Robeson County school district confirms tuberculosis case at Lumberton Junior HS

The Public Schools of Robeson County sent a letter to parents on Monday about a confirmed case of tuberculosis at Lumberton Junior High School.

  Lung rescue service at Prisma Health saves 30-year-old mother’s life after flu complications

  Experts with Grand Strand Medical Center explain how they prepare for coronavirus cases

North Carolina breaks state record for organ donations

Tidelands Health partners with Brookgreen Gardens to offer ‘walking prescriptions’

DHHS: N.C. patient tested for coronavirus was not infected

  20-year-old Virginia man has leg amputated after severe complications from flu

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  Conway Medical Center showcases new robotic surgery machine

  CDC: 39 children dead from flu in 2019-2020 season

  Study: States with high opioid prescription rates have high rates of grandparents raising grandchildren

  DHEC’s ‘Don’t Waste Food Campaign’ works to raise awareness of food waste

If you bought Infants’ Tylenol, you may be entitled to cash under class action lawsuit

  Myrtle Beach ranked as one of the top 100 cities for STD cases

  DHEC: 26 influenza-associated deaths across S.C. so far this flu season

Doctors in our area say they are seeing an increase in flu cases this season, especially with those too young to receive a flu vaccine.

DHEC: 9 flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina this week

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, there have been nine flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina this week.

Wash backpacks before school resumes, doctors advise

Backpacks can harbor contaminants that can be harmful to your child and make them sick.

S.C. doctors say early surge in flu cases, unusual trends are concerning

The latest South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Environmental Control (SCDHEC) report shows 708 reported flu cases already this season.

  Overdose deaths in Horry County likely to be higher than 2018

  Hickory, N.C. woman and baby survive after mom suffers rare heart attack mid-pregnancy

  Red Cross blood drive at Ripley’s Aquarium addresses critical blood shortage

Group knits ugly Christmas sweaters for NICU babies at Northeast Ohio hospitals (photos)

Ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide in South Carolina

  New S.C. initiative requires certain Medicaid recipients to work 80 hours per month

  Grand Strand Health expands behavioral services

While we continue to face a growing concern surrounding mental health illness nationwide, Horry County's first and only behavioral health unit affiliated with a hospital system is addressing the need for more services.

  Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

Parents of children with autism in Horry County Schools have been working for a year now, pushing for more Applied Behavioral Analysis therapists.

  ‘I didn’t want to rely on opioids as a crutch for anything’: Doctors works to minimize narcotic use after surgery

Opioids are the common turn to after the procedure to help with pain management.

  Doctors stress flu shots this season as activity rises at Grand Strand hospitals

The 2019-2020 flu season is officially underway and it’s off to a strong start.

  DHEC reports first vaping-related death in S.C.

A person in the Upstate has died from a vaping-related illness, according to state health officials.

Another person dies from flu in SC as DHEC says state being hit hardest

Flu season is here and, if you haven’t gotten you’re flu shot yet, you might want to think twice about it.

  WIS reporter donates bone marrow to 2-year-old with rare blood disorder

You see her on TV reporting on the big stories every day, but tonight she’s actually part of the story.

  Doctors see uptick in respiratory syncytial virus this season

Nearly all children are infected by respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV, by two years old.

DHEC: Horry County had highest number of Lyme disease cases in S.C. in 2018

Horry County led the state in the number of cases of Lyme disease in 2018, while the statewide numbers saw a significant year-to-year drop.

  Marion County leaders aim to combat childhood obesity with new program

The area is one of 18 communities chosen across the country to participate in this year’s BUILD Heath Challenge.

  ‘Too many people don’t believe these children’: Recognizing child sex abuse signs could change court outcomes

Only 2-3 percent of sexually abused children show physical signs, according to Dr. Elizabeth Morphis with the Durant Children's Center. Instead the public needs to look out for change in behavior and not ignore red flags.

  This is Carolina: Ages 12 to 112 make ‘First Strides’ a success

One Grand Strand woman is bringing her love of moving to everyone who will drive to the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex to live happier, healthier lives.

  New S.C. bill aims to protect nurses, doctors from workplace violence

The threat of violence at hospitals is a major safety issue healthcare workers and health systems across South Carolina face on a daily basis.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

  How a new South Carolina law is helping nurse practitioners expand their roles

Primary-care providers have been the backbone of the rural healthcare system, and there are fewer of them to go around as the United States is seeing a growing physician shortage.

  MUSC Florence announces new transplant outreach clinic

The Medical University of South Carolina in Florence announced Thursday a new transplant and specialty outreach clinic to better serve their patients in the Pee Dee.

  Grand Strand doctors explain why more people get sick during colder weather

Sniffling, sneezing and coughing are some of the things we hate about the winter season.

Horry County Fire Rescue gives back to help those battling cancer

Pink t-shirts and sweatshirts are now helping firefighters and their families who are dealing with cancer.

  Grand Strand doctor talks research that finds Vitamin E acetate may be linked to vaping illness

For months, health experts have been scrambling to find the cause of the mysterious vaping-related illness outbreak.

  How Grand Strand hospitals are handling the nationwide drug shortages

Hospitals across the country are constantly dealing with a shortage of life-saving drugs.

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.

DHEC confirms SC’s first flu-related death of the season

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Thursday that the state has suffered its first flu-related death of the season.

  Local therapists see increase in mental health patients of all ages

More and more people nowadays are sharing their mental health struggles, and one local therapist said this trend could be related to social media use.

  Is it the flu or vaping-related illness? Why doctors say it could be difficult to tell apart

Health professionals are still looking into the products and chemicals that could be causing the vaping-related illness outbreak across the nation. But doctors are concerned the next few months could be challenging as the flu season kicks into high gear.

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about a recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets. The medication is being recalled due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.

Clemson University, DHEC warn students, staff of confirmed case of mumps

University officials said they have been in communication with DHEC to identify anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

HAPPENING TODAY: Discard unwanted medications at drug take-back event

A drug take-back event will be held Thursday in Georgetown County.

  Conway Medical Center goes on the road to help women screen for breast cancer

Conway Medical Center is making sure that all women have the opportunity to get their annual mammograms.

Pee Dee pediatric office offers drive-thru flu shot clinic

A Pee Dee physician is making it easier than ever to get a flu shot.

  Suicides and homicides on the rise in young people in the U.S., according to the CDC

Suicides and homicides are on the rise among children, teens and young adults in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Music helps Surfside Beach community raise money for metastatic breast cancer research

The Surfside Beach community came together Tuesday night to help raise money for breast cancer research.

  This is Carolina: Man turns ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ after almost 400 pound weight loss

One Grand Strand man made a decision that not only changed his life, but it also saved his life.

McLeod Health opens new emergency department in Carolina Forest Tuesday

The only emergency department in the Carolina Forest area opened its doors for the first time Tuesday morning.

  Grand Strand Health wants S.C. coastal hospitals to stay open during hurricanes

While we’re still in the middle of hurricane season, hospital officials are working to provide necessary services at all times during the event of an emergency.

New CDC report shows alarming uptick in youth suicide rates

A disturbing trend surfaced Thursday in a new CDC report.

  First emergency department in Carolina Forest to open next week

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the only emergency department in the Carolina Forest area.

Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams paid for more than 500 mammograms in honor of late mother

In honor of his later mother, former NFL professional DeAngelo Williams helped pay for more than 500 mammograms over the past five years.

Flu season begins early in the Grand Strand

Flu season is here and doctors in the Grand Strand want people to be prepared for a possibly severe season.

  Hundreds of flamingos fill Pee Dee hospital lawn for breast cancer awareness

Hundreds of flamingos are helping to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

  Horry County officials warn about at-home rape kits

Two companies are under fire for making do-it-yourself rape kits for sexual assault survivors.

  First CBD guidelines released by the Arthritis Foundation

The CBD craze has taken off in recent years, especially after Congress passed the Farm Bill in 2018.

  Hundreds sign petition urging Horry County to fix mold issue at Carolina Forest High School

Horry County school board members received a petition with more than 500 signatures urging the district to address mold concerns at Carolina Forest High Schools and other schools.

  Doctors fear OBGYN shortage could happen in Horry County

The U.S. is seeing a growing physician shortage and it's impacting doctors in both primary and specialty health care.

CDC: Deer with TB can transmit bacteria to humans

The report, which was issued Sept. 20, stems from a case in Michigan where a man who had no exposure to people with endemic tuberculosis was diagnosed with the disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis.

  More states, including SC, working to require mental health education in the classroom

Many students have been in school for about a month now and the topic of suicide and mental health is in the spotlight. As a result, more states are requiring mental health education.

  Conway’s state-of-the-art cancer center opens Tuesday for patients

A ribbon-cutting was held Monday for the new Conway Medical Center Cancer Center.

  Grand Strand doctors already seeing early flu cases, predict severe flu season

Grand Strand doctors are already seeing cases of the flu trickling in and are predicting a severe flu season ahead.

  Grand Strand on alert as mosquito-borne virus hits parts of country

A dangerous and sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus has parts of the county on high alert.

  State lawmaker looking into potential ban of flavored vaping products

In response to hundreds of cases of reported lung injuries related to e-cigarettes and vaping across the country, some states are banning the sale of flavored vaping products.

  ‘It will shut down this industry:’ Grand Strand vape shop reacts to flavored e-cigarette ban

Health officials confirm a seventh person has died from a severe lung illness linked to vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now reporting at least 380 confirmed and probable vape-related illnesses, including in South Carolina.

  Grand Strand Medical Center treats patient with vaping-related lung illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising people to stop vaping.

West Nile case confirmed in York County

A case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Rock Hill by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Report: South Carolina ranks 4th in the nation for most gonorrhea cases

A study released this week shows South Carolina is among the nations worse in spreading and contracting one specific sexually transmitted disease.

  How to deal with hurricane anxiety

As officials warn residents from Florida to the Carolinas to prepare for Hurricane Dorian's unpredictable path, some may feel a rush of anxiety or exhaustion kick in.

  New nursing, rehabilitation center coming to Darlington

The Bethea Retirement Community announced plans to build a new $23 million nursing and rehabilitation center that will replace the current facility on their campus.

  Conway Medical Center welcomes inaugural class of Campbell University medical students

Conway Medical Center has welcomed its inaugural class of third-year Campbell med students on Wednesday.

Doctors: How much you weigh can change effectiveness of ‘Plan B’ pill

Though many doctors see the accessibility of the pill as a positive, many also acknowledge most women do not end up talking with a doctor before buying.