At least 40 percent of the general population is suffering from what is known medically as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—a disease that if left unchecked, could lead to things like cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure and even death.
The University of South Carolina is partnering with the South Carolina Community Health Worker Association to establish a health institute to provide extensive training for community health workers.
Vibra Hospital in Mount Pleasant is shutting down part of its facility as it shifts its focus to providing health services it views as more critical.
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.
The South Carolina Hospital Association along with the American Hospital Association and many other entities are calling for a more informed hospital rating system following the release of rankings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Medicare beneficiaries beware: The S.C. Department of Insurance is warning consumers that false information is circulating about certain add-on insurance plans they often buy.
With actress Selma Blair becoming one of the few recent examples of people getting to see a prominent figure publicly and unapologetically living with Multiple Sclerosis, experts reemphasize the importance of early detection.
A potentially life-saving treatment for depression just recently got more convenient with the introduction of a new nasal spray called esketamine- a drug treatment that the Medical University of South Carolina helped research
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.
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.
Eli Lilly is offering a half-price version of a top-selling insulin to ease the financial strain imposed on some patients, but an advocacy group says much bigger changes are needed.
29 national research sites, including Roper St. Francis, are currently seeking participants for a study into the potential role of nicotine in addressing memory loss.
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.
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.
The ink is dry on the Medical University of South Carolina's agreement to buy four rural hospitals around the state, a first-of-its-kind deal for the Charleston-based health system.
The Medical University of South Carolina is working with a private developer to consolidate its medical supplies and equipment sterilization unit under one roof in North Charleston.
With Washington state reporting over 60 cases of the measles and declaring a state of emergency in the past couple of weeks, the possibility of a similar outbreak happening in South Carolina has become a topic of discussion.
With hundreds of biomedical product ideas, the Medical University of South Carolina is looking toward a new partnership with Cumberland Emerging Technologies to see these ideas become reality.
The top executive of one of the world's largest medical device companies was in Charleston recently, and he wanted to talk about the value of health care.
This week Charleston Allergy and Asthma measured high counts of pollen, which is a typical indicator for the Lowcountry that the heavier spring time pollen is just around the corner.
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.
The Medical University of South Carolina will now be able to accommodate dental patients with more mobility needs after recently welcoming a new wheelchair accessible area for their dental clinic.
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.
With overdose death rates steadily increasing Harbor Moon Recovery is looking to emphasize how addiction impacts an entire family and not just addicts in their upcoming free recovery workshop.
When South Carolina philanthropist Jim Self agreed to fund an advanced genetic center 45 years ago, he had one key stipulation. The center had to be in his hometown of Greenwood.
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.
It's easy to think of the flu season solely from a health perspective, but providers have to weigh the costs as a business factor, too.
Leaders in the small communities where state-run health giant is looking to expand into gush about the potential benefits, from better medical; care to the hope for new jobs. In exchange, they'll lose part of their tax base.
Amid rising student debt and a growing need for more nurses and doctors, the state's schools are aiming to train health professionals faster. MUSC is now one of only a dozen or so schools in the country offering a three-year medical degree.
The new treatment system, called Blu Build Brachytherapy, has been found to increase the accuracy and intensity of radioactive seeds hitting cancerous portions of a prostate while also reducing the longevity of symptoms following treatment.
Andrea DeMaria, an assistant professor at Purdue University, found some women were ready to resume sexual activity more quickly after giving birth than others.
Even without Medicaid expansion, South Carolina is expected to spend $7.7 billion to administer the program to more than 1 million people this year. This spending represents a 32 percent budget increase in eight years.
Academic Magnet High School and Charleston County School of the Arts nurses sent home nearly 100 kids this week for fevers and additional signs associated with the influenza virus.
The Medical University of South Carolina is the only hospital in the state that offers heart transplants. In the past, the program has struggled with below-average outcomes and low volume.
"It’s not something that’s been talked about in the past," one public health expert said. "That said, if the nation is really able to focus on prevention, we can make great strides."
The practice allows doctors and medical offices to bill additional fees when health concerns are discussed during a routine preventative exam.
Prince Philip of Great Britain may be the poster child for some drivers who need more than voluntary self-education courses in safe driving.
The Certificate of Need regulations govern everything from new hospital construction to expensive medical purchases. Reps. Murrell Smith and Nancy Mace want to repeal the rules, arguing they stifle competition and increase health care costs.
“It’s an honor to be involved with something that will have such an important impact on the lives of these young people and their families.”
In a four-day course, Mary Palmer Dargan and her husband Hugh Dargan shed light on the health benefits of wellness gardening while also giving students the opportunity to learn how to plan one of their own.
After testing nearly 1,700 people throughout the Lowcountry in 2018, Palmetto Community Care recorded 23 new HIV-positive cases.
When she was about 9, Lynn Singleton's aunt came to stay with the family. Blind and a double amputee, Singleton's aunt was in need of care, and it was Singleton's mother to step up and offer it.
The long evenings of January may find us elders taking the measure of our lifetime by looking both to the past and to the future.
Bob DeVey will die of terminal cancer. He has chosen not to undergo radical surgery that might buy him a few extra months at the cost of his quality of life. Now he wants to make one final medical decision.
A growing funding stream from the National Institutes of Health to South Carolina scientists is one sign that the state's life sciences industry is maturing.
In their 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Medical University of South Carolina’s graduate nursing program as the sixth best online graduate nursing program out of over 500 programs.
Hospitals everywhere must post lists that show how much they charge for services, as of the beginning of this year.