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    Surfers bring smiles to autistic kids with morning of wave riding

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    The Surfer's Healing event on Folly Beach is a frightening experience for some, but the smiles say it all for most participants. Autistic children were paired with professional surfers for a day out on the water surfing. More>>

    Mount Pleasant doctor takes decontamination device to west Africa

    A Mount Pleasant doctor is taking a robotic decontamination device that works against the deadly Ebola virus to western Africa. More>>

    MUSC children's hospital gets 4 tablets to reach young patients

    The Children's Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is being presented with four tablet computers to help young patients learn more about medical procedures and eases their fears. More>>

    Injured man on container ship rescued by Coast Guard Video included

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    An injured man on a container ship 78 miles off the South Carolina coast had to be hoisted off the ship by a Coast Guard crew on Thursday. More>>

    DHEC: Fox exposes 4 in Berkeley County to rabies

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    Four people are being treated for rabies exposure after coming into contact with a fox in Berkeley County, state health officials said Thursday. More>>

    VA seeks veterans, family for town hall discussion

    The Columbia Regional Office for Veterans Affairs is hosting a town hall to hear from veterans. More>>

    4,800 in SC must verify status to keep coverage

    Nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina could lose their government-subsidized health care unless they verify their legal status. More>>

    MUSC doc: Suicidal thoughts treatable with new tools, technology

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    In the wake of Robin Williams' death, many are asking if his suicide could have been prevented. Doctors at Medical University of South Carolina say suicidal thoughts are a brain dysfunction that's treatable with new technology offered in the Lowcountry. More>>

    MUSC gets $3.4M to improve minority cancer care

    The Medical University of South Carolina will be working to improve cancer care for minority patients with a $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. More>>

    SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

    South Carolina Medicaid officials are working to process thousands of applications backlogged through the federal online marketplace. More>>

    Ice bucket challenge raises money, awareness for ALS Video included

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    The ice bucket challenge is sweeping through social media and people are choosing to have a bucket of ice water dumped on their head or make a $100 donation to the ALS Association. More>>

    2 exposed to rabid bat in Spartanburg County

    The state Department of Health and Environmental Control says that two people have come into contact with a rabid bat in Spartanburg County. More>>

    Report: Regional VA office staff made claim errors

    A Veterans Administration Inspector General report says errors were found in the way the Columbia VA Regional Office processes benefits and claims. More>>

    SC Mission offers free eye, medical care in clinic

    Residents of the Midlands can get free medical and eye care during a two-day clinic at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia. More>>

    Former NFL pro sets a new goal with medical degree from MUSC Video included

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    When Samkon Gado made an NFL roster out of Liberty University, he was defying the odds. And he was good enough to stick around. Six seasons later, his football career was over. 
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    ‘Small number’ of Wando students diagnosed with staph infection

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    A day after a Wando football player showed signs of a possible staph infection on his leg, school district officials said a few students have been diagnosed. More>>

    Liberian pastor discusses Ebola scare Video included

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    Health officials say an outbreak of the Ebola virus in western Africa has claimed nearly 1,000 lives over the past few weeks. The outbreak is thousands of miles away, but it has been a hot topic at a women's conference in North Charleston.

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    Greenville hospital gets $7 million cancer grant

    A hospital in Greenville is getting a nearly $7 million grant to research how to improve the long term outcome for cancer patients and reduce the disparities in their care. More>>

    MUSC doctor discusses unlikely threat of Ebola outbreak in US Video included

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    Two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa are being taken to Emory Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. The decision is being met with strong criticism, and has many asking if an outbreak is possible in the United States.

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    Nason, Blue Cross reach agreement to stay in network Video included

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    A little more than a month after Nason Medical Center was dropped from the Blue Cross Blue Shield list of in-network providers, the two sides compromised on a deal to bring the urgent care centers back into the fold. More>>

    VA patient: Charleston staff not helpful, incompetent Video included

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    A Lowcountry veteran is calling for more staff and an attitude change at Charleston's veterans medical center after she has fought for weeks to see a neurologist. More>>

    Lowcountry dad tackles his fear of needles by giving blood Video included

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    One local family understands the importance of blood donations. The Kinney family's oldest daughter needed heart surgery -- and several blood transfusions -- right after she was born. More>>

    Mary Ashley continues her fight for life on transplant list Video included

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    It’s been nearly two years since Mary Ashley was introduced to the Lowcountry on ABC News 4. She’s a young girl born with a rare kidney disease in desperate need of a transplant. More>>

    SC hospital to expand water filtration system

    Greenville Health System says it will expand a new water filtration system to all of its campuses to prevent the type of outbreak that infected 15 patients and may have led to four deaths. More>>

    Doctors seeing 'ghost virus' spreading through students, parents Video included

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    It peaks around the start of school, but already Lowcountry doctors are seeing a highly contagious, but common virus. Doctors are battling hand, foot, and mouth disease.  More>>

    DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

    State environmental regulators are asking the company that's managing a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County to resign as trustee. More>>

    Patient data on Greenwood hospital's stolen laptop

    A Greenwood hospital is warning more than 500 patients that their personal and medical information could be at risk after a laptop was stolen during a break in. More>>

    Millions in insurance rebates coming to Carolinas

    Millions of dollars in health insurance rebates will be coming to consumers in South Carolina and North Carolina from companies the government says spent too much of premium dollars on profits and red tape last year. More>>

    ABC News 4, RiverDogs step up to plate to help Red Cross

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    The American Red Cross says it's in urgent need of blood donations. More>>

    4th Greenville patient with rare infection dies

    A fourth patient at Greenville Memorial Hospital is dead from a rare infection that may have been spread by health workers using tap water before surgery. More>>

    Clemson trustees won't vote on tobacco ban

    The chairman of Clemson University's board of trustees says the panel won't vote on a plan to ban tobacco use anywhere on campus. More>>

    Hypnotherapy an unconscious way to change minds

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    Research shows it can help with weight loss, breaking a bad habit, hot flashes, and even pain management. While many people think of hypnosis as a parlor trick, it's being used as a relaxation technique to change thoughts, feeling and behaviors. More>>

    Charleston area pain sufferers can now sign up for clinical trials

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    The Pain Specialists of Charleston is hosting a clinical trial for sufferers of chronic lower limb pain in two Lowcountry locations. More>>

    Reservist dies at Joint Base Charleston after fitness test

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    A 26-year-old reservist died Saturday after collapsing during an Air Force fitness test at Joint Base Charleston. More>>

    Lemonade stand raises $1300 for James Island boy with Neurofibromatosis

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    Four James Island girls raised more than $1,300 for a neighbor battling Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that often means patients develop many tumors. More>>

    Mosquito-borne virus reported in South Carolina

    Health authorities are reporting South Carolina's first case of a tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes. More>>

    DHEC now uses signs to warn of ocean bacteria

    South Carolina environmental officials are now relying on permanent signs to warn swimmers of possible unsafe bacteria levels along the Grand Strand. More>>

    Sen. Scott continues to push for answers on VA care Video included

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    Sen. Tim Scott continues to press the Obama administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs for answers regarding the six facilities serving veterans and their families in the Lowcountry. More>>

    CofC tobacco-free policy starts Tuesday

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    The air is clearing at the College of Charleston as an anti-tobacco policy starts Tuesday.
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    Paper: 4 in 10 DSS caseloads over recommendations

    About four out of every 10 South Carolina Department of Social Services caseworkers are managing more than the 17 cases at a time that national experts say should be the maximum caseload. More>>

    Blue Cross Blue Shield drops Nason from network Video included

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    For people insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield, they may have to pay out of pocket for visits to some urgent care centers. More>>

    South Carolina ranks 41st in funding home care

    Fifteen years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling on giving the disabled a choice to live outside institutions, South Carolina has shown little progress. More>>

    Stop-gap measure gives birthing centers room to breathe

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    After more than a year of debates with lawmakers and health department officials, the Charleston Birth Place has one more chance to get in compliance with state regulations. More>>

    Local group hopes to fight new infections with free HIV tests Video included

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    Charleston was voted Number One City in the U.S. for three years in a row. It's charming and beautiful but there are some numbers you may not have heard about. More>>

    The birth of a color

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    In the adult world, colors have names. Kitchens are painted Dill with accents in Bamboo; bathrooms are bathed in Dark Iris and Du Jour. But children are different. They have favorite colors. They like green, or blue, or yellow. Rebecca Alison Meyer loved purple. It was her favorite color. More>>

    AP IMPACT: VA falls short on female medical issues

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    The beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs is falling short of its commitment to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. More>>

    Panel passes bill to give SC vets more benefits

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    A bill giving extra benefits to military veterans is awaiting approval by South Carolina's House and Senate. More>>

    Summerville High School teen's cancer death serves as medical lesson Video included

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    From the room where their daughter died, the Reynolds talk about the pregnancy test that could have alerted them to Rachel Reynolds' cancer and the message they have for other women who don't plan to meet with a gynecologist after getting a positive pregnancy test. More>>

    Finally home: A Goose Creek firefighter's tale of survival Video included

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    A Goose Creek father is finally home just in time for Father's Day. It was a big deal for a man who has served the community for more than 25 years and now needs help himself. More>>

    New ADHD test a 'breakthrough,' say medical experts Video included

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    A new testing device called NEBA is helping to diagnosis ADHD in kids in a whole new way. Medical professionals are calling it a brainwave breakthrough device to diagnosis the neurological disorder. More>>

    New combination therapy could give diabetics independence from insulin

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    Two doctors, one in Charleston and another in Philadelphia, have developed a new drug that is helping diabetics cut down on -- or cut out -- their insulin usage. It's not a cure, they say, but patients would be able to control their blood sugar. More>>

    Gov. Haley signs CBD oil bill into law

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    According to Sen. Tom Davis and a source close to the governor's office, Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill that decriminalizes CBD oil in South Carolina and allows doctors to prescribe it to people suffering from epilepsy. More>>

    American Red Cross sponsoring SC blood drives

    The American Red Cross is encouraging people around South Carolina to donate blood this summer. More>>

    Komen hands out life-saving grants to area nonprofits Video included

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    More men and women will be able to get breast cancer screenings and perhaps more lives will be saved, thanks to nearly $350,000 in grant money handed out by the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry affiliate. More>>

    High court won't review Certificate of Need ruling

    South Carolina's highest court won't revisit its ruling on a program regulating the building or expansion of medical facilities. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant 'break-a-thon' helps St. Jude's Children's Hospital

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    Fists and feet hitting wooden planks sounded a lot like cash registers in Mount Pleasant on Saturday morning. More>>

    Birth center holds fundraiser with Holy City Brewing

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    The Department of Health and Environmental Control's mandate for all birthing centers across the state swings into effect on Sunday. But Saturday was all about fundraising for one of the most vocal birthing centers. More>>

    Early detection the key to beating Melanoma Video included

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    Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types, yet it's preventable. One in fifty Americans will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime, which frustrates doctors because there are ways to protect yourself. More>>

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