Health

‘Light the Night’ holds annual event for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Tuesday night hundreds gathered at the statehouse grounds to raise funds for leukemia and lymphoma treatments. The annual light the night walk supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and features a one mile walk where patients, survivors and family of those who lost their lives to blood cancer can come together and share their story.  …

Anti-anxiety drug recalled after potential “foreign substance” discovered

(CNN)— Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling one lot of the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam, commonly sold under the brand name Xanax , “due to the potential presence of foreign substance,” the company said last week. The company said the likelihood that someone would fall ill “is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be…

Prisma host Halloween Carnival fun for hospitalized children

Courtesy:Palmetto/Prisma (Previous Hospital Halloween event) Columbia,SC (WOLO)— They are little ones, dealing with some pretty big issues, and while they are hospitalized due to various conditions, Prisma Health wants to enjoy being a kid, and forget their ailment with some happy Halloween fun. Thursday October 31st,  Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands located at 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., Atrium will host…

New study suggests health care software ‘unintentionally flawed’ causing racial bias

(ABC News)— A widely used software program that helps guide care for millions of patients is flawed by unintentional racial bias that leads to blacks getting passed over for special care, according to a new study. The software predicts costs rather than sickness. It is used by U.S. insurers and hospitals to direct higher-cost patients into health care programs designed to…

Taco Bell recalls 2.3 million lbs. of beef nationwide

Image: Taco Bell Columbia,SC (WOLO)  —  It was just a few months ago when Taco Bell locations were dealing with a tortilla shortage, and now some consumers are having to go without the beef as well asmccording to the USDA. The company said In statement released  Monday, it “took immediate action and voluntarily recalled approximately 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef…

Ready to eat chicken pot pies recalled over potential listeria

Columbia ,SC (WOLO)—-  You may want to double check your freezer if you bought the ready to eat chicken from several retailer stores. According to the USDA, major distributors like Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Kroger, and others sold the possibly listeria contaminated chicken products, from Tip Top Inc. The company, based out of  Rockmart, Georgia, issued a nationwide recall in for…