When the National Football League issued its new guidelines on how teams should handle on-the-field concussions, it represented a significant change in the way football players who suffer head injuries are treated. The announcement took on more urgency after five high profile players — Jamal Lewis, DeSean Jackson, Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger and Brodney Pool– suffered head injuries on one Sunday’s worth of NFL action. According to MUSC sports medicine physician Dr. C. David Geier,
Ever wondered what hospital life is really like? On November 18, physicians at MUSC Children’s Hospital took members of the South Carolina legislative delegation on a behind-the-scenes look at one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. Legislators shadowed pediatric specialists to see everything from the technology that helps save the hearts of tiny infants to learning about the life-saving procedures to care for children with cancer, transplant bone marrow and perform world-class research.
The Comprehensive Breast Care team at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, strongly opposes the screening mammography recommendations released by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Veteran’s Day is typically a day spent focusing on the sacrifice made by soldiers in past wars. But this year, a 15-year old Columbia, S.C. girl will remember Veteran’s Day as the time when a current solider saved her life, according to a report by Noelle Phillips at the Columbia State newspaper.