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SC launches organ donor registry

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Until now, South Carolina had no way of keeping track of people wanting to be organ donors, but now anyone can sign up on a new website.

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SC and GA fail in smoking prevention

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The American Lung Association says both Georgia and South Carolina aren't making the grade when it comes to smoking prevention and some people aren't surprised at the failing scores.

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Quarantines lifted at Loo's Cuddly Critters

PHOTO: Quantines lifted at Loo's Cuddly Critters

Posted: 01/13/2009 - The Georgia Department of Agriculture has lifted its quarantines at Loo's Cuddly Critters on Walton Way. A woman claimed a puppy she bought there had Parvo.

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Ryberg suggests charging obese SC employees

Posted: 01/12/2009 - The Budget and Control Board wants to charge state employees who participate in the state health plan an additional $25 per month if they are obese.

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Salmonella outbreak spreads to 42 states, CDC says

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has reportedly sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they don't know how the bacteria are spreading.

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Health care spending slows in 2007 with generics

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Spending on all other major health sectors, such as hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and home health, grew at the same rate or slightly faster than the year before.

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Cocoa Products Recalled

Posted: 12/23/2008 - Some popular stocking stuffers are recalled just days before Christmas.

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Face transplant recipient doing well

Posted: 12/17/2008 - The woman who received the first-ever face transplant in the United States is said to be doing well. Doctors in Cleveland say she's showing no signs of rejecting the new face.

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Need a stable job? Consider nursing

Updated: 09/16/2009 - With unemployment hitting an all time high, many are considering going into one field that's been short handed for years -- nursing.

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Website owner pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

Updated: 12/10/2008 - U.S Attorney's Office says the defendant operated three websites for the purpose of distributing prescription drugs without prescription and anabolic steroid paraphernalia through the mail.

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Flu diagnosed in Georgia; holidays could mean spreading

Updated: 12/10/2008 - It's official, the first confirmed case of the flu has been diagnosed in Georgia. It comes just in time for National Influenza Vaccination Week. It may not have hit our area yet but it's not far away.

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State laws fail to curb teens' indoor tanning

Posted: 12/09/2008 - A new study finds state laws meant to keep teens out of indoor tanning booths haven't made a dent, disappointing doctors hoping to reduce deadly skin cancers.

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