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First Lawsuit Filed in Greenville Hospitals Infection Cases

First Lawsuit Filed in Greenville Hospitals Infection CasesNotice of intent to sue Greenville Health System has been filed in state court by Greenville attorney Blake Smith on behalf of three surgical patients who contracted an infection earlier this year.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Feds Move to Close No-Hospital Coverage Loophole

Feds Move to Close No-Hospital Coverage LoopholeFederal regulators Tuesday announced plans to close a loophole in the Affordable Care Act that allows large employers to offer plans that don't cover in-patient hospital stays.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for NurseState health officials had requested a judge enforce an Ebola quarantine ordered for a nurse not showing any symptoms.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Nation

Bucket List Complete, Cancer Patient Puts Off Ending Life

Bucket List Complete, Cancer Patient Puts Off Ending LifeBrittany Maynard says "it doesn't seem like the right time right now."
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Publix Recalls 31K Lbs of Chicken For Food Poisoning Risk

Publix Recalls 31K Lbs of Chicken For Food Poisoning RiskPublix grocery stores are recalling over 31,000 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken sold at stores nationwide.
  • On Your Side
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Doctors in SC To Discuss Ongoing Effort To Cut Tobacco Use

Doctors in SC To Discuss Ongoing Effort To Cut Tobacco UseDoctors from across the nation are gathering in the nation's No. 5 tobacco-growing state to discuss the latest scientific research on tobacco
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

Woman Choosing To End Life at 29 Completes Bucket List

Woman Choosing To End Life at 29 Completes Bucket ListThe 29-year-old woman with terminal cancer has completed her "Bucket List"
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

DHEC: SC Infant Mortality Lowest in Decades

DHEC: SC Infant Mortality Lowest in DecadesPublic health officials say South Carolina's infant mortality rate is at its lowest point in decades.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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SC Opts Not To Quarantine Health Care Workers

SC Opts Not To Quarantine Health Care WorkersGovernor's Spokesperson: "We are awaiting the updated guidelines," for the handling of health care workers from W. Africa
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Eliza's Family Living in Quarantine

Eliza's Family Living in QuarantineWith flu season here and the concern over Ebola, we've been talking a lot about quarantines.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Dallas Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson To Leave Hospital

Dallas Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson To Leave HospitalAmber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus, is now free of the virus & will be discharged Tuesday
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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DHEC Gets $2.2 Million Grant from Feds

DHEC Gets $2.2 Million Grant from FedsThe S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is receiving a grant of more than $2.2 million to provide services to mothers and children.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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List of Things You Should Never Refrigerate

List of Things You Should Never RefrigerateThese days, you just can't be too careful when it comes to your health, your online security, your banking, and your food.
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  • 1 month ago
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Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen Pills

Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen PillsA North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.
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  • 1 month ago
Nation

Woman Ousted By Church For Medicinal Marijuana Use

Woman Ousted By Church For Medicinal Marijuana UseA Texas woman says she was cast out of her church for her use of medicinal marijuana extract.
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Health

Fort Gordon Soldiers To Deploy To West Africa

Fort Gordon Soldiers To Deploy To West AfricaA group of soldiers from the Augusta area is being sent to West Africa to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus.
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  • 1 month ago
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CDC Issues Stricter Ebola Gear Guidelines

CDC Issues Stricter Ebola Gear GuidelinesHospital workers treating Ebola patients should wear double sets of gloves, disposable hoods with full face shields and special masks, according to strengthened guidelines issued Monday night by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • 1 month ago
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Greenville Co. Schools To Screen New Students For Ebola

Greenville Co. Schools To Screen New Students For EbolaGreenville County Schools will begin screening new students for Ebola prior to enrollment
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  • 1 month ago
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For A City Weary Of Ebola, A Welcome 'D-Day'

For A City Weary Of Ebola, A Welcome 'D-Day'Family and some others who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan ended monitoring Sunday.
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  • 1 month ago
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Senator Tim Scott Calls for Ebola Travel Ban

Senator Tim Scott Calls for Ebola Travel BanSenator Tim Scott is calling for a temporary travel ban from western Africa to the U.S. because of the Ebola outbreak.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Worker Who May Have Handled Ebola Specimen On Cruise

Worker Who May Have Handled Ebola Specimen On CruiseA health care worker that may have handled a specimen from an Ebola patient who died in Dallas is aboard a cruse ship.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Charleston AFB Pilots Play It Safe In Western Africa

Charleston AFB Pilots Play It Safe In Western AfricaPilots from Charleston's USAF Air Mobility Command spoke with the media about flights to W. Africa
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

Travel Ban For Texas Health Care Workers in Ebola Case

Travel Ban For Texas Health Care Workers in Ebola CaseThe travel ban covers more than 70 health care workers involved in Thomas Duncan's Ebola treatment in Dallas.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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MUSC Hospital Ready to Take Ebola Patients

MUSC Hospital Ready to Take Ebola PatientsThe Medical University of Charleston said it is ready to accept an Ebola patient if one is identified in South Carolina, the first hospital in the state to announce that it's prepared to treat a patient.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Palmetto Health Prepares for Ebola

Palmetto Health Prepares for EbolaPalmetto Health Hospital will serve as the Regional hospital in the event an Ebola patient is in our part of the state.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Obama Calls Up Reserves To Deal With Ebola in Africa

Obama Calls Up Reserves To Deal With Ebola in AfricaPresident Obama has issued an executive order calling up ready reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Poll: 58% of Americans Are Following Ebola Closely

Poll: 58% of Americans Are Following Ebola CloselyIn a survey conducted over the past 2 days, the majority of those surveyed feel America is under prepared for Ebola.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago