South Carolina ranked No. 13 in the environmental watchdog group's report, improving two spots from last year. Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania topped the list.
DHEC is reporting four confirmed cases of the West Nile virus in South Carolina so far this year. Here's more information on how you can prevent contracting the virus.
The chief of infectious diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina, J. Michael Kilby, says the number of AIDS cases is not a new trend. But Kilby says the public has been slow to recognize the trend.
The beginning of a new school year can be painful for some students -- especially when it's time to get their school immunizations updated.
Nearly 10 percent of children in Georgia struggle with asthma. It can make for a difficult summer outside if they don't know how to treat it properly. One new summer camp is hoping to make their lives easier.
Strangulation from baby monitor cords has claimed the lives of seven children in the past 10 years. They are deaths that could have been prevented, according to some safety advocates.
A student is crunching the numbers to pinpoint who's at risk for a lethal disease. The research could help save the lives of hundreds of patients.
The city says residents should boil their water for one minute after reaching a rolling boil and that they will be notified once the water is safe for use again.
It's a new app for smart phones, and it's completely free.
More than seven years ago, two trains collided and derailed in Graniteville, releasing 120,000 pounds of deadly chlorine gas. Nine people died, and many more got sick. Now, scientists are studying the long-term health effects, and they're doing all that research in Graniteville.
The procurement center says every day, 18 people die waiting to hear they have a match, and every 11 minutes one new name will be added onto a waiting list. One person on one of those lists is encouraging more people to register to become organ donors.
Experts are advising people not to swim or fish in the Ogeechee River until further notice.
Bamberg County's hospital closes its doors after private company fails to sign an agreement to run the hospital. Now, the county's residents have no access to emergency health care within Bamberg County.
McDuffie County Regional is now University Hospital McDuffie. Many are looking forward to the new facility, set to be constructed near Interstate 20 in Thomson.
With temperatures in the triple digits, the heat can quickly become dangerous. Experts urge precautions must be taken to stay safe in the sun.
A few local ministries are giving fans to those in need, and they want your donations.
Seven children have already died in the U.S. this year from being left in hot cars. Georgia averages about three deaths a year.
One day after the Supreme Court's "Obamacare" decision, News 12 talked with two attorneys general who spearheaded the fight with the federal government.
News 12 is on your side with the locations and hours for cooling shelters in Richmond County.
Thursday's Supreme Court decision comes as Augusta commissioners look for ways to tackle health care costs. News 12's Chris Thomas looks into why the city says they may have to spend money to save money.
The decision stands for now, but it all depends on who wins the White House and Congress in November. Thursday, Presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised he'd repeal it if he becomes president.