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Medical University of South Carolina healthcare providers dress in protective suiting, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., as they get ready to open the hospital's drive-thru tent for patients who are being tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Citadel Mall parking lot. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

South Carolina: Visitors from virus hot spots to quarantine

Mar. 27, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday ordered visitors traveling to South Carolina from several “hot spot” areas to immediately self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival, the latest in a series of steps seeking to stem the new coronavirus outbreak. In a new executive order,...

FILE — In this Saturday, March 7, 2020 file photo, a cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Nine out of 10 cases of the virus in the Middle East come from the Islamic Republic. Fears remain that Iran may be underreporting its cases. Days of denials gave the virus time to spread as the country marked the 41st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP, File)

The Latest: Sri Lankan government imposes 2 1/2 day curfew

Mar. 20, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. Almost 86,000 people have recovered so...

Yazan, 1, cries as he is prepared for heart surgery at the Tajoura National Heart Center in Tripoli, Libya. Libya has only one heart surgeon who can't possibly perform surgeries on 1,200 or so infants born every year with heart defects. But an international team of experts, part of the Novick Cardiac Alliance, regularly flies into Libya to perform surgery on patients like Yazan. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

US heart surgeon treats children lacking care in Libya's war

Mar. 11, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Yazan, a 1-year-old Libyan boy, was born with congenital heart disease. With just one chamber, the organ pumped so little blood that when Yazan cried, his skin turned black. Without surgery, he would not survive. But Yazan's country, Libya, has only one heart surgeon who can't...

Rescuers airlift captain off ship near Maryland coast

Mar. 11, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Rescuers air lifted the captain of a cargo ship off a vessel near the Maryland coast Tuesday after the man began experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The cargo ship was about 25 miles (40 kilometers) off the coast of Ocean City around 10:20 a.m. when...

Official: Murder-for-hire inmate died of heart disease

Mar. 6, 2020 9:57 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man serving more than 80 years in prison for two separate murder-for-hire plots died of natural causes, a Johnson County official said. Clayton Schuneman with the county medical examiner's office told The Gazette that Justin Dewitt died of a heart disease. Dewitt's body was found...

Jamilla Pinder has her blood pressure checked by Debra Barnes at the Hair, Heart and Health kick-off at Hot Seat Studio and Salon in Greensboro, N.C., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Woody Marshall/News & Record via AP)

North Carolina barbers talk heart health with clients

Mar. 1, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Cutting back on salt reduces the risk of heart disease. So does exercising. Now, barber William Byers Jr. just needs to get that message across to customers who sit in his chair. He is taking part in a community initiative launched Feb. 24 by the Triad branch of the American Heart...

Kendall Ware, one of three men who gave Dave Corless CPR after he had a heart attack while working out at the Summerville YMCA in January, talks with Corless, his wife Kathy and daughter Kristy Blanco, left, after a special ceremony at Trident Medical Center Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Ware, Dwayne Stephens and Herb Franklin were honored at the ceremony. (Brad Nettles/ Staff/The Post And Courier via AP)

Former basketball star reunited with heroes who saved him

Mar. 1, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donning a Carolina blue shirt with the recognizable UNC logo, Dave Corless was all smiles on Feb. 25. He knows he’s one of the lucky ones. After participating in a water aerobics class last month at the Summerville YMCA, the former North Charleston High School basketball star...

83-year-old might be longest-living heart transplant patient

Feb. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two years ago, an Iowa man whom Guinness World Records had named the longest-surviving heart transplant patient died 34 years after receiving his new heart. Records like this cause friends of Richard Gullickson, of rural Center, to believe he might be one of the longest-surviving...

Wish answered thousands of times over for 105th birthday

Feb. 28, 2020 5:08 PM EST

HAMBURG, N.J. (AP) — A simple birthday wish for 105 birthday cards to celebrate her 105th birthday today, has been answered about 40 times over, with lifetime Sussex County resident Helen Kaposi receiving more than 4,100 cards from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and locations around the world. Within two days...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with attendees during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Warren says she got results post-financial crash

Feb. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 10 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is back in Texas ahead of Super Tuesday and telling supporters that it was she -- and not Bernie Sanders -- who got results after the 2008 financial crash. The Massachusetts...