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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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    • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

      3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:51:05 GMT
      By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to...
      By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the...
    • 3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

      3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:59:01 GMT
      A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.
      A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.
    • UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

      UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:49:29 GMT
      Officials say an epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment.
      A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany.
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    • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

      Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:51:23 GMT
      Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
      Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
    • Video games come of age as spectator sport

      Video games come of age as spectator sport

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:21:03 GMT
      Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like...
      Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street...
    • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

      Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:19:12 GMT
      The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research says that so far its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.
      The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.
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