When a youth experiences puberty too early or their puberty is delayed after most other kids, it can be an embarrassing problem. McLeod Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Deidre Tyson assures parents that these conditions can be treated. Check out the video here.

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All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but did you know it occurs most often in women over 30? Each year, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest female cancers to detect, and it’s highly treatable when found early.

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About half of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get fit, and by the third week of January, the majority give up and then feel like a failure. Want to make a change that will stick this year instead?Changing habits is not an easy thing. Habits include a trigger, an acti…

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More than 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and some have no idea they have it. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and blindness. If you get a glaucoma test and find treatment early, you can protect your eyes from serious vision loss.

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After a year marked by a global pandemic, social isolation, rising unemployment, and political and social turmoil, an overwhelming majority of Americans are looking forward to a fresh start in 2021. There has been a significant rise in substance misuse, overdoses, and mental health issues ov…

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On Jan. 23, 2020, Centene Corporation acquired WellCare Health Plans, Inc., which included WellCare of South Carolina, a managed care organization (MCO) contracted with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). As a result of this acquisition, WellCare will no long…

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Columbia VA Health Care SystemWm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Office of Public Affairs,6439 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209Email: VHACMSDORNPA@VA.GOVPhone: (803) 776-4000 Ext. 6519/6998 COLUMBIA, S.C. —  The Columbia VA will host a Virtual Veteran’s Town Hall meeting January …

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The “happiest time of the year,” “a season of joy,” and “holiday season” are all terms that can be synonymous with “holiday blues,” “seasonal depression,” and “winter blues.” Unfortunately, this year, we also have to deal with how COVID-19 will change the dynamics of traditional family holid…

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The holiday season can be especially challenging if you are dealing with the death of someone close to you. Whether it was a recent loss or one that occurred some time ago, feelings of grief can be heightened and may seem overwhelming during the holiday season.

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A stroke patient is recovering at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center after being the first to undergo a neuroendovascular procedure at the hospital. 

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the following COVID-19 updates.

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Francis Marion University took the first steps to establishing new graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy at its regular Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday. The board unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the University to amend its official mission statement so that…

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 COLUMBIA – Children’s Trust of South Carolina published a data snapshot that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families. It highlights specific stressors for families, including the economy, education, and infrastructure.“When families are under a tremendous amoun…

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Florence, SC - It was a night honoring the past, present and future. McLeod Health celebrated the unveiling of portraits to distinguish two outstanding individuals – D. Laurence McIntosh and J. Bruce Barragan.

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Florence, SC - McLeod Health recently expanded its School-Based Telehealth Program (SBTP) to Florence County School District Two – Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School and Hannah-Pamplico High School.

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Postpartum mental health is a crucial piece of the family mental health landscape. Parental stress and depression can impede parent-child interactions, impacting children’s social-emotional and language development. Untreated maternal depression can increase the risk of child maltreatment as…

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The Empower Action Model, developed by Children’s Trust as a framework for preventing child maltreatment and promoting well-being for all individuals through the intentional building of protective factors, is being put into practice through pilot partnerships with coalitions in Oconee, Marlb…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Beginning Friday, Nov. 13, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will provide a more concise format of the daily COVID-19 news release. The same information currently included in the daily news release will be provided in this new format, a…

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Columbia, SC – The Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina hosted the 3rd Annual Live Healthy SC Meeting and recognized the organizations and leaders who are working to advance the state’s overall health status and innovate best practices for population health.

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Progress continues at MUSC Health’s newest location  in the  Williamsburg / Lake City region. MUSC Health recently installed a “Coming Soon” sign that highlights a rendering of the  hospital. MUSC Health’s targeted opening date for the new hospital is January 2023.

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Children’s Trust board member Tiffany Santagati was presented the Yezbak Award for her service to the organization at the September meeting of the board of directors.

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COVID-19 has affected all of us and if you have diabetes it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself to keep your immune system healthy and strong. These 10 tips can help you take the best care of yourself during the pandemic:Check your Sugar! Those who do not take insulin should …

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COLUMBIA—The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that the state has received approximately $1.14 million in federal funds to strengthen the safety of patients and healthcare workers at healthcare settings. The funding is part of a new Centers …