes patients who will more likely succeed.
The Medical University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees approved the purchase of community hospitals in four rural counties Monday night following a discussion in a meeting not open to the public.
With South Carolina being consistently ranked as one of the lowest states in terms of health, local state health experts seek to address this issue with the announcement of a new plan called Live Healthy SC.
After the National Rifle Association condemned doctors for speaking about gun violence as a public health crisis, physicians around the country made their voices heard.
An estimated 419,000 U.S. children now use melatonin, almost five times as many as in 2007.
Unlike some other states, physicians in South Carolina are not required to report individual cases of acute flaccid myelitis to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, opening the possibility that there could be more.
The Ralph H. Johnson Veteran Affairs Medical Center was one of 8 sites across the United States to participate in a pilot lung cancer screening project for heavy smokers back in 2013. Because of the program’s success, the project is still on-going.
The price of hepatitis C treatments have dropped significantly in the past five years. Even so, the South Carolina Medicaid program has spent tens of millions on these drugs.
At Charleston’s latitude, somewhere between 5 and 8 percent of those over 60 have SAD or “subsyndromal SAD” (meaning mild SAD).
Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans.
South Carolina has seen its first flu-related death of the season.
Conservatives in other states are adopting the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. That doesn't mean South Carolina leaders will change their position soon.
Two Charleston-area health-care providers are asking regulators to allow them to delay the start of two major projects that would increase space for patients, including a long-planned hospital in Berkeley County.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is laying off 244 employees at two offices who work for a subsidiary that handles government contracts.
Three children were recently diagnosed with measles in Spartanburg County. None of them had been vaccinated.
After being three years in remission from Breast Cancer, local survivor Lynn Joye is looking to kick-start a local cancer support network to add to the cancer resources in the area.
In 1960, several high schools across South Carolina, and the nation, participated in a study called Project Talent. Nearly 60 years later, the study plans to follow-up with participants to hopefully answer long-term health questions.
Many aren't aware, but consumers of health care can request and view their medical records.
Most people are excited about gaining an additional hour of sleep during the daylight saving time transition in November. However, with an extra hour of sleep also apparently comes an increased risk of stroke, according to health experts.
With just days left before the Nov. 6 midterm election, the candidates in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District race answer key questions on health care.
It's the day after Halloween. The costumes have been worn, the tricks have been treated and the candy has been collected. Now there is only one thing left to consider: That's right, it's the calories.
Tens of thousands of veterans' benefits are on the line as legislators and lawyers weigh whether they should compensate certain Navy veterans for possible exposure to Agent Orange.
Soon, patients of the Medical University of South Carolina will be able to get their health care at a former J.C. Penney department store.
Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester county community members' health concerns were the center of attention during the second annual Tri-County Health Symposium.
Right now, many areas across South Carolina are still dealing with property damage inflicted earlier this hurricane season. But when it comes to mental health issues caused by storms, the unseen damage may take much longer to clean up.
The columnist writes that experience "which comes with age — helps humanize the idea of a public moral framework by showing that it doesn’t come to us riding on a high horse."
Juan Aguayo and his family's problems illustrate some of South Carolina's most persistent health disparities. In this state, it is undeniable that the toughest health problems — primarily obesity and diabetes — impact poor, rural minorities more than most.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently published data on young people between the ages of 10 to 17 that shows that South Carolina has the 24th highest youth obesity rate among all states.
New rules from the Trump administration this week could open the door for South Carolina to allow the sale of cheaper health insurance plans that wouldn't have passed muster under the previous president.
This Saturday the S.C. Department of health and environmental control will have drop-off locations for prescription drugs placed all throughout the state in celebration of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Back in January the city of Charleston had a rare experience with a snow storm. Nine months later hospitals across the city saw an uptick in childbirths.
The Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community recently hosted the Lowcountry Senior Games, an event created to promote a healthy lifestyle and wellness through physical activity, social interaction and some friendly competition.
This is not the definitive southern baby gift guide. Instead, these are a few recommendations from one mom (with limited experience, a middling budget and an ounce of practicality.)
According to the CDC, the timing and severity of a flu season is unpredictable and experts do not yet know how bad this coming season will be.
The Medical University of South Carolina announced it has been awarded a total of $276.5 million this year in biomedical research funding.
A new day care center for Alzheimer's disease patients opening soon is a reminder of the high costs associated with caring for someone with dementia and the scarcity of of high-quality services.
After contending with President Donald Trump's decision to cut its federal funding, a North Charleston agency that offers free help to sign up for health insurance coverage is trying a new approach.
Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare but serious disorder that affects a person’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. One case has been confirmed in South Carolina.
A study conducted at MUSC suggests that getting a second opinion for illnesses like breast cancer can potentially have a significant effect on a patient’s diagnosis and overall plan for treatment.
A projected labor crunch within South Carolina's health care industry could be approaching critical status.
The Fetter Health Care Network opened the Rose D. Gibbs, M.D. Family Center in Moncks Corner earlier this year. The clinic will serve both insured and under-insured community members with family primary care, cancer screenings, specialty referrals and many other resources.
Despite all the concern about Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia as we age, the rate of development of dementia is decreasing, at least in the developed world.
The number of South Carolina youth in state custody topped 4,500 this year, up from about 3,100 in 2012, a new report shows.
Trident Health is wrapping up a $61 million plan to move all women's and children's services to Summerville, the latest maneuver by a local hospital system to attract patients who live in the fast-growing area.
A Charleston doctor and his patients are pushing the state legislature to require insurance companies to cover the cost of cold capping, which allows cancer patients to keep their hair.
A new company will sell health insurance plans on South Carolina's open marketplace this year, marking the first time since 2016 that there will be competition for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
According to the Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnant, the teen birth rate in this state has dropped 70 percent since it peaked in 1991.
The sensation is like a sharp tap. You'll probably blink, but it doesn't hurt. The device clicks every time the physician triggers it.
The number of workers testing positive for drugs they're not supposed to have is declining in South Carolina, according to a new report.