Local COVID-19 Updates
Free vaccination event - June 4 at Manning High School
Attendees 5+ will be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Adults 18+ will be able to receive the Moderna vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 
Free vaccination event - May 7 at Manning High School
Attendees 5+ will be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Adults 18+ will be able to receive the Moderna vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 
Pee Dee COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and COVID-19 Testing
COLUMBIA, S.C. — DHEC provides weekly updates for COVID-19 vaccine clinics and testing opportunities in the Pee Dee Region (Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, …
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance is Still Available for South Carolinians
Federal funding for COVID-19-related funeral costs is still available. FEMA has provided more than $42 million to more than 6,000 people in South Carolina who lost loved ones during the …
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Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): What Every Woman Should Know

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Monkeypox vaccine in the US: What public health experts know so far—and what they don't

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Reports of hate crimes are rising—here are how protections vary by state

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The Importance of Regular Immunizations for Heart Health

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(Family Features) Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Of those, about 75% don't have it under control. These simple steps can help control your levels and manage risks.

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PAD Awareness Month: Know the Signs of Leg Pain You Should Never Ignore

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Novel Plasma Disinfection Improves Buildings’ Air Quality

(NewsUSA) - The climate impact of large buildings and facilities, especially data centers and microchip plants, has been under scrutiny and has made recent headlines after New York Attorney …

Expert Offers Tips to Boost Your Immunity

(NewsUSA) - The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the importance of keeping your immune system strong and healthy, according to Leonard A. Farber, MD, a healthcare executive and expert in …

Colorectal Cancer Screening Options Reduce Disparities

(NewsUSA) - Colorectal cancer remains the third most common non-skin cancer in American adults, according to the American Cancer Society. Regular screening is essential to identifying colorectal …

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7 Things Everyone Should Know About Hereditary Cancer

(BPT) - People go to great lengths to reduce their odds of getting cancer. Many of us wear sunscreen, avoid processed foods, have regular checkups and eat organic produce, but what if your risk is …

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Comprehensive Cancer Center

(BPT) - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) — part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest and most comprehensive academic healthcare system in New Jersey — is completely reimagining …

4 Tips to Manage a Beach Day with Moderate-to-Severe Eczema

(BPT) - The beach is an ideal place to make memories with friends and family, the perfect way to unwind, relax and soak in the sun. But for those living with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe atopic …

An established therapy option now treats common painful diabetes complication

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Help Discover the Next Breakthrough Medical Treatment

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What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health

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GMOs Explained

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Eating Disorders During the College Years: College life can lead to developing and relapsing eating disorders

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6 most common causes of traumatic brain injuries

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