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Shootings at two South Carolina hospitals in less than 24 hours have reignited discussions this week about whether state laws, which do little to deter patients from lashing out at health care workers, should be reformed.


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When I went to my dentist last week, I was distressed to learn that I had three cavities, which are the first in many years. My dentist reminded me that I was at the age of the second peak of dental decay.

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The Medical University of South Carolina's hospital authority needs to close a $5 million gap to meet its budget over the next few months, triggering a fresh round of cost-cutting measures.

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The federal government announced last week that they will be giving states an additional $487 million as part of their State Opioid Response grant program. Of those additional funds, South Carolina is slated to receive over $7 million in supplements.

One of the magazines I read asks some of the thought leaders in my profession to write an essay about “How My Mind Has Changed.” I always read those essays. I love the idea of creative minds changing, and they jostle me to reflect on how my mind has changed.

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This week it was discovered that a second HIV patient is in long-term remission from the virus after undergoing a similar procedure that cured someone else over a decade ago. Though exciting, Lowcountry experts believe the information should be taken lightly.

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With male fertility steadily decreasing nationally, some experts are stressing that men should be having fertility conversations more often to debunk common myths and erase any stigmas associated with infertility. 

The vagus nerve, from the Latin for wanderer, has the same root word as vague and vagabond. But none of those names adequately describes the wide-ranging influences of this nerve on the way our bodies respond to stress.

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The virtual way of seeing a doctor or managing health is seen as a solution to deteriorating health care services in rural parts of the state. South Carolina’s government has spent $57 million in one-time commitments since 2013 on telemedicine. But it’s no secret that progress is stunted if people don’t have internet access.

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The Medical University of South Carolina is looking to further extend its reach into rural areas, saying Friday it has struck an agreement to replace two ailing health care centers in the Pee Dee with a new $50 million hospital.

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Sweet tea is a consistent source of health conversations between local physicians and patients. The issue doctors have found is that while many patients see the harms of drinks like sodas, there is often an oversight when it comes to the iconic beverage.

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Older people who touch the edges of the cold shadow of loneliness, or sometimes fall under its full shadow, don’t need convincing that friends are important. Loneliness makes us unhappy and unhealthy and it can shorten our life. No statistics needed.