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2:06 pm on Friday February 6, 2015

S.C.'s Pre-school immunization rate less than 90%

South Carolina is one of the 17 states with measles (MMR) immunization rates below 90 percent for pre-school children, according to an analysis released Wednesday by Trust for America's Health.
10:37 am on Thursday October 16, 2014

S.C. Officials share Ebola plans

South Carolina is telling the public that they're ready, should Ebola come to the state.
9:27 am on Wednesday September 24, 2014

DHEC confirms Enterovirus in South Carolina

According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) laboratory confirmed Tuesday night the first cases of the EV-D68 strain of enterovirus in two residents of South Carolina's...
9:21 am on Wednesday September 24, 2014

South Carolina launches first-ever statewide obesity action plan

South Carolina is the tenth most obese state in the nation, and believe it or not, this is actually an improvement from seventh, but state leaders aren't satisfied. The Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Department of Agriculture,...
9:05 am on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Southern States Are Now Epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Southern states now have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease, and the most people dying from it, according to Rainey Campbell, executive director of the Southern AIDS Coalition, a non-...
10:28 am on Friday August 22, 2014

SC teen pregnancy rate: nation's 11th highest

South Carolina's teen pregnancy rate has been nearly cut in half in the last 20 years. But now, it's still the 11th highest teen birth rate in the country.
8:52 am on Tuesday August 12, 2014

2015 Myrtle Beach Marathon this February, Registration opens this week

The 2015 Myrtle Beach Marathon scheduled for Valentine's Day weekend. Registration opens at 12:01am Thursday, August 14, 2014.  The Myrtle Beach Marathon turns 18! The Grand Strand's first and longest running major endurance event is...
12:05 pm on Saturday August 2, 2014

CCU professor in Sierra Leone helps prevent spread of Ebola virus

What started as a research trip to Africa, quickly turned into a trip about Ebola prevention for CCU Assistant Professor Fredanna M'Cormack. M'Cormack is in Sierra Leon; that's one of the three countries most affected, but she says she's not afraid.
2:53 am on Saturday August 2, 2014

RiverDogs manager to have prostate exam during Saturday’s game

Dave Echols, the team’s Executive President and General Manager, has agreed to the “Two-Knuckle Challenge”.
10:07 am on Friday August 1, 2014

CCU campus now smoke-free and tobacco-free

Coastal Carolina University is now smoke-free and tobacco-free. This comes after the board of trustees approved the measure following in the footsteps of more than 1,100 other campuses nationwide. This includes 20 higher education institutions in...