Health

Prisma Health offers online medical help free to residents impacted during Hurricane Dorian

(image: Prisma Health) Columbia,SC (WOLO) — Prisma Health willing to waive fees for online care from Prisma Health’s SmartExam during Hurricane Dorian. As the entire state of South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Dorian, Prisma Health wants to do its part to make sure the community has access to care from anywhere in South Carolina. Beginning today,  the health service is…

Pop up grocery store helps the Midland’s hungry

Columbia,SC (WOLO)— Now that the Save-A-Lot grocery on Harden Street in the Edgewood Neighborhood closed its doors, some say it has made an already dire situation worse when it come being able to access food in that community’s of Columbia, SC. To make things a little easier on residents directly impacted by the shut down, several community organizations, including Eat…

New warning over rare virus turned deadly, threatens at least 6 states

(ABC News) — A warning about a rare virus that’s now turned deadly. The mosquito born virus known as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), is now threatening at least six states. People can go from perfectly normal to paralyzed or dead within 12 to 24 hours. The first death in Massachusetts, 50-year-old Lori Sylvia passing away Sunday, with four cases detected…

Millions of kids water bottle recalled for possible choking hazard

(CNN) –Millions of Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled because a silicone spout can detach and pose a choking hazard for children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission stated Tuesday. Contigo, a Chicago-based company, has received 149 complaints, including 18 incidents in which the spout was discovered in a child’s mouth. No injuries had occurred as of Tuesday….

‘Project Ready ‘ hopes to teach area youth pitfalls of risky behavior

Prisma Health Columbia, SC (WOLO)— At Prisma Health–Midlands, we believe that since risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence, our youth need the opportunity to see the consequences of their choices. That’s exactly what a project is aimed at doing through the iniative, Project READY (Realistic Education about Dying Young), a reality-based injury prevention program, will help expose young adults…

How to help your child avoid backpack pain

(CNN) — The last of the Midlands school districts have now headed back to class and that means backpacks are more than likely jammed with a hearty amount school supplies. Allowing them to carrying all that weight on their shoulders can be a problem over a period of time. Mandy Gaither has tips to help keep those trips to and…

Doctors warn of “severe lung injuries” possibly linked to vaping

(ABC News) — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is asking health care providers to be on alert for lung diseases related to vaping and e-cigarette use among young adults after a Minnesota hospital reported several “severe” cases. Children’s Minnesota hospital has reported four cases of “severe lung injury” in the Minneapolis area that it says are similar to cases…

Cases of the measles nationwide continues growing

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —The measles outbreak in the United States is showing no signs of letting up. As of Friday, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the number of cases has now reached 1,182. While we had been seeing an increase in cases being reported this year, that latest number is still  an increase with an average…