Hospitals everywhere must post lists that show how much they charge for services, as of the beginning of this year.
Before committing to a gym for the new year, the S.C. Department Consumer Affairs offers some helpful tips. One of the first pieces of advice includes doing background research on the gym.
Transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR procedure, is a new, less invasive surgery to address carotid artery disease. It takes less time to perform, and recovery times are shorter, too.
Breastfeeding may be the best choice for babies, but it isn't always the easy one when mom need to return to work.
The medical provider recently spent $4.6 million to buy about 17 acres off U.S. Highway 78, not far from its main campus.
In recognition of what would've been Johnson's 70th birthday, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center celebrated the late Vietnam veteran while also showcasing the new improvements to the hospital made in his honor.
More South Carolina residents than ever used the federal exchanges last year to sign up for 2019 health insurance, even as the Affordable Care Act weathered attacks and the number of people buying plans for themselves across the country declined.
The Dream Center Clinic, a faith-based free medical clinic, will open a new medical facility this week in West Ashley with the help of a $5000 grant from the city.
Like many caregivers and their families, the Loomis family dealt with financial struggles, death scares and battles with systems that were intended to be resources for them.
In South Carolina, Medicaid covers more than 1 million people. A proposal to impose work requirements on beneficiaries could potentially kick thousands of adults out of the program.
Perennialists believe that you should learn and pass along to your children and others around you those things that are of perennial or continuing importance to all people everywhere.
For a lot of former and current military members, experts have found that they tend to avoid receiving preventative help when suicidal thoughts initially emerge. Experts out of MUSC seek to tackle this very issue in an on-going study.
Though the flu shot is one of the most highly recommended and common preventative measures, some people claim that natural remedies can complement the vaccine.
The federal lawsuit, filed in 2017 by plaintiffs Russell Geissler, Bernard Bagley and Willie James Jackson, calls for the testing and treatment of their individual cases of hepatitis C, as well as those of current and future inmates.
The federal government will require hospitals in Charleston and around the country to start posting standard prices online on Jan. 1, but it remains unclear if the mandate will make much of a difference for patients seeking more transparency.
According to the Animal Cancer Foundation, of the 65 million dogs in the United States, 6 million of those dogs will likely be diagnosed with cancer.
Tonight, when we receive the Christmas story like a children’s pageant, young or old or somewhere in the middle, we can still hear the angels sing!
Nearly 11,000 South Carolina women had abortions last year, but fewer than half that many procedures were performed by providers in the state.
Staff who work on the pediatric palliative care team are assigned to help infants and children who are dying or may be nearing the end of their lives.
Epidiolex, manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the FDA in late June to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. The medicine became available for prescription in early November.
With at least seven entities in South Carolina being certified to use lab animals, including the VA hospital, laboratory animal use is a conversation that South Carolina isn’t excluded from.
Jim Clyburn's contributions from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, which makes everything from ibuprofen to joint replacements, stands out when matched up to his peers'. The reason is likely a combination of his hand in the passage of a health care overhaul, his leadership roles and the characteristics of his district, which includes two major research institutions.
The new plan, slated to last until at least 2025, with involve strategies like trying to limit access to lethal weapons and increasing access to quality mental health care.
Laura Pickard, an experienced special needs educator, seeks to directly combat the lack of job opportunities for students with disabilities by running a coffee cart and a vocational training program for these students called Independent Grounds.
Despite the fact that there will almost certainly be hundreds more deaths due to influenza in South Carolina and more than 30,000 deaths due to flu in the U.S. this season, about 30 percent of people over 65 will not get a flu shot.
Former DHEC Director Catherine Heigel announced her resignation in July 2017, explaining her intention to return to the private sector. The agency's board has not yet named a new director.
"You hear horror stories about delivery in strange places," Angela Rogers said. "Luckily, we have people here to help us out."
In the first month of the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period, the number of South Carolinians who have signed up for a plan is down by about 2,500 from last year.
Six South Carolina patients have died from the flu so far this season, but the state health department's recent flu report indicates no major changes in flu activity.
South Carolina has one of the most severe nursing workforce shortages in the country, but it may be making strides to make up the difference, a new report from the University of South Carolina shows.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a warning that anyone who visited or resided in Clemson University or Tri-County Technical College from Nov. 21-29 may have been exposed to mumps.
In 2017, an average 6.5 infants out of every 1,000 born died before their first birthday. Some see educating pregnant mothers as key to lowering that.
Following a series of storms and flooding, coastal South Carolina families have become quite familiar with water damage, mold and the health concerns that come with both.
Google is pumping cash into health care services in a rural community near its Berkeley County data center, an area where doctors and the basic medical services are scarce.
South Carolina is one of nine states who last year saw children lose health insurance, after years of progress guaranteeing access to health care for young people, a group of researchers report.
Diabetes rates in South Carolina top most other states, making the rising cost of insulin a pressing statewide problem.
In 2017, an average 6.5 infants out of every 1,000 born died before their first birthday. This marks an improvement over 2016, when an average 7 infants per 1,000 died.
Six-year-old Za'Marrea Pugh was diagnosed with kidney failure as an infant, but hasn't been able to get a spot on the transplant waiting list.
With over 60 percent of norovirus or "stomach flu" outbreaks occurring in long-term care facilities, researchers at Clemson University focus on this environment in new study on vomit clean-up.
Kidneys are scarce. Nearly 100,000 people in the United States need one. And MUSC, like every other transplant hospital in the country, prioritizes patients who will more likely succeed.
The Medical University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees approved the purchase of community hospitals in four rural counties Monday night following a discussion in a meeting not open to the public.
With South Carolina being consistently ranked as one of the lowest states in terms of health, local state health experts seek to address this issue with the announcement of a new plan called Live Healthy SC.
After the National Rifle Association condemned doctors for speaking about gun violence as a public health crisis, physicians around the country made their voices heard.
Unlike some other states, physicians in South Carolina are not required to report individual cases of acute flaccid myelitis to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, opening the possibility that there could be more.