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    2 Your Health Trident Medical says patients suffer due to psychiatric bed shortage

    2 Your Health Trident Medical says patients suffer due to psychiatric bed shortage

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    When you go to the emergency room you expect urgent treatment for acute illnesses but at Trident Hospital in North Charleston, ER's are often used as waiting rooms for people in need of a psychiatric hospital bed. The result is backed up hospital system and compromised medical care. Trident has created a solution, a new mental health unit, but state red tape is preventing them from moving forward.The CEO and the Director of Mental Health for Trident Hospitals wanted to show what they have ke... More>>

    2 Your Health:People with cognitive impairment may be at increased risk of stroke

    2 Your Health:People with cognitive impairment may be at increased risk of stroke

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    People with cognitive impairment are significantly more likely to have a stroke than people with normal cognitive function, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. "Given the projected substantial rise in the number of older people around the world, prevalence rates of cognitive impairment and stroke are expected to soar over the next several decades, especially in high-income countries," said study author Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., Medical University of So... More>>

    2 Your Health What you may not know about ALS

    2 Your Health What you may not know about ALS Video included

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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS became known as 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' after the diagnosis of a professional baseball player. "It (ALS)became popular because of the baseball player Lou Gehrig who died in 1941", said Dr. Katherine Ruzhansky a neuromuscular neurologist at the Medical University of South Carolina. She says the disorder can strike anyone at any time. "It is generally thought to be a sporadic disease only 5 to 10 percent have genetic component." And even though this disease ... More>>

    North Charleston Police host prescription drug take back

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    North Charleston Police want your old drugs. Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., residents can drop off their expired prescription medication for collection and disposal. The North Charleston More>>

    DHEC announces flu vaccines for insured adults on the way

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    COLUMBIA, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that flu vaccines for adults with health insurance are on their way to the state. More>>

    2 Your Health Daily walk may cut your breast cancer risk

    2 Your Health Daily walk may cut your breast cancer risk

    Local doctor says "no connection between vaccines and autism"

    Local doctor says "no connection between vaccines and autism"

    Dr Katherine Chike-Harris of Franklin C Fetter Family Health Center says there is no connection autism and vaccines. More>>

    2 Your Health Researchers warn artificial sweeteners may be bad

    2 Your Health Researchers warn artificial sweeteners may be bad

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    Lots of people use artificial sweeteners thinking they are reducing their sugar intake. But now researchers are finding that artificial sweeteners may not be as sweet as people think. More>>

    2 Your Health Dirty Beaches

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    The latest report care on the health of America's beaches finds that for the 3rd consecutive year, there have been more than 20,000 closings and advisory days due to dirty water. More>>

    Transplant vote seeks medical and legal balance

    The executive committee of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network held an emergency teleconference Monday evening and resisted making rule changes. The executive committee of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network held an emergency teleconference Monday evening and resisted making rule changes.
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    PITTSBURGH - Faced with a federal judge's order in the heart-wrenching cases of two terminally ill children seeking lung transplants, a national review board is searching for a balance that will keep such decisions in the hands of doctors, not lawyers or judges. More>>

    SC Senate to Decide Whether to Nullify Affordable Care Act

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    As South Carolina lawmakers work through their calendar during the final week of the regular session, one of the bills the Senate could decide is whether to nullify the federal Patient Protection and Affordable More>>

    2nd SC school reports meningitis case

    A second Greenville County school has reported a student with meningitis. A second Greenville County school has reported a student with meningitis.
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    A second Greenville County school has reported a student with meningitis.East North Street Elementary Academy principal Nancy Brantley says the Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed More>>

    American Psychiatric Association to release new Autism diagnostic criteria

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    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will release the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) this weekend at their annual conference. More>>

    2 Your Health "Can allergies cause vertigo?"

    2 Your Health "Can allergies cause vertigo?" Video included

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    If you believe the room is spinning but you are not,  ask your doctor about a check up.  What may have started as an allergic reaction may have triggered vertigo.
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    2 Your Health:Sleep to build a better body

    2 Your Health:Sleep to build a better body

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    The path to a good night's sleep may seem counter-intuitive. A new poll shows those who exercise the most get the best sleep. More>>

    2 Your Health: Heart recipient celebrates Valentine's Day

    2 Your Health: Heart recipient celebrates Valentine's Day

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    Vernelle Dickerson battled back after leukemia and a heart attack.  On Valentine's Day she celebrates having a new heart and the ability to tell others about the value of organ and tissue donation. More>>

    Consumer group wants less sugar in drinks

    2 Your Health: Consumer group wants less sugar in drinks

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    The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants federal regulators to set limits for how much sugar can be added to beverages like soda – so it filed a petition. A nonprofit consumer advocacy group More>>

    2 Your Health: CoolSculpting

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    The Coolsculpting procedure cools the treated area to just above freezing, at which point the fat turns from a liquid to a solid  and is eliminated from the body. More>>

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    • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

      Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

      Saturday, August 30 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:11:26 GMT
      By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the...
      By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak...
    • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

      Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

      Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:30:41 GMT
      When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a...
      When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering...
    • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

      Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

      Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:30:37 GMT
      Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.
      A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after...
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    • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

      Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

      Saturday, August 30 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:40:42 GMT
      Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
      Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
    • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

      Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

      Friday, August 29 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:00:56 GMT
      For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
      For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
    • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

      Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

      Friday, August 29 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:00:49 GMT
      The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
      The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
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