Columbia College has banned all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on campus. Those caught violating the rule face a fine of up to $25. The women-only college joins 38 other S.C. colleges in banning tobacco products on campus.
The city of Columbia has been alerted of a dead bird found within the city that has tested positive for West Nile virus. In response, spraying for adult mosquitoes will begin on Aug. 31, 2018, officials said.
A federal jury found two Conway chiropractors not guilty of conspiring to defraud BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, a major Columbia health insurance firm. The verdict came after an eight-day trial.
A police officer in Argentina has been publicly praised and promoted after pictures of her breastfeeding a malnourished baby, that hospital staff called “smelly and dirty,” went viral, the fire department said.
The Medical University of South Carolina has been ranked the best hospital in South Carolina and among the best in the country for cancer, eye, ear, nose and throat, orthopedics, several pediatric services and more.
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina released a study that could pave the way for future research into preventing cocaine and opioid relapses, while also potentially helping research into Parkinson’s disease.
Doctors are seeing outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease in certain states. South Carolina is being affected by the contagious virus. Children are most at risk for the disease. The disease is common, treatable, and preventable.
Statistics show one in four University of South Carolina students have been so stressed, it has negatively affected their grades. To fight this, the university offers students, faculty and staff mindfulness and meditation courses.
The University of South Carolina is requiring all full-time undergraduates, graduate and international students to have health insurance. They can either buy health care from the university at a reduced rate or buy their own.
The Leapfrog Group published its biannual Hospital Safety Scores, evaluating South Carolina hospitals on errors, accidents, injuries and infections that collectively are the third leading cause of death in the United States., and 14 As were scored.
Pelion Elementary School confirmed cases of Shigellosis among students but denied an outbreak at the Lexington County, SC school. The infection can cause diarrhea, vomiting and lasts 5-7 days, forcing extra cleaning via DHEC.
Pericarditis is a heart condition that doctors say can be difficult to diagnose, often hard to treat and very challenging for many of the people who suffer from it. The key to recovery is getting the right treatment and getting it quickly.
More than 300 thousand people suffer cardiac arrest each year. Doing CPR properly can save someone’s life in these situations, but according to a recent Cleveland Clinic survey, only half of Americans say they know how to perform bystander CPR.
The Neill family recently received a diagnosis for their five-year-old daughter Avery that has changed the course of their lives. Avery's twin sister Rebekah and their little brother James struggle to understand the 'boo boo' in Avery's head.