‘Too many people don’t believe these children’: Recognizing child sex abuse signs could change court outcomes

Only 2-3 percent of sexually abused children show physical signs, according to Dr. Elizabeth Morphis with the Durant Children's Center. Instead the public needs to look out for change in behavior and not ignore red flags.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

  How a new South Carolina law is helping nurse practitioners expand their roles

  MUSC Florence announces new transplant outreach clinic

  Grand Strand doctors explain why more people get sick during colder weather

Horry County Fire Rescue gives back to help those battling cancer

  Grand Strand doctor talks research that finds Vitamin E acetate may be linked to vaping illness

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  How Grand Strand hospitals are handling the nationwide drug shortages

  Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

DHEC confirms SC’s first flu-related death of the season

  Local therapists see increase in mental health patients of all ages

  Is it the flu or vaping-related illness? Why doctors say it could be difficult to tell apart

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

Clemson University, DHEC warn students, staff of confirmed case of mumps

University officials said they have been in communication with DHEC to identify anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

HAPPENING TODAY: Discard unwanted medications at drug take-back event

A drug take-back event will be held Thursday in Georgetown County.

  Conway Medical Center goes on the road to help women screen for breast cancer

Conway Medical Center is making sure that all women have the opportunity to get their annual mammograms.

Pee Dee pediatric office offers drive-thru flu shot clinic

  Suicides and homicides on the rise in young people in the U.S., according to the CDC

  Music helps Surfside Beach community raise money for metastatic breast cancer research

  This is Carolina: Man turns ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ after almost 400 pound weight loss

McLeod Health opens new emergency department in Carolina Forest Tuesday

  Grand Strand Health wants S.C. coastal hospitals to stay open during hurricanes

New CDC report shows alarming uptick in youth suicide rates

A disturbing trend surfaced Thursday in a new CDC report.

  First emergency department in Carolina Forest to open next week

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the only emergency department in the Carolina Forest area.

Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams paid for more than 500 mammograms in honor of late mother

In honor of his later mother, former NFL professional DeAngelo Williams helped pay for more than 500 mammograms over the past five years.

Flu season begins early in the Grand Strand

Flu season is here and doctors in the Grand Strand want people to be prepared for a possibly severe season.

  Hundreds of flamingos fill Pee Dee hospital lawn for breast cancer awareness

Hundreds of flamingos are helping to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

  Horry County officials warn about at-home rape kits

Two companies are under fire for making do-it-yourself rape kits for sexual assault survivors.

  First CBD guidelines released by the Arthritis Foundation

The CBD craze has taken off in recent years, especially after Congress passed the Farm Bill in 2018.

  Hundreds sign petition urging Horry County to fix mold issue at Carolina Forest High School

Horry County school board members received a petition with more than 500 signatures urging the district to address mold concerns at Carolina Forest High Schools and other schools.

  Doctors fear OBGYN shortage could happen in Horry County

The U.S. is seeing a growing physician shortage and it's impacting doctors in both primary and specialty health care.

CDC: Deer with TB can transmit bacteria to humans

The report, which was issued Sept. 20, stems from a case in Michigan where a man who had no exposure to people with endemic tuberculosis was diagnosed with the disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis.

  More states, including SC, working to require mental health education in the classroom

Many students have been in school for about a month now and the topic of suicide and mental health is in the spotlight. As a result, more states are requiring mental health education.

  Conway’s state-of-the-art cancer center opens Tuesday for patients

A ribbon-cutting was held Monday for the new Conway Medical Center Cancer Center.

  Grand Strand doctors already seeing early flu cases, predict severe flu season

Grand Strand doctors are already seeing cases of the flu trickling in and are predicting a severe flu season ahead.

  Grand Strand on alert as mosquito-borne virus hits parts of country

A dangerous and sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus has parts of the county on high alert.

  State lawmaker looking into potential ban of flavored vaping products

In response to hundreds of cases of reported lung injuries related to e-cigarettes and vaping across the country, some states are banning the sale of flavored vaping products.

  ‘It will shut down this industry:’ Grand Strand vape shop reacts to flavored e-cigarette ban

Health officials confirm a seventh person has died from a severe lung illness linked to vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now reporting at least 380 confirmed and probable vape-related illnesses, including in South Carolina.

  Grand Strand Medical Center treats patient with vaping-related lung illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising people to stop vaping.

West Nile case confirmed in York County

A case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Rock Hill by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Report: South Carolina ranks 4th in the nation for most gonorrhea cases

A study released this week shows South Carolina is among the nations worse in spreading and contracting one specific sexually transmitted disease.

  How to deal with hurricane anxiety

As officials warn residents from Florida to the Carolinas to prepare for Hurricane Dorian's unpredictable path, some may feel a rush of anxiety or exhaustion kick in.

  New nursing, rehabilitation center coming to Darlington

The Bethea Retirement Community announced plans to build a new $23 million nursing and rehabilitation center that will replace the current facility on their campus.

  Conway Medical Center welcomes inaugural class of Campbell University medical students

Conway Medical Center has welcomed its inaugural class of third-year Campbell med students on Wednesday.

Doctors: How much you weigh can change effectiveness of ‘Plan B’ pill

Though many doctors see the accessibility of the pill as a positive, many also acknowledge most women do not end up talking with a doctor before buying.

  Horry County Schools staff to undergo indoor air quality training to avoid mold issues

As the new school year begins, Horry County Schools is making sure students are healthy inside the classrooms.

  Conway Medical Center set to open state-of-the-art cancer center

Conway Medical Center announced on Tuesday that it will enhance its cancer care program with the opening of a new state-of-the-art cancer center.

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.

  Vets urge caution, awarness after three dogs die in N.C. following algae exposure

Dog owners are being warned about the dangers of toxic blue-green algae after three dogs in North Carolina died within hours of exposure to the harmful algae bloom.

  Horry County Schools toughening punishment for students caught vaping

The rise in vaping among teens is pushing Horry County Schools to toughen its stance.

New Tidelands Health facility at The Market Common now accepting appointments

Appointments are now being accepted at the new Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common.

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

A study released Monday by personal finance website WalletHub has ranked South Carolina among the worst states in the country for healthcare.

  ‘Hemp is here to stay:’ CBD shops taking precautions following recent S.C. Attorney General’s opinion

While it seems the hemp industry is taking off across the nation, South Carolina now questions the use of certain hemp products.

  New food vendor teaches employees healthier food options for school lunch

Florence School District One food service workers prepared a variety of new school lunch food for administrators and staff on Wednesday at Delmae Heights Elementary.

  Grand Strand resident doctors learn to treat venomous snake bites

A group of first year residency students with Grand Strand Health got to stretch their legs and get out of the classroom Friday.

  South Carolina ranks as one of the top states for opioid distribution

The Washington Post analyzed a DEA database that tracked 76 billion pain pills from manufacturer to pharmacy between 2006 to 2012.

  Beware during heat wave: Playground equipment can cause 2nd, 3rd-degree burns

If you plan on taking the kids to the playground this summer you might want to reconsider what time of day you go.

  Pharmacies still facing EpiPen shortage over a year later

EpiPens have been in short supply for over a year now after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first declared a shortage back in May 2018, citing to manufacturing issues.

  GSMC to open multi-million dollar ER facility in Carolina Forest

A new health care facility is in the works in Carolina Forest and officials say when it’s built, it’ll be a vital tool in getting folks treated quicker than before.

  American Red Cross facing blood emergency, asking for donations

The American Red Cross is facing a “blood emergency” and is asking for donations.

  Kratom supporters respond to recent FDA warning

The FDA is cracking down once again on Kratom products, which are herbal opioid-like supplements.

  13-year-old stepsisters celebrate remission after battling the same type of cancer

Olivia Barlow and Natalie Harvey have a few things in common. They are both 13, they are stepsisters, and they both have the same type of bone cancer.

  Tidelands Health using new technique to offer patients relief from chronic pain

With efforts across the country in place to reduce the number of opioids prescribed, physical therapists are using a new technique to help patients with chronic pain.

  CareSouth Carolina opens state of the art facility in McColl

Healthcare is now more accessible in Marlboro County with the opening of the new state-of-the-art CareSouth Carolina Healthcare facility.

  MBFD reminding beachgoers of beach umbrella safety after video goes viral

There's one object on the beach that may seem harmless, but it can cause serious injuries.

  Cleveland Clinic performs first in utero fetal surgery to repair birth defect (video)

Cleveland Clinic doctors performed their first surgery on a baby still in her mother’s womb to repair a spina bifida birth defect.

Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to five S.C. restaurants

Health officials trying to contain an outbreak of hepatitis A in South Carolina are warning customers of five restaurants that they might have been exposed.

North Carolina officials warn of possible measles case

Health officials warn that people who visited a coffee shop in Durham, North Carolina, last week may have been exposed to measles.

  Experts say the opioid epidemic is putting people at risk for Hepatitis C infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates nearly 2.4 million Americans live with Hepatitis C. Studies show there’s a link between the infectious disease and the opioid epidemic. In South Carolina, the number of diagnosed cases has gone up since 2010.

  How the global helium shortage could impact the health industry

The health care industry is taking a hit as a result of the nationwide helium shortage.

Grand Strand’s mini baby boom may be due to Hurricane Florence, local hospital says

A local hospital is gearing up for a mini baby boom this month – nine months after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas.

  McLeod Health’s 6-year-old ambassador receives big welcome home celebration

A 6-year-old girl with tons of personality and perseverance had a welcome home celebration Wednesday afternoon.

  Kroger to begin selling CBD products in 17 states including Kentucky, Indiana

The Kroger Co. is joining the growing list of retailers selling CBD products.

Mother asks for birthday cards for 2-year-old son with Down syndrome, leukemia at MUSC

The mother of a 2-year-old boy with Down syndrome and battling leukemia hopes to make his third birthday a memorable one.

  Conway Medical Center opens new facility in Socastee

Conway Medical Center celebrated the opening of a new 36,000 square-foot facility in the Socastee area Monday.

  McLeod Regional Medical Center holds ceremony for new emergency department

A “Topping Off” ceremony was held Thursday afternoon for McLeod Regional Medical Center’s new emergency department.

  New study finds teens still commonly prescribed opioids

As the nation continues to battle an opioid epidemic, a recent study finds the rates of opioid prescriptions remain high for adolescents and young adults.

  Pee Dee healthcare center uses virtual reality therapy to treat patients

Behavioral health professionals at HopeHealth are now using virtual reality therapy to treat behavioral and mental disorders like phobias, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.

  Medical professionals stress importance of recognizing heat-related illnesses

Memorial Day weekend kicked off with some record-breaking temperatures along the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, and the heat wave is not over yet.

  Grand Strand parents, guardians learn about signs, symptoms of mental illness

Parents and guardians of middle and high school students in Georgetown County gathered to learn about mental illness.