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. 

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.

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.

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.