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February 2014 Archives

Thyroid cancer treatment rates soar: epidemic or overtreatment?

Over the last few decades, medical technology has made some very important advances. Not only has this impacted the way illness is treated, but also how it's diagnosed. Namely, developments in terms of medical imaging (such as CT scans and MRIs) have helped physicians pinpoint medical problems and order treatments.

DUI suspect in South Carolina fatality has prior record

An alleged drunk driving accident on Feb. 10 resulted in the death of a 22-year-old woman from South Carolina. The suspect in the accident is no stranger to the legal system: back in 2008 she was charged with impaired driving.

Hit and run accident kills one and injures another

A 72-year-old motorist from Greenwood was killed and another 60-year-old Saluda driver suffered serious injuries in a three-car crash on Feb. 7. Police blame that accident on a hit and run driver who made unsafe lane changes. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing its accident investigation.

Two dead in Conway when truck runs stop sign

Intersections may be particularly fatal for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. The United States suffered 8,766 fatalities in intersection or intersection related crashes in 2012. This is a 5.4 percent increase from the 8,317 deaths in these accidents in this country in 2011. South Carolina suffered 863 traffic deaths in 2012 of which 156 were related to an intersection or intersection-related car accident. There were 142 fatalities in intersection crashes reported in the state one year earlier.

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