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Midlands Cares: Breast Cancer Awareness

Tyler Ryan learns about breast cancer, including the causes and treatments

ELGIN SC (WOLO) — Impacting 1 in 8 women in their lifetime, breast cancer  is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells, which occurs as a result of changes in the genes responsible for keeping cells healthy.  According to MUSC Health Mammography Coordinator Wanda Malliniski, breast cancer invades the breast and at some point, it will metastasize meaning that will leave…

Midlands Cares: Understanding Vein Disorders

Tyler Ryan learns about the causes, concerns, and treatments of common vein issues

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Vein disorders impact many people of all ages, and come from various causes, and impact over 30 million Americans.  According to Dr. Norma Khoury, a cardiologist, with a specialty in veins at MUSC Health explains the job of our veins: “If we look at the whole system, the heart pumps out the blood through the arteries,…

Midlands Cares: Understanding Anxiety

Tyler Ryan speaks with MUSC Health's Dr. Ryan Orland about causes and treatments of anxiety

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues in the United States, impacting more than 40 million adults. According to MUSC Health’s Doctor Ryan Orland, “excessive worry would be the best way to describe it.”  He goes on to say that it can “eventually cause health problems in some way or form.”  The Doctor says…

Midlands Hospitals say they are in a strained situation and are urging SC residents to get vaccinated

Prisma Health, Lexington Medical Center, and MUSC Columbia stressed the dire situations in their hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Local health officials across the Midlands are sounding the alarm, and pleading with South Carolinians to get vaccinated. On Friday, officials from Prisma Health, Lexington Medical Center, and MUSC Columbia stressed the dire situations in their hospitals, as COVID-19 cases are rising faster than they can handle. Lexington Medical Center is at their tipping point, with 47…