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Few things are guaranteed in life, but there is one thing that you can count on for sure: as time goes on, your body is going to age. While most men in their late teens through their twenties might feel invincible, it’s only a matter of time before age starts to play a role in everyday life. Injuries take longer to recover from, hangovers take longer to dissipate, aches and pains become a normal part of life, and intimate time with your partner can be compromised. If you have experienced any of the symptoms above, don’t worry – it’s completely normal to slow down as you get older.

The question is, what are you going to do about the aging process? For years, men were told to just “live with it,” but in 2021, those days are over. The time to fight back is here, and there has never been a better opportunity to live your best life than now. Nobody understands the effects that aging can have on men but our team of professionals at Better Life do. That is why we invest all of our time developing innovative, effective men’s health solutions: to give men a chance to change their future and live like they did while they were in their prime. If you’re ready to take a stand against ED and live a more energetic, youthful life, know that you’re not alone. At Better Life Carolinas, we are here to help by providing the most scientifically advanced treatments on the market today.

GAINSWave® Treatment In Charleston

When it comes to men’s health, the topic of sex can still feel taboo, especially when there are performance issues involved. At Better Life Carolinas, we have heard just about every story you can imagine regarding erectile dysfunction or ED. So if you’re embarrassed and angry about your performance in the bedroom, we understand how you’re feeling. In the past, men had to take strange drugs or sign off on expensive surgeries to help correct their ED, adding to their feelings of shame and hopelessness.

The good news? If you’re a man dealing with ED, you don’t have to settle for antiquated treatments like those referenced above. There’s a new product on the block: a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that is the first of it’s kind. It’s called GAINSWave®, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it isn’t like anything else you have tried before.

Unlike most ED treatments, this unique approach does not require drugs or surgery. Instead, it relies on high-frequency acoustic waves to open the penis’s existing blood vessels, encouraging the growth of new blood vessels while eliminating micro-plaque. To put it simply, GAINSWave® increases blood flow and gives you a chance to reclaim your libido and live life like a man in his prime.

GAINSWave® isn’t a sketchy, quick-fix pill found behind the glass at a gas station. It is a comprehensive erectile dysfunction treatment with an incredible 76% success rate. With virtually no side effects, it’s no wonder that men throughout the Carolinas and across the United States trust GAINSWave® to solve their ED and Peyronie’s disease problems.

How GAINSWave® Works

It might sound like GAINSWave® is too good to be true, but the fact is this kind of erectile dysfunction treatment in Charleston uses scientifically-backed, time-tested technologies and applications to improve male sexual performance. Technically referred to as Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT), our GAINSWave® procedure goes right to the crux of the issue. Low-intensity sound waves break up plaque formation in your penis while stimulating new blood vessel growth. These new blood vessels help get more blood to your penis, ultimately improving your ability to perform. This incredible treatment not only increases blood flow – it also causes new nerve tissues to grow, making your penis more sensitive and easily stimulated.

It all happens through a process called neurogenesis, which increases penis sensitivity. What sets GAINSWave® apart from others is the use of low-intensity sound waves to achieve increased blood flow and sensitivity. Because this procedure is completely non-invasive, you won’t ever have to worry about expensive insurance claims or unsightly scarring. All you have to worry about is enjoying life like you used to, without having to undergo surgery or putting harmful substances in your body.

Here are some quick facts about Better Life Carolinas’ GAINSWave® treatments:

  • For most men, you can expect to have between 6 and 12 GAINSWave® sessions
  • Sessions typically take 15 to 20 minutes.
  • GAINSWave® works by releasing growth factors in your penis tissue, which generates new blood vessels.
  • GAINSWave® promotes healthy blood flow by breaking up plaque formation, giving men harder, stronger erections for longer periods of time.
  • GAINSWave® also activates dormant stem cells, which leads to new cell growth in men.

Hidden Risks of Prescription Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

If you have ever wondered why GAINSWave® treatments are so popular with men, the answer is simple. Prescription drugs meant to help ED often come with side effects that can diminish your peace of mind and day-to-day life. While some men swear by the “little blue pill,” many guys aren’t aware of the hidden risks associated with drugs like Viagra. The following ailments can happen both in the short term and long term:

  • Back Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headaches
  • Vision Loss
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Hearing Loss
  • Dizziness
  • Upset Stomach
  • Ringing in Ears
  • Fever

If you are having problems with erectile dysfunction, you should understand why it’s happening. The primary cause of ED is associated with a lack of blood flow to the penis, making erections difficult to get and maintain. Rather than relying on a prescription pill for a quick fix, many men are using GAINSWave® treatment in Charleston for a natural solution with no ill side effects. ED doesn’t have to be your “new normal,” and neither does suffering from strange side effects from popping too many “little blue pills.”

GAINSWave®, COVID-19, and ED

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the world. Over the last year, millions of Americans have had to change their lifestyles and alter daily routines to better protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus. While COVID-19 causes a litany of negative side effects, new research shows that men who contract the virus can triple their risk of developing erectile dysfunction. Because the human body is unfamiliar with this kind of virus, it responds by sending a large immune response. During this process, the body uses massive amounts of chemicals to eliminate the virus, causing horrible collateral damage in the form of cell destruction and inflammation.

Contracting COVID-19 and suffering from ED at the same time might sound like a death sentence. However, if you are a man experiencing ED during or after contracting the COVID-19 virus, don’t lose hope.

Clinical trials have shown that shockwave therapy, better known as GAINSWave®, has been shown to lower inflammation and boost vascularity by creating angiogenesis and improving endothelial function. Simply put, GAINSWave® treatments can help reverse symptoms of ED brought on by COVID-19. To learn more about how GAINSWave® can help you get back to a normal sex life after developing COVID-19, we recommend contacting our office today.

GAINSWave®: A Natural, Non-Invasive Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease

Though Peyronie’s Disease affects about 9% of men, it is a little-known disease that can cause physical and aesthetic issues. It is characterized by fibrous scar tissue, which forms underneath the surface of a man’s penis. When this disease is left untreated or treated improperly, it can be very difficult for men to have a normal erection. This is because Peyronie’s Disease can cause painful curvatures in the penis, making it nearly impossible for afflicted men to have sexual intercourse at all.

The cause of Peyronie’s Disease is currently unknown. However, most cases stem from physical trauma like acute injuries after vigorous sex. Other causes include prostate surgery, autoimmune disorders, and family history. Unfortunately, traditional treatment options range from a “wait and see” approach to prescription drugs and even surgery.

Symptoms and signs of Peyronie’s Disease include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction: Men with this disease may have problems achieving or maintaining erections.
  • Misshapen Penis: Some men with this disease suffer from a narrowing of the penis when erect, resembling an hourglass shape.
  • Notable Bend in Penis: One of the most common symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease includes significant penis curvature, which is defined by a severe and unnatural bend.
  • Scar Tissue: A common symptom of this disease is bands of tissue or hard lumps underneath the skin of the penis.
  • Shortened Penis: Some men with this disease have reported a reduction in penis length.
  • Pain in Penis: Peyronie’s has the potential to cause pain in a man’s penis, regardless of whether he has an erection or not.

Fortunately, for men who are looking for a non-invasive, natural erectile dysfunction treatment in Charleston, GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Charleston breaks down scar tissue affecting your penis, helps create new blood vessels, and opens up existing ones. As a result, blood flow is increased, which minimizes penis curvature and fixes the problems associated with erectile dysfunction.

P-Shot® Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Charleston

Most guys will tell you that their penis is the most important part of their body. While that is not totally true from a physiological perspective, we get where they’re coming from – after all, a man’s penis plays a big role in his personal life and overall wellbeing. When a man has problems achieving and maintaining an erection, his quality of life can suffer dramatically, resulting in lower self-esteem and even depression. If you are a man and suffering from ED or Peyronie’s Disease, you can rest easy knowing help is only a phone call away.

In addition to GAINSWave® treatments, Better Life Carolinas also offers the Priapus Shot or P-Shot® for short. Originally used to treat wounds and sports injuries, our P-Shot® is an all-natural treatment that fortifies your body through cellular repair and rejuvenation. P-Shot® treatments have shown very promising results for men who have suffered from prostate cancer, enlarged prostates, the side effects of surgery, drug side effects from prescription pain killers, and even diabetes.

You might be asking yourself, “How does the P-Shot® work?”

This ED solution works by using platelet-rich plasma or PRP from your own body. The proteins and growth factors released by the large number of platelets activate your stem cells, which begins cellular regeneration and repair wherever the PRP are used in your body. Tissue repair in your penis is further aided by the formation of new blood vessels and collagen production.

In many cases, men who use the P-Shot® to correct erectile dysfunction or the effects of Peyronie’s Disease can resume sexual activity a few hours after the treatment is applied.

Benefits of Better Life Carolinas’ P-Shot® include:

  • Increased blood flow to the penis
  • Improved stamina during sexual activities
  • Improvement and possible resolution of penile curvature issues caused by Peyronie’s Disease
  • Increased penis sensitivity
  • Improvements to penis girth and length

For more information about the Priapus Shot or to find out if this treatment is right for you, schedule your free consultation today.

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Tenants ask Charleston Housing Authority for help, claim 'unspeakable' conditions

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Tenants at some Charleston Housing Authority apartments are running out of options. They claim they are living among unspeakable conditions, including mold, leaks, and pests. “If I open the door and sweep it out, or take the hose out the back and put it out the window, it’ll keep the water from coming back in my house, and that’s how that works,” said one tenant as she swept water from the floor of her apartment and pushed it out the door. She has lived in her apart...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Tenants at some Charleston Housing Authority apartments are running out of options.

They claim they are living among unspeakable conditions, including mold, leaks, and pests.

“If I open the door and sweep it out, or take the hose out the back and put it out the window, it’ll keep the water from coming back in my house, and that’s how that works,” said one tenant as she swept water from the floor of her apartment and pushed it out the door.

She has lived in her apartment on Nassau Street with her two young children for only a few months. She said she has been dealing with issues ever since day one.

“It came up out my sink, it came up from the back of the washing machine; and it smelt like toilet water,” she said.

She’s noticed how the conditions of the apartment have impacted her children’s health.

“His nose is running. He just now got rid of a sinus infection,” she said. “He don’t get that like that, not before we moved here, he didn’t.”

“For someone to have to live in these types of conditions, it brings you to tears,” said Joy Brown, director at Racial Justice Network. “I just came back from California where the homeless population is overwhelming. And basically, these people are living in a home that’s similar to the people that live in California on the streets.”

Her message to city leaders and Charleston Housing Authority: do better.

“It’s unacceptable, Charleston. It’s unacceptable, HUD,” Brown said. “It’s unacceptable Mr. Cameron and for anyone else that’s taking money from the government–- from the federal government. What are we doing with the money?”

It’s the same question tenants are asking tonight.

“You shouldn’t get no funding if y’all don’t care about the people that live here,” said one tenant. “Y’all get to go to your houses and live comfortably. Don’t have to worry about nothing. We do.”

Tenants of Public Housing in Charleston detail unsafe living environments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Those with Charles House and the National Action Network met with current and former tenants of the City of Charleston’s Housing Authority to discuss what they’re calling major ongoing issues. The press conference today was a platform for tenants to share their stories and shed a light on their living conditions. Even more, the hope is to urge city leaders to improve ongoing issues. According to the advocacy groups and tenants themselves, they say they were neglected by Charleston&rsq...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Those with Charles House and the National Action Network met with current and former tenants of the City of Charleston’s Housing Authority to discuss what they’re calling major ongoing issues.

The press conference today was a platform for tenants to share their stories and shed a light on their living conditions. Even more, the hope is to urge city leaders to improve ongoing issues.

According to the advocacy groups and tenants themselves, they say they were neglected by Charleston’s Housing Authority and they want a clean and safe living environment. Some tenants have been living in mold, mildew, water damage, and pest-infested homes run by the program. :

For many residents off of Nassau Street in Downtown Charleston, they say that making do is how they get by. “Every time I got to wash clothes, every time I want to have my children something clean to wear, I have to deal with sweeping the water out as it was washing. As it’s filling up, I’ve got to sweep the water out, I can’t. I got to hang the hose out the window,” said one resident.

The resident, who wishes to have her name unknown says that for her, many of her issues in the home has not only been visible for months and reported to the Charleston Housing Authority, but left unattended or in worse conditions than before.

She says she is one of the multiple tenants scared to speak up. Others tell News 2, they’ve been threatened with evictions if they speak out about the conditions.

Those with the Housing Authority say they have the right to their freedom of speech and want the tenants to tell the program what needs to be fixed or for many fixed to completion.

Art S. Milligan, the Chief Operating Officer for Housing Authority of the City of Charleston said they are looking for more staff so that they can visit the units more and spend more time inside the units dealing with the issues they have. Milligan said they even raised the minimum wage for the job postings to $15 an hour to attract qualified individuals.

Milligan says the for the authority to know what is happening, they need the tenants to send pictures or text messages detailing the concerns and problems.

However, when it comes to water damage and other structural issues, he says their only next step is an overhaul of the houses themselves. “Reposition these units to better ones or remodel them. And while people say they be scared of RAD, that is one of the things that it will allow us to do is to come into this community and others and improve them,” said Milligan.

But for some of the 9.2% of the city’s population currently living in these homes, they don’t see themselves staying much longer.

For more about Charles House, click here.

To sign the petition for safe living, click here.

To report a maintenance need as a tenant in the Housing Authority Program, click here.

Report: Deputies extracted Jamal Sutherland from cell based on ‘longstanding directive,’ not policy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Documents recently released by Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson pertaining to the Jamal Sutherland in-custody death investigation reveal that deputies extracted Sutherland from his cell based on a ‘longstanding directive’ that forced inmates to attend bond hearings, contrary to policy. Sutherland, a mentally ill man being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center, died January 5 after deputies forcibly removed him from his cell so that he could appear virtually in bond court. Docu...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Documents recently released by Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson pertaining to the Jamal Sutherland in-custody death investigation reveal that deputies extracted Sutherland from his cell based on a ‘longstanding directive’ that forced inmates to attend bond hearings, contrary to policy.

Sutherland, a mentally ill man being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center, died January 5 after deputies forcibly removed him from his cell so that he could appear virtually in bond court.

Documents reveal a discrepancy between an internal policy implemented at the Al Cannon Detention Center which required inmates to either attend a bond hearing or appear before a judge to decline the hearing, and the written policy — Video Bond Hearing Policy 9-14.4 — which “allows inmates to refuse to appear without force being used,” according to Wilson.

The internal directive, which was implemented in April of 2017, “stated that from that moment forward, when an inmate refused to go to his bond hearing, ‘the first time,’ deputies were instructed to notify supervisors and contact the [Special Operations Group ] SOG for use of an Emergency Restraint Chair.”

Deputies involved in the Sutherland case report trying to circumvent that policy, believing that use of force could exacerbate an already tense situation.

Deputy Brian Houle, who was under investigation for Sutherland’s death, said he voiced his concern up the chain of command, hoping the extraction could be delayed due to Sutherland’s excited mental state.

Houle spoke to Lt. Bryan Duvall about several potentially dangerous factors, including Houle being the only SOG team member working that day and Sutherland being combative, as well as Sutherland’s size and the possible use of his breakfast tray and spoon as weapons.

Houle recalled instances of “a detainee being rescheduled for [a] bond court appearance when it appeared they were going to be violent,” and sought a similar exception.

Duvall made several calls to determine whether Sutherland’s appearance could be postponed:

He first contacted the Bond Court Deputy, who “said they were operating under Captain Salters’ directive to bring the subject before the judge to refuse [the] Bond Hearing in front of the judge.”

Duvall tried to reach Salters, but could not get through, so he contacted the Command Duty Officer (highest ranking on-duty staff member), Captain Kerry Greathouse.

“And When I called Captain Greathouse, I told her what the scenario was and she suggested ‘you should bring him down in [Emergency Restraint Chair].’ I knew there was no other option but to do a cell extraction.”

Lt. Bryan Duvall

Use of force expert Gary Raney, who was called upon by Wilson to conduct an analysis of the events related to Sutherland’s death, said that “Houle and Duvall both properly questioned their orders, recognizing that the impending force on Sutherland was likely pointless and dangerous.”

Wilson said that “had the Video Bond Hearing Policy 9-14.4 been followed, the tragic death of Jamal Sutherland may never have occurred.” She explained that “by allowing refusals before skipping to the extreme of a cell extraction, the detention center and the court had options such as mental evaluations and attempts of de-escalation.”

Under the Video Bond Hearing Policy 9-14.4, inmates have the right to refuse bond court.

“The Court may request the inmate to make the refusal via video; the Court will reschedule the inmate’s court appearance. The Bond Hearing Detention Deputy will follow-up with the inmate regarding the participation in Bond Hearing at each Bond Court Session. If the inmate refuses again, the Judge shall be notified of the refusal. If the Judge orders that the inmate be brought in front of him/her, the inmate shall be escorted to Bond Court by the Special Operations Group.”

Video Bond Hearing Policy 9.14.4

Ultimately, several issues were brought up regarding the adherence to the directive over policy.

Judge Mel Coleman was presiding over bond hearings on January 5 and said that he was not notified of Sutherland’s refusal to appear, nor did he give the order for Sutherland to be brought. He said that “he had never ordered an inmate be brought to Bond Court.”

Fellow Bond Court Judge Amanda Haselden added that inmates have “the legal right to refuse” to appear in bond court.

Raney determined that “it was an utter failure of [Charleston County Sheriff’s Office] leadership to allow this practice to exist, especially when it was contradictory to the court’s intentions.”

Wilson concluded “had superiors honored [the] request for a postponement, a cell extraction likely would not have happened and Houle and Fickett likely would have never interacted with Sutherland.” She said that his death was “entirely avoidable.”

Shortly after Sutherland’s death, Sheriff Kristin Graziano rescinded the directive.

MUSC Health weekly COVID-19 report (July 26)

Please read the report in its entirety; information can change quickly. The Path Forward / Recovery COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE MUSC Health has vaccine appointments for all eligible individuals age 12 and up. Eligible individuals can visit muschealth.org/get-vaccine to make an appointment; while appoi...

Please read the report in its entirety; information can change quickly.

The Path Forward / Recovery

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

MUSC Health has vaccine appointments for all eligible individuals age 12 and up. Eligible individuals can visit muschealth.org/get-vaccine to make an appointment; while appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome at all MUSC COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations. View information and a video with directions on how to schedule a vaccination appointment. The community is encouraged to monitor muschealth.org for COVID-19 vaccine availability criteria, updates and FAQs.

For more information related to public, community vaccination sites operated by MUSC Health throughout the state, please visit https://vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov/. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

Homebound individuals who need in-home COVID-19 vaccination services should contact DHEC’s COVID-19 vaccine information line by calling 1-866-365-8110. Please note that community members should not directly contact the vendors. All calls must be routed through the DHEC COVID-19 vaccine information line to access this program.

MUSC Health vaccination administration data is available upon request.

MUSC Health COVID-19 Vaccination Expectation for all care team members

All MUSC Health leaders and care team members are now required to have the COVID-19 vaccine. Religious and medical exemptions may apply for some care team members. All new care team members should receive a single dose vaccine prior to starting work or the first dose of a two-dose vaccine prior to starting work. The second dose must be completed within three weeks as a condition of employment. As of July 1, more than 99.9% of MUSC Health care team members have complied with this policy. MUSC Health has established this policy for the safety of our care team, our patients and patients’ families and visitors.

FOR UPDATED DATA:

Endemic COVID

As COVID cases rise in Tri-county, scientist says we’re shifting from “pandemic” to “endemic” situation.

The MUSC COVID-19 Epidemiology Intelligence Project is a digital dashboard that provides leading indicators related to the COVID-19 epidemic to enable informed decisions. Current situation assessments for MUSC Health – Charleston (Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties), MUSC Health Florence, and MUSC Health Lancaster divisions are available on this site.

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COVID-19 vaccination

MUSC COVID-19 mobile diagnostic testing

MUSC Health, in partnership with the state legislature, is rotating mobile screening and collection sites in rural and underserved areas throughout the state, for both walk-up and drive-through patients. Prescreening is not required and there is no cost to patients. Patients will be contacted within two days with the results of their test, if not sooner. Patients are asked to bring photo identification and an insurance card if they have one. The CARES Act requires MUSC to bill insurance providers if patients do have insurance. Patients may email drivethruresults@musc.edu if they have questions regarding their results. If they do not have an email address, they may call 843-985-8888.

Sites may close early or operate with reduced hours if weather conditions become unsafe for care team members or if volume exceeds site safety capacity.

NORTH CHARLESTON: The Charleston International Airport and MUSC Health have collaborated to offer a mobile COVID-19 diagnostic testing site. The site will open on Wednesday, July 28 Friday, July 30, Wednesday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Economy B parking lot, 5500 International Blvd., North Charleston, S.C. 29418. “Rapid’ nasopharyngeal swab testing is available at this site, with results available via email within 30 minutes of the test.

Information related to Healthy Me — Healthy SC free, statewide mobile testing sites for each week can be found here.

MUSC Health antibody testing

MUSC Health is offering voluntary COVID-19 serologic testing through MUSC MyChart and results will be available in MyChart within 48-72 hours. Testing is available at select locations in the Charleston, Florence, and Lancaster divisions and by appointment only. Repeat testing, for those who test negative, will be offered no more than every 30 days for qualified candidates. The cost of the test will be billed to insurance carriers. Based on the recent CARES Act, insured patients will not have an outstanding balance for this test. It is important to make sure individuals and the media understand what the test results mean.

COVID-19 related stories for follow-up

Pediatricians at MUSC Children’s Health contribute to nationwide study that finds effective treatment for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

As American Academy of Pediatrics urges everyone over 2 to mask up in school, pediatrician sees worrying uptick in “winter viruses.”

Guillain-Barre syndrome expert “cautiously skeptical” about idea that COVID-19 vaccine may have caused people to get GBS.

Lambda variant has showed up in a COVID-19 sample at the Medical University of South Carolina and turns out it’s not the first such case in the state.

Basic stats / COVID-19 positive cases

Previously reported data points, such as the total number of COVID-19 community screening tests completed by MUSC Health- Charleston and the number of positive cases determined via those tests, the number of telehealth screenings, total number of specimens collected at various mobile sites, or the number of COVID-19 positive MUSC care team members are available upon request. Information related to vaccinations is at the top of this release.

For specific information about MUSC Health Florence or Marion Medical Centers, please contact Kim Geiger at geigerki@musc.edu. For information about MUSC Health Chester or Lancaster Medical Centers, please contact Ashley Shannon at shannona@musc.edu.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is home to the oldest medical school in the South as well as the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center, with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. MUSC brought in more than $271 million in biomedical research funds in fiscal year 2020, continuing to lead the state in obtaining National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $129.9 million. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2020, for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.

MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.

RiverDogs Sweep Low-A East Weekly Awards for Second Time

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston RiverDogs infielder Brett Wisely has been named the Low-A East Player of the Week and reliever Trey Cumbie the circuit’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 19-25 per a Minor League Baseball announcement on Monday afternoon. The pair received the honor following their performances during a six-game series in Myrtle Beach last week. This is the sixth weekly honor that a RiverDogs player has received in 2021, as the duo joins Curtis Mead (twice), John Doxakis and Andrew Gross. During the w...

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston RiverDogs infielder Brett Wisely has been named the Low-A East Player of the Week and reliever Trey Cumbie the circuit’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 19-25 per a Minor League Baseball announcement on Monday afternoon. The pair received the honor following their performances during a six-game series in Myrtle Beach last week.

This is the sixth weekly honor that a RiverDogs player has received in 2021, as the duo joins Curtis Mead (twice), John Doxakis and Andrew Gross. During the week, Wisely played in all six games against the Pelicans, posting a .524 batting average. He collected a double, two home runs and eight runs batted in, while working three walks, stealing two bases and scoring six runs.

The 22-year old entered Saturday’s contest as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and the RiverDogs trailing 4-2. Wisely tied the game with a two-run single and added another two-RBIsingle in the ninth inning. He is riding an 11-game hitting streak.

Wisely has been impressive at the plate throughout the season, including an opening night performance that included two home runs. The left-handed hitter leads the team in stolen bases and is tied for the team lead with nine home runs.

Within the Low-A East, Wisely ranks in the top ten in hits, slugging percentage, stolen bases and total bases.

The Rays selected Wisely in the 15th round of the 2019 draft out of Gulf Coast Community College. He hit .274 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 47 games with the Princeton Rays following the draft. His brother, Alec, was selected in the 34th round of the same draft by the Cleveland Indians.

Cumbie made two appearances on the mound during the week, earning a pair of wins and tossing a total of 6.0 scoreless innings. On Wednesday, he relieved Jose Lopez and worked 3.0 frames, allowing just one hit and striking out five. He once again earned the win on Sunday, striking out seven over 3.0 innings while allowing just a single hit in relief of Luis Moncada.

The left-hander has appeared in 12 games for the RiverDogs, 11 out of the bullpen, and is 4-1 with a 2.91 earned run average. Cumbie has worked 11.1 consecutive innings without allowing a run. In 21.2 innings this season, he has collected 38 strikeouts.

Cumbie was selected by the Rays in the 13th round of the 2018 MLB Draft out of the University of Houston. He split the 2019 season between the Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Rays Low-A and High-A affiliates, respectively.

He is 10-3 with a 2.90 ERA in his professional career. The RiverDogs return to action on Tuesday night at The Joe with a doubleheader against the Columbia Fireflies beginning at 5:05 p.m. On a Dog Day presented by Island Coastal Lager, fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs and beer.

All RiverDogs tickets for the 2021 season are available for purchase online and will be delivered digitally. Once purchased, tickets can be printed at home or scanned on a phone. For answers to frequently asked questions, fans are encouraged to visit the RiverDogs Digital Ticket Guide.

In addition to tickets, the entire RiverDogs gameday experience will be cashless including parking, the team store and concessions. Fans who do not have credit or debit cards will be able to use cash to purchase gift cards at Fan Services on gamedays.

Masks are no longer required, but suggested for non-vaccinated guests. The RiverDogs also have a no bag policy, with the exception of medical bags, diaper bags, and clutch-style purses no larger than 6.5in x 4.5in.

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