Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.
After birthdays and holidays, once new televisions, new PS4s, new Xbox Ones, new computers, new sound systems and more settle in, the old ones tend to be done away with.
But where those unwanted electronics actually go, according to the state health and environment department, is of utmost importance.
In response to the Hardeeville area’s budding population, Coastal Carolina Hospital is moving forward with a plan to build a $15 million freestanding emergency department.
The proposed 10,000-square-foot facility will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will feature 12 private treatment areas, including one trauma treatment room.
During an infectious disease prevention webcast Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the key to preventing the spread of hepatitis C is greater access to prevention services.
The CDC said access to safe injection equipment and treatment for drug addiction can lower transmission risks by more than 70 percent.