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Despite downturns in the economy, many people still plan to hit the road during the month of March, as schools and universities across the country dismiss for Spring Break. And in recent surveys, South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach ranked among the top ten most popular destinations for Spring Break....
News of dangerous bacterial infections, large Medicare fraud and other breakdowns in patient safety and care in our healthcare system haunted this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week. Now, recent findings show, the privacy and safety of your information might be another hidden healthcare danger....
Buckyballs and Buckycubes are strong, small, rare earth magnets that are marketed as desk toys for adults that are fun to fidget with and have been known to relieve stress. However, according to a press release by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), children are swallowing these...
South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Calls for Alerts, Increased Security When Sexual Predators Move Into Nursing Homes
Columbia, S.C., March 01, 2012 - Reacting to a Charleston TV station’s recent report, South Carolina nursing home abuse attorney Bert Louthian said today that the state’s nursing homes should alert residents and their families when a registered sex offender moves into the facility. Louthian also...
In early February, Harold Food Co. of North Carolina recalled 1,200 pounds of chicken salad due to fears of Listeria contamination. The recall heavily affected South Carolina stores, with potentially contaminated products pulled from shelves in Allendale, Beaufort, Bishopville, Brunson, Charleston,...
What began as an attempt to relieve the backlog of drunk driving cases in South Carolina’s state summary courts may have exposed a major flaw in the state’s ability to build cases against drunk driving suspects and eventually convict them. Last year, Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal of the South...
A recall announced Thursday in the U.S. and Canada affects more than 30 million propylene gas cylinders used for welding, soldering, brazing and cutting. The gas cylinders, carrying the product names Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders, are manufactured by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin,...
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is asking people in Columbia to be cautious and avoid wild animals after two separate reports of attacks by foxes in southeast Columbia. Officials suspect that rabies may be involved. DHEC’s Sue Ferguson says nearly 400 South...
Traffic accidents are the number one killer of teens in South Carolina. In an effort to reach teen drivers, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and Subway restaurants have partnered for a new safety campaign. The campaign, W8 2 TXT, encourages teens to text after they are done driving....
In a grim start to the new year, the number of fatal highway accidents in South Carolina has increased. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported a 49% increase in fatal traffic deaths in January 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Sixty-one people died in highway accidents in...