DHEC

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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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Seth Stokes
April 12, 2018 - 10:41 am
April is National STD Awareness Month and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging South Carolinians to get STD screenings.
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Seth Stokes
April 11, 2018 - 10:39 am
Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Mark Elam as the next Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control.
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Seth Stokes
April 03, 2018 - 1:07 pm
The term "SIDS" (sudden infant death syndrome) sounds scary and the death of a child is one of the most heart-wrenching and enduring losses a person can experience.
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February 22, 2018 - 3:38 pm
South Carolina’s environmental agency released an apology and said it was investigating what happened after its Twitter account accused President Donald Trump of being a “(F–ing) tool.” A Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman told The State newspaper the agency is trying to...
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November 15, 2017 - 11:22 am
South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported an individual in the Upstate has become the state’s first flu death for the season.
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Patrick Gentry
November 02, 2017 - 3:13 pm
South Carolina’s infant mortality rate remained the same last year, another indication one of the nation’s highest rates has leveled off again after years of declines. Roughly 7 newborns out of every 1,000 in South Carolina died in 2016, according to data released this weekby the state Department...
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October 27, 2017 - 10:26 am
Gov. McMaster asked environmental regulators to hold off on new beachfront building restrictions for another year.
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Seth Stokes
June 19, 2017 - 10:27 am
DHEC and Clemson are teaming up to start a volunteer based Adopt-A-Stream program. I spoke with Heather Preston, the Director of the Bureau of Water Quality, to learn more about the new program. Heather Preston.mp3 More about Adopt-a-Stream: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental...
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