Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.
Columbia, S.C. (WACH) – February is heart health awareness month.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the nation. It is also the second leading cause of death for all women in South Carolina.
It is the leading killer of African-American women in the Palmetto State according to results from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
More patients tested positive for HIV at Lowcountry AIDS Services in January than during any other month in the group’s 27-year history.
The support clinic tested roughly 130 people last month and seven of those tests were positive — an abnormally high number.
“People think HIV and AIDS are a thing of the past,” said Adam Weaver, prevention program manager for Lowcountry AIDS Services. “It’s really not.”
This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Keith Borg about injury prevention during childhood.