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4:16 am on Sunday March 10, 2013

Dangerous antibiotic resistant bacteria cases continue to grow in Charleston

10 years ago the number of cases of a antibiotic resistant "nightmare" bacteria were unheard of in Charleston, last year Trident Health alone saw 17 cases of CRE — carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
10:19 am on Saturday March 2, 2013

Smoke free rules now in effect for Charleston hospital district

Smoking is now banned by the City of Charleston on sidewalks and streets near MUSC and Roper St. Francis.
4:18 am on Monday February 25, 2013

Student gets a last chance at a dream thanks to MCAS Beaufort

A Bluffton High School senior is loosing his sight to a degenerative disease, but the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort helped him realize a dream with a personal tour of the air base. 
4:00 am on Saturday January 5, 2013

15 Deaths from S.C. flu season

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has report 15 deaths from the flu season, including a 73-year-old woman on James Island. This season is regarded as the most active in a decade, with the worst passing in late January or...
11:07 am on Monday June 4, 2012

Charleston Resident Helps New Movers with Welcomemat Services

   Having moved three times over the past year, Charleston resident Randy Rhea knows how difficult it can be for people to get acquainted and familiar with their new community or neighborhood. The Atlanta native relocated to Augusta, Ga., in July...
10:19 pm on Sunday June 3, 2012

Notes on Quotes-Edgar Allan Poe on Sweating It Out!

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer         “The best things in life make you sweaty.”  Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849    Author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, was stationed in the U. S. Army at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island under the name of...
11:55 am on Tuesday May 29, 2012

Isle of Palms 5k and 10k

The Isle of Palms Connector Run is celebrating our 20th year and we want to invite those with an interest in fitness, health, family and community to join. Our race offers a 5k run, 5k walk and a 10k run with one of the most scenic views in the...
5:37 am on Friday May 25, 2012

Father and Son Duo Launch Senior Care Business in Surfside Beach

Family business endeavors don’t always fare well in the end, but father and son business partners Craig and Don Randall of Surfside Beach, S.C. seemed to have found the right recipe for success. After launching a successful business in the scrap...
5:55 am on Wednesday May 9, 2012

Need to Find a Doctor? There’s an App for That

Need to Find a Doctor? There’s an App for That Roper St. Francis Healthcare goes mobile with iTriage CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 09, 2012) — The substantial growth in Smartphone use has led Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) to expand its services in the...
8:47 am on Tuesday May 1, 2012

Study finds alarming rates of fecal matter in locally sold chicken products

Image by Flickr user YortwAccording to a recent study done by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, nearly half the chicken products marketed by national brands and sold in supermarkets are contaminated with feces. Here's more on the...