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More than 600 students are expected to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina in May. File/Staff

File/Staff

DHEC honors Charleston doctor

Dr. Eliza Varadi was recently named a childhood vaccination champion by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

"Dr. Varadi was nominated and selected from a distinguished pool of health professionals, community advocates, and other immunization leaders for making a significant contribution to public health in South Carolina through her work in childhood immunization," according to a press release about the award. 

Varadi works as a pediatrician at Pelican Pediatrics in Charleston. 

Family wants paint stripper banned

The brother of a man who died in North Charleston last year after inhaling fumes from a common paint stripper is now calling on Lowe's to stop selling the product. 

Drew Wynne, 31, was the co-founder of Riptide Coffee in North Charleston. He was stripping the floor of a commercial refrigerator on Oct. 13 and was found dead the next day. The paint stripper he used contained methylene chloride, which has been linked to similar deaths. 

His family also called on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the product last month

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health recently named Lowe's to its list of the "Dirty Dozen." The list highlights "companies that put workers and communities at risk due to unsafe practices," according to a press release. 

Sickle cell expert at MUSC graduation

Dr. John Tisdale, a sickle cell disease expert and physician at the National Institutes of Health, will address graduates of the Medical University of South Carolina on May 19. 

More than 600 students will graduate from MUSC’s six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Tisdale, a graduate of MUSC himself, was featured in a documentary on the Discovery Channel last year called, “First in Human.”

— Lauren Sausser

— Lauren Sausser