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  • 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.
  • More than 1,000 get hepatitis A shots in Charlotte

    More than 1,000 get hepatitis A shots in Charlotte

    Sunday, April 13 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-13 20:02:03 GMT
    Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.
    Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.
  • 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
    CBS News CBS News
    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.
  • Women over age 60, twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared to breast cancer

    Women over age 60, twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared to breast cancer

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:20:17 GMT
    A new study indicates women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer. The results come from a
    A new study indicates women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer. The results come from a
  • Lost sleep leads to lost brain cells

    Lost sleep leads to lost brain cells

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-03-19 12:40:47 GMT
    You may want to get some more shut-eye at night after hearing this. A new study says long-term sleep deprivation saps the brain of power even after days of recovery sleep. University of Pennsylvania
    You may want to get some more shut-eye at night after hearing this. A new study says long-term sleep deprivation saps the brain of power even after days of recovery sleep. University of Pennsylvania
  • Grand Strand Regional sponsors Heart Catheterization Seminar

    Grand Strand Regional sponsors Heart Catheterization Seminar

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:45:33 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will sponsor a free seminar on frequently asked questions about heart catheterizations on Monday, March 24, noon - 1 p.m., with cardiologist Randy
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will sponsor a free seminar on frequently asked questions about heart catheterizations on Monday, March 24, noon - 1 p.m.,
  • Florence set to host extreme fitness event to help the homeless

    Florence set to host extreme fitness event to help the homeless

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-18 18:27:08 GMT
    FLORNECE, SC - An extreme fitness event to help the homeless in Florence is set for Saturday, May 3. It's called "HEROES FOR HOPE, 3 HERO WOD'S TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS." It starts at 8am at Extreme Fitness
    FLORNECE, SC - An extreme fitness event to help the homeless in Florence is set for Saturday, May 3. It's called "HEROES FOR HOPE, 3 HERO WOD'S TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS."
  • McLeod Seacoast physician to discuss Total Joint Replacement

    McLeod Seacoast physician to discuss Total Joint Replacement

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-03-18 18:10:54 GMT
    LORIS, SC - Total Joint Replacement surgery will be the topic of a lunch and learn scheduled for 12:00 p.m., on Monday, March 24, at McLeod Seacoast. Our bodies are supposed to provide us with smooth,
    LORIS, SC - Total Joint Replacement surgery will be the topic of a lunch and learn scheduled for 12:00 p.m., on Monday, March 24, at McLeod Seacoast.
  • Mcleod Loris Seacoast names Vice President of Patient Services

    Mcleod Loris Seacoast names Vice President of Patient Services

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-03-18 18:10:28 GMT
    LORIS, SC - McLeod Loris Seacoast is pleased to announce that Nancy Barnes, RN, has been named Vice President of Patient Services. Barnes joined Saint Eugene Medical Center in Dillon in 1985 as an ICU
    LORIS, SC - McLeod Loris Seacoast is pleased to announce that Nancy Barnes, RN, has been named Vice President of Patient Services. Barnes joined Saint Eugene Medical Center in Dillon in 1985
  • Health fair set for April in Darlington

    Health fair set for April in Darlington

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-03-18 16:04:02 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. Health screenings include cholesterol, blood sugar (8-hour fasting),
  • Poison Prevention Week Kicks Off

    Poison Prevention Week Kicks Off

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:38:46 GMT
    National Poison Prevention Week kicks off Monday and here are some tips from the Palmetto Poison Center on how to protect your loved ones from getting poisoned at home. · Sit on the ground at eye level
    National Poison Prevention Week kicks off Monday and here are some tips from the Palmetto Poison Center on how to protect your loved ones from getting poisoned at home. · Sit on the ground at eye level
  • Researchers reveal dangers of third hand smoke

    Researchers reveal dangers of third hand smoke

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:24:37 GMT
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS -Cigarette smoke that clings to walls and furniture could cause DNA damage and potentially cancer according to new research. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS -Cigarette smoke that clings to walls and furniture could cause DNA damage and potentially cancer according to new research.
  • McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal host Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence

    McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal host Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:45:16 GMT
    McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Hosts Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
    McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Hosts Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • McLeod Sports Medicine hosts annual challenge 5k and 10k run

    McLeod Sports Medicine hosts annual challenge 5k and 10k run

    Sunday, March 16 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-03-16 11:38:20 GMT
    McLeod Sports Medicine held its Challenge 5k and 10k run, walk Saturday at Briggs Elementary in Florence. The group hosts the event every year in honor of Geoffrey Keir, a former athletic trainer with
    McLeod Sports Medicine held its Challenge 5k and 10k run, walk Saturday at Briggs Elementary in Florence. The group hosts the event every year in honor of Geoffrey Keir, a former athletic trainer with
  • ALS Association hosts Myrtle Beach walk to bring awareness to disease

    ALS Association hosts Myrtle Beach walk to bring awareness to disease

    Saturday, March 15 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-03-15 12:30:07 GMT
    The ALS Association hosts the Grand Strand/Pee Dee walk to defeat ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Scleoris), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, on Saturday, March 22 at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. The
    The ALS Association hosts the Grand Strand/Pee Dee walk to defeat ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Scleoris), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, on Saturday, March 22 at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. The
  • Logo contest announced for Darlington 5000 Run/Walk

    Logo contest announced for Darlington 5000 Run/Walk

    Friday, March 14 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-03-14 19:28:29 GMT
    As the Darlington 5000 Run/Walk will celebrate its 10th anniversary this September, the Williamson Park Committee would like to involve the community in the organization of this year's event in a special
    As the Darlington 5000 Run/Walk will celebrate its 10th anniversary this September, the Williamson Park Committee would like to involve the community in the organization of this year's event in a special
  • New study released on treating strokes

    New study released on treating strokes

    Friday, March 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-03-14 19:20:34 GMT
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - New research finds every 15 minute delay in treatment robs stroke survivors of about a month of healthy living. On the other hand, speeding up access to clot-busting drugs by
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - New research finds every 15 minute delay in treatment robs stroke survivors of about a month of healthy living.
  • SC BlueCross, Myrtle Beach Chamber to Host Health Insurance Open House

    SC BlueCross, Myrtle Beach Chamber to Host Health Insurance Open House

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-03-14 13:26:48 GMT
    As the federal deadline approaches at the end of March for health insurance sign-ups, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house to
    As the federal deadline approaches at the end of March for health insurance sign-ups, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house to
  • Sunset Beach Internal Medicine accepting new patients

    Sunset Beach Internal Medicine accepting new patients

    Thursday, March 13 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-03-13 19:44:51 GMT
    LITTLE RIVER, SC - McLeod Physician Associates is pleased to announce that Deborah Moyer, a certified registered adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, is accepting new patients at Sunset Beach Internal
    LITTLE RIVER, SC - McLeod Physician Associates is pleased to announce that Deborah Moyer, a certified registered adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, is accepting new patients
  • First of its kind birth control for women that also prevents STDs

    First of its kind birth control for women that also prevents STDs

    Thursday, March 13 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-03-13 14:27:58 GMT
    Patrick Kiser created the first device for women that could do both. The flexible, plastic ring contains a 90-day dose of two drugs. Not only is it a contraceptive it also contains an anti-retorivral
    Patrick Kiser created the first device for women that could do both. The flexible, plastic ring contains a 90-day dose of two drugs. Not only is it a contraceptive it also contains an anti-retorivral
  • US could see shortage of cancer doctors

    US could see shortage of cancer doctors

    Thursday, March 13 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-03-13 10:43:10 GMT
    (CBS News) People fighting cancer might have to wait longer to see a cancer specialist in the coming decades, as demand for treatment outpaces the number of oncologists entering the workforce, a new
    (CBS News) People fighting cancer might have to wait longer to see a cancer specialist in the coming decades, as demand for treatment outpaces the number of oncologists entering the workforce, a new
  • Target in trouble for 'thigh gap' editing on girl's swimwear photos

    Target in trouble for 'thigh gap' editing on girl's swimwear photos

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-03-13 02:10:22 GMT
    A trend  that has received a lot of attention is the so-called "thigh gap" on young women who strive to achieve thin thighs.  The thigh gap, as it is called, is being glorified by girls through social
    A trend  that has received a lot of attention is the so-called "thigh gap" on young women who strive to achieve thin thighs.  The thigh gap, as it is called, is being glorified by girls through social
  • Red Springs churches hold annual Health Fair

    Red Springs churches hold annual Health Fair

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-03-12 15:37:18 GMT
    RED SPRINGS, NC - Fellowship Among Christian Churches will hold its fourth annual Health Fair on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00am until 2:00pm in Red Springs. It will be held at the 8th Avenue Park, which
    RED SPRINGS, NC - Fellowship Among Christian Churches will hold its fourth annual Health Fair on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00am until 2:00pm in Red Springs.
  • NC company to help dying 7-year-old who was denied experimental drug

    NC company to help dying 7-year-old who was denied experimental drug

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:10:34 GMT
    Josh Hardy is a 7-year-old who is in intensive care in Memphis. He's in heart and kidney failure from a virus that has ravaged his body and causes him to vomit blood several times an hour. There is a
    Josh Hardy is a 7-year-old who is in intensive care in Memphis. He's in heart and kidney failure from a virus that has ravaged his body and causes him to vomit blood several times an hour. There is a
  • Camp Jessie's Kids Scheduled for Saturday, April 5

    Camp Jessie's Kids Scheduled for Saturday, April 5

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:29:25 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - Camp Jessie's Kids, a day camp for children who have suffered the loss of someone they care deeply about (for example, a special family member, relative or friend) or for those who have
    FLORENCE, SC - Camp Jessie's Kids, a day camp for children who have suffered the loss of someone they care deeply about (for example, a special family member, relative or friend) 
  • Marion County Healthcare gives $350,000 to Florence-Darlington Technical College

    Marion County Healthcare gives $350,000 to Florence-Darlington Technical College

    Monday, March 10 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-03-10 20:32:08 GMT
    The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Educational Foundation will use a $350,000 gift from the Marion County Healthcare Foundation to renovate a new addition to its Mullins Technology Center
    The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Educational Foundation will use a $350,000 gift from the Marion County Healthcare Foundation to renovate a new addition to its Mullins Technology Center
  • Southeastern Hospice to host annual Spring Fling event April 8

    Southeastern Hospice to host annual Spring Fling event April 8

    Monday, March 10 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-03-10 17:37:07 GMT
    Southeastern Hospice will host its annual Spring Fling event–this year themed Preparing You for the Great Getaway–on Tuesday, April 8, at Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for
    Southeastern Hospice will host its annual Spring Fling event–this year themed Preparing You for the Great Getaway–on Tuesday, April 8, at Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for
  • Free workshops to emphasize chronic disease self-management

    Free workshops to emphasize chronic disease self-management

    Monday, March 10 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-03-10 17:15:33 GMT
    Learn how to manage your chronic disease with "Better Choices, Better Health," a series of six free workshops beginning March 17 at Wachesaw Conference Center. The series will be repeated in May, July
    Learn how to manage your chronic disease with "Better Choices, Better Health," a series of six free workshops beginning March 17 at Wachesaw Conference Center. The series will be repeated in May, July
  • Pregnant woman goes into labor after family eats LSD-laced steak

    Pregnant woman goes into labor after family eats LSD-laced steak

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:41 PM EST2014-03-08 02:41:55 GMT
    Tampa Police say a family of four -- which became a family of 5 -- was hospitalized Monday night after eating meat contaminated with the drug LSD.Ronnie Morales started feeling sick after dinner on Monday,
    Tampa Police say a family of four -- which became a family of 5 -- was hospitalized Monday night after eating meat contaminated with the drug LSD.Ronnie Morales started feeling sick after dinner on Monday,
  • Grand Strand Regional Sponsors Baby Fair

    Grand Strand Regional Sponsors Baby Fair

    Friday, March 7 2014 2:39 PM EST2014-03-07 19:39:20 GMT
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will host a baby fair on Saturday, March 15 from 10 am – 1 pm at Coastal Grand Mall. Over 20 exhibitors will be set up outside of HealthFinders, next to Dillard's.
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will host a baby fair on Saturday, March 15 from 10 am – 1 pm at Coastal Grand Mall. Over 20 exhibitors will be set up outside of HealthFinders, next to Dillard's.
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast employees kick off March of Dimes Campaign

    McLeod Loris Seacoast employees kick off March of Dimes Campaign

    Friday, March 7 2014 2:36 PM EST2014-03-07 19:36:45 GMT
    Employees of McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast are busy planning activities related to raising awareness and financial support for the 2014 March of Dimes March for Babies. Under the guidance of co-captains
    Employees of McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast are busy planning activities related to raising awareness and financial support for the 2014 March of Dimes March for Babies. Under the guidance of co-captains
  • North Myrtle Beach race benefits cancer research

    North Myrtle Beach race benefits cancer research

    Friday, March 7 2014 10:37 AM EST2014-03-07 15:37:54 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach House of Blues helps present the BFF Pink Ribbon Run, a 5k, 10k, or Tot Trot race to benefit awareness of beast cancer. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle
    The Myrtle Beach House of Blues helps present the BFF Pink Ribbon Run, a 5k, 10k, or Tot Trot race to benefit awareness of beast cancer.
  • Lawsuit accuses Florence senior living center of abuse, neglect

    Lawsuit accuses Florence senior living center of abuse, neglect

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:28 AM EST2014-03-07 11:28:28 GMT
    Four lawsuits filed last month at the Florence County Courthouse describe shocking allegations against Emeritus at Laurel Gardens, a senior care living center in Florence. One claim of personal injury
    Four lawsuits filed last month at the Florence County Courthouse describe shocking allegations against Emeritus at Laurel Gardens, a senior care living center in Florence. One claim of personal injury
  • New study makes Alzheimer's third leading cause of death

    New study makes Alzheimer's third leading cause of death

    Thursday, March 6 2014 10:32 AM EST2014-03-06 15:32:57 GMT
    New research attributes many more deaths to Alzheimer's disease than previously reported. The study, published in the Journal Neurology, indicates death rates from Alzheimer's should be closer to 500,000
    New research attributes many more deaths to Alzheimer's disease than previously reported. The study, published in the Journal Neurology, indicates death rates from Alzheimer's should be closer to 500,000
  • McLeod Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Run

    McLeod Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Run

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:15 AM EST2014-03-05 15:15:59 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - The McLeod Sports Medicine Challenge Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Briggs Elementary School, 1012 Congaree Drive in Florence. 5K and 10 K races begin at 9:00 a.m., a
    FLORENCE, SC - The McLeod Sports Medicine Challenge Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Briggs Elementary School, 1012 Congaree Drive in Florence. 5K and 10 K races begin at 9:00 a.m.,
  • Dillon County Day and McLeod Health Fair planned for March 29

    Dillon County Day and McLeod Health Fair planned for March 29

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 4:48 PM EST2014-03-04 21:48:26 GMT
    DILLON SC - Governor Nikki Haley and The Original Six Foundation announced today that Dillon County Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Dillon County
    DILLON SC - Governor Nikki Haley and The Original Six Foundation announced today that Dillon County Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
  • Free sign-up assistance for health insurance marketplace extended

    Free sign-up assistance for health insurance marketplace extended

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 1:35 PM EST2014-03-04 18:35:32 GMT
    Free enrollment fairs where area residents can get answers to questions or assistance enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace have been extended through March in Horry and Georgetown counties. The
    Free enrollment fairs where area residents can get answers to questions or assistance enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace have been extended through March in Horry and Georgetown counties. The
  • 100 year-old piano player captivates nursing home audiences

    100 year-old piano player captivates nursing home audiences

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-04 02:24:02 GMT
    At the Life Care Center Nursing Home in Columbia, A 100 year old woman has been putting on impromptu piano shows for the residents living there. Rosalind Gardner has been captivating audiences with her
    At the Life Care Center Nursing Home in Columbia, A 100 year old woman has been putting on impromptu piano shows for the residents living there. Rosalind Gardner has been captivating audiences with her
  • Teeth-whitening challenge gets high court review

    Teeth-whitening challenge gets high court review

    Monday, March 3 2014 10:08 AM EST2014-03-03 15:08:01 GMT
    The Supreme Court will examine the North Carolina dental regulatory board's claim that only dentists should be allowed to whiten teeth. The justices on Monday agreed to hear the state Board of Dental
    The Supreme Court will examine the North Carolina dental regulatory board's claim that only dentists should be allowed to whiten teeth. The justices on Monday agreed to hear the state Board of Dental
  • Pee Dee Cardiology expands cardiac services available at McLeod Seacoast

    Pee Dee Cardiology expands cardiac services available at McLeod Seacoast

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:15 AM EST2014-03-03 14:15:47 GMT
    McLeod Physician Associates is pleased to announce that Pee Dee Cardiology has expanded its expert cardiac services at McLeod Seacoast to include electrophysiology care.McLeod Physician Associates is pleased to announce that Pee Dee Cardiology has expanded its expert cardiac services at McLeod Seacoast to include electrophysiology care.
    (News Release) McLeod Physician Associates is pleased to announce that Pee Dee Cardiology has expanded its expert cardiac services at McLeod Seacoast to include electrophysiology care. Board-certified
    McLeod Physician Associates is pleased to announce that Pee Dee Cardiology has expanded its expert cardiac services at McLeod Seacoast to include electrophysiology care.
  • Darlington County woman named SC School Nurse of the Year

    Darlington County woman named SC School Nurse of the Year

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:03 PM EST2014-02-28 22:03:53 GMT
    Jean Blackman, head nurse for the Darlington County School District, has been named "SC School Nurse of the Year" by the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Controls (DHEC) and the South
    Jean Blackman, head nurse for the Darlington County School District, has been named "SC School Nurse of the Year" by the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Controls (DHEC) and the South
  • Southeastern Health in Lumberton sponsors several events and seminars

    Southeastern Health in Lumberton sponsors several events and seminars

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:26 AM EST2014-02-27 15:26:02 GMT
    LUMBERTON, NC - Southeastern Health sponsors several events and seminars in March. Laughter Yoga Southeastern Health's Community Health Education Center (CHEC) will host a Laughter Yoga session on Wednesday,
    LUMBERTON, NC - Southeastern Health sponsors several events and seminars in March. Laughter Yoga Southeastern Health's Community Health Education Center (CHEC) will host a Laughter Yoga session
  • Beauty professionals needed to help woman battling cancer Look Good and Feel Better

    Beauty professionals needed to help woman battling cancer Look Good and Feel Better

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-26 22:15:39 GMT
    Every day, a woman with cancer looks in the mirror at a reflection she doesn't recognize. She may have lost her hair. Her skin may be dry or blemished. Her nails may be lifting away from her fingers. The
    Every day, a woman with cancer looks in the mirror at a reflection she doesn't recognize. She may have lost her hair. Her skin may be dry or blemished. Her nails may be lifting away from her fingers. The
  • Get ready: SC 'Walk to School Day' is coming on March 5

    Get ready: SC 'Walk to School Day' is coming on March 5

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-02-26 22:01:55 GMT
    The Third Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SCWTSD) is a week from now -- on Wednesday, March 5. Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School
    The Third Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SCWTSD) is a week from now -- on Wednesday, March 5. Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School
  • Free Dementia Seminar at Bethea Baptist

    Free Dementia Seminar at Bethea Baptist

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:00 PM EST2014-02-26 22:00:19 GMT
    Bethea Baptist Retirement Community will host Conversations About Dementia sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, will be held in the Bethea Baptist Retirement Community Chapel Wednesday March 19, 2014
    Bethea Baptist Retirement Community will host Conversations About Dementia sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, will be held in the Bethea Baptist Retirement Community Chapel Wednesday March 19, 2014
  • Florence Adult Day Health highlights health benefits of singing

    Florence Adult Day Health highlights health benefits of singing

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:26 PM EST2014-02-26 19:26:27 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) Who hasn't heard a song and wasn't immediately transported back in time or to a special memory? Music is just that magical. It can be relaxing or stimulating. There are so
    FLORENCE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) Who hasn't heard a song and wasn't immediately transported back in time or to a special memory? Music is just that magical. It can be relaxing or stimulating.
  • Obesity rates are declining among preschoolers

    Obesity rates are declining among preschoolers

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 11:21 AM EST2014-02-26 16:21:50 GMT
    @ NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - Cashiers and consumers may be at risk to BPA exposure through receipts. Researchers in Ohio took a look at urine samples from two dozen volunteers. The found higher levels
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - Cashiers and consumers may be at risk to BPA exposure through receipts. Researchers in Ohio took a look at urine samples from two dozen volunteers.
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center opens $11M cancer treatment facility

    McLeod Regional Medical Center opens $11M cancer treatment facility

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:17 AM EST2014-02-26 05:17:20 GMT
    Caring for cancer patients is an ongoing process at McLeod Regional Medical Center. After all, the typical cancer patient will go through 25-to-30 treatments. So McLeod spent more than $11 million to build
    Caring for cancer patients is an ongoing process at McLeod Regional Medical Center. After all, the typical cancer patient will go through 25-to-30 treatments.
  • Myrtle Beach offers swim lessons

    Myrtle Beach offers swim lessons

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:55 AM EST2014-02-25 15:55:57 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The City of Myrtle Beach Recreation/Aquatics Department announces swim lessons. The American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program is offered at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center and Canal
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The City of Myrtle Beach Recreation/Aquatics Department announces swim lessons. 
  • Grand Strand Regional sponsors wound care seminar

    Grand Strand Regional sponsors wound care seminar

    Monday, February 24 2014 5:39 PM EST2014-02-24 22:39:34 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Grand Strand Regional's Advanced Wound Center medical director Dana Pournaras, MD, will discuss specialized treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds on Wednesday, March 5, 6 - 7
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Grand Strand Regional's Advanced Wound Center medical director Dana Pournaras, MD, will discuss specialized treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds on Wednesday, March 5
  • Florence pastor wins Greater Vision and Daywind Records award

    Florence pastor wins Greater Vision and Daywind Records award

    Monday, February 24 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-02-24 20:51:09 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - (PRESS RELEASE) - Greater Vision and Daywind Records have announced the grand prize winners of the recent contest held to honor preachers and pastors who tell it like it is. The winning
    FLORENCE, SC - (PRESS RELEASE) - Greater Vision and Daywind Records have announced the grand prize winners of the recent contest held to honor preachers and pastors who tell it like it is.
  • Pee Dee ministry to start Pay It Forward Initiative

    Pee Dee ministry to start Pay It Forward Initiative

    Monday, February 24 2014 3:47 PM EST2014-02-24 20:47:50 GMT
    BENNETTSVILLE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - We've all heard about the global Pay It Forward movement, where random acts of kindness are inspiring ordinary people to give in extraordinary ways. Giving without thought
    BENNETTSVILLE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - We've all heard about the global Pay It Forward movement, where random acts of kindness are inspiring ordinary people to give in extraordinary ways.
  • Grief workshop at Hartsville church

    Grief workshop at Hartsville church

    Friday, February 21 2014 2:42 PM EST2014-02-21 19:42:41 GMT
    Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hartsville is holding a grief workshop February 28. It will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with lunch at noon. There will be soup and cornbread at no cost. The workshop
    Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hartsville is holding a grief workshop February 28. It will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with lunch at noon. There will be soup and cornbread at no cost. The workshop
  • Grand Strand Regional support groups and childbirth classes

    Grand Strand Regional support groups and childbirth classes

    Friday, February 21 2014 2:24 PM EST2014-02-21 19:24:52 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Grand Strand Regional Medical Center's support groups have scheduled meetings in March. For more information, please call 692-4444. The La Leche Breastfeeding Support Group will meet
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Grand Strand Regional Medical Center's support groups have scheduled meetings in March. For more information, please call 692-4444.
  • Murrells Inlet hospital teaches other to be "Baby Friendly"

    Murrells Inlet hospital teaches other to be "Baby Friendly"

    Thursday, February 20 2014 4:53 PM EST2014-02-20 21:53:23 GMT
    Waccamaw Community Hospital was the first in the state to be "Baby Friendly," now, other hospital officials learn how to follow its lead. Area hospitals took a tour of Waccamaw's delivery unit and rooms,
    Waccamaw Community Hospital was the first in the state to be "Baby Friendly," now, other hospital officials learn how to follow its lead. Area hospitals took a tour of Waccamaw's delivery unit and rooms,
  • Health Fair at McLeod Thursday

    Health Fair at McLeod Thursday

    Thursday, February 20 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-02-20 19:43:04 GMT
    McLeod Community Health Fair was held at McLeod Health and Fitness Center Thursday, February 20. It started this morning and goes until 5 p.m. The health fair is an opportunity for local industries to
    McLeod Community Health Fair was held at McLeod Health and Fitness Center Thursday, February 20. It started this morning and goes until 5 p.m. The health fair is an opportunity for local industries to
  • Good Question: A peek in our closets

    Good Question: A peek in our closets

    Thursday, February 20 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-02-20 15:18:45 GMT
    News13 continues to answer "good questions" submitted by viewers. Alex Rhyne emailed, "I would like to know how many outfits does Martha Spencer have, and how many closet does she have to store them?" News13
    Alex Rhyne emailed, "I would like to know how many outfits does Martha Spencer have, and how many closet does she have to store them?"
  • McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers

    McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 3:38 PM EST2014-02-19 20:38:56 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - McLeod Hospice is offering a new "Hospice Volunteering 101" class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff. Volunteers play a vital
    FLORENCE, SC - McLeod Hospice is offering a new "Hospice Volunteering 101" class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff.
  • Carolinas Hospital System to host job fair

    Carolinas Hospital System to host job fair

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 2:27 PM EST2014-02-19 19:27:34 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - Carolinas Hospital System is now hiring for RNs, LPNs and Patient Care Technicians for the Flex Pool Department. The Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    FLORENCE, SC - Carolinas Hospital System is now hiring for RNs, LPNs and Patient Care Technicians for the Flex Pool Department. The Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Southeastern Hospice hosts volunteer training sessions

    Southeastern Hospice hosts volunteer training sessions

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 2:06 PM EST2014-02-19 19:06:48 GMT
    LUMBERTON, NC - Southeastern Hospice will host a special training series for new volunteers beginning Wednesday, March 5. The sessions will be held every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am – noon through
    LUMBERTON, NC - Southeastern Hospice will host a special training series for new volunteers beginning Wednesday, March 5.
  • Bethea Baptist Retirement Community will host a free Health Care Reform Seminar

    Bethea Baptist Retirement Community will host a free Health Care Reform Seminar

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-02-19 16:14:32 GMT
    DARLINGTON, SC - Bethea Baptist Retirement Community in Darlington will host a free Health Care Reform Seminar on Wednesday, February 26. It will be held from 10:30am-12:00pm at the Bethea Baptist Retirement
    DARLINGTON, SC - Bethea Baptist Retirement Community in Darlington will host a free Health Care Reform Seminar on Wednesday, February 26. 
  • Better way to protect young cancer patients from developing new cancers

    Better way to protect young cancer patients from developing new cancers

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:42 AM EST2014-02-19 15:42:19 GMT
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - A new study at Johns Hopkins found the antidepressant drug Citalopram helps relieve the emotional distress, excessive movement and aggression that often comes with Alzheimer's
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - A new study at Johns Hopkins found the antidepressant drug Citalopram helps relieve the emotional distress
  • Conway Medical Center offers CT screening for lung cancer

    Conway Medical Center offers CT screening for lung cancer

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:36 AM EST2014-02-19 15:36:21 GMT
    CONWAY, SC- (PRESS RELEASE) Conway Medical Center (CMC) is pleased to offer the first low-dose computer tomography (CT) screening test for lung cancer in Horry County. "CMC understands the importance
    CONWAY, SC- (PRESS RELEASE) Conway Medical Center (CMC) is pleased to offer the first low-dose computer tomography (CT) screening test for lung cancer in Horry County.
  • Learn how to shop healthy at GHS supermarket tour

    Learn how to shop healthy at GHS supermarket tour

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 11:20 AM EST2014-02-18 16:20:16 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.
    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.
  • Saliva test could reveal major depression in teen boys

    Saliva test could reveal major depression in teen boys

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 10:33 AM EST2014-02-18 15:33:32 GMT
    A saliva test for teenage boys with mild symptoms of depression could help identify those who will later develop major depression, a new study says. Researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in
    A saliva test for teenage boys with mild symptoms of depression could help identify those who will later develop major depression, a new study says. Researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in
  • Sports Medicine experts Say Female Athlete Triad Syndrome a growing concern

    Sports Medicine experts say Female Athlete Triad Syndrome a growing concern

    Monday, February 17 2014 3:09 PM EST2014-02-17 20:09:37 GMT
    (COLUMBUS, OH) - When an adolescent female patient comes to Nationwide Children's Hospital's Sports Medicine clinic, not only are these young women treated for their sports-related injury, but their sports
    (COLUMBUS, OH) - When an adolescent female patient comes to Nationwide Children's Hospital's Sports Medicine clinic, not only are these young women treated for their sports-related injury,
  • Paula Deen lands $75 million deal, completing her comeback

    Paula Deen lands $75 million deal, completing her comeback

    Thursday, February 13 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-02-13 20:51:36 GMT
    Paula Deen has found a key ingredient to bringing some sizzle back to her career - a cash infusion worth at least $75 million from a private investment firm. The Savannah-based celebrity cook announced
    Paula Deen has found a key ingredient to bringing some sizzle back to her career - a cash infusion worth at least $75 million from a private investment firm. The Savannah-based celebrity cook announced
  • Myrtle Beach fundrasier for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Myrtle Beach fundrasier for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 3:25 PM EST2014-02-11 20:25:57 GMT
    Myrtle Beach, SC -On February 26th, several sponsors and players will come together at the Diamond Back Golf Club to host the Inaugural Marissa & Jonathon Golf Tournament. All proceeds will support the
    Myrtle Beach, SC -On February 26th, several sponsors and players will come together at the Diamond Back Golf Club to host the Inaugural Marissa & Jonathon Golf Tournament.
  • Georgetown Community Care Network earns national recognition

    Georgetown Community Care Network earns national recognition

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 10:19 AM EST2014-02-11 15:19:05 GMT
    Georgetown Community Care Network is one of only five programs in the nation selected as a "Program of Promise" in the 2013 Hospital Charitable Service Awards. The Program of Promise award honors hospital-sponsored
    Georgetown Community Care Network is one of only five programs in the nation selected as a "Program of Promise" in the 2013 Hospital Charitable Service Awards. The Program of Promise award honors hospital-sponsored
  • BI-LO Launches Refill Sync Service for Customers

    BI-LO Launches Refill Sync Service for Customers

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 6:38 AM EST2014-02-11 11:38:31 GMT
    BI-LO, LLC recently announced that all in-store pharmacies now offer "Refill Sync," a free service that synchronizes customers' maintenance medication prescriptions so that all scripts – regardless of
    BI-LO, LLC recently announced that all in-store pharmacies now offer "Refill Sync," a free service that synchronizes customers' maintenance medication prescriptions so that all scripts – regardless of
  • NC Eagle Scout, Marine talks about surviving crash in which he lost a leg

    NC Eagle Scout, Marine talks about surviving crash in which he lost a leg

    Monday, February 10 2014 5:30 PM EST2014-02-10 22:30:09 GMT
    Jay Traylor is grateful to be alive and at Duke Hospital, holding his fiancee's hand. Two weeks ago, his SUV veered off Interstate 40 in Orange County and into a guardrail. The guardrail sliced through
    Jay Traylor is grateful to be alive and at Duke Hospital, holding his fiancee's hand. Two weeks ago, his SUV veered off Interstate 40 in Orange County and into a guardrail. The guardrail sliced through
  • BCBS bus tours the Pee Dee and Grand Strand

    BCBS bus tours the Pee Dee and Grand Strand

    Monday, February 10 2014 3:54 PM EST2014-02-10 20:54:19 GMT
    Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina's mobile unit started a four day trip across the Eastern Carolinas to help you with insurance questions. Officials will be at the South Irby street Doctors Care
    Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina's mobile unit started a four day trip across the Eastern Carolinas to help you with insurance questions. Officials will be at the South Irby street Doctors Care
  • Kraft Singles to lose artificial preservatives

    Kraft Singles to lose artificial preservatives

    Monday, February 10 2014 1:08 PM EST2014-02-10 18:08:17 GMT
    Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices The change is the latest example of companies tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny. The
    Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices The change is the latest example of companies tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny. The
  • Five numbers about your heart health you need to know

    Five numbers about your heart health you need to know

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:58 AM EST2014-02-10 15:58:29 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pass codes, phone numbers, social security numbers, clothing sizes and addresses. We all have a lot of numbers in our heads, but heart experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pass codes, phone numbers, social security numbers, clothing sizes and addresses. 
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Sweet Reality: Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners

    SPECIAL REPORT: Sweet Reality: Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners

    Thursday, February 6 2014 6:19 AM EST2014-02-06 11:19:13 GMT
    CONWAY, SC - A cup of java includes a packet of Splenda for Ed Gutknecht of Ocean Isle Beach. "I found saccharin left an after taste in your mouth and I didn't care for that, and then I went into like
    CONWAY, SC - A cup of java includes a packet of Splenda for Ed Gutknecht of Ocean Isle Beach. "I found saccharin left an after taste in your mouth and I didn't care for that, and then I went into like
  • Local stores benefit from CVS pulling cigarettes

    Local stores benefit from CVS pulling cigarettes

    Thursday, February 6 2014 12:15 AM EST2014-02-06 05:15:31 GMT
    CVS will stop selling cigarettes at its 7,600 stores starting in October, because its CEO says selling tobacco products isn't consistent with its mission as a pharmacy. Clyde Nance, director of prevention
    CVS will stop selling cigarettes at its 7,600 stores starting in October, because its CEO says selling tobacco products isn't consistent with its mission as a pharmacy.
  • Reconstructive options for arthritic hips, knees

    Reconstructive options for arthritic hips, knees

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 4:42 PM EST2014-02-04 21:42:41 GMT
    Dr. Daniel T. Single, a physician with Waccamaw Orthopaedics, will be the featured speaker at a free community seminar Feb. 14 in Murrells Inlet. Single will discuss reconstructive options for hips and
    Dr. Daniel T. Single, a physician with Waccamaw Orthopaedics, will be the featured speaker at a free community seminar Feb. 14 in Murrells Inlet. Single will discuss reconstructive options for hips and
  • Hartsville church starts a Grief Share Support Group

    Hartsville church starts a Grief Share Support Group

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-02-04 17:51:23 GMT
    HARTSVILL, SC - Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hartsville sponsors a Grief Share Support Group. The church is located on Marquis Highway. The group will meet every Thursday starting February 27th In the
    HARTSVILLE, SC - Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hartsville sponsors a Grief Share Support Group. The church is located on Marquis Highway. The group will meet every Thursday starting February 27th
  • FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

    FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 7:44 AM EST2014-02-04 12:44:11 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration is launching an advertising campaign targeting at-risk youth highlighting the dangers of smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday the campaign called "The Real Cost" is
    The Food and Drug Administration is launching an advertising campaign targeting at-risk youth highlighting the dangers of smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday the campaign called "The Real Cost" is
  • SC dad gets help from 911 as mom gives birth to son in bathroom

    SC dad gets help from 911 as mom gives birth to son in bathroom

    Monday, February 3 2014 7:13 PM EST2014-02-04 00:13:05 GMT
    When Rob Lutz' wife Laura went into labor, there was no time to get to the hospital - he had to deliver his son."This is going to happen here; we need to be ready for this," recalled Lutz, who delivered
    When Rob Lutz' wife Laura went into labor, there was no time to get to the hospital - he had to deliver his son."This is going to happen here; we need to be ready for this," recalled Lutz, who delivered
  • Are electronic devices making kids nearsighted?

    Are electronic devices making kids nearsighted?

    Monday, February 3 2014 9:18 AM EST2014-02-03 14:18:04 GMT
    (CBS Pittsburg) Computers, tablets, cell phones - is all this focusing on tiny electronic devices taking a toll on our childrens' eyes? "The parents come in here and say, 'oh, I was in sixth grade when
    (CBS Pittsburg) Computers, tablets, cell phones - is all this focusing on tiny electronic devices taking a toll on our childrens' eyes? "The parents come in here and say, 'oh, I was in sixth grade when
  • Quick Stir Fry from Budget Gourmet

    Quick Stir Fry from Budget Gourmet

    Friday, January 31 2014 7:40 PM EST2014-02-01 00:40:17 GMT
    Quick Stir Fry from Murray and Mike's Catering  Vegetables such as Broccoli Bok Choy Snap Peas Carrots Mushrooms String Beans Squash Zucchini Red Onio
    Quick Stir Fry from Murray and Mike's Catering  Vegetables such as Broccoli Bok Choy Snap Peas Carrots Mushrooms String Beans Squash Zucchini Red Onion Garlic Chicken Other ingredients Vegetable Oil Sesame Oil Soy Sauce Rice Wine
  • McLeod Health honors "Volunteer of the Year"

    McLeod Health honors "Volunteer of the Year"

    Friday, January 31 2014 4:13 PM EST2014-01-31 21:13:44 GMT
    McLeod Regional Medical Center has named Jerry Aiken as the Volunteer of the Year for 2013. The announcement was made during the annual McLeod Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held January 31 at the Florence
    McLeod Regional Medical Center has named Jerry Aiken as the Volunteer of the Year for 2013. The announcement was made during the annual McLeod Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held January 31 at the Florence
  • Radiothon to Benefit McLeod Children's Hospital

    Radiothon to Benefit McLeod Children's Hospital

    Friday, January 31 2014 2:20 PM EST2014-01-31 19:20:30 GMT
    FLORENCE, SC - Eagle 92.9 and 103X will broadcast the Radiothon live from the McLeod Children's Hospital Child Life Activity Center on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7, from 6:00 a.m. until
    FLORENCE, SC - Eagle 92.9 and 103X will broadcast the Radiothon live from the McLeod Children's Hospital Child Life Activity Center on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7, from 6:00 a.m. until
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast hosts heart seminar and cancer support group

    McLeod Loris Seacoast hosts heart seminar and cancer support group

    Friday, January 31 2014 2:18 PM EST2014-01-31 19:18:25 GMT
    LORIS, SC - Does cancer play a role in your life either as a patient, caregiver, friend or family member? McLeod Loris Seacoast is pleased to announce the addition of a free Cancer Support Group for anyone
    LORIS, SC - Does cancer play a role in your life either as a patient, caregiver, friend or family member? McLeod Loris Seacoast is pleased to announce the addition of a free Cancer Support Group
  • North Myrtle Beach venue plans for busy Presidents' Day weekend

    North Myrtle Beach venue plans for busy Presidents' Day weekend

    Friday, January 31 2014 10:05 AM EST2014-01-31 15:05:10 GMT
    The 17th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon is February 15. Many runners may train up until race day, but the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach also prepares for a busy marathon weekend. "We throw an after
    Many runners may train up until race day, but the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach also prepares for a busy marathon weekend.
  • Red Cross blood donations centers on delayed schedule

    Red Cross blood donations centers on delayed schedule

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 9:39 PM EST2014-01-30 02:39:05 GMT
    The following American Red Cross SC Region blood donation centers will be operating on a delayed schedule for Thursday, Jan. 30. Hours are as follows. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Florence Blood Donation
    The following American Red Cross SC Region blood donation centers will be operating on a delayed schedule for Thursday, Jan. 30. Hours are as follows. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Florence Blood Donation
  • Tips to avoid frostbite and hypothermia

    Tips to avoid frostbite and hypothermia

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-01-28 16:11:03 GMT
    There are some things you need to keep in mind during the cold, wintry weather we are experiencing this week. Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance
    There are some things you need to keep in mind during the cold, wintry weather we are experiencing this week. Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance
  • Blind NC man gets new 'eyes' with new app

    Blind NC man gets new 'eyes' with new app

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 3:45 AM EST2014-01-28 08:45:48 GMT
    We use our smart phones for many reasons, but for one blind Durham man, his iPhone is now a part of his life in a way he never thought possible. John Miller is 34 years old and was born with a genetic
    We use our smart phones for many reasons, but for one blind Durham man, his iPhone is now a part of his life in a way he never thought possible. John Miller is 34 years old and was born with a genetic
  • Florence's "Biggest Loser" registration opens

    Florence's "Biggest Loser" registration opens

    Monday, January 27 2014 5:34 PM EST2014-01-27 22:34:20 GMT
    Registration for Florence's BIGGEST LOSER is open now. Participants in this weight-loss, healthy lifestyle competition will receive a free membership to McLeod Health & Fitness Center for the duration
    Registration for Florence's BIGGEST LOSER is open now. Participants in this weight-loss, healthy lifestyle competition will receive a free membership to McLeod Health & Fitness Center for the duration
  • Southeastern Health announces several events for February

    Southeastern Health announces several events for February

    Monday, January 27 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-01-27 16:11:30 GMT
    LUMBERTON, NC - Southeastern Health in Lumberton will sponsor several events in February. Breast cancer survivors invited for UNCP Play 4Kay halftime recognition UNC Pembroke athletics and Gibson Cancer
    LUMBERTON, NC - Southeastern Health in Lumberton will sponsor several events in February.  
  • McLeod Loris Seacoast Nurse named emergency room nurse of the year

    McLeod Loris Seacoast Nurse named emergency room nurse of the year

    Monday, January 27 2014 11:01 AM EST2014-01-27 16:01:16 GMT
    McLeod Loris Seacoast is pleased to announce that Susan Douglas, RN, CEN, was recently named 2013 South Carolina Emergency Nurses Association Nurse of the Year for outstanding service. Douglas was nominated
    McLeod Loris Seacoast is pleased to announce that Susan Douglas, RN, CEN, was recently named 2013 South Carolina Emergency Nurses Association Nurse of the Year for outstanding service. Douglas was nominated
  • Dementia seminar at Bethea Baptist Retirement Community postponed

    Dementia seminar at Bethea Baptist Retirement Community postponed

    Monday, January 27 2014 10:37 AM EST2014-01-27 15:37:59 GMT
    DARLINGTON, SC - The Conversations About Dementia Seminar that was scheduled for this Wednesday January 29th at Bethea Baptist Retirement Community has been POSTPONED until further notice due to the threat
    DARLINGTON, SC - The Conversations About Dementia Seminar that was scheduled for this Wednesday January 29th at Bethea Baptist Retirement Community has been POSTPONED until further notice
  • Hartsville hospital to be sold following acquisition under FTC rule

    Hartsville hospital to be sold following acquisition under FTC rule

    Saturday, January 25 2014 10:17 AM EST2014-01-25 15:17:32 GMT
    According to a press release from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it's requiring Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) to sell Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville and an Alabama hospital as a condition
    According to a press release from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it's requiring Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) to sell Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville and an Alabama hospital as a condition
  • Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Cost SC's Uninsured

    Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Cost SC's Uninsured

    Saturday, January 25 2014 8:08 AM EST2014-01-25 13:08:11 GMT
    South Carolinians are already paying for medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. But Governor Nikki Haley chose not to enroll in it. Instead, state lawmakers worked up another plan. It's called
    South Carolinians are already paying for medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. But Governor Nikki Haley chose not to enroll in it. Instead, state lawmakers worked up another plan. It's called
  • Hartsville hospital to host several Heart Month events

    Hartsville hospital to host several Heart Month events

    Friday, January 24 2014 1:06 PM EST2014-01-24 18:06:41 GMT
    HARTSVILLE, SC - To raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat and to celebrate National Wear Red Day, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center has planned some educational
    HARTSVILLE, SC - To raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat and to celebrate National Wear Red Day, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center has planned some educational
  • Free seminar on procedure for osteoarthritis of the knee

    Free seminar on procedure for osteoarthritis of the knee

    Friday, January 24 2014 1:02 PM EST2014-01-24 18:02:08 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Riyaz Jinnah of Southeastern Orthopedics will present a free seminar on Thursday, February 13 on MAKOplasty®, a minimally-invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Riyaz Jinnah of Southeastern Orthopedics will present a free seminar on Thursday, February 13 on MAKOplasty®, a minimally-invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure
  • Breast cancer survivors invited for UNCP Play 4Kay halftime recognition

    Breast cancer survivors invited for UNCP Play 4Kay halftime recognition

    Friday, January 24 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-01-24 18:00:35 GMT
    PEMBROKE, NC - UNC Pembroke athletics and Gibson Cancer Center would like to invite breast cancer survivors to take part in UNCP's Play 4Kay game – an annual initiative in the name of the late women's
    PEMBROKE, NC - UNC Pembroke athletics and Gibson Cancer Center would like to invite breast cancer survivors to take part in UNCP's Play 4Kay game 
  • Grandparents plan golf tourney in honor of cystic fibrosis grandchildren

    Grandparents plan golf tourney in honor of cystic fibrosis grandchildren

    Thursday, January 23 2014 7:57 PM EST2014-01-24 00:57:16 GMT
    The Inaugural Marissa & Jonathon Golf Tournament is planned February 11 with an 8:30 am Shotgun start at the Diamondback Golf Course at Woodland Valley Country Club in Myrtle Beach. This golfing event
    The Inaugural Marissa & Jonathon Golf Tournament is planned February 11 with an 8:30 am Shotgun start at the Diamondback Golf Course at Woodland Valley Country Club in Myrtle Beach. This golfing event
  • Thousands in South Carolina cannot afford health care

    Thousands in South Carolina cannot afford health care

    Thursday, January 23 2014 6:30 PM EST2014-01-23 23:30:49 GMT
    Last night, in her state-of-the-state address, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called the Affordable Care Act "disastrous." It certainly didn't start all that well, when back in October, the website
    Last night, in her state-of-the-state address, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called the Affordable Care Act "disastrous." It certainly didn't start all that well, when back in October, the website
  • Red Cross needs additional volunteers

    Red Cross needs additional volunteers

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:58 AM EST2014-01-23 16:58:19 GMT
    The American Red Cross is inviting the community to attend a New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross. Orientations will be held at the Red Cross Chapter
    The American Red Cross is inviting the community to attend a New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross. Orientations will be held at the Red Cross Chapter
  • SC BlueCross Foundation provides more than $4.89 million in grants statewide

    SC BlueCross Foundation provides more than $4.89 million in grants statewide

    Thursday, January 23 2014 10:30 AM EST2014-01-23 15:30:43 GMT
    The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has awarded more than $4.89 million in its latest grant cycle to health care-related organizations serving uninsured and underinsured South Carolinians. "The
    The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has awarded more than $4.89 million in its latest grant cycle to health care-related organizations serving uninsured and underinsured South Carolinians. "The
  • Conversations about dementia held in Darlington

    Conversations about dementia held in Darlington

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-01-22 16:42:05 GMT
    Bethea Baptist Retirement Community will host Conversations About Dementia sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. It will be held at the Bethea Baptist Retirement Community Chapel Wednesday January
    Bethea Baptist Retirement Community will host Conversations About Dementia sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. It will be held at the Bethea Baptist Retirement Community Chapel Wednesday January
  • Grand Strand Regional announces February childbirth education classes

    Grand Strand Regional announces February childbirth education classes

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 1:29 PM EST2014-01-21 18:29:09 GMT
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center announces a series of childbirth education classes for February. A one-day, six hour Prepared Childbirth course will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 9 am - 3
    Grand Strand Regional Medical Center announces a series of childbirth education classes for February. A one-day, six hour Prepared Childbirth course will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 9 am - 3
  • Grand Strand regional medical center schedules

    Grand Strand regional medical center schedules

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 1:23 PM EST2014-01-21 18:23:52 GMT
    The following support groups have scheduled meetings in February. For more information, please call 692-4444. The La Leche Breastfeeding Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 am at
    The following support groups have scheduled meetings in February. For more information, please call 692-4444. The La Leche Breastfeeding Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 am at
  • Vascular Neurologist joins Grand Strand Med. Center

    Vascular Neurologist joins Grand Strand Med. Center

    Monday, January 20 2014 11:54 AM EST2014-01-20 16:54:16 GMT
    Vascular neurologist Anil Yallapragada, MD, has joined Grand Strand Regional Medical Center as medical director of the Primary Stroke Center.Vascular neurologist Anil Yallapragada, MD, has joined Grand Strand Regional Medical Center as medical director of the Primary Stroke Center.
    (News Release) Vascular neurologist Anil Yallapragada, MD, has joined Grand Strand Regional Medical Center as medical director of the Primary Stroke Center. Previously, Dr. Yallapragada was a stroke
    Vascular neurologist Anil Yallapragada, MD, has joined Grand Strand Regional Medical Center as medical director of the Primary Stroke Center. Previously, Dr. Yallapragada was a stroke clinical instructor at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Pulmonologist joins SeHealth in Lumberton

    Pulmonologist joins SeHealth in Lumberton

    Monday, January 20 2014 9:05 AM EST2014-01-20 14:05:52 GMT
    Pulmonologist joins SeHealthPulmonologist joins SeHealth
    (News Release) Pulmonologist Dr. Shishir Ojha has joined Southeastern Pulmonary and Sleep Clinic and the medical staff of Southeastern Health. A native of India, Dr. Ojha completed his medical degree
    Pulmonologist Dr. Shishir Ojha has joined Southeastern Pulmonary and Sleep Clinic and the medical staff of Southeastern Health.
  • Flu season child death toll doubles in CDC's latest flu report

    Flu season child death toll doubles in CDC's latest flu report

    Monday, January 20 2014 8:09 AM EST2014-01-20 13:09:52 GMT
    (CBS News) Flu activity continues to climb in the U.S., with 40 states now reporting widespread disease activity during the week of January 5 through 11 -- up from 35 states from last week's report. Each
    (CBS News) Flu activity continues to climb in the U.S., with 40 states now reporting widespread disease activity during the week of January 5 through 11 -- up from 35 states from last week's report. Each
  • Candace Cameron-Bure speaks at Florence women's health event

    Candace Cameron-Bure speaks at Florence women's health event

    Sunday, January 19 2014 12:41 PM EST2014-01-19 17:41:07 GMT
    There were booths, screenings and even vendors were set up and ready for a big day. McLeod Health and She Magazine sponsored a women's health event at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Women packed
    There were booths, screenings and even vendors were set up and ready for a big day. McLeod Health and She Magazine sponsored a women's health event at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Women packed
  • Grand Strand Regional Health Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 1

    Grand Strand Regional Health Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 1

    Thursday, January 16 2014 3:44 PM EST2014-01-16 20:44:34 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (PRESS RELEASE) Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will sponsor its 33rd annual health fair on Saturday, February 1 from 9 am - 1 pm at Coastal Grand Mall. The health fair is held the
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (PRESS RELEASE) Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will sponsor its 33rd annual health fair on Saturday, February 1 from 9 am - 1 pm at Coastal Grand Mall.
  • Tuberculosis confirmed at SC high school

    Tuberculosis confirmed at SC high school

    Thursday, January 16 2014 12:52 PM EST2014-01-16 17:52:45 GMT
    A former Stratford High School student tested positive for tuberculosis. On Monday afternoon, DHEC was informed by a medical facility that the former Stratford High student may be infected. On Tuesday,
    A former Stratford High School student tested positive for tuberculosis. On Monday afternoon, DHEC was informed by a medical facility that the former Stratford High student may be infected. On Tuesday,
  • Good Question: Eminent Domain

    Good Question: Eminent Domain

    Thursday, January 16 2014 11:27 AM EST2014-01-16 16:27:45 GMT
    News13 continues to answer questions submitted by viewers. News13 meteorologist Martha Spencer asked what the law concerning property moved by the government for a construction project. Robert Shelton,
    News13 meteorologist Martha Spencer asked what the law concerning property moved by the government for a construction project.
  • Cat exposes 4 people to rabies in Williamsburg County

    Cat exposes 4 people to rabies in Williamsburg County

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 3:00 PM EST2014-01-15 20:00:57 GMT
    Four adults have been recommended for post-exposure treatment after being exposed to rabies by a cat that tested positive for the disease after being found in the Hemingway area of Williamsburg County,
    Four adults have been recommended for post-exposure treatment after being exposed to rabies by a cat that tested positive for the disease after being found in the Hemingway area of Williamsburg County,
  • SC girl raises money for classmate with inoperable brain tumor

    SC girl raises money for classmate with inoperable brain tumor

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 1:06 PM EST2014-01-14 18:06:52 GMT
    On a Monday afternoon, once Bella Feinzig got settled in from school she went to gather a few goodies to sell, a poster board, and a plastic table and then headed out the door to help her school-mate Ethen Richardson. Bella
    On a Monday afternoon, once Bella Feinzig got settled in from school she went to gather a few goodies to sell, a poster board, and a plastic table and then headed out the door to help her school-mate Ethen Richardson. Bella
  • Flu advisory from McLeod Health

    Flu advisory from McLeod Health

    Monday, January 13 2014 5:16 PM EST2014-01-13 22:16:05 GMT
    From McLeod Health Press Release While there are no hospital restrictions on visitation, except for what is required in critical care areas, the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Epidemiology
    The CDC and McLeod Health recommend people limit visiting patients at hospitals during flu season.
  • Study seeks best way to safely reduce asthma medication

    Study seeks best way to safely reduce asthma medication

    Monday, January 13 2014 2:30 PM EST2014-01-13 19:30:12 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Asthma researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are part of a national study to establish guidelines for safely stepping down treatment in patients whose asthma is
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Asthma researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are part of a national study to establish guidelines for safely stepping down treatment in patients whose asthma is
  • GHS supermarket tours earn national recognition

    GHS supermarket tours earn national recognition

    Monday, January 13 2014 10:05 AM EST2014-01-13 15:05:53 GMT
    Georgetown Hospital System's (GHS) local supermarket tours have garnered some big national exposure for their impact on the surrounding community. An article about the tours is included in an American
    Georgetown Hospital System's (GHS) local supermarket tours have garnered some big national exposure for their impact on the surrounding community. An article about the tours is included in an American
  • Florence community comes together to "Jam for Owen"

    Florence community comes together to "Jam for Owen"

    Sunday, January 12 2014 10:50 AM EST2014-01-12 15:50:58 GMT
    Just months after the Florence community rolled for team Owen, Saturday, they came together to "jam." 9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission
    Just months after the Florence community rolled for team Owen, Saturday, they came together to "jam." 9-year-old Owen Plasman has been battling cancer for the past year and although Owen is in remission
  • House Party Fitness trend hits the Grand Strand

    House Party Fitness trend hits the Grand Strand

    Friday, January 10 2014 11:39 PM EST2014-01-11 04:39:49 GMT
    It's fun, it's fast paced, and the ladies who love it say there's nothing they'd rather do on a Friday night. House Party Fitness has become a popular fitness trend on the North end of the strand. Certified
    It's fun, it's fast paced, and the ladies who love it say there's nothing they'd rather do on a Friday night. House Party Fitness has become a popular fitness trend on the North end of the strand. Certified
  • Flu deaths are on the rise in both Carolinas

    Flu deaths are on the rise in both Carolinas

    Friday, January 10 2014 12:00 PM EST2014-01-10 17:00:08 GMT
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    Just trying to figure this out – in NC there were 5 flu deaths between 12/29 13 and 1/4/14 bringing the total to 21 since 10/5/13 In SC, there have been 8 flu deaths since 12/28/13 and 17 deaths since
    Just trying to figure this out – in NC there were 5 flu deaths between 12/29 13 and 1/4/14 bringing the total to 21 since 10/5/13 In SC, there have been 8 flu deaths since 12/28/13 and 17 deaths since
  • Study: Nearly 70% of adults experience digital eye strain from staring at their computer screens

    Study: Nearly 70% of adults experience digital eye strain from staring at their computer screens

    Friday, January 10 2014 10:22 AM EST2014-01-10 15:22:26 GMT
    Study: Nearly 70% of adults experience digital eye strain from staring at their computer screens A new study released Thursday revealed that nearly 70 percent of American adults experience eye strain
    Study: Nearly 70% of adults experience digital eye strain from staring at their computer screens A new study released Thursday revealed that nearly 70 percent of American adults experience eye strain
  • Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections

    Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections

    Friday, January 10 2014 7:03 AM EST2014-01-10 12:03:44 GMT
    As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 280 blood drives
    As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 280 blood drives
  • Carolinas Hospital System offers help to sign up for health insurance marketplace

    Carolinas Hospital System offers help to sign up for health insurance marketplace

    Thursday, January 9 2014 3:23 PM EST2014-01-09 20:23:36 GMT
    FLORENCE SC - If you're uninsured, there's still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty. The Affordable Care Act requires that most Americans obtain
    FLORENCE SC - If you're uninsured, there's still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty.
  • Little River Medical Center offers free health insurance workshop

    Little River Medical Center offers free health insurance workshop

    Thursday, January 9 2014 2:30 PM EST2014-01-09 19:30:12 GMT
    LITTLE RIVER, SC - Little River Medical Center offers help with enrollment in the health insurance marketplace. Certified application counselors from Little River Medical Center will be hosting workshops
    LITTLE RIVER, SC - Little River Medical Center offers help with enrollment in the health insurance marketplace. 
  • SC boy with brain tumor unresponsive for a week, but breathing on his own

    SC boy with brain tumor unresponsive for a week, but breathing on his own

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 1:15 PM EST2014-02-05 18:15:13 GMT
    Ethen Richardson, an 8-year-old from Mount Pleasant, has not been able to wake up in more than a week but is breathing on his own, according to his family's Facebook page updates. Ethen's story has
    Ethen Richardson, an 8-year-old from Mount Pleasant, has not been able to wake up in more than a week but is breathing on his own, according to his family's Facebook page updates. Ethen's story has
  • Spike in flu deaths in both Carolinas

    Spike in flu deaths in both Carolinas

    Thursday, February 6 2014 2:40 PM EST2014-02-06 19:40:48 GMT
    Associated Press - Health officials say 10 more people died from the flu last week in North Carolina, bringing the death toll for the flu season up to 56. The Department of Health and Human Services
    Associated Press - Health officials say 10 more people died from the flu last week in North Carolina, bringing the death toll for the flu season up to 56. The Department of Health and Human Services
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