Beauregard and Beauty are just two of the pets available for adoption at the Darlington County Animal Shelter operated by the Darlington County Humane Society.

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the liver on the right side of your body. The main function of the gallbladder is to store bile created by the liver until it is needed for digesting fatty foods.

Advancements in treatment options for lung cancer have expanded greatly in recent years from lobectomy, chemotherapy and traditional radiation therapy to robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

It affects more than 2 million people, yet almost 85 percent of Americans say they’ve never heard of it, according to the National Aphasia Association (NAA).

The treatment of metastatic cancer in the brain has improved considerably over the years with advancements in radiation oncology and neurosurgery. One form of treatment available at McLeod Regional Medical Center that is enhancing patient outcomes involves stereotactic radiosurgery.

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness month, and according to statistics from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.

A stroke occurs when a part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This will then cause the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop working as well.

Many of us are familiar with the adage “You are what you eat.” This is very true: Your body can’t hide what happens in the kitchen. Whether it’s good or poor nutrition that goes into your mouth, your body will show-and-tell.

FLORENCE, S.C. – It’s important to BE FAST if you think you or a loved one might be having a stroke. Each year, more than 795,000 people are affected by stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The health choices you make today affect how your brain will function as you age, regardless of whether you are 30, 40 or 50. Eating well, being physically active and managing your blood pressure are all important in helping keep your brain healthy as well as reducing your risk for stroke and heart disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms often start gradually with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand. Parkinson’s also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.

Today marks the start of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). It’s important for women to know the chance of infertility is higher or lower depending on your age. Generally, 35 years old is the magic number.

We celebrated our baby girl’s 12th birthday almost two weeks ago, and we had a lot to celebrate.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Even though they faced winds and the threat of rain, several contestants from the United Way of Florence County’s Florence’s Biggest Loser competition hit the water for the final physical event of the 2019 competition on March 31.

Journal of the American Medical Association

One of my favorite patients is Mr Gardner (not his real name). He lives on the South Side of Chicago, in a region whose residents are predominantly African American, with high levels of violent crime and not a single level I trauma center for adults (though my hospital has proposed to build …

British Medical Journal

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A food allergy happens when the body has a specific and recurring immune response to certain foods. The immune response can be severe and life threatening, such as anaphylaxis. Although the immune system normally protects people, in people with food allergies, the immune system mistakenly re…

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among people ages 1-54 in the United States. In 2012, more than 2.2 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes. In the same year, non-fatal crash injurie…

It can be hard to tell if someone has asthma, especially in children younger than 5. Having a doctor check how well your lungs work and check for allergies can help you find out if you have asthma. During a checkup, the doctor will ask if you cough a lot, especially at night, and whether you…

In general, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year of unprotected sex. Women who do not have regular menstrual cycles, or are older than 35 years and have not conceived during a 6-month period of trying, should consider making an appointment with a…

Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them with immunization. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized before age two against 14 serious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. I…

World Health Organization

On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use.