Health

Pig Ear pet treat recalled for possible link to salmonella

COLUMBIA, SC  (WOLO) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating Pig Ear Treats officials say are connected to salmonella. Pet Supplies Plus is advising consumers of the recall, that was delivered to several locations by multiple vendor. (PSP) says they’re pulling the product because of potential salmonella…

Summer Fare meal program feeds a need during school break

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Summer can often mean fun in the sun, and a break from the books. Unfortunately, for many kids in the Midlands  it can also be a break from a consistent meal for breakfast and lunch. Thursday morning Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman stopped by Forest Heights Elementary school. The school is one of the more than…

Pediatricians offers tips on when it’s safe to leave your child home alone

(Photo: Prisma Health Children’s Hospital- Midlands) Columbia, SC (WOLO) —  With the summer in full swing and students spending a good portion of their days home, some parents who still have to go to work, may be wondering if it’s okay to leave your children home alone. Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, says they know this is a challenging decision for…

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…