Pharmacies across the nation are dealing with a shortage of the new shingles vaccine called Shingrix. Pharmacies began offering Shingrix around early spring this year. By May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already reported shortages.
Flu season is officially underway. While everyone’s bracing for impact following last year’s brutal flu season, for the first time in 20 years, there’s a new antiviral flu treatment. This new treatment, Xofluza was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is continuing its investigation of measles in Spartanburg County and now say there are three cases of the measles following its initial report of the first case earlier this week.
Health professionals previously warned people about the dangers of synthetic marijuana, also known as “Spice” or “K2.” Now, Emergency rooms and law enforcement in several states across the country have been seeing a spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — With flood waters continuing to impact the Grand Strand and surrounding communities those effecting should take additional steps to protect their health around flooded areas. Officials with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division released a few helpful tips Sunday for dealing with cleanup as a result of Hurricane Florence. Assume everything touched by flood water is contaminated and will have to be disinfected. Most clean-up can b...
A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.
PAWELYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) -- Billy Blanks, the fitness guru and creator of the popular workout series Tae Bo is teaching his total body fitness program right here in the Grand Strand. After meeting with Billy in person you would not think that he is in his 60's and that it's been 45 years since he created Tae Bo. All these years later he is still invested in changing people's lives. Blanks combined martial arts, kickboxing and dance to create one of...
Amazon could be looking to target a new demographic in the healthcare. Sources say Amazon is in talks with a start-up company called "Xealth" and some hospital networks about a pilot project that could launch in months. It would let doctors recommend medical products to their patients and delivered to their patient's homes upon discharge. This program would provide patients a more affordable and convenient way to access their necessary medical sup...
The Francis Marion University ARCH (Advancing Rural Community Health) Program will sponsor a series of free health screenings. The screenings will consist of height, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, and total cholesterol.
A high definition imaging wall in San Diego is a becoming a teaching tool. Doctors are using it to figure out how type one diabetes uses people's immune systems to destroy critical insulin producing cells.
Millions of Americans committed to losing weight may want to chew on this. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds the best way to keep those pounds off is to limit the amount of calories, regardless of the type of diet plan you choose.