DHEC

Patrick Gentry
August 24, 2018 - 2:59 pm
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has referred two people to their health care providers for post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to rabies. One exposure occurred on the peninsula of Charleston County while the other occurred in the Wildewood area of...
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South Carolina Radio Network
July 28, 2018 - 9:00 am
South Carolina’s public health agency says it plans to hold a public hearing on a uranium leak from a Midlands nuclear fuel plant earlier this month. Westinghouse’s Columbia Site (Image: Westinghouse) The State newspaper reports the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (...
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Patrick Gentry
July 25, 2018 - 11:02 am
A case of active tuberculosis has been confirmed at a South Carolina high school. Citing a South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control release, news outlets report that someone associated with West Ashley High School in Charleston has tuberculosis. The agency cannot reveal any...
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Patrick Gentry
July 05, 2018 - 5:37 pm
The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today that four people have been referred to their health care providers after being potentially exposed to rabies by a kitten that tested positive for the disease. The potential exposures occurred in Spartanburg County while the...
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American Flag & Fireworks
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Seth Stokes
July 03, 2018 - 8:45 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. - This July 4th many Americans and South Carolinians will continue the long tradition of lighting up the night with fireworks. While the displays are visually compelling, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is urging everyone to put safety first if they are...
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Patrick Gentry
June 28, 2018 - 12:32 pm
This July 4th many Americans and South Carolinians will continue the long tradition of lighting up the night with fireworks. While the displays are visually compelling, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is urging everyone to put safety first if they are participating in any...
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June 28, 2018 - 10:19 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Some sections of beach along South Carolina's coast have been placed under a short-term swimming advisory, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today. The affected areas include 200 feet above and below: Surfside Beach 3rd Avenue South Bacteria levels above...
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Seth Stokes
May 22, 2018 - 9:24 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As schools wrap up another academic year, findings from a project aimed at improving the health of South Carolina's children highlight the benefit parents and communities can gain by including physical activity in children's schedules over the summer and beyond. While positive...
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South Carolina Radio Network
May 15, 2018 - 4:18 pm
Although the final influenza season numbers won’t be counted until late summer, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said the current season has seen 265 deaths from complications since October. Three of those victims were children age 4 and younger. “People were sicker,”...
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Patrick Gentry
April 18, 2018 - 2:52 pm
South Carolina lawmakers say they need more time before moving forward with a bill to place stricter regulations on dam and reservoir owners. A Senate subcommittee delayed voting on the legislation Wednesday. The bill would increase the number of dams and reservoirs regulated by the Department of...
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