SOS Health Care recently came under contract to purchase 10.88 acres of land on Medlen Parkway in Conway, where it plans to build Oak Tree Farm, a 28 single-family home community that will be available to adults with autism who are looking to move out of their parents’ or caregivers’ homes.
The Medical University of South Carolina says that up to 3,000 patients — including an unknown number in the Upstate — may have been exposed to dangerous bacteria since 2012 during open-heart surgery at the hospital through potentially contaminated equipment.
A recent Surgeon General’s report that shows a 900-percent spike in the use of e-cigarettes by high school students has anti-smoking advocates and health care providers worried that progress made in recent years to educate kids about the dangers of smoking has stalled.
Despite fears that dementia rates were going to explode as the population grows older and fatter, and has more diabetes and high blood pressure, a large nationally representative survey has found the reverse. Dementia is actually on the wane. And when people do get dementia, they get it at older and older ages.
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