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Are You Being Exposed to a Carcinogen Without Realizing It?

In our daily lives, we are coming into contact with thousands of chemicals that we know almost nothing about. Most of these chemicals are harmless in small doses, but others have the potential for adverse health effects. (NTP.gov) In fact, it is estimated that 2000 new chemicals are introduced into the market each year. (YourGreenPal.com) Read More

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Myths and Misconceptions about Mesothelioma

“Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart or testes.” (Mesothelioma.com) The only known cause is exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is misunderstood by many. For years, diagnosis and awareness of mesothelioma has been challenged due to common misconceptions that have been spread. It’s important to Read More

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Improper Restraint Causes Death of Mental Health Patient

A South Carolina Department of Mental Health patient died earlier this year when staff improperly restrained him, suffocating him to death. William Avant, a 35-year-old Georgetown native, had been a patient at the G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina for 12 years. Records show that he “had been diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome, Read More

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Possible Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

There are many studies going on this very minute, desperately seeking to better treat, delay the onset and even prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston is participating in studies that may potentially produce groundbreaking results for the future of Alzheimer’s Disease. “The Alzheimer’s Association reports that nearly 6 million Americans are living Read More

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Fatalities from Drivers Running Red Lights Hit 10-Year High

Next time you think about running a red light, consider these statistics. In 2017, 939 people were killed when someone plowed through a red light. That is at least two people a day! A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded that fatalities in red-light collisions increased in 2017, for the fifth year Read More

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10 Jobs That Increase Your Risk of Cancer

It’s graduation season. You’ve graduated, so what’s next? When deciding what career to undertake, you first need to know that some jobs can be hazardous to your health. For many jobs, like coal mining or firefighting, the risks are obvious. For others, although they may seem safe, they can expose you to hazardous materials. Making Read More

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The Dangers of Swimming Pool Chlorine

Swimming can be a fun and healthy activity, for children and adults alike, especially in the summer heat. Unfortunately, with that fun there are dangers lurking that most people don’t think about. Chlorine, like household chemicals has many risks, if not used and stored properly. Chlorine is used to keep swimming pools clean, and free Read More

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Consumers Continue to Complain about Fuel Economy in Honda Accord Hybrid

Many consumers who have purchased the 2018 or 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid are realizing that the gas mileage they are getting may be a good bit less than what Honda advertises. Honda advertises that the 2018 model gets 47 city/47 highway MPG, and the 2019 model gets 48city/48 highway MPG. Here are just a few Read More

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Effects of Secondhand Drinking

Misusing alcohol not only affects the person doing the drinking, but also everyone who crosses paths with that person. More than likely, you have never heard of the term Secondhand Drinking (SHD), “yet, secondhand drinking can forever alter people’s lives.”(BreakingtheCycles.com) What is Secondhand Drinking? Very similar to Secondhand Smoke, the term Secondhand Drinking “describes the Read More

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Although fireworks are legal in most places in South Carolina, they can be incredibly dangerous. Because fireworks cause a high risk for burns, eye injuries, and fires, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Fire Protection Association advise people to enjoy firework displays conducted by professionals, instead of setting them off in your own Read More

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