With four flu-related deaths last week, 29 people have died during flu season in SC, where more than 1,200 cases have been confirmed and 1,000-plus people have been hospitalized from being sick, DHEC reports.
Nearly 30 students at Sandtown Middle School, near Atlanta, Georgia, got sick and were taken to area hospitals after eating Valentine’s Day candy, per officials, who said the kids were nauseated and disoriented.
Doctor who provided illegal drugs to a SC Irish Traveler, pressuring patients for sex, is sentenced to 4 1/2 years in federal prison. He “exchanged pills for the pleasure of sex,” prosecutor tells judge.
Furloughed federal government workers affected by the shutdown can receive free, virtual care from the Medical University of South Carolina. MUSC telemedicine usually costs $25 and is not for serious illnesses.
Antibiotics could decrease bone density, according to a study from the Medical University of South Carolina. Researchers found antibiotics killed gut bacteria in mice, which disrupted communications with bones
If you’re looking for a place to work out but are overwhelmed by the options, here’s a guide to some local gyms in the Midlands. Find out how much you’ll pay for a membership and what you get for your bucks.
Thousands of South Carolina’s poorest parents will lose health insurance under a state proposal to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to prove they are working, seeking work or going to school, a new study says.
Air Force vet Ralph Keogh of Columbia died after he was given the wrong injections by the Dorn VA hospital in Columbia, SC. The government just paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle a resulting suit.
After an eight-year legal battle, retired Columbia firefighters soon will have their day in court as they seek to reclaim health-care benefits that, they say, city officials unlawfully took away from them.
About 1,800 Upstate SC children who got shots will need to be re-immunized against some common childhood illnesses because they might not have gotten the full dose the first time, Greenville Health System said.
The Medical University of South Carolina plans to buy Chester Regional Medical Center, Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster and Carolinas Hospital System — Marion
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare, serious condition that affects the nervous system. Cases of AFM have been on the rise since 2014. Less than 1 million people in the U.S. get the condition each year, but not a lot is known about it.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed the second case of acute flaccid myelitis in South Carolina. The patient was found in the Upstate. AFM can cause paralysis and is likened to polio
An 8-year-old Burke County, North Carolina boy was worried about his dad, who had kidney disease. So the boy wrote President Donald Trump. Dad has since gotten a kidney transplant and says he’s ‘a new man.’
Hospital Safety Scores have come out with ratings on medical facilities in Columbia, Lexington, the Midlands and across SC, based on errors, accidents, injuries and infections, according to the Leapfrog Group.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports it is investigating multiple measles cases in Spartanburg County and is notifying people who may have been exposed to the virus.