Health

Federal government gives an update on SC response to the opioid crisis

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Tuesday at the State House, Governor Henry McMaster took part in a meeting of the South Carolina House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee. The Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, served as a special guest and presented on the Federal government’s…

FDA: Potential metal in infant formula spurs nationwide recall

(Photo courtesy : Food and Drug Administration, FDA) Columbia, SC (WOLO) —– Dublin, Ireland and Allegan, MI – Perrigo Company plc has issued a voluntary recall of their 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart stires nationwide and according to the manufacturer is being recalled because of the…

Canada joins growing list of countries to ban plastic

(CNN) —Canada’s Prime Minister says the overuse of plastic can not be ignored. Justin Trudeau says Canada will ban single use plastic items like bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks by the year 20-21. According to the Canadian government, citizens throw away an estimated 11 billion dollars worth of plastic materials each year. Canada isn’t the first country to make…

Kroger recalls berries possibly contaminated with Hepatitis A sold nationwide

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) is warning people that some berries sold at Kroger grocery chains may have been contaminated with Hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease that can run the FDA says can lead to a serious illness lasting a few weeks to several months. According to Kroger, the Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16oz.),…

Camp Kemo kicks off summer fun for Midlands smallest cancer patients

(Photo: Prisma Health Children’s Hospital- Midlands) Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Beginning Monday, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital of the Midlands will kick off a week of fun filled events for children who are living with cancer or blood disorders and one their siblings completely free. Organizers say it’s always a big event that draws at least a 100 children each year….