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Price's exit further complicates GOP health care push

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Price's exit further complicates GOP health care push


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McLeod Health Foundation to host 'An Evening of Hope' to benefit cancer patients

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McLeod Health Foundation to host 'An Evening of Hope' to benefit cancer patients


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South Carolina hospitals to receive patients from islands destroyed by Hurricane Maria

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South Carolina hospitals to receive patients from islands destroyed by Hurricane Maria


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Case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Myrtle Beach

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Case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Myrtle Beach


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The memories of 9/11 are still vivid for a Lexington doctor

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The memories of 9/11 are still vivid for a Lexington doctor


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Evacuated patients returning to Hilton Head Island Hospital

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Evacuated patients returning to Hilton Head Island Hospital


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  • Lowcountry hospital holds wedding for Goose Creek woman diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer
    Lowcountry hospital holds wedding for Goose Creek woman diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer

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    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Goose Creek woman diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer had her wish come true on Thursday as staff held a wedding ceremony for the 39-year-old woman at a Lowcountry hospital. Kizzie Priestly wed David Hall at Trident Medical Center on Thursday night. The couple was supposed to get married on Sunday and set off to Disneyworld. But Priestly's condition worsened, and she was advised not to travel and admitted to the hospital
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  • Upstate coach to undergo bypass surgery following heart attack
    Upstate coach to undergo bypass surgery following heart attack

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    PENDLETON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Loved ones are asking for prayers as an Upstate coach prepares for bypass surgery following a heart attack. Pendleton High School football coach Paul Sutherland suffered a heart attack on Friday following the Bulldog's win against Powdersville. First responders were able to resuscitate him before the ambulance arrived, school officials said. Coach Sutherland will undergo bypass surgery Monday morning, they said
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  • Greenville Health System to give special onesies to babies born on day of eclipse
    Greenville Health System to give special onesies to babies born on day of eclipse

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    GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville Health System said babies born at GHS hospitals on Monday, August 21 will receive a special gift. In addition to being born on the day of the total solar eclipse, the babies will receive special garb to mark the occasion. The hospital said all babies will receive commemorative onesies. The onesies feature an illustration of the sun wearing eclipse glasses and the GHS logo
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Infections

  • First SC West Nile Virus death reported in Anderson Co
    First SC West Nile Virus death reported in Anderson Co

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    ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - An individual in Anderson County has died due to West Nile Virus, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC officials said in 2017, the agency has confirmed seven human cases, 10 infected birds and 55 infected mosquito samples. The death in Anderson County is the first in the state linked to West Nile Virus for 2017
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Cancer

  • Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue receives grant to reduce cancer risks
    Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue receives grant to reduce cancer risks

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue received word Friday the department is the recipient of a national grant. The department applied for the grant last year to help reduce toxic exhaust fumes inside fire stations, which can reduce the risks of cancer. The grant is called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant and gives money to stations that applied for needed supplies and equipment until the grant's money runs out
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Drugs & Medications

  • South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis
    South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

    , ktvn.com

    By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state's top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin. Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday announced the state had sued Purdue Pharma, accusing the maker of OxyContin and other opioid drugs of violating South Carolina's Unfair Trade Practices Act
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