A $150,000 grant will help MUSC determine how many cancer patients turn to marijuana to ease symptoms related to their disease or treatment.
Lauren Sausser is the Features Editor at The Post and Courier. She also covers health care issues in South Carolina.
Using Census tract information and the MUSC patient database, Alan Snyder was able to identify thousands of adults who faced a high risk of developing serious complications should they contract COVID-19.
A spokeswoman said MUSC was relying on an honor system, trusting that outside health care providers would not forward the sign-up link to friends and family. But that inevitably happened.
It's becoming an increasingly popular annual tradition for those who want to kick off the new year in a healthy — and sober — way.
For all the stories that we've written and read and edited about COVID-19 this year, there are still questions about the virus and the vaccine floating around the newsroom.
Charlestonians in 1918 had no hope of a cure or a vaccination. The use of vaccines and inoculations had already been around for centuries, but it wasn't until the mid-1940s that a flu vaccine was first approved for public use.
Part of the trend is being driven by the fact that people are forgoing primary care and preventative cancer screenings. That worries many public health experts, particularly those in South Carolina, where cancer rates are already considerably higher than the rest of the country.
The unit could also be used to treat VIP patients who need more privacy, such as high-level elected officials who may require unexpected hospitalization when visiting the Charleston area.
A new medical device designed to stop potentially deadly uterine bleeding after a woman gives birth made its Southeastern debut at Charleston Birth Place in Mount Pleasant last month.
"God is with us in the wilderness. And the wilderness does not last forever."