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.
The Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic announced that as of this week they will officially expand their services to include residents of Folly Beach.
For a few years now, specialists have been doing a procedure called Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation as a form of therapy for Chronic pain.
Flooding in Charleston's medical district is so severe, hospitals there might need a physical barrier to keep the water out.
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.
As health care leaders debate what should be done about the shortage of doctors and nurses in South Carolina, one corner of the medical profession seems to be awash in talent: pharmacists.
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.
Dental experts stress that patients need to be aware of the risks that come with not considering their dental health since it can directly impact their physical well-being.
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.
Lowcountry health experts believe health care will eventually look a lot like Amazon as far as the future of telehealth initiatives: More convenience and quick accessibility.
South Carolina has a surprisingly large number of public Montessori schools, leading some parents to wonder: What the heck is Montessori? And can it work for my child?
Back in January the federal government officially mandated hospitals to post all of their pricing information online for potential patients to reference. What most patients got was an incredibly lengthy list of hospital codes and charges.
For the first time ever, federal regulators have approved a medication to treat postpartum depression, a mood disorder that can haunt new mothers following the birth of a child. But the sticker price might deter some patients.
CBS This Morning co-anchor posts on social media about going to the Medical University of South Carolina on Friday for an emergency appendectomy.
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.