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.
Physician assistants in South Carolina will see some of their binds to physicians loosened once a bill receives a final stamp of approval from Gov. Henry McMaster.
While for years lung cancer has been one of the most deadly cancer types, it also spent years being overlooked for funding and much-needed research. The reason is its connection to smoking.
WASHINGTON — TV pitches for prescription drugs will soon include the price, giving consumers more information upfront as they make medication choices at a time when new drugs can carry anxiety-inducing prices.
In building on their partnership with the Charleston County School District, The Fetter Health Care Network recently opened a clinic at Baptist Hill Middle High School.
The Institute of Medicine reports that 90 percent of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are not diagnosed. It is estimated that between over 800,000 and over two million people in America suffer from the condition.
As health care needs expand in the Lowcountry, a company that has called the area home for decades is investing about $80 million into its existing facilities.
A booming veteran population and the start of work on a new clinic that will treat them drew the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to town Friday.
Out of a class several departments graduating at the Citadel this weekend, 21 students will represent the institution's first batch of Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.
Organizers and participants of the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival want to make sure that people understand that this isn't a one day experience. They want people to know that the work they do is year round and for everyone.
Recently, Wave Sciences announced that they are designing an advanced T-shirt that will help people who struggle to hear in large crowds.
The federal agency will relocate some services to a new Rivers Avenue clinic on higher ground, and with more parking, by 2021.
As South Carolina tries to increase the ranks of doctors, nurses and physicians assistants, the lack of training opportunities is acting as a bottleneck, stymieing the flow of students into the workforce.
Older people are at increased risk of respiratory problems, including chronic lung diseases, lung cancer and “the old man’s friend” pneumonia. Changes in air temperature, rain and carbon dioxide concentrations in air can lead to more ozone, pollen, mold spores, fine particles and chemicals in the air that can irritate and potentially damage the lungs and airways.
By the end of a North Charleston poverty simulation, several families were in dire need of assistance. For the fake Chen family, a family of five had easily become a family of two in less than an hour.
Federal health officials reported this week that the U.S. is seeing the highest number of measles cases since the disease was declared to be eliminated in 2000.
In partnership with the London Health Centre in Canada, the Greenwood Genetic Center launched a first of it's kind epigenetics test that will analyze gene expression.
In honor of these South Carolina families, Donate Life SC meets and celebrates Donate Life month. Last week the organization gathered with transplant recipients and donors to commemorate the month at the South Carolina State House.
A little-known mechanism at the S.C. Department of Revenue called the Setoff Debt Program allows select hospitals to collect citizens' tax refunds to pay past-due medical bills if they can show ties to state or county governments. Those ties are often tenuous.
At a recent lectureship hosted by the Medical University of South Carolina, experts touched on the question of whether marijuana is a gateway drug for opioid use. The consensus: There still needs to be more research.
Instead of piling on new, exotic adventures to stimulate my life, Caw Caw helps me learn to process my daily experience slowly, intentionally and carefully.
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.
Two of the few independent cancer treatment practices in the Charleston region have merged, creating the largest group of oncology specialists in the area and solidifying links to two of the area's hospital systems.
The Roper Hospital Diagnostics and ER in Northwoods relocated this week following continuous run-ins with severe weather damage.
Cancer patients who smoke face a big expense if they keep lighting up after being diagnosed, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina say.
Nationally, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 33 states with widespread geographic flu activity. One of those states included South Carolina.
While there primary focus is being a health provider, nurses have also organized events like baptisms, birthday celebrations and even a commitment ceremony.
The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is commemorating sexual assault awareness month with the extension of their REALationships101 campaign.
Since in the past Type 2 diabetes wasn't a concern for children, some South Carolina experts believe a lot of parents may not be considering the threat.
Long before Amazon.com came along, the Department of Veterans Affairs was leveraging the mail system as a customer convenience and a cost-cutting strategy.
Trident Health is set to invest about $24 million to upgrade its emergency care services in Summerville as the population continues to swell in and around Flowertown.
With rising insulin costs attracting more scrutiny, health insurance giant Cigna and its benefits arm are cutting their prices for the life-saving treatment to $25 per month from $42.