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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.