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  • New information for pregnant women concerned about blood clots

    New information for pregnant women concerned about blood clots

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:30:36 GMT
    People who work rotating shifts are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. New research published in Occupational Environmental Medicine finds shifts workers have a 9 percent increased risk for diabetes compared to people who worked normal office hours. The risk jumped to 37 percent when looking at just men. SOURCE - Occupational Environmental Medicine/MedDay/CBSBlood clots during pregnancyA common blood thinner used to prevent blood clots in pregnant women is ineffective. That's ...
    People who work rotating shifts are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. New research published in Occupational Environmental Medicine finds shifts workers have a 9 percent increased risk for diabetes compared to people who worked normal office hours. The risk jumped to 37 percent when looking at just men. SOURCE - Occupational Environmental Medicine/MedDay/CBSBlood clots during pregnancyA common blood thinner used to prevent blood clots in pregnant women is ineffective. That's ...
  • James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

    James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:01:10 GMT
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    Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
    Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
  • Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness

    Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam during game to raise awareness

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:17:38 GMT
    Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer...
    Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer...
  • Smartphone "microbreaks" may reduce stress at work

    Smartphone "microbreaks" may reduce stress at work

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:31:41 GMT
    We're all guilty of it at one time or another, hopping on Facebook, texting with a friend, or playing a quick game of "Candy Crush" while at work; and while it might seem like this is zapping your productivity, a new study indicates that might not be true.We all have so much stress and with a smartphone in your hand it can be easy to stray from work; but take this new research to your boss and you might not have to sneak around with your smartphone anymore. The study was done by Kansas State ...
    We're all guilty of it at one time or another, hopping on Facebook, texting with a friend, or playing a quick game of "Candy Crush" while at work; and while it might seem like this is zapping your productivity, a new study indicates that might not be true.We all have so much stress and with a smartphone in your hand it can be easy to stray from work; but take this new research to your boss and you might not have to sneak around with your smartphone anymore. The study was done by Kansas State ...
  • New program helps patients improve their health through exercise

    New program helps patients improve their health through exercise

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:11:29 GMT
    Samuel Hemingway III, 28, of Lumberton, has lived with diabetes since he was 7 years old. The disease required him to take insulin shots multiple times each day and caused him to lose his eyesight. Because of his participation in a new medical referral program for exercise, his medical conditions—which required him to take several different types of medications for heart failure, high blood pressure and kidney failure...
    Samuel Hemingway III, 28, of Lumberton, has lived with diabetes since he was 7 years old. The disease required him to take insulin shots multiple times each day and caused him to lose his eyesight. Because of his participation in a new medical referral program for exercise, his medical conditions—which required him to take several different types of medications for heart failure, high blood pressure and kidney failure...
  • New research casts doubt on the most common treatment for back pain

    New research casts doubt on the most common treatment for back pain

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:45:22 GMT
    A new study finds acetaminophen does not lessen lower back pain. Researchers in Australia studied more than 1600 people suffering from acute lower back pain. They found acetaminophen had no effect on short term pain levels, disability, sleep quality or quality of life. Doctors say the medical community needs to reevaluate using acetaminophen as the universal recommendation for lower back pain. SOURCE - The Lancet/MedDay/CBSStroke preventionChecking your pulse frequently after a stroke may be ...
    A new study finds acetaminophen does not lessen lower back pain. Researchers in Australia studied more than 1600 people suffering from acute lower back pain. They found acetaminophen had no effect on short term pain levels, disability, sleep quality or quality of life. Doctors say the medical community needs to reevaluate using acetaminophen as the universal recommendation for lower back pain. SOURCE - The Lancet/MedDay/CBSStroke preventionChecking your pulse frequently after a stroke may be ...
  • Overweight & obese kids see themselves as skinnier than they really are, study says

    Overweight & obese kids see themselves as skinnier than they really are, study says

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:22:06 GMT
    More than a third of children and teens in this country are overweight or obese but how many view themselves as such may surprise you. Many overweight kids don't seem to see themselves that way, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost a third of children and teens between the ages of 8 and 15 put themselves in the wrong weight category. That's a little more than 9 million young people. The report spanned the years 2005 through 2012. Nearly nine ou...
    More than a third of children and teens in this country are overweight or obese but how many view themselves as such may surprise you. Many overweight kids don't seem to see themselves that way, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost a third of children and teens between the ages of 8 and 15 put themselves in the wrong weight category. That's a little more than 9 million young people. The report spanned the years 2005 through 2012. Nearly nine ou...
  • Grand Strand Medical Center Opens New Gift Shop

    Grand Strand Medical Center Opens New Gift Shop

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:40:29 GMT
    The gift shop at Grand Strand Medical Center has experienced a renovation under the operation of Lori's Gifts. Lori's Gifts is a national premier gift shop management company that offers custom-tailored
    The gift shop at Grand Strand Medical Center has experienced a renovation under the operation of Lori's Gifts.
  • New study on long term impact of severe pain during labor

    New study on long term impact of severe pain during labor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:27:46 GMT
    A new study links severe pain during childbirth to postpartum depression. Researchers in China found 35 percent of women who did not receive an epidural during labor developed depression six weeks after giving birth. That number dropped to just 14 percent among women who were given the pain relief. Women who received an epidural were also more likely to breastfeed their babies. SOURCE - Anesthesia Analgesia/MedDay/CBSSchizophreniaGenetic scientists have linked more than 100 spots in human DN...
    A new study links severe pain during childbirth to postpartum depression. Researchers in China found 35 percent of women who did not receive an epidural during labor developed depression six weeks after giving birth. That number dropped to just 14 percent among women who were given the pain relief. Women who received an epidural were also more likely to breastfeed their babies. SOURCE - Anesthesia Analgesia/MedDay/CBSSchizophreniaGenetic scientists have linked more than 100 spots in human DN...
  • CMC Center for Breast Health Recognized as Certified Quality Breast Center

    CMC Center for Breast Health Recognized as Certified Quality Breast Center

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:10:22 GMT
    Conway Medical Center’s (CMC) Center for Breast Health has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measure for Breast Center Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by CMC’s Center for Breast Health to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.CMC’s Center for Breast Health remains committed to patient-centered care. Som...
    Conway Medical Center’s (CMC) Center for Breast Health has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measure for Breast Center Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by CMC’s Center for Breast Health to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.CMC’s Center for Breast Health remains committed to patient-centered care. Som...
  • Southeastern Health and Lumberton receive large NC DOC grant

    Southeastern Health and Lumberton receive large NC DOC grant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:11:49 GMT
    Representatives from Southeastern Health, The City of Lumberton, Robeson County Government and UNC Pembroke gathered recently to celebrate an award of $500,000 through a Building Reuse grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce to renovate a section of SoRepresentatives from Southeastern Health, The City of Lumberton, Robeson County Government and UNC Pembroke gathered recently to celebrate an award of $500,000 through a Building Reuse grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce to renovate a section of So
    Representatives from Southeastern Health (SeHealth) and The City of Lumberton gathered at Southeastern Regional Medical Center recently to celebrate an award of $500,000 through the North Carolina Department of Commerce for a Building Reuse grant to renovate a portion of the medical center for SeHealth’s medical education program.“This is a great example of collaboration with a common goal—improving our community,” said SeHealth President/CEO Joann Anderson. “I appreciate Lumberton City leade...
    Representatives from Southeastern Health (SeHealth) and The City of Lumberton gathered at Southeastern Regional Medical Center recently to celebrate an award of $500,000 through the North Carolina Department of Commerce for a Building Reuse grant to renovate a portion of the medical center for SeHealth’s medical education program.“This is a great example of collaboration with a common goal—improving our community,” said SeHealth President/CEO Joann Anderson. “I appreciate Lumberton City leade...
  • Two Grand Strand area hospitals earn Quest recognitions

    Two Grand Strand area hospitals earn Quest recognitions

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:24:03 GMT
    One of the nation’s leading health care improvement companies has recognized Waccamaw Community Hospital and Georgetown Memorial Hospital for outstanding care and safety. WCH was named a Quest Finalist by Premier Inc. for safety, patient satisfaction and efficiency, a recognition that puts the Murrells Inlet facility among the top-performing hospitals in the nation. Specifically, WCH was cited for reducing the average...
    One of the nation’s leading health care improvement companies has recognized Waccamaw Community Hospital and Georgetown Memorial Hospital for outstanding care and safety. WCH was named a Quest Finalist by Premier Inc. for safety, patient satisfaction and efficiency, a recognition that puts the Murrells Inlet facility among the top-performing hospitals in the nation. Specifically, WCH was cited for reducing the average...
  • 6th Annual Foundation Ball in support of McLeod Loris Seacoast

    6th Annual Foundation Ball in support of McLeod Loris Seacoast

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:55:54 GMT
    Under the Sea, the 6th Annual Foundation Ball in support of McLeod Loris Seacoast will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6p.m. It will take place at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort located at 10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach.The reception and silent auction starts at 6p.m. The fine dining and wine service is at 7:30pm and includeslive entertainment. The cost is $125 per person and it's Black Tie optional. Seating is limited. Call 843-390-8215 for more information.
    Under the Sea, the 6th Annual Foundation Ball in support of McLeod Loris Seacoast will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6p.m. It will take place at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort located at 10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach.The reception and silent auction starts at 6p.m. The fine dining and wine service is at 7:30pm and includeslive entertainment. The cost is $125 per person and it's Black Tie optional. Seating is limited. Call 843-390-8215 for more information.
  • A study looks at the dangers of playing Lacrosse

    A study looks at the dangers of playing Lacrosse

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:38:48 GMT
    A new study finds women have a tougher time recovering from heart attacks than men do. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine focused on younger patients, between the ages of 30 and 54. They found
    A new study finds women have a tougher time recovering from heart attacks than men do. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine focused on younger patients, between the ages of 30 and 54.
  • Surgical Specialists of Waccamaw expands to Georgetown

    Surgical Specialists of Waccamaw expands to Georgetown

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:26:15 GMT
    Surgical Specialists of Waccamaw, which opened in Murrells Inlet in 2012, has expanded its services to Georgetown to better serve patients throughout the Tidelands region. Located at 469 Marina Drive,
    Surgical Specialists of Waccamaw, which opened in Murrells Inlet in 2012, has expanded its services to Georgetown to better serve patients throughout the Tidelands region.
  • Georgetown Hospital System August events

    Georgetown Hospital System August events

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:14:10 GMT
    Friday, August 1RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - GEORGETOWNGeorgetown Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 527-7173 for information.Monday, August 4OB TOUR - GEORGETOWNWalking tour of Labor Delivery, Postpartum Unit and at Georgetown Memorial Hospital at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 520-8490 or by self registration via our website. Wednesday, August 6HEARTSAVER BLS - CPR - MURRELLS INLETFor daycare workers and people interested in learning CPR, not intended for health...
    Friday, August 1RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - GEORGETOWNGeorgetown Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 527-7173 for information.Monday, August 4OB TOUR - GEORGETOWNWalking tour of Labor Delivery, Postpartum Unit and at Georgetown Memorial Hospital at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 520-8490 or by self registration via our website. Wednesday, August 6HEARTSAVER BLS - CPR - MURRELLS INLETFor daycare workers and people interested in learning CPR, not intended for health...
  • Tips to manage stress and avoid anxiety

    Tips to manage stress and avoid anxiety

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:17:00 GMT
    Terrorism, shootings, international unrest ;the world is full of turmoil right now; and for some people, all this upheaval can be upsetting . Many become stressed out, but psychologists say, there are ways you can deal with anxiety that can keep depression away. - Exercise. Doctors say the best thing to do is to keep busy and get the endorphins pumping, which can make anyone feel better. - Watch your salt and sugar. Lowering both of these in your diet helps your whole body work better, includ...
    Terrorism, shootings, international unrest ;the world is full of turmoil right now; and for some people, all this upheaval can be upsetting . Many become stressed out, but psychologists say, there are ways you can deal with anxiety that can keep depression away. - Exercise. Doctors say the best thing to do is to keep busy and get the endorphins pumping, which can make anyone feel better. - Watch your salt and sugar. Lowering both of these in your diet helps your whole body work better, includ...
  • New research looks at HIV diagnosis rates in the U.S.

    New research looks at HIV diagnosis rates in the U.S.

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:28:59 GMT
    HIV rates are declining in the U.S. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. has decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011. While declines have been seen in several groups including women and people 35 to 44, cases among homosexual men remained stable overall and *increases* were seen in some groups of young men. SOURCE - JAMA/MedDay/CBSAutismA new study found most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of...
    HIV rates are declining in the U.S. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. has decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011. While declines have been seen in several groups including women and people 35 to 44, cases among homosexual men remained stable overall and *increases* were seen in some groups of young men. SOURCE - JAMA/MedDay/CBSAutismA new study found most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of...
  • Southeastern Health in Lumberton events

    Southeastern Health in Lumberton events

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:25:05 GMT
    Walk with a Doc spotlights tobacco cessationGibson Cancer Center’s Walk with a Doc series will host a program about resources available to help stop using tobacco products on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton. Physician Assistant Catherine Gaines will present a brief presentation on tobacco cessation in the meeting space near J.C. Penny’s followed by a walk around the interior of the mall. A healthy lunch will also be provided. The event is sponsored by Gibson Cance...
    Walk with a Doc spotlights tobacco cessationGibson Cancer Center’s Walk with a Doc series will host a program about resources available to help stop using tobacco products on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton. Physician Assistant Catherine Gaines will present a brief presentation on tobacco cessation in the meeting space near J.C. Penny’s followed by a walk around the interior of the mall. A healthy lunch will also be provided. The event is sponsored by Gibson Cance...
  • A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:49:53 GMT
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
  • Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:17:52 GMT
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
  • Important information for breast cancer patients considering a double mastectomy

    Important information for breast cancer patients considering a double mastectomy

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:32:20 GMT
    Women making the difficult choice to undergo a double mastectomy when cancer is diagnosed in one breast receive only a marginal increase in life expectancy - according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Minnesota found the average gain was just a few months. The procedure was somewhat more beneficial for younger women and women in early stages of the disease. SOURCE - University of Minnesota/MedDay/CBS AntibioticsNew research finds many doctors are incorrectly prescribing antibi...
    Women making the difficult choice to undergo a double mastectomy when cancer is diagnosed in one breast receive only a marginal increase in life expectancy - according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Minnesota found the average gain was just a few months. The procedure was somewhat more beneficial for younger women and women in early stages of the disease. SOURCE - University of Minnesota/MedDay/CBS AntibioticsNew research finds many doctors are incorrectly prescribing antibi...
  • New school food guidelines may affect fundraising efforts in Horry County

    New school food guidelines may affect fundraising efforts in Horry County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:57:02 GMT
    New school lunch regulations will require snack items served in public schools to have fewer than 200 calories. In addition, Entrée items must be under 350 calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.However, that will also affect schools that sell things like candy or hold bake sales to benefit school organizations. That’...
    New school lunch regulations will require snack items served in public schools to have fewer than 200 calories. In addition, Entrée items must be under 350 calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.However, that will also affect schools that sell things like candy or hold bake sales to benefit school organizations. That’...
  • Stress eating linked to weight gain in women, study shows

    Stress eating linked to weight gain in women, study shows

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:36:19 GMT
    For a lot of people, there's a pattern when you have a bad day or are stressed about something, you look for the potato chips, the cookies or a hamburger and fries. When eating emotionally, our bodies typically crave high fat or sugar but it turns out giving in to those cravings may be hurting women's health even more than we thought.A new study in the journal, Biological Psychiatry put the impact of emotional eating to the test. They tested 58 women with differing levels of stress in their d...
    For a lot of people, there's a pattern when you have a bad day or are stressed about something, you look for the potato chips, the cookies or a hamburger and fries. When eating emotionally, our bodies typically crave high fat or sugar but it turns out giving in to those cravings may be hurting women's health even more than we thought.A new study in the journal, Biological Psychiatry put the impact of emotional eating to the test. They tested 58 women with differing levels of stress in their d...
  • Researchers have identified a new protein in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

    Researchers have identified a new protein in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:52:12 GMT
    For the very first time here we have evidence that when a human has TDP43 protein also, they are ten times more likely to have memory problems. Doctors presented their findings at the Alzheimer's Association
    For the very first time here we have evidence that when a human has TDP43 protein also, they are ten times more likely to have memory problems.
  • “Understanding Dementia” series for families and professionals

    “Understanding Dementia” series for families and professionals

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:26:11 GMT
    The Florence Alzheimer's Community Task force (FACT) is sponsoring a monthly training series "Understanding Dementia" at the Leatherman Senior Center. The program is free to the public and is being conducted by Adelle Stanley (CRCFA) who is a certified Dementia Specialist. The program is designed for family members and professionals to gain better understanding of cognitive disorders to better manage the care for their loved ones who suffer from dementia. Topics range from types of dementia t...
    The Florence Alzheimer's Community Task force (FACT) is sponsoring a monthly training series "Understanding Dementia" at the Leatherman Senior Center. The program is free to the public and is being conducted by Adelle Stanley (CRCFA) who is a certified Dementia Specialist. The program is designed for family members and professionals to gain better understanding of cognitive disorders to better manage the care for their loved ones who suffer from dementia. Topics range from types of dementia t...
  • New evidence shows Alzheimer's cases are projected to drop in some nation

    New evidence shows Alzheimer's cases are projected to drop in some nation

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:14:24 GMT
    New research presented at the Alzheimer's Association Conference in Copenhagen suggests that higher levels of education and better treatment of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. and in other developed nations could lead to a drop in Alzheimer's cases. Doctors say there is evidence that these factors and working a mentally challenging job can improve memory and increase brain capacity and that in turn reduces the risk of developing dementia. SOURCE - Alzheimer's Association International Conf...
    New research presented at the Alzheimer's Association Conference in Copenhagen suggests that higher levels of education and better treatment of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. and in other developed nations could lead to a drop in Alzheimer's cases. Doctors say there is evidence that these factors and working a mentally challenging job can improve memory and increase brain capacity and that in turn reduces the risk of developing dementia. SOURCE - Alzheimer's Association International Conf...
  • Joining a gym may help students get better grades, study says

    Joining a gym may help students get better grades, study says

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:41:30 GMT
    We all know there physical benefits of exercise and while there's no doubt hitting the gym makes us feel better, new research suggests it may also make us think better too.This new research looked at college kids and it showed a powerful link between those who had fitness center memberships and those who got good gradesThe study was done by Michigan State university researchers who looked at nearly 5,000 freshman and sophomores. They found that students who were members of the gym or involved...
    We all know there physical benefits of exercise and while there's no doubt hitting the gym makes us feel better, new research suggests it may also make us think better too.This new research looked at college kids and it showed a powerful link between those who had fitness center memberships and those who got good gradesThe study was done by Michigan State university researchers who looked at nearly 5,000 freshman and sophomores. They found that students who were members of the gym or involved...
  • Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition

    Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:00:14 GMT
    The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate that one in five children in the U.S. now suffers from the painful, itchy skin condition. In an effort to control their symptoms, many children are prescribed powerful medications like immunosuppressants or topical steroids. “Those medications can be effective, but they also can be a cause for concern for a lot of parents, especially when they’re used long term,” said Mark Boguniewicz, MD...
    The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate that one in five children in the U.S. now suffers from the painful, itchy skin condition. In an effort to control their symptoms, many children are prescribed powerful medications like immunosuppressants or topical steroids. “Those medications can be effective, but they also can be a cause for concern for a lot of parents, especially when they’re used long term,” said Mark Boguniewicz, MD...
  • Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women

    Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:12:30 GMT
    A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain. Researchers
    A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain. 
  • Several new studies on Alzheimer's point to a lifestyle that seems to prevent the disease

    Several new studies on Alzheimer's point to a lifestyle that seems to prevent the disease

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:17:52 GMT
    A new study on sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, finds 69 percent of the time, the infant was sharing a bed with an adult. The research published in the journal Pediatrics tracked more than 8,000 SIDS cases over an 8-year period. Researchers also noted most of the infants who were bed-sharing were younger than 4-months old. SOURCE - Pediatrics/MedDay/CBSWrong dosage of meds In another Pediatrics study, researchers found more than 40 percent of all parents give their children the wrong do...
    A new study on sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, finds 69 percent of the time, the infant was sharing a bed with an adult. The research published in the journal Pediatrics tracked more than 8,000 SIDS cases over an 8-year period. Researchers also noted most of the infants who were bed-sharing were younger than 4-months old. SOURCE - Pediatrics/MedDay/CBSWrong dosage of meds In another Pediatrics study, researchers found more than 40 percent of all parents give their children the wrong do...
  • Girl preps for plastic surgery with ear grown on arm, following raccoon attack

    Girl preps for plastic surgery with ear grown on arm, following raccoon attack

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-07-12 12:41:17 GMT
    A Michigan girl, who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby, has a new ear growing on her arm.Charlotte Ponce is now 12 years old, but when she was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying much of her face and taking her ear.A Michigan girl, who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby, has a new ear growing on her arm.Charlotte Ponce is now 12 years old, but when she was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying much of her face and taking her ear.
    A Michigan girl, who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby, has a new ear growing on her arm.Charlotte Ponce is now 12 years old, but when she was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying much of her face and taking her ear.So far, Charlotte has had her nose, cheeks and lips rebuilt.A plastic surgeon shaped her new ear with cartilage from her ribs, and then implanted it on her arm to help the skin grow."And you see I'm very pleased with the projection, you can see the ear here. Once we ...
    A Michigan girl, who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby, has a new ear growing on her arm.Charlotte Ponce is now 12 years old, but when she was a baby, a pet raccoon attacked her, destroying much of her face and taking her ear.So far, Charlotte has had her nose, cheeks and lips rebuilt.A plastic surgeon shaped her new ear with cartilage from her ribs, and then implanted it on her arm to help the skin grow."And you see I'm very pleased with the projection, you can see the ear here. Once we ...
  • 9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

    9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-12 12:27:14 GMT
    A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.
    A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.  The Kansas Department of Health says the girl, 9-year-old Hally Lust, likely received the infection from amoeba while swimming in freshwater over Fourth of July weekend.
    A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.  The Kansas Department of Health says the girl, 9-year-old Hally Lust, likely received the infection from amoeba while swimming in freshwater over Fourth of July weekend.
  • New findings about conditions that increase the risk of stroke

    New findings about conditions that increase the risk of stroke

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:10:00 GMT
    A new British study finds reducing alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity, even for light to moderate drinkers. The finding challenges previous research that found light to moderate drinking can have a protective effect on the heart. SOURCE - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/MedDay/CBSStrokePsychological factors can significantly increase your risk of stroke. Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied 6,700 adults betwee...
    A new British study finds reducing alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity, even for light to moderate drinkers. The finding challenges previous research that found light to moderate drinking can have a protective effect on the heart. SOURCE - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/MedDay/CBSStrokePsychological factors can significantly increase your risk of stroke. Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied 6,700 adults betwee...
  • Taking a pill instead of putting on sunscreen

    Taking a pill instead of putting on sunscreen

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:40:33 GMT
    Sunscreen pills Murad, Heliocare and Sun AssureSunscreen pills Murad, Heliocare and Sun Assure
    (CBS) - You may have come across ads for sunscreen pills and wondered if they work.Maricela Lugo burns easily. That's why she takes sunscreen seriously for herself and her kids, but she admits it's a hassle.Lugo said, "If I can avoid the lotion because it is messy, sticky, some of its smelly."So the idea of a simple pill for sun protection is definitely appealing.Lugo admitted, "I would probably consider trying it out...
    (CBS) - You may have come across ads for sunscreen pills and wondered if they work.Maricela Lugo burns easily. That's why she takes sunscreen seriously for herself and her kids, but she admits it's a hassle.Lugo said, "If I can avoid the lotion because it is messy, sticky, some of its smelly."So the idea of a simple pill for sun protection is definitely appealing.Lugo admitted, "I would probably consider trying it out...
  • "Vampire facial" offers new way to look younger

    "Vampire facial" offers new way to look younger

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:51:51 GMT
    A new type of cosmetic craze is hitting the market called the "vampire facial" or the "blood facial."It uses your own blood platelets to make you look younger, heal tissue and regenerate cells. It works by starting with numbing cream. Then the blood is drawn and put through a machine and it separates the red and white blood cells from the platelets - turning into a yellowish color. Then comes the skin pin. It causes p...
    A new type of cosmetic craze is hitting the market called the "vampire facial" or the "blood facial."It uses your own blood platelets to make you look younger, heal tissue and regenerate cells. It works by starting with numbing cream. Then the blood is drawn and put through a machine and it separates the red and white blood cells from the platelets - turning into a yellowish color. Then comes the skin pin. It causes p...
  • New drug gives hope to women struggling with infertility

    New drug gives hope to women struggling with infertility

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:49:56 GMT
    Many people believe changes in weather can trigger back and neck pain. But researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia say they are not linked. They looked at the case studies of about one thousand patients and the weather data over the course of a year. They found no association between body aches and temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction or precipitation. SOURCE -George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney, Australia/MedDay/CBSKids and activityGo outs...
    Many people believe changes in weather can trigger back and neck pain. But researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia say they are not linked. They looked at the case studies of about one thousand patients and the weather data over the course of a year. They found no association between body aches and temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction or precipitation. SOURCE -George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney, Australia/MedDay/CBSKids and activityGo outs...
  • Carolinas Hospital system adds breakthrough MRI scanner

    Carolinas Hospital system adds breakthrough MRI scanner

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:53:49 GMT
    Thursday, Carolinas Hospital System announced that patients and physicians now have access to the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system: the Ingenia 1.5T from Philips Healthcare. This revolutionary machine is designed to quickly perform high-quality MRI scans with a high level of patient comfort. The new MRI can significantly reduce exam time and has a wide opening to accommodate patients of varying size, age, and physical condition. This makes the system less confin...
    Thursday, Carolinas Hospital System announced that patients and physicians now have access to the first-ever digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system: the Ingenia 1.5T from Philips Healthcare. This revolutionary machine is designed to quickly perform high-quality MRI scans with a high level of patient comfort. The new MRI can significantly reduce exam time and has a wide opening to accommodate patients of varying size, age, and physical condition. This makes the system less confin...
  • SC families of loved ones who died from infection following surgery want answers

    SC families of loved ones who died from infection following surgery want answers

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-07-10 12:19:00 GMT
    Family members of patients who died after having surgery and being infected with a rare bacteria are asking Greenville Health System for a full explanation.A hospital spokeswoman says 15 patients tested positive for Mycobacterium abscessus. Three of those patients died, and doctors believe the infection was a contributing factor.The Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating along with the hospital. A DHEC spokesman said they're testing two pieces of medical equipment whi...
    Family members of patients who died after having surgery and being infected with a rare bacteria are asking Greenville Health System for a full explanation.A hospital spokeswoman says 15 patients tested positive for Mycobacterium abscessus. Three of those patients died, and doctors believe the infection was a contributing factor.The Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating along with the hospital. A DHEC spokesman said they're testing two pieces of medical equipment whi...
  • Caffeine consumption boosts weight loss during exercise, study says

    Caffeine consumption boosts weight loss during exercise, study says

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:04:47 GMT
    If you're a caffeine drinker, you may find it has a surprising benefit. Drinking a little joe may help our exercise. A new study suggests that if you follow this pattern: drink coffee first, then hit the gym; you are more likely to lose more weight.The study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Researchers found that athletes who took in caffeine before their workout burned f15% more calories for three hours after they completed their exercise...
    If you're a caffeine drinker, you may find it has a surprising benefit. Drinking a little joe may help our exercise. A new study suggests that if you follow this pattern: drink coffee first, then hit the gym; you are more likely to lose more weight.The study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Researchers found that athletes who took in caffeine before their workout burned f15% more calories for three hours after they completed their exercise...
  • New research finds a combined effort may be the best way to stop smoking

    New research finds a combined effort may be the best way to stop smoking

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:42:27 GMT
    Many U.S. hospitals still perform traditional surgery for many common procedures, even though minimally invasive surgery is associated with better outcomes and fewer complications. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found some hospitals never used minimally invasive surgery and some used it 75 percent of the time for procedures such as appendectomies and hysterectomies. Researchers say urban hospitals were more likely to use minimally invasive surgery. SOURCE - BMJ.com/MedDay/CBSHPV vaccineA new st...
    Many U.S. hospitals still perform traditional surgery for many common procedures, even though minimally invasive surgery is associated with better outcomes and fewer complications. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found some hospitals never used minimally invasive surgery and some used it 75 percent of the time for procedures such as appendectomies and hysterectomies. Researchers say urban hospitals were more likely to use minimally invasive surgery. SOURCE - BMJ.com/MedDay/CBSHPV vaccineA new st...
  • 24,000 Robeson County students to receive free school lunches in 2014-2015

    24,000 Robeson County students to receive free school lunches in 2014-2015

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:21:31 GMT
    LUMBERTON, NC— Robeson County students will be eligible to receive free lunches when school starts back in August.According to the Robesonian.com, Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County announcedTuesday night that the district had met the eligibility requirements for participation in the Community Eligibility Provision National School Lunch Program.The national program would allow Robeson County schools to serve free lunches to all children, regardless of their financial ...
    LUMBERTON, NC— Robeson County students will be eligible to receive free lunches when school starts back in August.According to the Robesonian.com, Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County announcedTuesday night that the district had met the eligibility requirements for participation in the Community Eligibility Provision National School Lunch Program.The national program would allow Robeson County schools to serve free lunches to all children, regardless of their financial ...
  • CMC, Kingston & CPG awarded for safety

    CMC, Kingston & CPG awarded for safety

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:35:25 GMT
    Conway Medical Center (CMC), Kingston Nursing Center and Conway Physicians Group (CPG) were recently recognized by Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) at the 12th Annual PHTS Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference PHT Awards Luncheon for safety.CMC and Kingston Nursing Center, an 88-bed facility offering Long Term Care and Subacute Care were two of seven recipients to receive Most Improved Safety Award. This award is for the largest reductions in loss ratio from 2012 to 2013 in the seven ca...
    Conway Medical Center (CMC), Kingston Nursing Center and Conway Physicians Group (CPG) were recently recognized by Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) at the 12th Annual PHTS Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference PHT Awards Luncheon for safety.CMC and Kingston Nursing Center, an 88-bed facility offering Long Term Care and Subacute Care were two of seven recipients to receive Most Improved Safety Award. This award is for the largest reductions in loss ratio from 2012 to 2013 in the seven ca...
  • New study about the health hazards of too much weight around the midsection

    New study about the health hazards of too much weight around the midsection

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:50:06 GMT
    People with excessive belly fat are at increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany studied more than 113,000 people between the ages of 50 and 70 who did not have COPD, cancer or heart disease. They found men and women with a large waist circumference had a 72 percent increased risk of developing COPD. People who exercise at least five times a week can significantly reduce their chances of developing the lung disease. SOURCE ...
    People with excessive belly fat are at increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany studied more than 113,000 people between the ages of 50 and 70 who did not have COPD, cancer or heart disease. They found men and women with a large waist circumference had a 72 percent increased risk of developing COPD. People who exercise at least five times a week can significantly reduce their chances of developing the lung disease. SOURCE ...
  • MIT device reads to the blind in real time

    MIT device reads to the blind in real time

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:20:10 GMT
    CAScientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user's finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily ...
    CAScientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user's finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily ...
  • MC Hammer films new cooking show at Conway restaurant

    MC Hammer films new cooking show at Conway restaurant

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:31:11 GMT
     Freshwater Fish Company in Conway  will be featured in July on the Food Network in a new television show called Holy & Hungry, which is hosted by MC Hammer.The show is about ordained ministers/pastors who also own and operate restaurants.
     Freshwater Fish Company in Conway  will be featured in July on the Food Network in a new television show called Holy & Hungry, which is hosted by MC Hammer.The show is about ordained ministers/pastors who also own and operate restaurants.
  • New study shows a baby's size at birth has little to do with genetic factors

    New study shows a baby's size at birth has little to do with genetic factors

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:54:40 GMT
    A new study shows nearly one in five, or 18 percent of U.S. high school seniors, use hookahs. Hookah is a method of smoking where smoke is passed through water before it's inhaled through a pipe. Researchers
    A new study shows nearly one in five, or 18 percent of U.S. high school seniors, use hookahs. Hookah is a method of smoking where smoke is passed through water before it's inhaled through a pipe.
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation gives pediatric patients hope

    Sacral Nerve Stimulation gives pediatric patients hope

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-07 16:42:33 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio— result, she has never been to high school and has been on home hospital care for nine years. Her life is filled with rigidly timed and painful flushes to try to clear her colon, but
    Heather Rayser, 16, has a colon that does not function properly and as a result, she has never been to high school and has been on home hospital care for nine years.
  • New device allows brain to bypass spinal cord, move paralyzed limbs

    New device allows brain to bypass spinal cord, move paralyzed limbs

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-07 15:34:36 GMT
    For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first patient to useNeurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb. Burkhart is the first of a potential...
    For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first patient to useNeurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb. Burkhart is the first of a potential...
  • New study points to a shocking failure rate in new Alzheimer's medications

    New study points to a shocking failure rate in new Alzheimer's medications

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:49:20 GMT
    Researchers say there's an urgent need for the development of new Alzheimer's drugs. A review at the Cleveland Clinic finds more than 99-percent of medications developed over the course of a decade have failed. Now the pipeline for new therapies is nearly dry. The study says 44-million people around the world suffer from Alzheimer's and that efforts for drug development need more support. SOURCE - Alzheimer's Research Therapy/MedDay/CBSParkinson's diseaseA good brisk walk may improve the sym...
    Researchers say there's an urgent need for the development of new Alzheimer's drugs. A review at the Cleveland Clinic finds more than 99-percent of medications developed over the course of a decade have failed. Now the pipeline for new therapies is nearly dry. The study says 44-million people around the world suffer from Alzheimer's and that efforts for drug development need more support. SOURCE - Alzheimer's Research Therapy/MedDay/CBSParkinson's diseaseA good brisk walk may improve the sym...
  • Germs on your smartphone could prove useful for monitoring bacteria

    Germs on your smartphone could prove useful for monitoring bacteria

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:27:04 GMT
    How many times a day do you think you touch your smartphone, hundreds maybe? Well a new study says all those germs that we're inevitably leaving behind on our screens may be a useful tool for scientistsResearchers say what we leave behind on our smartphones amounts to a personal "bacteria blueprint", or a fingerprint that can tell us a lot about our health. Researchers from the University of Oregon found that 82% of the most common bacteria, typically found on our hands, are also on our smart...
    How many times a day do you think you touch your smartphone, hundreds maybe? Well a new study says all those germs that we're inevitably leaving behind on our screens may be a useful tool for scientistsResearchers say what we leave behind on our smartphones amounts to a personal "bacteria blueprint", or a fingerprint that can tell us a lot about our health. Researchers from the University of Oregon found that 82% of the most common bacteria, typically found on our hands, are also on our smart...
  • CDC says doctors in one particular part of the country are more likely to prescribe you an opioid painkiller

    CDC says doctors in one particular part of the country are more likely to prescribe you an opioid painkiller

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-02 19:56:57 GMT
    Health care providers in the South wrote the most opioid painkiller prescriptions in 2012. That's according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. The highest prescribing state is Alabama.
    Health care providers in the South wrote the most opioid painkiller prescriptions in 2012. That's according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast offers Heart Health Lunch and Learn seminar

    McLeod Loris Seacoast offers Heart Health Lunch and Learn seminar

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-01 15:25:21 GMT
    McLeod Loris Seacoast is offering a free lunch and learn seminar at McLeod Seacoast. The seminar will feature cardiologist, Nathan Almeida, MD, of Pee Dee Cardiology, who will be discussing heart health, risks for developing heart disease and preventive measures that can be taken to maintain a healthy heart.
    McLeod Loris Seacoast is offering a free lunch and learn seminar at McLeod Seacoast. The seminar will feature cardiologist, Nathan Almeida, MD, of Pee Dee Cardiology, who will be discussing heart health, risks for developing heart disease and preventive measures that can be taken to maintain a healthy heart.
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast recognizes Merit Award recipients

    McLeod Loris Seacoast recognizes Merit Award recipients

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-01 14:09:47 GMT
    McLeod Loris Seacoast honors three more staff members who will now be among the Merit Award recipients since this distinction was begun in 2013.McLeod Loris Seacoast honors three more staff members who will now be among the Merit Award recipients since this distinction was begun in 2013.
    McLeod Loris Seacoast honors three more staff members who will now be among the Merit Award recipients since this distinction was begun in 2013.The honorees include Joshua Delong, Anesthetist at McLeod Seacoast; Brenda Fowler, Registered Nurse at McLeod Loris; and Megan Sullivan, Anesthesia Technician who serves at both locations.
    McLeod Loris Seacoast honors three more staff members who will now be among the Merit Award recipients since this distinction was begun in 2013.The honorees include Joshua Delong, Anesthetist at McLeod Seacoast; Brenda Fowler, Registered Nurse at McLeod Loris; and Megan Sullivan, Anesthesia Technician who serves at both locations.
  • Conway Medical Center offering sleep disorders support group

    Conway Medical Center offering sleep disorders support group

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-06-30 14:00:14 GMT
    Beginning in July, Conway Medical Center’s (CMC) Sleep Disorders Center will start offering A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Disorders Support Group to be held the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the private dining rooms at CMC.A.W.A.K.E., which stands for Alert Wellness and Keeping Energetic, is sponsored by the American Sleep Apnea Association. The support group is for those who suffer from sleep apnea and its purpose is to give them the tools to manage their own health successfully. The group...
    Beginning in July, Conway Medical Center’s (CMC) Sleep Disorders Center will start offering A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Disorders Support Group to be held the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the private dining rooms at CMC.A.W.A.K.E., which stands for Alert Wellness and Keeping Energetic, is sponsored by the American Sleep Apnea Association. The support group is for those who suffer from sleep apnea and its purpose is to give them the tools to manage their own health successfully. The group...
  • A new development in the battle against breast cancer

    A new development in the battle against breast cancer

    Friday, June 27 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-06-27 15:10:06 GMT
    London researchers are developing a simple blood test that could help predict the likelihood of a woman getting breast cancer. Scientists say the way genes are arranged in cells may be an indicator of cancer. Using blood samples, researchers were able to predict breast cancer risk several years before diagnosis. SOURCE - University College London/MedDay/CBSChronic kidney diseaseSome people show risk factors for chronic kidney disease long before being diagnosed with the problem. Massachusetts...
    London researchers are developing a simple blood test that could help predict the likelihood of a woman getting breast cancer. Scientists say the way genes are arranged in cells may be an indicator of cancer. Using blood samples, researchers were able to predict breast cancer risk several years before diagnosis. SOURCE - University College London/MedDay/CBSChronic kidney diseaseSome people show risk factors for chronic kidney disease long before being diagnosed with the problem. Massachusetts...
  • Too much TV may be dangerous for your health

    Too much TV may be dangerous for your health

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:21:14 GMT
    A new study says that taking a low dose of aspirin every day may cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half. Researchers at Yale tracked hundreds of patients at connecticut hospitals. Those taking a low dose of aspirin over a continued period of time cut their risk of pancreatic cancer by as much as 48-percent. SOURCE - Cancer Epidemiology/MedDay/CBSVets and dementiaMilitary veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be at higher risk for developing dementia later in life. ...
    A new study says that taking a low dose of aspirin every day may cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half. Researchers at Yale tracked hundreds of patients at connecticut hospitals. Those taking a low dose of aspirin over a continued period of time cut their risk of pancreatic cancer by as much as 48-percent. SOURCE - Cancer Epidemiology/MedDay/CBSVets and dementiaMilitary veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be at higher risk for developing dementia later in life. ...
  • Red Cross launches campaign to cut high drowning rate

    Red Cross launches campaign to cut high drowning rate

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:02:42 GMT
    As the American Red Cross marks its 100 years of swimming safety education, it is launching a new national campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent over the next three to five years in Myrtle Beach and other communities across the country. Myrtle Beach and the other communities selected for the Red Cross drowning prevention campaign have high numbers of drowning deaths. Myrtle Beach’s drowning rate is more than double the national average.
    As the American Red Cross marks its 100 years of swimming safety education, it is launching a new national campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent over the next three to five years in Myrtle Beach and other communities across the country. Myrtle Beach and the other communities selected for the Red Cross drowning prevention campaign have high numbers of drowning deaths. Myrtle Beach’s drowning rate is more than double the national average.
  • SC BlueChoice offers new group health plan

    SC BlueChoice offers new group health plan

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-06-24 13:20:57 GMT
    As employers seek strategies to manage rising health care costs, BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina is offering a new product combining incentives for employees who use Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and wellness tools.“Companies that want to create a culture of health and wellness in the workplace will be interested in this new plan. This employee engagement approach has been shown to decrease overall he...
    As employers seek strategies to manage rising health care costs, BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina is offering a new product combining incentives for employees who use Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and wellness tools.“Companies that want to create a culture of health and wellness in the workplace will be interested in this new plan. This employee engagement approach has been shown to decrease overall he...
  • McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal promotes safe swimming

    McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal promotes safe swimming

    Monday, June 23 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-06-23 18:17:00 GMT
    (News Release) Home swimming pools are the most common place for a child younger than age five to drown, and 75 percent of pool submersion deaths occur at home.In addition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that an average of 12 children under age ten died in inflatable pools each year from 2003 to 2005. Because of their flexible and low sides, it may be easier for a child to climb inside of an inflatable pool.McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution...
    (News Release) Home swimming pools are the most common place for a child younger than age five to drown, and 75 percent of pool submersion deaths occur at home.In addition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that an average of 12 children under age ten died in inflatable pools each year from 2003 to 2005. Because of their flexible and low sides, it may be easier for a child to climb inside of an inflatable pool.McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution...
  • Sitting too long may increase your risk for cancer, study says

    Sitting too long may increase your risk for cancer, study says

    Thursday, June 19 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-06-20 01:53:46 GMT
    You may want to stand up to read this.A recent study shows that sitting too long may put you at a higher risk for certain types of cancer. According to a study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute,each 2-hour increase in people's sitting time per day is linked to a higher risk of several types of cancer, Researchers looked at more than 40 previous cancer studies that involved more than four million people to measure how cancer and sitting are linked. They found ...
    You may want to stand up to read this.A recent study shows that sitting too long may put you at a higher risk for certain types of cancer. According to a study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute,each 2-hour increase in people's sitting time per day is linked to a higher risk of several types of cancer, Researchers looked at more than 40 previous cancer studies that involved more than four million people to measure how cancer and sitting are linked. They found ...
  • New warnings and teen and antidepressants

    New warnings and teen and antidepressants

    Thursday, June 19 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-06-19 18:35:49 GMT
    Government warnings about the dangers of antidepressants and young people may have back fired. Harvard researchers found when prescriptions for antidepressant dropped after the warnings, teen suicide attempts went up. The Food and Drug Administration has now revised the warning, telling doctors to also consider the risks of not prescribing anti-depressant drugs. SOURCE - Havard University/MedDay/CBSTriglyceridesMassachusetts researchers have discovered four gene mutations that lower triglycer...
    Government warnings about the dangers of antidepressants and young people may have back fired. Harvard researchers found when prescriptions for antidepressant dropped after the warnings, teen suicide attempts went up. The Food and Drug Administration has now revised the warning, telling doctors to also consider the risks of not prescribing anti-depressant drugs. SOURCE - Havard University/MedDay/CBSTriglyceridesMassachusetts researchers have discovered four gene mutations that lower triglycer...
  • Is ice or ice water bad for your dog?

    Is ice or ice water bad for your dog?

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-06-19 01:57:10 GMT
    You may have recently seen a post being shared on social media claiming that it can be deadly to give your dog ice or ice water. But there may not be a lot of truth to the claim.The post states that by giving your dog ice or ice water on a hot day it can cause it to die from boating and spasms.The popular rumor debunking website snopes.com says this claim is false."There have been rumors that ice and ice water causes a spasm of the stomach muscle in dogs, leading to a swollen stomach, and pot...
    You may have recently seen a post being shared on social media claiming that it can be deadly to give your dog ice or ice water. But there may not be a lot of truth to the claim.The post states that by giving your dog ice or ice water on a hot day it can cause it to die from boating and spasms.The popular rumor debunking website snopes.com says this claim is false."There have been rumors that ice and ice water causes a spasm of the stomach muscle in dogs, leading to a swollen stomach, and pot...
  • Southeastern Health receives $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment

    Southeastern Health receives $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-06-17 13:23:54 GMT
    SeHealth President/CEO Joann Anderson and SeHealth Vice President of Medical Education Dr. Robert HastySeHealth President/CEO Joann Anderson and SeHealth Vice President of Medical Education Dr. Robert Hasty
    Southeastern Health has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund a portion of the development of a residency program for primary care physicians.  The Endowment grant will be used to renovate a section of Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C., to establish a medical education center for medical students including those enrolled in Campbell University’s Jerry Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.
    Southeastern Health has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund a portion of the development of a residency program for primary care physicians.  The Endowment grant will be used to renovate a section of Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C., to establish a medical education center for medical students including those enrolled in Campbell University’s Jerry Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Georgetown Mem. Hosp. awarded $500K grant from Duke Endowment

    Georgetown Mem. Hosp. awarded $500K grant from Duke Endowment

    Monday, June 16 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-06-16 17:22:43 GMT
    Georgetown Memorial Hospital has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand a nationally recognized community care network for low-income, uninsured residents in Georgetown County.Georgetown Memorial Hospital has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand a nationally recognized community care network for low-income, uninsured residents in Georgetown County.
    Georgetown Memorial Hospital has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand a nationally recognized community care network for low-income, uninsured residents in Georgetown County.  The funds will be used by the Georgetown Community Care Network to increase qualified individuals’ access to medical homes, affordable medications, specialty care providers and transportation to medical appointments.
    Georgetown Memorial Hospital has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand a nationally recognized community care network for low-income, uninsured residents in Georgetown County.  The funds will be used by the Georgetown Community Care Network to increase qualified individuals’ access to medical homes, affordable medications, specialty care providers and transportation to medical appointments.
  • "Cool" kids less likely to be successful later in life; study says

    "Cool" kids less likely to be successful later in life; study says

    Friday, June 13 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-06-14 01:16:40 GMT
    Were you in the cool group growing up or maybe part of the less popular crowd? Well, pay attention parents and students; a new study has a closer look at those all-important social roles we take on while growing up and how they might impact our future. Being cool when you're growing up doesn't mean you'll grow up to succeed. In fact, this study says being cool when you're young actually makes success less likely. This study was done by the University of Virginia and looked at so-called popu...
    Were you in the cool group growing up or maybe part of the less popular crowd? Well, pay attention parents and students; a new study has a closer look at those all-important social roles we take on while growing up and how they might impact our future. Being cool when you're growing up doesn't mean you'll grow up to succeed. In fact, this study says being cool when you're young actually makes success less likely. This study was done by the University of Virginia and looked at so-called popu...
  • Free swimming lessons offered to kids and adults in North Myrtle Beach

    Free swimming lessons offered to kids and adults in North Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-06-13 02:52:05 GMT
    This week, dozens of kids and adults received free swimming lessons at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Center partnered with the Grand Strand Masters Swim Team to offer the lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make A Splash” water safety initiative. The classes were taught by all volunteer swimmers. Director Diane Bartlett says even at the beach, she’s surprised at the number of children, and adults, who’ve never learned to swim. "A lot of them do have childr...
    This week, dozens of kids and adults received free swimming lessons at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Center partnered with the Grand Strand Masters Swim Team to offer the lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make A Splash” water safety initiative. The classes were taught by all volunteer swimmers. Director Diane Bartlett says even at the beach, she’s surprised at the number of children, and adults, who’ve never learned to swim. "A lot of them do have childr...
  • NC gets first case of tropical disease chikungunya

    NC gets first case of tropical disease chikungunya

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:54:23 GMT
    Health authorities say North Carolina has its first reported case of a tropical disease that could be transmitted by a type of mosquito commonly found in the state. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that the Chikungunya (chik-en-GUN-ye) virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. Officials say a state resident who recently travelled to the Caribbean has come down with the disease. There have not been any cases of the disease known to have been acquired in North Carolin...
    Health authorities say North Carolina has its first reported case of a tropical disease that could be transmitted by a type of mosquito commonly found in the state. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that the Chikungunya (chik-en-GUN-ye) virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. Officials say a state resident who recently travelled to the Caribbean has come down with the disease. There have not been any cases of the disease known to have been acquired in North Carolin...
  • It's possible to drown hours after leaving the water; know the risks of "secondary drowning"

    It's possible to drown hours after leaving the water; know the risks of "secondary drowning"

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-06-12 01:52:39 GMT
    Many of us will take to pools and oceans to cool off this summer and while the risk of drowning in the water is a known hazard, there is another risk called "secondary drowning" that you may not know about. Lifeguards often call it "parking lot drowning" because it can happen hours after a swimmer leaves the water. CNN reports that you can think of this as near drowning. A swimmer in the pool might accidentally inhale water or have a close-to-drowning incident. Then they brush it off and app...
    Many of us will take to pools and oceans to cool off this summer and while the risk of drowning in the water is a known hazard, there is another risk called "secondary drowning" that you may not know about. Lifeguards often call it "parking lot drowning" because it can happen hours after a swimmer leaves the water. CNN reports that you can think of this as near drowning. A swimmer in the pool might accidentally inhale water or have a close-to-drowning incident. Then they brush it off and app...
  • College of Charleston going tobacco-free

    College of Charleston going tobacco-free

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-06-10 11:58:47 GMT
    The College of Charleston will start a tobacco-free policy July 1. But the rules against tobacco use will not apply to public streets and sidewalks within the downtown campus. The ban applies to all forms of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco. It also applies to electronic cigarettes. It applies to all college-owned or leased buildings and on all college-owned or leased land. Smoking will be permitted in personal vehicles parked or being driven on college-owne...
    The College of Charleston will start a tobacco-free policy July 1. But the rules against tobacco use will not apply to public streets and sidewalks within the downtown campus. The ban applies to all forms of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco. It also applies to electronic cigarettes. It applies to all college-owned or leased buildings and on all college-owned or leased land. Smoking will be permitted in personal vehicles parked or being driven on college-owne...
  • Carolina Yards - Pet Waste

    Carolina Yards - Pet Waste

    Carolina Yards - Pet Waste

    Friday, June 6 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-06-06 23:26:21 GMT
    Pet waste does more than ruin your lawn, it affects water quality. Dog and cat poop does not compost, and is not good for the soil, and causes lots of other problems if not properly disposed.
    Pet waste does more than ruin your lawn, it affects water quality. Dog and cat poop does not compost, and is not good for the soil, and causes lots of other problems if not properly disposed.
  • Myrtle Beach attraction owners invite families to join their tradition

    Myrtle Beach attraction owners invite families to join their tradition

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:31:08 GMT
    Go-kart riders enjoy a day on one of Broadway Grand Prix's tracks.Go-kart riders enjoy a day on one of Broadway Grand Prix's tracks.
    Broadway Grand Prix is open for the 2014 summer season, with a special that gives tribute to the park's owners. Mark Lazarus's family opened Myrtle Beach Grand Prix in 1976.
    Broadway Grand Prix is open for the 2014 summer season, with a special that gives tribute to the park's owners. Mark Lazarus's family opened Myrtle Beach Grand Prix in 1976.
  • Middle age people need to watch their blood pressure

    Middle age people need to watch their blood pressure

    Thursday, June 5 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-06-05 20:12:47 GMT
    High blood pressure may affect your memory as you get older. Researchers at the National Institute of Aging studied more than 4000 older people. They found that adults with high blood pressure were more likely to develop brain lesions. SOURCE - National Institute on Aging/MedDay/CBS Obesity With more and more overweight and obese young adults in the U.S., there's been a jump in knee replacement surgeries. According to doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, knee replacements ...
    High blood pressure may affect your memory as you get older. Researchers at the National Institute of Aging studied more than 4000 older people. They found that adults with high blood pressure were more likely to develop brain lesions. SOURCE - National Institute on Aging/MedDay/CBS Obesity With more and more overweight and obese young adults in the U.S., there's been a jump in knee replacement surgeries. According to doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, knee replacements ...
  • Pint for a pint Blood Drive in the Pee Dee

    Pint for a pint Blood Drive in the Pee Dee

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-06-03 18:56:59 GMT
    The American Red Cross partnered with McLeod Regional Medical Center for a blood drive June 3. The goal was to collect 51 units. As an incentive for people to donate, they offered a pint for a pint. For a pint of blood you get a pint of Bruester's Real Ice Cream. hey will have the same offer at the drive next month, July 29th from 10am to 4pm. All blood types are needed. Summertime is typically more of a struggle to get donors because of vacations and school not in session.
    The American Red Cross partnered with McLeod Regional Medical Center for a blood drive June 3. The goal was to collect 51 units. As an incentive for people to donate, they offered a pint for a pint. For a pint of blood you get a pint of Bruester's Real Ice Cream. hey will have the same offer at the drive next month, July 29th from 10am to 4pm. All blood types are needed. Summertime is typically more of a struggle to get donors because of vacations and school not in session.
  • Darlington County Fire District receives life-saving devices

    Darlington County Fire District receives life-saving devices

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:51:32 GMT
    Monday, June 2, 2014 the Darlington County Fire District received 15 Zoll Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). These units will be placed on all of our first out fire engines as well as, our service and rescue trucks. Accompanied by the existing five units we already had, this will give us a total of 20 in our fire district. Per OSHA, using an AED with CPR as soon as possible, at the onset of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival increase 60%.
    Monday, June 2, 2014 the Darlington County Fire District received 15 Zoll Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). These units will be placed on all of our first out fire engines as well as, our service and rescue trucks. Accompanied by the existing five units we already had, this will give us a total of 20 in our fire district. Per OSHA, using an AED with CPR as soon as possible, at the onset of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival increase 60%.
  • McLeod Safe Kids offers Safe Sitter Course

    McLeod Safe Kids offers Safe Sitter Course

    Monday, June 2 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-06-02 20:26:29 GMT
    McLeod Safe Kids will host a Safe Sitter class for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. The class will be held on the following dates: · June 25, 2014 (register by June 18, 2014) · July 16, 2014 (register by July 9, 2014) · August 6, 2014 (register by July 30, 2014) The Safe Sitter class will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the McL...
    McLeod Safe Kids will host a Safe Sitter class for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. The class will be held on the following dates: · June 25, 2014 (register by June 18, 2014) · July 16, 2014 (register by July 9, 2014) · August 6, 2014 (register by July 30, 2014) The Safe Sitter class will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the McL...
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast announces Community Outreach Activities

    McLeod Loris Seacoast announces Community Outreach Activities

    Monday, June 2 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-06-02 19:50:43 GMT
    McLeod Loris Seacost offers Injury Screenings.Take advantage of the opportunity to meet one on one with a McLeod Sports Medicine certified athletic trainer who will evaluate acute and chronic injuries, provide treatment advice, consult on bracing and orthotic options, offer exercise modifications and provide physician referrals if needed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (360) 213-3620 or (843) 281-3737. Date: Every FridayTime: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Location: North...
    McLeod Loris Seacost offers Injury Screenings.Take advantage of the opportunity to meet one on one with a McLeod Sports Medicine certified athletic trainer who will evaluate acute and chronic injuries, provide treatment advice, consult on bracing and orthotic options, offer exercise modifications and provide physician referrals if needed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (360) 213-3620 or (843) 281-3737. Date: Every FridayTime: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Location: North...
  • McLeod Health to host Multiple Myeloma Support Group Meeting

    McLeod Health to host Multiple Myeloma Support Group Meeting

    Friday, May 30 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-05-30 20:14:18 GMT
    The Multiple Myeloma Support Group is now meeting at the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, 401 E. Cheves Street. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This
    The Multiple Myeloma Support Group is now meeting at the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, 401 E. Cheves Street. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • GHS offering free sessions on new weight management program

    GHS offering free sessions on new weight management program

    Friday, May 30 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-05-30 16:53:28 GMT
    Georgetown Hospital System is holding four free information sessions in June on a comprehensive medical weight management program that addresses the medical complications of overweight and obesity. Called
    Georgetown Hospital System is holding four free information sessions in June on a comprehensive medical weight management program that addresses the medical complications of overweight and obesity.
  • More bad news for people who eat a lot of white bread

    More bad news for people who eat a lot of white bread

    Friday, May 30 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-05-30 16:46:18 GMT
    Eating more than two portions of white bread per day increases the risk of being overweight or obese by 40 percent. That's according to researchers in Spain who followed the diets of more than 9,000 people for 5 years. They say there was no significant increase in weight gain among those who ate whole grain breads. SOURCE - European Congress on Obesity/MedDay/CBS Corona viruses There's still not a drug that can fight corona viruses like SARS, and MERS, but researchers in Sweden and Switzerlan...
    Eating more than two portions of white bread per day increases the risk of being overweight or obese by 40 percent. That's according to researchers in Spain who followed the diets of more than 9,000 people for 5 years. They say there was no significant increase in weight gain among those who ate whole grain breads. SOURCE - European Congress on Obesity/MedDay/CBS Corona viruses There's still not a drug that can fight corona viruses like SARS, and MERS, but researchers in Sweden and Switzerlan...
  • Dads who do chores, raise daughters who aspire for more; gender roles shaped at home

    Dads who do chores, raise daughters who aspire for more; gender roles shaped at home

    Thursday, May 29 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-05-30 01:25:29 GMT
    The dishes, the laundry, the cooking and cleaning; there's a lot of house work to go around for many of us. Well a new study says parents who share those responsibilities may also be sharing an important lesson; specifically with their daughters. This new research was just published in the Journal "Psychological Science." They conclude that fathers who share the work load around the house are more likely to raise daughter who aspire to less traditional and potentially higher paying careers....
    The dishes, the laundry, the cooking and cleaning; there's a lot of house work to go around for many of us. Well a new study says parents who share those responsibilities may also be sharing an important lesson; specifically with their daughters. This new research was just published in the Journal "Psychological Science." They conclude that fathers who share the work load around the house are more likely to raise daughter who aspire to less traditional and potentially higher paying careers....
  • A push for warning labels on sugary drinks

    A push for warning labels on sugary drinks

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-05-28 18:58:40 GMT
    Some breast cancer patients should take the drug Tamoxifen for up to ten years. That's the new guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Researchers found women with hormone driven breast cancer had better survival rates and a lower risk of recurrence when taking the drug beyond the usual five years. SOURCE - American Society of Clinical Oncology/MedDay/CBS Schools and healthy eating School programs that encourage children to eat healthy and be more active are having little e...
    Some breast cancer patients should take the drug Tamoxifen for up to ten years. That's the new guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Researchers found women with hormone driven breast cancer had better survival rates and a lower risk of recurrence when taking the drug beyond the usual five years. SOURCE - American Society of Clinical Oncology/MedDay/CBS Schools and healthy eating School programs that encourage children to eat healthy and be more active are having little e...
  • The Joint Replacement Center at CMC Receives national recognition for quality

    The Joint Replacement Center at CMC Receives national recognition for quality

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-05-28 13:11:35 GMT
    Conway Medical Center’s (CMC) Joint Replacement Center has received 5 stars for the quality of its Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement care from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedur...
    Conway Medical Center’s (CMC) Joint Replacement Center has received 5 stars for the quality of its Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement care from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedur...
  • Diet soda helps weight loss more than water, industry-funded study finds

    Diet soda helps weight loss more than water, industry-funded study finds

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-05-28 01:05:03 GMT
    A new study provides some interesting results when it comes to diet soda and losing weight: Could diet soda actually be giving dieters a major boost, or is this too good to be true? This study is focused on people who were already regular diet soda drinkers and wanted to shed some pounds. Researchers wanted to answer the question; for this group of people, is it better for their weight loss to drink water or diet soda? The study was done by researchers at the University of Colorado and pu...
    A new study provides some interesting results when it comes to diet soda and losing weight: Could diet soda actually be giving dieters a major boost, or is this too good to be true? This study is focused on people who were already regular diet soda drinkers and wanted to shed some pounds. Researchers wanted to answer the question; for this group of people, is it better for their weight loss to drink water or diet soda? The study was done by researchers at the University of Colorado and pu...
  • Certain types of cancers may more prevalent in wealthy neighborhood

    Certain types of cancers may more prevalent in wealthy neighborhood

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-05-27 20:38:31 GMT
    A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get. Researchers looked at three million tumors diagnosed over a four year period. They found in the poorest neighborhoods-- larynx, cervix and liver cancer were the most common. In the wealthiest neighborhoods, thyroid, melanoma, and other skin cancers were most likely. Researchers are not sure why socio economic status seems to influence the type of cancer patients develop. SOURCE - The Cancer...
    A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get. Researchers looked at three million tumors diagnosed over a four year period. They found in the poorest neighborhoods-- larynx, cervix and liver cancer were the most common. In the wealthiest neighborhoods, thyroid, melanoma, and other skin cancers were most likely. Researchers are not sure why socio economic status seems to influence the type of cancer patients develop. SOURCE - The Cancer...
  • Pregnant women in the U.S. may be lacking an important mineral

    Pregnant women in the U.S. may be lacking an important mineral

    Monday, May 26 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-05-26 21:49:32 GMT
    The American Academy of Pediatrics says pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should be taking iodine supplements. Experts say, most of the salt in the U.S. diet is from processed food, which does not contain iodine. Iodine is needed to produce thyroid hormone which is critical for brain development in children. SOURCE - American Academy of Pediatrics/MedDay/CBS Ice hockey The American Academy of Pediatrics is also pushing for less physical contact between boys who play ice hockey. The group is ...
    The American Academy of Pediatrics says pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should be taking iodine supplements. Experts say, most of the salt in the U.S. diet is from processed food, which does not contain iodine. Iodine is needed to produce thyroid hormone which is critical for brain development in children. SOURCE - American Academy of Pediatrics/MedDay/CBS Ice hockey The American Academy of Pediatrics is also pushing for less physical contact between boys who play ice hockey. The group is ...
  • New, tiny pacemaker implanted without surgery

    New, tiny pacemaker implanted without surgery

    Monday, May 26 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-05-26 21:42:50 GMT
    It’s about the size of a large vitamin pill and, for the first time in Ohio, the smallest heart pacemaker available is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Doctors at Ohio State’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital recently implanted the tiny device in a Columbus woman as part of a global clinical trial to test its safety and effectiveness. Unlike conventional pacemakers, which require a chest...
    It’s about the size of a large vitamin pill and, for the first time in Ohio, the smallest heart pacemaker available is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Doctors at Ohio State’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital recently implanted the tiny device in a Columbus woman as part of a global clinical trial to test its safety and effectiveness. Unlike conventional pacemakers, which require a chest...
  • Three common indoor allergy myths busted

    Three common indoor allergy myths busted

    Monday, May 26 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-05-26 21:40:53 GMT
    A yellow dusting of pollen might have you running for cover behind closed windows and doors. Not so fast. An allergist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says indoor allergens cause just as much trouble, and they’re around year-round. However, a few common misconceptions about indoor allergies could mean you are making things worse for yourself. Bedding: If you’ve given up on down or feather bedding in...
    A yellow dusting of pollen might have you running for cover behind closed windows and doors. Not so fast. An allergist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says indoor allergens cause just as much trouble, and they’re around year-round. However, a few common misconceptions about indoor allergies could mean you are making things worse for yourself. Bedding: If you’ve given up on down or feather bedding in...
  • Montel Williams presented with Quilt of Valor in Myrtle Beach

    Montel Williams presented with Quilt of Valor in Myrtle Beach

    Friday, May 23 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:20:50 GMT
    The city of Myrtle Beach is gearing up for the Ocean Boulevard Memorial Day Parade. Talk show host Montel Williams is this years Grand Marshal, and spent Friday at the annual veterans center picnic where he was given the Quilt of Valor. Williams discovered his public speaking talents during his years in the military. He says supporting those who serve is something that is close to his heart, "I've been involved in veterans issues because I have 22 years in myself, so for them to come down ...
    The city of Myrtle Beach is gearing up for the Ocean Boulevard Memorial Day Parade. Talk show host Montel Williams is this years Grand Marshal, and spent Friday at the annual veterans center picnic where he was given the Quilt of Valor. Williams discovered his public speaking talents during his years in the military. He says supporting those who serve is something that is close to his heart, "I've been involved in veterans issues because I have 22 years in myself, so for them to come down ...
  • Women with diabetes risk an even deadlier disease

    Women with diabetes risk an even deadlier disease

    Friday, May 23 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-05-23 16:55:54 GMT
    Women with diabetes are 44 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease then men with diabetes. That's according to a new 45-year study published today from Australian and European researchers. They say their findings show that doctors need to be more vigilant in screening women for pre-diabetes, and treating women at risk for cardiovascular disease. SOURCE - Diabetologia (the Journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes)/MedDay/CBS Aneurysm The bigger the brain aneu...
    Women with diabetes are 44 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease then men with diabetes. That's according to a new 45-year study published today from Australian and European researchers. They say their findings show that doctors need to be more vigilant in screening women for pre-diabetes, and treating women at risk for cardiovascular disease. SOURCE - Diabetologia (the Journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes)/MedDay/CBS Aneurysm The bigger the brain aneu...
  • New evidence shows marijuana could help people with seizures

    New evidence shows marijuana could help people with seizures

    Thursday, May 22 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-05-22 19:49:56 GMT
    A new study finds most women with breast cancer who have a double mastectomy don't need it. Researchers at the University of Michigan found about 70 percent of women who have both breasts removed do so despite a very low risk of cancer in their healthy breast. Experts say women who don't have a strong family history or a positive genetic test should consider undergoing a less complicated lumpectomy. SOURCE - JAMA Surgery/MedDay/CBS Marijuana may help epilepsy New research shows marijuana ma...
    A new study finds most women with breast cancer who have a double mastectomy don't need it. Researchers at the University of Michigan found about 70 percent of women who have both breasts removed do so despite a very low risk of cancer in their healthy breast. Experts say women who don't have a strong family history or a positive genetic test should consider undergoing a less complicated lumpectomy. SOURCE - JAMA Surgery/MedDay/CBS Marijuana may help epilepsy New research shows marijuana ma...
  • News 13 Special Report: Selfie Nation

    News 13 Special Report: Selfie Nation

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-05-22 11:16:11 GMT
    It seems they’re everywhere you look on social media – self portraits, typically taken with a cell phone camera, affectionately known as “selfies.” It seems everyone is taking them, from politicians to celebrities to average people like rest of us. The word “selfie” even has its own entry in the dictionary. Musical group Chainsmokers recently released a song about the pop culture phenomenon – poking fun at the idea o...
    It seems they’re everywhere you look on social media – self portraits, typically taken with a cell phone camera, affectionately known as “selfies.” It seems everyone is taking them, from politicians to celebrities to average people like rest of us. The word “selfie” even has its own entry in the dictionary. Musical group Chainsmokers recently released a song about the pop culture phenomenon – poking fun at the idea o...
  • Eating 2 big meals a day may help you lose weight

    Eating 2 big meals a day may help you lose weight

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-05-22 01:35:09 GMT
    For the people out there who are trying to lose weight and get into shape , have you heard the advice, eat several small meals throughout the day to help you avoid hunger pangs and shed the pounds? Well a new study might be putting some cold water on that idea.The advice for so long was to eat five, or even six small meals each day to keep your metabolism going but this new study really shakes things up again. It says that eating just two big meals a day may be the way to lose weight. Breakf...
    For the people out there who are trying to lose weight and get into shape , have you heard the advice, eat several small meals throughout the day to help you avoid hunger pangs and shed the pounds? Well a new study might be putting some cold water on that idea.The advice for so long was to eat five, or even six small meals each day to keep your metabolism going but this new study really shakes things up again. It says that eating just two big meals a day may be the way to lose weight. Breakf...
  • Carnegie Hall composer and performer gives free concert to benefit AHA

    Carnegie Hall composer and performer gives free concert to benefit AHA

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-05-21 19:55:56 GMT
    Carnegie Hall composer and performer, Gabriel Smallwood, is giving a free concert Saturday, May 31 at 6pm at the Saint Luke Lutheran Church on 1201 Cherokee Road in Florence. Freewill offerings and donations will benefit the American Heart Association. This event is sponsored by Carolinas Hospital System. Gabriel Smallwood, 16, is a pianist, organist, and composer. Since he was three, he has enjoyed studying piano with various teachers, including Kathy Henderson, Dr. Paolo Gualdi, and cu...
    Carnegie Hall composer and performer, Gabriel Smallwood, is giving a free concert Saturday, May 31 at 6pm at the Saint Luke Lutheran Church on 1201 Cherokee Road in Florence. Freewill offerings and donations will benefit the American Heart Association. This event is sponsored by Carolinas Hospital System. Gabriel Smallwood, 16, is a pianist, organist, and composer. Since he was three, he has enjoyed studying piano with various teachers, including Kathy Henderson, Dr. Paolo Gualdi, and cu...
  • Southeastern Health sponsors support groups and observances for National Dairy Month

    Southeastern Health sponsors support groups and observances for National Dairy Month

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-05-21 15:22:05 GMT
    Wii Play Day Celebrate “Older Americans Month” with a Wii game center play day on Thursday, May 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CHEC in Biggs Park Mall. PrivilegesPlus members are invited to play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Release forms must be signed to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (910) 671-9393. National Dairy Month events In observance of June as National Dair...
    Wii Play Day Celebrate “Older Americans Month” with a Wii game center play day on Thursday, May 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CHEC in Biggs Park Mall. PrivilegesPlus members are invited to play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Release forms must be signed to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (910) 671-9393. National Dairy Month events In observance of June as National Dair...
  • Treatments for arthritic hips, knees topic of free seminar

    Treatments for arthritic hips, knees topic of free seminar

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-05-20 15:52:24 GMT
    Learn about shoulder and sports-related conditions in adults at a free community seminar and lunch Wednesday, May 28, at Litchfield Beach. Dr. William Greer, a sports medicine physician and an orthopedic surgeon with Waccamaw Orthopaedics, will be the featured speaker at the seminar, which is set for noon at the Georgetown Hospital System building at 160 Willbrook Blvd. across from Litchfield Market Village. Sponsor...
    Learn about shoulder and sports-related conditions in adults at a free community seminar and lunch Wednesday, May 28, at Litchfield Beach. Dr. William Greer, a sports medicine physician and an orthopedic surgeon with Waccamaw Orthopaedics, will be the featured speaker at the seminar, which is set for noon at the Georgetown Hospital System building at 160 Willbrook Blvd. across from Litchfield Market Village. Sponsor...
  • Employers more accepting of job-hopping by younger employees, study finds

    Employers more accepting of job-hopping by younger employees, study finds

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-05-20 01:38:38 GMT
    Many people out there are looking for a new job and it's been a long-held belief that working for various employers over a short period of time carries a negative stigma; but according to a new survey, maybe not anymore. You could call it serial job hunting. And when looking for a new job, it has always seemed to be looked down upon if you wanted to be seen as a credible candidate, but this survey says that may be changing. Careerbuilder polled more than 2,000 national hiring managers and...
    Many people out there are looking for a new job and it's been a long-held belief that working for various employers over a short period of time carries a negative stigma; but according to a new survey, maybe not anymore. You could call it serial job hunting. And when looking for a new job, it has always seemed to be looked down upon if you wanted to be seen as a credible candidate, but this survey says that may be changing. Careerbuilder polled more than 2,000 national hiring managers and...
  • Bullies get health benefits from doing bad deeds, study says

    Bullies get health benefits from doing bad deeds, study says

    Friday, May 16 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-05-17 01:34:17 GMT
    Bullying is a national problem and one that some of our nation's kids have unfortunately learned about the hard way. We've long heard that the emotional effects of bullying can last with kids long after, but a new study suggests it may also affect health, in a surprising way. This new study is so fascinating because it shows health problems can show up in those bullied long after the incident; but interestingly enough, the new study also shows that bullying may make the bully healthier. The...
    Bullying is a national problem and one that some of our nation's kids have unfortunately learned about the hard way. We've long heard that the emotional effects of bullying can last with kids long after, but a new study suggests it may also affect health, in a surprising way. This new study is so fascinating because it shows health problems can show up in those bullied long after the incident; but interestingly enough, the new study also shows that bullying may make the bully healthier. The...
  • Smoking hookas could increase cancer risk

    Smoking hookas could increase cancer risk

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:49:07 GMT
    Smoking water pipes or “hookahs” isn’t as safe as you might think, according to the American Association for Cancer Research.Researchers found that, after a single evening of smoking in a hookah bar, young adults had higher levels of tobacco-related cancer-causing agents and a spike in nicotine levels.They say that may raise their risk for cancer and other chronic diseases.
    Smoking water pipes or “hookahs” isn’t as safe as you might think, according to the American Association for Cancer Research.Researchers found that, after a single evening of smoking in a hookah bar, young adults had higher levels of tobacco-related cancer-causing agents and a spike in nicotine levels.They say that may raise their risk for cancer and other chronic diseases.
  • Study: Two large meals per day could be better for diabetics

    Study: Two large meals per day could be better for diabetics

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:45:18 GMT
    Eating two large meals,breakfast and lunch, might be better for diabetics than six smaller meals with the same calorie count.That’s according to a new European study of patients with Type-2 diabetes.It found the two large meals helped patients control their weight and blood sugar better than the smaller meals throughout the day.Researchers say larger studies are needed before doctors make any new eating recommendations.
    Eating two large meals,breakfast and lunch, might be better for diabetics than six smaller meals with the same calorie count.That’s according to a new European study of patients with Type-2 diabetes.It found the two large meals helped patients control their weight and blood sugar better than the smaller meals throughout the day.Researchers say larger studies are needed before doctors make any new eating recommendations.
  • Swimming pool chemicals cause emergency room visits

    Swimming pool chemicals cause emergency room visits

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:43:32 GMT
    A new study from the CDC finds swimming pool chemicals send thousands of people to the emergency rooms each year. About 5,000 were injured in 2012 with around half those cases involving children and teens. The CDC says pool owners need to take precautions while handling chemicals.Wearing goggles or a mask as directed and keeping kids away from them should decrease injuries.
    A new study from the CDC finds swimming pool chemicals send thousands of people to the emergency rooms each year. About 5,000 were injured in 2012 with around half those cases involving children and teens. The CDC says pool owners need to take precautions while handling chemicals.Wearing goggles or a mask as directed and keeping kids away from them should decrease injuries.
  • Events attract spring rally bikers to North Myrtle Beach

    Events attract spring rally bikers to North Myrtle Beach

    Friday, May 16 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-05-16 14:28:52 GMT
    The 2014 Harley-Davidson Cruisin' the Coast Spring Bike Rally continues through Saturday, May 17.Many bikers say the most popular spots are on the South end of the Grand Strand near Murrells Inlet. However, some bikers choose to enjoy events on the North end.Vendors are set up across Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. The House of Blues also hosts Full Throttle Fest through the weekend.The festival is everyday from noon until 2:00 a.m. "We basically turn the house of blues into the Full ...
    The 2014 Harley-Davidson Cruisin' the Coast Spring Bike Rally continues through Saturday, May 17.Many bikers say the most popular spots are on the South end of the Grand Strand near Murrells Inlet. However, some bikers choose to enjoy events on the North end.Vendors are set up across Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. The House of Blues also hosts Full Throttle Fest through the weekend.The festival is everyday from noon until 2:00 a.m. "We basically turn the house of blues into the Full ...
  • SC moves to ban powdered alcohol before it's even legal

    SC moves to ban powdered alcohol before it's even legal

    Thursday, May 15 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-05-16 01:52:06 GMT
    South Carolina is trying to be proactive to put a ban on powdered alcohol before it even becomes legal. An Arizona-based company introduced powdered alcohol, but federal regulators pulled the approval last month. South carolina lawmakers are concerned about the safety of this product. In the past the state has done similar bans on products like bath salts. Senator Thomas Alexander says, "The evidence is simply not out there to know at this point what kind of impact this could have on the ci...
    South Carolina is trying to be proactive to put a ban on powdered alcohol before it even becomes legal. An Arizona-based company introduced powdered alcohol, but federal regulators pulled the approval last month. South carolina lawmakers are concerned about the safety of this product. In the past the state has done similar bans on products like bath salts. Senator Thomas Alexander says, "The evidence is simply not out there to know at this point what kind of impact this could have on the ci...
  • Why it really is better to forgive and forget

    Why it really is better to forgive and forget

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-05-15 01:47:25 GMT
    You've likely been given the advice to, "forgive and forget" at some point in your life, but now a new study says that forgiving others might actually make it easier to forget how you were wronged in the first place. It's much easier said than done, but a new study says there is scientific truth behind that saying, you've got to "forgive and forget." Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland put the theory to the test. Their study, just published in the journal, "Psychological...
    You've likely been given the advice to, "forgive and forget" at some point in your life, but now a new study says that forgiving others might actually make it easier to forget how you were wronged in the first place. It's much easier said than done, but a new study says there is scientific truth behind that saying, you've got to "forgive and forget." Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland put the theory to the test. Their study, just published in the journal, "Psychological...
  • College football players may have problems with memory

    College football players may have problems with memory

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-05-14 16:17:34 GMT
    College football players who suffered a concussion or have been playing for a long time have less volume in the part of their brain that’s important for memory. That’s according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found the football players also exhibited slower reaction time.
    College football players who suffered a concussion or have been playing for a long time have less volume in the part of their brain that’s important for memory. That’s according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found the football players also exhibited slower reaction time.
  • Study: Women who experience menopause early have a higher risk of heart failure

    Study: Women who experience menopause early have a higher risk of heart failure

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-05-14 16:13:22 GMT
    Women who go through menopause between the ages of 40 to 45 have a 40 percent higher risk of heart failure, according to a new study in the Journal Menopause.Researchers in Sweden looked at more than 22-thousand women for the study.They found the risk of heart failure increased even more for early menopausal women who smoked at any point in their lives.
    Women who go through menopause between the ages of 40 to 45 have a 40 percent higher risk of heart failure, according to a new study in the Journal Menopause.Researchers in Sweden looked at more than 22-thousand women for the study.They found the risk of heart failure increased even more for early menopausal women who smoked at any point in their lives.
  • More Americans taking prescription drugs

    More Americans taking prescription drugs

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-05-14 16:11:18 GMT
    The C-D-C reports about half of all Americans reported taking one or more prescription drugs from 2007 to 2010. In that same period, the number of adults using anti-depressants quadrupled. The CDC also says antibiotic prescriptions for people experiencing cold symptoms dropped 39 percent between 2009 to 2010.
    The C-D-C reports about half of all Americans reported taking one or more prescription drugs from 2007 to 2010. In that same period, the number of adults using anti-depressants quadrupled. The CDC also says antibiotic prescriptions for people experiencing cold symptoms dropped 39 percent between 2009 to 2010.
  • Having a sense of purpose adds years to your life, study finds

    Having a sense of purpose adds years to your life, study finds

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-05-14 03:03:02 GMT
    Finding your purpose in life may be really important, not just so that you have a goal to work towards, but for adding years to your life at any age. Researchers at Carleton University in Canada studied more than 6000 people over 14 years and found that those who said they had a purpose, or direction, to their lives, lived longer; regardless of the age when they discovered that purpose; than those who said they had less direction or fewer goals. The research, published this week in the journ...
    Finding your purpose in life may be really important, not just so that you have a goal to work towards, but for adding years to your life at any age. Researchers at Carleton University in Canada studied more than 6000 people over 14 years and found that those who said they had a purpose, or direction, to their lives, lived longer; regardless of the age when they discovered that purpose; than those who said they had less direction or fewer goals. The research, published this week in the journ...
  • Pregnant women have increased chance of getting into an accident

    Pregnant women have increased chance of getting into an accident

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-05-13 21:16:38 GMT
    Pregnancy increases the risk of getting into a serious traffic accident by more than 40 percent. That's according to a study in Canada on more than half a million pregnant women. Researchers say pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and insomnia may be causing more fender-benders.
    Pregnancy increases the risk of getting into a serious traffic accident by more than 40 percent. That's according to a study in Canada on more than half a million pregnant women. Researchers say pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and insomnia may be causing more fender-benders.
  • Research: Link between bullying and health problems

    Research: Link between bullying and health problems

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-05-13 21:14:32 GMT
    A new study looks at the long-term health problems that bullying causes. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center say bullying could have long-term health consequences. A study that followed 14-hundred people for more than 20 years found those who were bullied reported more health problems such as chronic pain and susceptibility to illnesses.Doctors say this is because bullying increases levels of an unhealthy protein in victims.
    A new study looks at the long-term health problems that bullying causes. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center say bullying could have long-term health consequences. A study that followed 14-hundred people for more than 20 years found those who were bullied reported more health problems such as chronic pain and susceptibility to illnesses.Doctors say this is because bullying increases levels of an unhealthy protein in victims.
  • Learn how to shop healthy at GHS supermarket tours

    Learn how to shop healthy at GHS supermarket tours

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-05-13 14:11:31 GMT
    We may not be able to control grocery prices, but we can control what we spend, and knowing how to read nutrition labels is the first step in stretching food dollars and making healthier food choices. To help consumers decipher the numbers and understand what all those words on packaging labels mean, Georgetown Hospital System dietitians are leading two free supermarket tours Thursday, May 22, and Tuesday, June 12. ...
    We may not be able to control grocery prices, but we can control what we spend, and knowing how to read nutrition labels is the first step in stretching food dollars and making healthier food choices. To help consumers decipher the numbers and understand what all those words on packaging labels mean, Georgetown Hospital System dietitians are leading two free supermarket tours Thursday, May 22, and Tuesday, June 12. ...
  • Is Your Diet Making You Sick?

    Is Your Diet Making You Sick?

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-05-13 13:01:28 GMT
    For years, Karen Schecker of Murrells Inlet suffered from major gastrointestinal problems including; severe stomach aches, bloating, and diarrhea.
    For years, Karen Schecker of Murrells Inlet suffered from major gastrointestinal problems including; severe stomach aches, bloating, and diarrhea.
  • How much money would moms earn if they received a salary?

    How much money would moms earn if they received a salary?

    Friday, May 9 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-05-10 02:40:22 GMT
    Do-it-all moms would earn nearly $63,000 a year if paid for their workDo-it-all moms would earn nearly $63,000 a year if paid for their work
    We all know moms work hard, from cooking to cleaning to taking care of their kids. So, as we head into mother's day weekend, we have a look at what mom's value is really worth. It's one of the hardest jobs in the world, all done without a paycheck. But if moms were to get paid based on what they do each and every day, how much would they earn? Moms, you are going to want to listen to this one. Insure-dot-com ran the numbers and created "the mother's day salary index" for this year. From th...
    We all know moms work hard, from cooking to cleaning to taking care of their kids. So, as we head into mother's day weekend, we have a look at what mom's value is really worth. It's one of the hardest jobs in the world, all done without a paycheck. But if moms were to get paid based on what they do each and every day, how much would they earn? Moms, you are going to want to listen to this one. Insure-dot-com ran the numbers and created "the mother's day salary index" for this year. From th...
  • Authorities: New protocol will help guard SC kids from drugs

    Authorities: New protocol will help guard SC kids from drugs

    Thursday, May 8 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-05-09 01:22:35 GMT
    Officials say new guidelines will help protect South Carolina's children who have been living in places associated with drugs.U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Thursday the protocols detail how law enforcement, public health and welfare officials should react when children are discovered living in a place where drugs have been used, dealt or manufactured.Candice Lively of the University of South Carolina Children's Law Center says her department will coordinate free trainings for agencies aroun...
    Officials say new guidelines will help protect South Carolina's children who have been living in places associated with drugs.U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Thursday the protocols detail how law enforcement, public health and welfare officials should react when children are discovered living in a place where drugs have been used, dealt or manufactured.Candice Lively of the University of South Carolina Children's Law Center says her department will coordinate free trainings for agencies aroun...
  • More news about how music affects the brain

    More news about how music affects the brain

    Thursday, May 8 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-05-08 16:40:07 GMT
    A new study suggests music and language share the same space in the brain. Researchers at the University of Liverpool found that brief music training increases the blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain. That's the same area of the brain that processes language. SOURCE - University of Liverpool/MedDay/CBS Patient surgery More than half of all operations in the U.S. are performed on patients 65 and older. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researc...
    A new study suggests music and language share the same space in the brain. Researchers at the University of Liverpool found that brief music training increases the blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain. That's the same area of the brain that processes language. SOURCE - University of Liverpool/MedDay/CBS Patient surgery More than half of all operations in the U.S. are performed on patients 65 and older. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researc...
  • McLeod Women's Services Hosts Pelvic Health Lunch and Learn

    McLeod Women's Services Hosts Pelvic Health Lunch and Learn

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-05-07 21:42:21 GMT
    McLeod Women's Services is hosting "Straight Talk About Women's Pelvic Health Issues" at the McLeod Health & Fitness Center on Thursday, May 29, at 12 p.m. Dr. Charles Tatum of McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    McLeod Women's Services is hosting "Straight Talk About Women's Pelvic Health Issues" at the McLeod Health & Fitness Center on Thursday, May 29, at 12 p.m.
  • Researchers find an uptick in brain activity for pregnant women

    Researchers find an uptick in brain activity for pregnant women

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-05-07 15:45:00 GMT
    The CDC says Adults with disabilities who get no aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely to have a chronic disease, like cancer, diabetes, stroke or heart disease. The government agency says of the disabled adults to went to the doctor in the past year, only about 44 percent were told to get active. SOURCE - Centers for Disease Control/MedDay/CBS HINI Dutch researchers say pregnant women who had the H1N1 vaccine during the 2009 flu pandemic have children who are growing and dev...
    The CDC says Adults with disabilities who get no aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely to have a chronic disease, like cancer, diabetes, stroke or heart disease. The government agency says of the disabled adults to went to the doctor in the past year, only about 44 percent were told to get active. SOURCE - Centers for Disease Control/MedDay/CBS HINI Dutch researchers say pregnant women who had the H1N1 vaccine during the 2009 flu pandemic have children who are growing and dev...
  • Telemedicine program introduced at Conway Medical Center

    Telemedicine program introduced at Conway Medical Center

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-05-06 22:58:04 GMT
    When Jackyln Viazanica's son was born 6 weeks early,he had to be transferred toM.U.S.C in Charleston after suffering from respiratory issues.
    When Jackyln Viazanica's son was born 6 weeks early,he had to be transferred toM.U.S.C in Charleston after suffering from respiratory issues.
  • King Kong spotted at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

    King Kong spotted at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-05-06 21:29:41 GMT
    You may have noticed the big gorilla on top of the old NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach. A giant King Kong now climbs the wallsofthe Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, currently under construction atthe site of the former NASCAR Café, 1808 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC. The newest addition to Broadway at the Beach will contain three attractions, including a two-story Hollywood Wax Museum, a mirror maze adventure and a haunted zombie experience. The project is being developed by the same f...
    You may have noticed the big gorilla on top of the old NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach. A giant King Kong now climbs the wallsofthe Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, currently under construction atthe site of the former NASCAR Café, 1808 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC. The newest addition to Broadway at the Beach will contain three attractions, including a two-story Hollywood Wax Museum, a mirror maze adventure and a haunted zombie experience. The project is being developed by the same f...
  • HealthPoint offering free training seminar for Waccamaw HS mud run

    HealthPoint offering free training seminar for Waccamaw HS mud run

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-05-06 18:13:40 GMT
    HealthPoint Center for Health Fitness will offer a free mud run training seminar Monday, May 12, from 6-7 p.m. to assist local residents who plan to participate in Waccamaw High School’s “Warrior Mud Run.” Led by Bill Daley, senior physical therapist at NextStep Rehab Services, and David Nelson, exercise physiologist at HealthPoint, the session will include fitness training drills, as well as tips on injury prevent...
    HealthPoint Center for Health Fitness will offer a free mud run training seminar Monday, May 12, from 6-7 p.m. to assist local residents who plan to participate in Waccamaw High School’s “Warrior Mud Run.” Led by Bill Daley, senior physical therapist at NextStep Rehab Services, and David Nelson, exercise physiologist at HealthPoint, the session will include fitness training drills, as well as tips on injury prevent...
  • May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

    May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-05-06 15:38:43 GMT
    May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. The Brain Tumor Support Group, hosted by Florence Neurosurgery and Spine Center, will be held Thursday, May 22 from 6p.m. until 8p.m. The group meets the fourth Thursday
    May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. The Brain Tumor Support Group, hosted by Florence Neurosurgery and Spine Center, will be held Thursday, May 22 from 6p.m. until 8p.m. 
  • A new study reveals stark differences between girls and boys when it comes to concussions

    A new study reveals stark differences between girls and boys when it comes to concussions

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-05-06 15:00:29 GMT
    A new study that looked at nearly 70 teenagers who suffered concussions found that males take twice as long to recover as females. Researchers used an advanced type of brain scan that showed the average concussion recovery for girls was 26 days, while it took boys more than 66 days on average to get better. SOURCE - Radiology/MedDay/CBS Energy drinks Middle schoolers and high schoolers who regularly consume sports and energy drinks are more likely to pick up unhealthy habits like smoking, e...
    A new study that looked at nearly 70 teenagers who suffered concussions found that males take twice as long to recover as females. Researchers used an advanced type of brain scan that showed the average concussion recovery for girls was 26 days, while it took boys more than 66 days on average to get better. SOURCE - Radiology/MedDay/CBS Energy drinks Middle schoolers and high schoolers who regularly consume sports and energy drinks are more likely to pick up unhealthy habits like smoking, e...
  • Blessing event kicks off local National Nurses Week observance

    Blessing event kicks off local National Nurses Week observance

    Monday, May 5 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-05-06 02:28:41 GMT
    By WBTW News Staff Waccamaw Community Hospital kicked off National Nurses Week with a special event. A "Blessing of the Hands" ceremony happened Monday at the new Bridge of Peace on the hospital grounds. National Nurses Week begins Tuesday and ends on May 12, on Florence Nightingale's birthday. This year's theme is "Nurses Leading the Way."
    By WBTW News Staff Waccamaw Community Hospital kicked off National Nurses Week with a special event. A "Blessing of the Hands" ceremony happened Monday at the new Bridge of Peace on the hospital grounds. National Nurses Week begins Tuesday and ends on May 12, on Florence Nightingale's birthday. This year's theme is "Nurses Leading the Way."
  • The benefits and baggage of 'staying connected' on digital devices

    The benefits and baggage of 'staying connected' on digital devices

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-05-06 01:31:52 GMT
    Do you always feel digitally connected to your job even when you're not there? Believe it or not, a new poll says workers like the added benefit, but that doesn't mean it's good for you.Things like smartphones, tablets, and laptops have really blurred the lines between traditional work hours and our off-hours. Many of us are tethered to our devices and even we complain about always being connected; a new study says most of us still think it's a good idea. A new gallup poll found that 79% of...
    Do you always feel digitally connected to your job even when you're not there? Believe it or not, a new poll says workers like the added benefit, but that doesn't mean it's good for you.Things like smartphones, tablets, and laptops have really blurred the lines between traditional work hours and our off-hours. Many of us are tethered to our devices and even we complain about always being connected; a new study says most of us still think it's a good idea. A new gallup poll found that 79% of...
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast announces several community activities

    McLeod Loris Seacoast announces several community activities

    Monday, May 5 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-05-05 19:00:47 GMT
    Injury ScreeningsTake advantage of the opportunity to meet one on one with a McLeod Sports Medicine certified athletic trainer who will evaluate acute and chronic injuries, provide treatment advice, consult on bracing and orthotic options, offer exercise modifications and provide physician referrals if needed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (360) 213-3620 or (843) 281-3737. Date: Every...
    Injury ScreeningsTake advantage of the opportunity to meet one on one with a McLeod Sports Medicine certified athletic trainer who will evaluate acute and chronic injuries, provide treatment advice, consult on bracing and orthotic options, offer exercise modifications and provide physician referrals if needed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (360) 213-3620 or (843) 281-3737. Date: Every...
  • Make the most of your down time at the airport with these simple traveler tricks

    Make the most of your down time at the airport with these simple traveler tricks

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-05-03 01:35:40 GMT
    We all know how stressful air travel can be with long lines, unexpected delays, and seemingly fewer perks on our favorite airlines, so here are some ideas about what you can do to make the most of your down time at the airport. If you're at the airport, it's a safe bet that you're feeling a little bit anxious about baggage, finding the gate, and where you'll be sitting on the plane; or weary about a long flight ahead. And while there are some people who like to get there at the last minute, ...
    We all know how stressful air travel can be with long lines, unexpected delays, and seemingly fewer perks on our favorite airlines, so here are some ideas about what you can do to make the most of your down time at the airport. If you're at the airport, it's a safe bet that you're feeling a little bit anxious about baggage, finding the gate, and where you'll be sitting on the plane; or weary about a long flight ahead. And while there are some people who like to get there at the last minute, ...
  • A new study questions whether baby helmets really work

    A new study questions whether baby helmets really work

    Friday, May 2 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-05-02 19:20:19 GMT
    Helmet therapy is a popular treatment option for babies with flat heads, but a new study finds the gear is not really effective. Researchers in the Netherlands found by age two the skulls of babies who wore the helmets weren't significantly better than the skulls of babies who did not receive treatment for the condition. One in five infants develops a flat head as a result of sleeping on their backs. SOURCE - British Medical Journal/MedDay/CBS CDC report A new government report finds up to f...
    Helmet therapy is a popular treatment option for babies with flat heads, but a new study finds the gear is not really effective. Researchers in the Netherlands found by age two the skulls of babies who wore the helmets weren't significantly better than the skulls of babies who did not receive treatment for the condition. One in five infants develops a flat head as a result of sleeping on their backs. SOURCE - British Medical Journal/MedDay/CBS CDC report A new government report finds up to f...
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast happenings

    McLeod Loris Seacoast happenings

    Friday, May 2 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-05-02 18:29:24 GMT
    McLeod Loris will be hosting a community blood drive at the Center for Health Fitness, 3207 Casey Street, Loris, on Thursday, May 8, from 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. There is a continuous need for blood across the county. Each year, the American Red Cross works with more than 50,000 blood drive sponsors to hold approximately 200,000 blood drives nationwide. Donations make it possible for the Red Cross to provide blood for patients in nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States. People can donate ...
    McLeod Loris will be hosting a community blood drive at the Center for Health Fitness, 3207 Casey Street, Loris, on Thursday, May 8, from 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. There is a continuous need for blood across the county. Each year, the American Red Cross works with more than 50,000 blood drive sponsors to hold approximately 200,000 blood drives nationwide. Donations make it possible for the Red Cross to provide blood for patients in nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States. People can donate ...
  • 118,000 sign up for health care in SC under new law

    118,000 sign up for health care in SC under new law

    Thursday, May 1 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-05-02 01:26:13 GMT
    About 118,000 South Carolina residents signed up for health insurance under the new federal health care law, The data released Thursday by President Barack Obama's administration shows nearly 214,000 people filled out applications for health care, but about 45 percent of them didn't complete the process and pick a plan. Those numbers are similar to information from other states. Nearly 90 percent of the people who en...
    About 118,000 South Carolina residents signed up for health insurance under the new federal health care law, The data released Thursday by President Barack Obama's administration shows nearly 214,000 people filled out applications for health care, but about 45 percent of them didn't complete the process and pick a plan. Those numbers are similar to information from other states. Nearly 90 percent of the people who en...
  • FDA approves first prescription strength hay fever tablet

    FDA approves first prescription strength hay fever tablet

    Thursday, May 1 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-05-01 19:19:06 GMT
    For the first time in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of daily tablets to treat hay fever, particularly allergies to grass and ragweed pollen. It’s estimated that more than 17 million Americans suffer from hay fever, many of whom are aggravated by grass pollen in the spring and summer and by ragweed in the fall. “This is a great change in the approach to immunotherapy,” said Harold Nelson, MD, who helped study the effectiveness of the tablets at Nationa...
    For the first time in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of daily tablets to treat hay fever, particularly allergies to grass and ragweed pollen. It’s estimated that more than 17 million Americans suffer from hay fever, many of whom are aggravated by grass pollen in the spring and summer and by ragweed in the fall. “This is a great change in the approach to immunotherapy,” said Harold Nelson, MD, who helped study the effectiveness of the tablets at Nationa...
  • Doctors going the extra mile for distance athletes

    Doctors going the extra mile for distance athletes

    Thursday, May 1 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-05-01 19:16:17 GMT
    You may never have heard them referred to as “endurance athletes,” but chances are you know one. They’re cyclists, swimmers and runners who participate in sports that require almost constant training; and from bicycle races to 5k runs to marathons, their numbers are booming. “There are now more runners and endurance athletes out there than any other recreational sport,” said Dr. Timothy Miller of The Ohio State Univer...
    You may never have heard them referred to as “endurance athletes,” but chances are you know one. They’re cyclists, swimmers and runners who participate in sports that require almost constant training; and from bicycle races to 5k runs to marathons, their numbers are booming. “There are now more runners and endurance athletes out there than any other recreational sport,” said Dr. Timothy Miller of The Ohio State Univer...
  • New research looks at the safety of UV lamps at nail salon

    New research looks at the safety of UV lamps at nail salon

    Thursday, May 1 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-05-01 14:57:41 GMT
    A new study from Georgia researchers finds a small risk of skin cancer from ultra-violent lamps that nail salons use to dry polish. Study author Dr. Lyndsay Shipp says nail salon customers can use sunscreen or protective gloves to reduce their risk of skin cancer. SOURCE -Georgia Regents University/MedDay/CBS MS An updated version of an old drug for multiple sclerosis is reducing patient lapses with fewer doses. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found the improved drug known as pegyla...
    A new study from Georgia researchers finds a small risk of skin cancer from ultra-violent lamps that nail salons use to dry polish. Study author Dr. Lyndsay Shipp says nail salon customers can use sunscreen or protective gloves to reduce their risk of skin cancer. SOURCE -Georgia Regents University/MedDay/CBS MS An updated version of an old drug for multiple sclerosis is reducing patient lapses with fewer doses. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found the improved drug known as pegyla...
  • Conway Medical Center's May Healthreach mobile services schedule

    Conway Medical Center's May Healthreach mobile services schedule

    Thursday, May 1 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-05-01 14:44:19 GMT
    Conway Medical Centerhas scheduled the following dates for its Healthreach mobile services. All Healthreach mobile services offer the following FREE screenings: blood pressure, finger stick full lipid panel to include: total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and blood sugar. May 2014 May 2, 7:30-9:30 a.m. – Browns Chapel AME Church, 358 Brown Chapel Ave. Conway, 29527 May 7, 7:30-9:30 a.m. – Sunhouse G B, 3372 Hwy...
    Conway Medical Centerhas scheduled the following dates for its Healthreach mobile services. All Healthreach mobile services offer the following FREE screenings: blood pressure, finger stick full lipid panel to include: total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and blood sugar. May 2014 May 2, 7:30-9:30 a.m. – Browns Chapel AME Church, 358 Brown Chapel Ave. Conway, 29527 May 7, 7:30-9:30 a.m. – Sunhouse G B, 3372 Hwy...
  • Conway Medical Center May events

    Conway Medical Center May events

    Thursday, May 1 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-05-01 14:40:45 GMT
    BirthPlace Tours are held every Sunday at 2 p.m. and are conducted by dedicated staff; registration is requested if at all possible. Your family is welcome to attend with you and see firsthand what we have to offer! Contact Number- 843-347-8108 Childbirth Class- May 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Conway Medical Center holds childbirth classes every month on specific Saturdays. You should begin your childbirth classes during y...
    BirthPlace Tours are held every Sunday at 2 p.m. and are conducted by dedicated staff; registration is requested if at all possible. Your family is welcome to attend with you and see firsthand what we have to offer! Contact Number- 843-347-8108 Childbirth Class- May 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Conway Medical Center holds childbirth classes every month on specific Saturdays. You should begin your childbirth classes during y...
  • Grand Strand Medical Center sponsors free screenings in May

    Grand Strand Medical Center sponsors free screenings in May

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-30 20:32:27 GMT
    Grand Strand Medical Center is sponsoring free screenings and seminars on stroke related topics during May - stroke awareness month. All seminars and screenings are held at HealthFinders at the Coastal Grand Mall unless noted. Healthy Eating Habits for Preventing Stroke is the topic on Tuesday, May 6, 2 - 3 p.m., with nutritionist Kelly Snow, RD. She will review recipes and explain how to substitute ingredients to make them healthier. Get Stroke Smart with Grand Strand Medical Center's stroke...
    Grand Strand Medical Center is sponsoring free screenings and seminars on stroke related topics during May - stroke awareness month. All seminars and screenings are held at HealthFinders at the Coastal Grand Mall unless noted. Healthy Eating Habits for Preventing Stroke is the topic on Tuesday, May 6, 2 - 3 p.m., with nutritionist Kelly Snow, RD. She will review recipes and explain how to substitute ingredients to make them healthier. Get Stroke Smart with Grand Strand Medical Center's stroke...
  • A new kind of MRI scan is helping doctors better understand ADHD

    A new kind of MRI scan is helping doctors better understand ADHD

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-04-30 15:06:54 GMT
    Heart attack survivors who eat a lot of cereal fiber live longer, according to Boston researchers. They looked at more than 4,000 men and women who suffered a first heart attack and then tracked their lifestyle habits for 9 years. Those who ate the most fiber from grains, had a 25 percent lower chance of dying. SOURCE - British Medical Journal/MedDay/CBS ADHD New research finds young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD have disrupted brain connections. The study, pu...
    Heart attack survivors who eat a lot of cereal fiber live longer, according to Boston researchers. They looked at more than 4,000 men and women who suffered a first heart attack and then tracked their lifestyle habits for 9 years. Those who ate the most fiber from grains, had a 25 percent lower chance of dying. SOURCE - British Medical Journal/MedDay/CBS ADHD New research finds young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD have disrupted brain connections. The study, pu...
  • Waccamaw Community Hospital blood drive May 9

    Waccamaw Community Hospital blood drive May 9

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-29 14:14:57 GMT
    Give blood and help offset the rising demand for blood at Waccamaw Community Hospital’s blood drive Friday, May 9, at Wachesaw Conference Center. The drive will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center, located at 4367 Riverwood Drive across from the hospital in Murrells Inlet. Appointments will take priority, but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 843.652.1135 or go to http://www.redcrossblood.o...
    Give blood and help offset the rising demand for blood at Waccamaw Community Hospital’s blood drive Friday, May 9, at Wachesaw Conference Center. The drive will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center, located at 4367 Riverwood Drive across from the hospital in Murrells Inlet. Appointments will take priority, but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 843.652.1135 or go to http://www.redcrossblood.o...
  • Why you may want to reach for another cup of coffee

    Why you may want to reach for another cup of coffee

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-25 16:36:36 GMT
    A new government report estimates vaccines will save the lives of more than 700-thousand American children born during the past 20 years. The report also shows that the immunization program will prevent 21 million hospitalizations.
    A new government report estimates vaccines will save the lives of more than 700-thousand American children born during the past 20 years. The report also shows that the immunization program will prevent 21 million hospitalizations.
  • Free atrial fibrillation screenings in May

    Free atrial fibrillation screenings in May

    Friday, April 25 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-04-25 12:50:35 GMT
    Grand Strand Medical Center will sponsor free atrial fibrillation screenings on Thursday, May 1, noon – 1 pm and Monday, May 19, 2 – 3 pm at the YMCA on 62nd Avenue, and Wednesday, May 7, noon – 1 pm and Thursday, May 15, 6 – 7 pm at HealthFinders located in Coastal Grand Mall. Atrial fibrillation is one of the greatest risk factors for stroke. Atrial fibrillation is a cardiac arrhythmia where the top of the heart does not squeeze effectively. This five minute screening can be measured by ...
    Grand Strand Medical Center will sponsor free atrial fibrillation screenings on Thursday, May 1, noon – 1 pm and Monday, May 19, 2 – 3 pm at the YMCA on 62nd Avenue, and Wednesday, May 7, noon – 1 pm and Thursday, May 15, 6 – 7 pm at HealthFinders located in Coastal Grand Mall. Atrial fibrillation is one of the greatest risk factors for stroke. Atrial fibrillation is a cardiac arrhythmia where the top of the heart does not squeeze effectively. This five minute screening can be measured by ...
  • Waccamaw Community Hospital recognized for patient safety record

    Waccamaw Community Hospital recognized for patient safety record

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:11:06 GMT
    Waccamaw Community Hospital’s commitment to keeping patients safe has been officially recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association. The hospital recently earned SCHA’s Certified Zero Harm Award, an honor that singles out hospitals that have not recorded any preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a 12-month period.
    Waccamaw Community Hospital’s commitment to keeping patients safe has been officially recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association. The hospital recently earned SCHA’s Certified Zero Harm Award, an honor that singles out hospitals that have not recorded any preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a 12-month period.
  • Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:56:58 GMT
    The couple in 1941 while they were dating -- 3 years before their marriage. (AP photo)The couple in 1941 while they were dating -- 3 years before their marriage. (AP photo)
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
  • Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:40:54 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
  • Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

    Carolinas Hospital System recognized for Patient Safety Record

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:18:54 GMT
    (r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.(r-l): Dr. Kevin W. Shea, Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas Hospital System receiving Certified Zero Harm Award for patient safety from Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
    The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is proud to announce that Carolinas Hospital System has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award”, to recognize excellent performance in patient safety. Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time.
  • Free mammograms offered May 3 at GMH

    Free mammograms offered May 3 at GMH

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:12:17 GMT
    Georgetown Hospital System is providing free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women during a mammography clinic from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The clinic will be at Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center, located on the first floor of the hospital. Women must meet certain eligibility criteria to participate, and appointments are required.For more information about eligibility or to make an ...
    Georgetown Hospital System is providing free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women during a mammography clinic from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The clinic will be at Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center, located on the first floor of the hospital. Women must meet certain eligibility criteria to participate, and appointments are required.For more information about eligibility or to make an ...
  • Researchers: Children with IBS are at higher risk for celiac disease

    Researchers: Children with IBS are at higher risk for celiac disease

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:46:18 GMT
    Researches say children who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome are at higher risk for celiac disease. Celiac is an immune reaction to eating gluten, found in common grains. Researchers say it causes stomach pain and inflammation of the intestine. A "Journal of the American Medical Association" pediatrics study found that celiac diagnoses were four times higher among children with IBS
    Researches say children who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome are at higher risk for celiac disease. Celiac is an immune reaction to eating gluten, found in common grains. Researchers say it causes stomach pain and inflammation of the intestine. A "Journal of the American Medical Association" pediatrics study found that celiac diagnoses were four times higher among children with IBS
  • Study: New link between dietary fats and colon cancer growth

    Study: New link between dietary fats and colon cancer growth

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:43:16 GMT
    Scientists have new evidence of a link between dietary fats and the growth of colon cancer. A study at Arizona State University identified a specific molecule active in processing fat and found it plays a role in the growth of colon cancer tumors. Scientists hope the findings will help in the development of new therapies to fight colo-rectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
    Scientists have new evidence of a link between dietary fats and the growth of colon cancer. A study at Arizona State University identified a specific molecule active in processing fat and found it plays a role in the growth of colon cancer tumors. Scientists hope the findings will help in the development of new therapies to fight colo-rectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
  • Autism seminar set for May 2 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital

    Autism seminar set for May 2 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:12:37 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Autism You, a free seminar designed for families and professionals who work with autistic children and adults, is set for Friday, May 2, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. The daylong event gets under way at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All events will take place in the GMH Education Center behind the hosp...
    GEORGETOWN, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Autism You, a free seminar designed for families and professionals who work with autistic children and adults, is set for Friday, May 2, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. The daylong event gets under way at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All events will take place in the GMH Education Center behind the hosp...
  • Live Better: Pollen allergies could lead to food based allergies

    Live Better: Pollen allergies could lead to food based allergies

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:42:10 GMT
    During the spring many people head to the pharmacy or doctor as the trees and other plants bloom. But according to allergist Dr. Mark Schecker around 50% of those who suffer from pollen allergies could
    During the spring many people head to the pharmacy or doctor as the trees and other plants bloom. But according to allergist Dr. Mark Schecker around 50% of those who suffer from pollen allergies could
  • Parkinson's Disease support group to hold meeting in Little River

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:26:58 GMT
    Meet Mrs. Beverly McGovern as she presents an introspective look into the everyday life of living with someone that has Parkinson's disease. It will take place April 29th from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Summit
    Meet Mrs. Beverly McGovern as she presents an introspective look into the everyday life of living with someone that has Parkinson's disease. It will take place April 29th from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Summit
  • Free Health Fair in Darlington April 26

    Free Health Fair in Darlington April 26

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:14:42 GMT
    Take control of your health on Saturday, April 26, at a Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at Pine Center, 310 Jessamine St., Darlington. Health screenings include cholesterol, blood sugar (8-hour fasting),
    Take control of your health on Saturday, April 26, at a Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at Pine Center, 310 Jessamine St., Darlington.
  • Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Carolinas Hospital System announces Chief Financial Officer

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:35:25 GMT
    Carolinas Hospital System is pleased to announce that Loren J. Rials is the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Carolinas Hospital System, Rials served as Chief Financial Officer at Heartland
    Carolinas Hospital System is pleased to announce that Loren J. Rials is the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Carolinas Hospital System, Rials served as Chief Financial Officer at Heartland
  • New concerns about painkillers and heart problems for seniors

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:59:37 GMT
    Researchers in the Netherlands say older adults who use painkillers, including aspirin and ibuprofen, could be at increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat. A recent analysis of about 900 people
    Researchers in the Netherlands say older adults who use painkillers, including aspirin and ibuprofen, could be at increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat. 
  • Donate Life SC announces

    Donate Life SC announces

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:45:08 GMT
    April is National Donate Life Month and National Blue & Green Day 2014 is this Friday, April 11! During this day, Donate Life South Carolina joins Donate Life America in encouraging everyone to wear blue
    April is National Donate Life Month and National Blue & Green Day 2014 is this Friday, April 11! During this day, Donate Life South Carolina joins Donate Life America in encouraging everyone
  • Florence boy's 'Make-A-Wish' comes true at WrestleMania 30

    Florence boy's 'Make-A-Wish' comes true at WrestleMania 30

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:12:07 GMT
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
    9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission now, he, along with his family are in the hearts of many in the Pee Dee. "I think that Owen has become
  • Food Recall: Tyson Nuggets recalled after pieces of plastic found

    Food Recall: Tyson Nuggets recalled after pieces of plastic found

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:19:38 GMT
    Tyson is recalling over 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers reported finding small pieces of plastic in their food. The recall includes five-pound bags of frozen, white meat chicken
    Tyson is recalling over 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers reported finding small pieces of plastic in their food. The recall includes five-pound bags of frozen, white meat chicken
  • Soaking in the sunshine, could be good for your waistline

    Soaking in the sunshine, could be good for your waistline

    Friday, April 4 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-05 01:16:14 GMT
    There may be a new good reason to rise and shine this morning as a new study suggests, making the most of the sun coming up could help keep your weight down. If there was ever a reason to stop pressing
    There may be a new good reason to rise and shine this morning as a new study suggests, making the most of the sun coming up could help keep your weight down. If there was ever a reason to stop pressing
  • Senior Life Expo presented by Carolinas Hospital System

    Senior Life Expo presented by Carolinas Hospital System

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:54:58 GMT
    One of the largest shows in the state for senior citizens, baby boomers and retirees, the 19th Annual Senior Life Expo features 45,000 square feet of exhibit space plus free entertainment, demonstrations,
    One of the largest shows in the state for senior citizens, baby boomers and retirees, the 19th Annual Senior Life Expo features 45,000 square feet of exhibit space plus free entertainment, demonstrations,
  • New study shows no link between breast cancer and a popular fertility treatment

    New study shows no link between breast cancer and a popular fertility treatment

    Thursday, April 3 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-04-03 18:51:28 GMT
    One in four high blood pressure patients are not taking their medicine properly. That's according to a new study in the journal Heart. Researchers analyzed urine samples of about 200 patients.
    One in four high blood pressure patients are not taking their medicine properly. That's according to a new study in the Journal Heart. 
  • Hay fever tablet approved by FDA for the first time

    Hay fever tablet approved by FDA for the first time

    Thursday, April 3 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-03 10:23:06 GMT
    (CBS News) The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it has approved the first tablet in the U.S. for gradually reducing hay fever symptoms, an alternative to months of weekly doctor visits
    (CBS News) The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it has approved the first tablet in the U.S. for gradually reducing hay fever symptoms, an alternative to months of weekly doctor visits
  • 9th grade students work to reduce underage drinking in Horry County

    9th grade students work to reduce underage drinking in Horry County

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:20:58 GMT
    A group of 9th grade students at the Early College High School are working to reduce underage drinking in Horry County. This initiative is part of "Project Citizen," a program run by the South Carolina
    A group of 9th grade students at the Early College High School are working to reduce underage drinking in Horry County. This initiative is part of "Project Citizen," a program run by the South Carolina
  • f.l.a.v.o.r. Culinary Tasting Event set for April 8 in Myrtle Beach

    f.l.a.v.o.r. Culinary Tasting Event set for April 8 in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:08:09 GMT
    The 2014 F.L.A.V.O.R. Culinary Tasting Event will take place in just a few days in Myrtle Beach. Joining us at noon on Wednesday to talk about the event was Amie Lee of Palmetto Event Productions, Inc.
    The 2014 F.L.A.V.O.R. Culinary Tasting Event will take place in just a few days in Myrtle Beach. Joining us at noon on Wednesday to talk about the event was Amie Lee of Palmetto Event Productions, Inc.
  • News for parents of colicky babies

    News for parents of colicky babies

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:24:51 GMT
    Scientists are looking at a possible link between obesity and colorectal cancer.
    @ Scientists are looking at a possible link between obesity and colorectal cancer. A study from the National Institutes of Health finds weight gain causes changes in the colon that may lead to cancer.
  • Grand Strand Regional offers safe sitter classes

    Grand Strand Regional offers safe sitter classes

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:00:04 GMT
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will offer a Safe Sitter Babysitting class for children ages 11-13 on Wednesday, April 16 during spring break at HealthFinders in Coastal Grand Mall. The seven hour
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will offer a Safe Sitter Babysitting class for children ages 11-13 on Wednesday, April 16 during spring break at HealthFinders in Coastal Grand Mall.
  • Man recovering after getting chainsaw stuck in his neck

    Man recovering after getting chainsaw stuck in his neck

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-02 01:18:38 GMT
    A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck
    A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck
  • Registration is still open for 2014 Relay for Life at CCU

    Registration is still open for 2014 Relay for Life at CCU

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-04-01 17:42:29 GMT
    Coastal Carolina University is co-sponsoring Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society from 7 p.m., Friday, April 4, to 7 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the CCU Track. This year, the theme is Super Heroes.
    Coastal Carolina University is co-sponsoring Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society from 7 p.m., Friday, April 4, to 7 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the CCU Track. This year, the theme is Super Heroes.
  • CHS hosts free seminar on sun safety

    CHS hosts free seminar on sun safety

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-04-01 14:21:32 GMT
    Here comes the sun — and a unique set of seasonal health risks along with it. Before warmer weather arrives, gear up with some early-spring health prep: Perform a skin self-exam. Notify your primary care
    Here comes the sun — and a unique set of seasonal health risks along with it. Before warmer weather arrives, gear up with some early-spring health prep: Perform a skin self-exam. Notify your primary care
  • Pee Dee residents encouraged to lace up their sneakers and walk

    Pee Dee residents encouraged to lace up their sneakers and walk

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-04-01 13:28:49 GMT
    The American Heart Association is calling on Waccamaw residents to lace up their sneakers and walk on Wednesday, April 2 for National Walking Day. Americans are spending more time than ever sitting
    The American Heart Association is calling on Waccamaw residents to lace up their sneakers and walk on Wednesday, April 2 for National Walking Day. Americans are spending more time than ever sitting
  • Facebook post leads to diagnosis of rare eye disease

    Facebook post leads to diagnosis of rare eye disease

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-04-01 13:01:18 GMT
    A Tennessee toddler was recently diagnosed with a rare eye disease after her mother posted a picture of her on Facebook and two of her friends noticed her eye appeared to be glowing. Tara Taylor's took
    A Tennessee toddler was recently diagnosed with a rare eye disease after her mother posted a picture of her on Facebook and two of her friends noticed her eye appeared to be glowing. Tara Taylor's took
  • Boy, age 5, found malnourished and beaten under steps of Texas home

    Boy, age 5, found malnourished and beaten under steps of Texas home

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:26:55 GMT
    Deputies have arrested and charged a Spring couple accused of keeping a 5-year-old boy malnourished inside the stairway closet of their home. Investigators said the child was found in his diaper in the
    Deputies have arrested and charged a Spring couple accused of keeping a 5-year-old boy malnourished inside the stairway closet of their home. Investigators said the child was found in his diaper in the
  • Teenagers with stronger muscles may be healthier

    Teenagers with stronger muscles may be healthier

    Monday, March 31 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-03-31 16:48:10 GMT
    A new study shows healthy post-menopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or have other cardiovascular problems.
    @ A new study shows healthy post-menopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or have other cardiovascular problems. Nearly 60,000 women
  • Hartsville set to host 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Event

    Hartsville set to host 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Event

    Monday, March 31 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-03-31 16:44:30 GMT
    Darlington County Autism Support Group team up with the Hartsville YMCA for the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Event. April is Autism Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Embrace Autism Until the Pieces
    Darlington County Autism Support Group team up with the Hartsville YMCA for the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Event. April is Autism Awareness Month.
  • Stats show growth of breast lifts outpacing implants

    Stats show growth of breast lifts outpacing implants

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-03-31 15:00:32 GMT
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 31, 2014 – New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries.
  • Georgetown Memorial Hospital to host blood drive April 4th

    Georgetown Memorial Hospital to host blood drive April 4th

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-03-31 14:52:29 GMT
    Help replenish our community's blood supply and donate blood at Georgetown Memorial Hospital's blood drive Friday, April 4. The drive will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Staff Development building
    Help replenish our community's blood supply and donate blood at Georgetown Memorial Hospital's blood drive Friday, April 4. The drive will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Staff Development building
  • Preconception stress associated with increased risk of infertility

    Preconception stress associated with increased risk of infertility

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-03-31 14:45:07 GMT
    Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception stress might play a role in infertility. Extending
    Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception stress might play a role in infertility.
  • Better births, informed moms from Murrells Inlet pregnancy program

    Better births, informed moms from Murrells Inlet pregnancy program

    Monday, March 31 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-31 12:48:51 GMT
    Traditionally, pregnant women have seen their doctor one-on-one. Under the new Centering Pregnancy program, women with similar due dates meet in groups of 6-12 for 2 hours ten times during their pregnancy.
    Traditionally, pregnant women have seen their doctor one-on-one. Under the new Centering Pregnancy program, women with similar due dates meet in groups of 6-12 for 2 hours ten times during their pregnancy.
  • Palmetto Poison Center warns about the potential dangers from exposure to liquid nicotine

    Palmetto Poison Center warns about the potential dangers from exposure to liquid nicotine

    Monday, March 31 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-03-31 12:36:11 GMT
    The Palmetto Poison Center is alerting everyone to a danger in the home that has become more common as its popularity has grown with both adults and teens- electronic, or E-cigarettes. Specifically, the
    The Palmetto Poison Center is alerting everyone to a danger in the home that has become more common as its popularity has grown with both adults and teens- electronic, or E-cigarettes. Specifically, the
  • Sunday Brunch: Seared Sea Scallops, Honey and Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

    Sunday Brunch: Seared Sea Scallops, Honey and Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

    Sunday, March 30 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-03-30 14:12:19 GMT
    Brother Shucker's Sea Scallops w/ Sweet PotatoesBrother Shucker's Sea Scallops w/ Sweet Potatoes
    Rob Cohn with Brother Shucker's in Carolina Forest prepared Sea Scallops and Cranberry Peach Relish with Honey and Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes for News13 Sunday Morning's Sunday Brunch segment. Ingredients: 1/2
    Rob Cohn with Brother Shucker's in Carolina Forest prepared Sea Scallops and Cranberry Peach Relish with Honey and Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
  • Woman hears for the first time

    Woman hears for the first time

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:33:20 GMT
    CBS newsCBS news
    A 40-year-old British woman who was born deaf hears for the first time. Joanne Milne was deaf due to Usher syndrome, which is a genetic condition that causes hearing loss. About 3 to 6 percent of children
    A 40-year-old British woman who was born deaf hears for the first time. Joanne Milne was deaf due to Usher syndrome, which is a genetic condition that causes hearing loss. About 3 to 6 percent of children
  • New study shows that smoking bans are helping children's health

    New study shows that smoking bans are helping children's health

    Friday, March 28 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-03-28 15:15:45 GMT
    Banning smoking in public places has helped cut the number of premature births, and childhood asthma attacks by ten percent. That's according researchers in the U.S. and Britain who conducted the first
    Banning smoking in public places has helped cut the number of premature births, and childhood asthma attacks by ten percent.
  • Measles outbreak raising concern

    Measles outbreak raising concern

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-03-28 14:14:43 GMT
    First it was a mumps outbreak at Ohio State University and the community and now there's an outbreak of measles in Orange County, California. Health officials say it's he worst they've seen in two decades. Of
    First it was a mumps outbreak at Ohio State University and the community and now there's an outbreak of measles in Orange County, California. Health officials say it's he worst they've seen in two decades. Of
  • Lone Star Rodeo visits McLeod Children's Hospital

    Lone Star Rodeo visits McLeod Children's Hospital

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-03-28 13:01:56 GMT
    The Lone Star Rodeo visited McLeod Children's Hospital Thursday.The Lone Star Rodeo visited McLeod Children's Hospital Thursday.
    The Lone Star Rodeo visited McLeod Children's Hospital Thursday. They had a calf-roping demonstration and other fun rodeo activities, and the rodeo clown even went room-to-room for kids that couldn't
    The Lone Star Rodeo visited McLeod Children's Hospital Thursday.  They had a calf-roping demonstration and other fun rodeo activities, and the rodeo clown even went room-to-room for kids that couldn't make it out.
  • Grand Strand Regional sponsors free health seminars

    Grand Strand Regional sponsors free health seminars

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:44:45 GMT
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will sponsor free seminars on skin cancer, heel pain, end of life wishes and foot care in April. Free PAD screenings will also be conducted. All seminars and screenings
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will sponsor free seminars on skin cancer, heel pain, end of life wishes and foot care in April. Free PAD screenings will also be conducted.
  • Some high tech assistance for giving up alcohol

    Some high tech assistance for giving up alcohol

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:16:03 GMT
    Researchers have new evidence autism begins during pregnancy. That's when a baby's brain develops different layers, with specific functions. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds autistic
    Researchers have new evidence autism begins during pregnancy. That's when a baby's brain develops different layers, with specific functions.
  • Blood pressure readings may be higher when doctors perform checks

    Blood pressure readings may be higher when doctors perform checks

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:16:32 GMT
    Having the doctor take your blood pressure instead of a nurse could result in higher readings. British researchers found doctors routinely recorded significantly higher blood pressure levels than nurses
    Having the doctor take your blood pressure instead of a nurse could result in higher readings. British researchers found doctors routinely recorded significantly higher blood pressure levels than nurses
  • SC moms unite after their 2 babies die at daycares months apart

    SC moms unite after their 2 babies die at daycares months apart

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:43:57 GMT
    Two infants died in Upstate home daycares just months apart. Now their mothers are teaming up to push for tougher laws in South Carolina. "It's really frustrating that we have to fight this hard to change
    Two infants died in Upstate home daycares just months apart. Now their mothers are teaming up to push for tougher laws in South Carolina. "It's really frustrating that we have to fight this hard to change
  • Reach your fitness goals by busting exercise myths

    Reach your fitness goals by busting exercise myths

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-03-26 00:57:01 GMT
    Warm weather is around the corner, which means it is time to pull those swim suits, summer dresses, and shorts out of storage. It also means you may be hitting the gym more often to get "swim suit ready,"
    Warm weather is around the corner, which means it is time to pull those swim suits, summer dresses, and shorts out of storage. It also means you may be hitting the gym more often to get "swim suit ready,"
  • Better sleep may help prevent and treat metabolic disorders

    Better sleep may help prevent and treat metabolic disorders

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-03-25 18:22:32 GMT
    A new study says too little sleep or too much tossing and turning can make you more susceptible to suffer from a metabolic disorder, like type 2 diabetes or obesity. European researchers found a
    A new study says too little sleep or too much tossing and turning can make you more susceptible to suffer from a metabolic disorder, like type 2 diabetes or obesity.
  • Walk with a Doc! Event highlights oral cancer awareness

    Walk with a Doc! Event highlights oral cancer awareness

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-03-25 14:49:02 GMT
    Walk with a Doc! Event highlights oral cancer awareness Gibson Cancer Center Patient Navigator and Physician Assistant Catherine Gaines will present information on head and neck cancer on Thursday, April
    Walk with a Doc! Event highlights oral cancer awareness Gibson Cancer Center Patient Navigator and Physician Assistant Catherine Gaines will present information on head and neck cancer
  • Doctors call for national measures to protect children from E-cigarettes

    Doctors call for national measures to protect children from E-cigarettes

    Monday, March 24 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-03-24 20:15:45 GMT
    DENVER, CO -- March 17, 2014 -- While major cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have taken steps to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places, national authorities have done little
    DENVER, CO - While major cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have taken steps to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places,
  • Mumps outbreak in Ohio State campus and community

    Mumps outbreak in Ohio State campus and community

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:39:29 GMT
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    A mumps outbreak on Ohio State University's campus has now spread to the surrounding community. A news release distributed Monday states 56 people have been infected in Franklin County, Ohio as of March
    A mumps outbreak on Ohio State University's campus has now spread to the surrounding community. A news release distributed Monday states 56 people have been infected in Franklin County, Ohio as of March
  • Southeastern welcomes new provider for St. Pauls clinic

    Southeastern welcomes new provider for St. Pauls clinic

    Monday, March 24 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-03-24 12:40:49 GMT
    LaToya N. Woods, D.O., recently joined the medical staff of Southeastern Health and provides care at Southeastern Medical Clinic St. Pauls. She also serves as a faculty member with Campbell University's
    LaToya N. Woods, D.O., recently joined the medical staff of Southeastern Health and provides care at Southeastern Medical Clinic St. Pauls. She also serves as a faculty member with Campbell University's
  • A new study finds colonscopies aren't perfect

    A new study finds colonscopies aren't perfect

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:24:22 GMT
    A new study finds colonscopies aren't perfect NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS -Eating lots of salty foods seems to speed up the aging process of cells in overweight and obese teenagers. Researchers in
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS -Eating lots of salty foods seems to speed up the aging process of cells in overweight and obese teenagers.
  • Diabetes a growing epidemic in SC

    Diabetes a growing epidemic in SC

    Thursday, March 20 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-03-21 01:16:55 GMT
    Diabetes is a serious and costly health epidemic that is causing major problems for the state of South Carolina. Legislators, Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and other diabetes advocates
    Diabetes is a serious and costly health epidemic that is causing major problems for the state of South Carolina. Legislators, Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and other diabetes advocates
  • Allergic reactions to moistened wipes on the rise

    Allergic reactions to moistened wipes on the rise

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:30:16 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – More and more people are developing an itchy, painful rash in an effort to stay clean. A dermatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says a preservative in many types
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – More and more people are developing an itchy, painful rash in an effort to stay clean.
  • Hartsville to host a Million March Against Child Abuse

    Hartsville to host a Million March Against Child Abuse

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-03-20 14:52:16 GMT
    Founded January 2012 Mission Statement - To unite all Americans and Child Advocates in solidarity to raise awareness of the need for tougher sentencing in crimes against children and CAN and march
    HARTSVILLE, SC - The Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA) of the Pee Dee will be at Centennial Park in Hartsville, on Saturday, April 5, from 11:00am-3:00pm. 
  • Live worm found in package of fish at SC Costco; video goes viral

    Live worm found in package of fish at SC Costco; video goes viral

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-03-20 01:50:47 GMT
    A video showing a live worm inside a package of fresh fish at the Spartanburg Costco is going viral on the Internet. The video posted on Facebook by Binh Nguyen has more than 227,000 shares. Craig
    A video showing a live worm inside a package of fresh fish at the Spartanburg Costco is going viral on the Internet. The video posted on Facebook by Binh Nguyen has more than 227,000 shares. Craig
  • Baseball star Reggie Sanders to support Autism Awareness Fundraiser

    Baseball star Reggie Sanders to support Autism Awareness Fundraiser

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:47:06 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - An Autism Awareness Fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 12, from 11a.m. until 4p.m. in the parking lot of Shoppes @ Celebration in Florence. The Benefit Reggie Sanders Foundation sponsors
    FLORENCE, SC - An Autism Awareness Fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 12, from 11a.m. until 4p.m. in the parking lot of Shoppes @ Celebration in Florence.
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