Parents of Gamecocks QB hope special moment in Saturday’s game will raise awareness on mental health

Free flu shots available soon for some families in the Midlands

  SC politician bitten by copperhead snake at Lexington home

FDA warns public to not eat Kroger tuna steaks

  Parents concerned over bedbugs found in Lexington One classroom

  Forest Acres resident says backyard smells like ‘slightly masked garbage dump’

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  VIRAL VIDEO: S.C. girl in wheelchair dances her heart out

Shaw Air Force Base outlines plans for resiliency day to address suicides

  Q&A: Strategies for managing back-to-school anxiety for kids of all ages

Lexington Medical Center earns 3-star rating for heart surgery

Lexington Medical Center named one of SC’s Best Places to Work

Sign up for the 2019 Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers South Carolina 5K

  Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday, August 15 that a medication used to treat migraines was being pulled from shelves because continued use could lead to serious, life threatening infections.

  Affordable housing community for adults with autism, learning disabilities coming to Conway

A new housing development unlike any other in Horry County is expected to open in Conway later this year.

  Back-to-school: How much sleep does your child need to succeed?

According to the CDC, “children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk of obesity...poor mental health, and problems with attention and behavior.”

  Back-to-school: healthy & easy recipes for college students

These easy tips and recipes will keep you healthy all school-year.

  3 tips to help your child succeed with homework this year

  It’s never too late to start exercising

Cincinnati area girl, 5, diagnosed with rare tick paralysis

Horry County Schools toughening punishment for students caught vaping

  How to talk to your kids about mass shootings

S.C. among the worst states for healthcare, study says

Lowcountry infant with rare disease needs a blood stem cell donor

A nine-month-old infant who lives in the Charleston area needs your help.

  Firefighters top safety concern? The summer heat

Flames are the most obvious concern for Columbia firefighters, but these heroes are just as concerned as heat from Mother Nature.

  Meal Prep 101: Easy tips before your family goes back-to-school

Make meal prep fun and affordable for your family this year.

  Columbia has one of the highest rates in Peripheral Artery Disease

How many of you talk in your households about peripheral artery disease? Apparently, quite a few of you.

  Customers wary after more SC restaurants listed for possible Hepatitis A exposure

Officials from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) say two more restaurants in the Palmetto state could have exposed their customers to Hepatitis A, as a reported outbreak of the virus continues.

  Signs of Alzheimer’s and how it affects families

June is Alzheimer's and brain awareness month, an opportunity to highlight a major public health issue.

  Seven-year-old cancer survivor talks about experience at Prisma’s Camp KEMO

Do you remember your favorite part of summer camp as a kid? Well, Catherine Ray Tucker does, all thanks to the power of medicine and a camp for kids meant to inspire and give the experience of a lifetime.

Breaking down the difference between CBD, hemp and marijuana

Do you know the difference between them?

  Which drinks are the most hydrating for your body?

"ORS (oral rehydration solution), milk and orange juice retained almost 50% of fluid in the body 2 hours after being consumed."

  Cooling cap keeps cancer patients from losing their hair during chemotherapy

There’s a new cap in town, but it’s not the kind you wear on a night out; it’s actually helping people through tough times.

  Is your sunscreen harming your skin? New study says it might be

Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated in the EWG's “2019 Guide to Sunscreens” would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

  A lethal kiss for your beloved pet; vet warns of dangers of kissing bugs ahead of summer heat

As a pet owner, you know to look out for fleas and ticks. But have you worried about the kissing bug? If you haven’t, you should.

  Actually, it IS brain surgery

Why would a young lady fly all the way from the state of Washington to South Carolina for a doctor appointment?

  Customers at an SC restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A, state health officials say

DHEC was notified on May 17, 2019, that an employee of the restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A.

Planned Parenthood schedules national protests against abortion bans, 1 scheduled at SC State House Tuesday

As the debate regarding abortion and women’s rights continues to heat up across the nation, Planned Parenthood has staged a national ‘STOP THE BANS’ day of action protest to fight against restrictive abortion laws being passed in the country.

3 people potentially exposed to rabies by stray cat in Lexington

Three people have been referred to their health care providers after being potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat in near downtown Lexington.

  New bunion procedure slashes recovery time and minimizes pain, according to Irmo surgeon

A local podiatrist says a new procedure is literally changing the game for those suffering from bunions. The proof is in the testimonies of patients back recovering in record time, and that includes a local grandmother with every need to stay on her feet.

  SC public health officials warn against ‘significant increase’ of hepatitis A cases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis A is “usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water.”

  Healthy snack swaps for kids’ lunchboxes this summer

Pack a healthy lunchbox for your kids this summer!

Report: Unvaccinated KY teen who sued health department gets chickenpox

The Kentucky high school student who went to court to fight his school’s efforts to slow a chickenpox outbreak has gotten the illness, according to a report.

  SC woman uses car as billboard, searching for donor kidney for high school sweetheart

Karyne and James Worthy are high school sweethearts. After 29 years as husband and wife, they share everything. There’s one thing, though, that Karyne can’t give James, but she’s determined to find it.

  Teachers say more mental health counselors needed in SC schools

Next week, teachers will be rallying at the State House to push for changes in the classroom.

  Measles infections are on the rise across America: what about South Carolina?

A cough or a sneeze from someone infected by the measles lives in the air for two hours. Which means you may never know who infected you with the ultra-contagious disease.

LMC’s new patient tower has the hospital’s history in a new baby mosaic

Lexington Medical Center’s new patient care tower features a mosaic with the photos of 4,068 babies born at the hospital over the years. Did you have a baby there and submit a photo? Come see it at the hospital inside the Main Entrance lobby.

  GALLERY + VIDEO: 18th annual Heart + Sole Women’s 5-Miler

Check out the happenings of the 18th annual Heart & Sole Women's 5-miler!

Fake-smiling at work makes you drink more at home, study reveals

Is the sauce becoming your boss? This study may tell you why.

Join us for the annual Heart and Sole 5-miler

Lexington Medical Center and the women of WIS hope to see you this weekend in Finlay Park for Heart and Sole!

Hey, girlfriend! Here’s how we can join in the fight for heart disease in women

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America. Join Lexington Medical Center and the women of WIS for the Heart and Sole Women’s Five Miler on Saturday, April 20 in Finlay Park. Register and HeartAndSoleRun.com

  Talk of the Town: Calling all girlfriends for the Heart and Sole Five-Miler

See you Saturday, April 20. Be ready to start your day with a “Hey, Girlfriends!” greeting.

Do not give medical testing samples, information to these potential scammers, deputies say

The sheriff’s office says if you are approached by members of this group, you’re asked to call (803)-321-2222.

  South Carolina mom fights for organ donors in D.C. after daughter undergoes two failed transplants

Frances Ashe-Goins, of Columbia, says her daughter, Sheryl, was diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 17 right as she was preparing to graduate from high school.

Limited recall of Hunt’s Tomato Paste cans due to potential mold

The recall stated after the canning process, it is possible that the product was damaged creating the potential for mold.

  Autism Academy of SC gears up for 3rd annual Fitness Festival benefitting Camp Mates

Supporting a local non-profit while getting your sweat on with your family: that’s the goal of the 3rd annual Fitness Festival benefitting Camp Mates.

SC woman proposes to boyfriend fighting cancer: ‘I asked..before it was too late’

"We were perfect together. He was my other half," Justice said.

SC to receive $7M to expand access to opioid addiction treatments

The funding is coming from the state opioid response grant program

LMC’s new patient tower is for babies and moms

Lexington Medical Center has opened its new patient care tower. As the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history, it’s the new home of the hospital’s Mother/Baby unit, 8 new operating rooms, more than 200 beds and expanded dining options. The hospital looks forward to taking care of the M

  The 3 most common physical attacks on women and how to protect yourself

Self-defense training is key when it comes to combating physical attacks.

  Medical-legal partnerships working together to help families across South Carolina

The University of South Carolina’s Carolina Health Advocacy Medicolegal Partnership (CHAMPS) Clinic is made up of a team of graduate students and faculty from USC’s School of Law. They work with low-income clients to understand the medical system.

  Opioid antidote use continues to rise in SC

They are one of the many pharmacies in South Carolina who can dispense naloxone to someone without a prescription. The drug is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

LMC’s new patient care tower is coming this month

The tower is the new home of the Mother/Baby unit. The hospital looks forward to being an important part of families’ special moments for years to come.

Another 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure recalled

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging is voluntarily recalling 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Do not stop taking the medication until you have a new treatment plan prepared by a doctor or pharmacist.

  Columbia runner becomes first African American female to complete 15 marathons, each, in under three hours

Columbia runner Shawanna White recently became the first African American female to complete 15 marathons in under three hours.

  Teen raises cancer funds that could now help save her own life

The teen never could have known the money she was raising for several weeks with other students, would end up helping to treat her.

  SCE&G to unveil new plan to rid Congaree River of nine acres of coal tar

SCE&G will unveil its newest plan to rid the river of pollution regulators said it caused a century ago at a public meeting on April 2.

When it comes to a stroke, you have to thing F-A-S-T

Lexington Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center, awarded for excellence in stroke care.

Reminder: March is colon cancer awareness month

Colonoscopy can help prevent colon cancer. Generally speaking, screenings should begin at age 50.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

The latest case "shows the cure of Timothy Brown was not a fluke and can be recreated," said Dr. Keith Jerome of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle who had no role. He added that it could lead to a simpler approach that could be used more widely.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

  How do microplastics in our drinking water affect our health?

Our months-long WIS investigation into plastic in drinking water concludes with trying to answer one question: how bad is it for our health?

  Hemp is the newest cash crop and job market in South Carolina

City Roots Farm is expanding their reach into the hemp industry with CBD products and textiles.

  Take this pop quiz and put your heart into it

While 7 out of 10 Americans recognize heart disease as the number one killer of both men and women, a national survey finds people still worry more about cancer than they do a heart attack.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

  Composting 101: 3 things you need to know before you start

Composting is an easy and important way to bring life to your garden and help the environment.

Chick-fil-A offering keto-friendly menu options

The restaurant’s keto-friendly option allows you to eat on the go while sticking to the popular diet trend.

  Talk of the Town: How to attack a cold virus and WHAT in the world is SCOBY?

Is a virus is attacking you? If so, how do you fight back? Lere' Robinson is a nutrition consultant with Alive Again. She uses food as medicine.

Do you suffer from migraines? The weather may not be helping

For people who get migraines, weather fluctuations are no laughing matter.