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Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are increasingly prevalent in South Carolina and across the country. Ease of use, on-demand availability, and convenience have made these services explode in popularity ever since Uber was founded in 2009. The rapid growth of this industry has also caused a slew of legal issues, as courts and legislators…

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Long-standing myths about black people are pervasive in healthcare. False notions and flat-out racism stemming all the way back to days of slavery still affect the black healthcare experience today. Do black patients have thicker skin? Less nerve endings? Does their blood coagulate more quickly? The answer to these questions is no. And the research…

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A recent study found that a common healthcare risk-prediction algorithm used in hospitals across the country demonstrates a racial bias, both reflecting real world attitudes and negatively affecting the level of care provided to black patients. This algorithm predicts which patients will benefit from extra medical care, and researchers found that it significantly underestimates the…

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A recent court filing by South Carolina OB-GYN Associates alleges the group left the Prisma Health network due to ongoing dangerous conditions at the hospital formerly known as Palmetto Baptist Richland. The allegations are part of a counter-suit filed by S.C. OB-GYN Associates in response to Prisma’s lawsuit filed against the doctors, for breaking their…

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A recently published study found that black individuals are twice as likely as white individuals to test positive for COVID-19. This is not the first study with similar results and it will not be the last, but it does provide even more evidence that – although anyone can contract the coronavirus – race is a…

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Every day in residential treatment facilities and group homes, children and teens experience some sort of abuse. Many of these young patients cannot advocate for themselves, due to disabilities and inability to communicate. It is imperative parents and loved ones recognize the signs of abuse, both emotional and physical. Welcome to an ongoing series of…

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