Marina Ziehe

Distance Education Helps Providers Treat Patients for Hepatitis C

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Dr. Ahuja and Caroline Derrick teaching the tele-infectious disease course

Telehealth is not all about seeing a patient on a computer screen to treat his or her condition; the clinical side is just one component of telehealth. An integral component of telehealth is distance education, which refers to situations in which the instructor and learner...

Home Telehealth for Diabetes Transforms Man's Life

November 8, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Randall Smalls listening to music on his headphones.

Randall Smalls found out he had diabetes later in his adulthood. "I always had the symptoms like blurry vision, dehydration, and tiredness. You get the symptoms and don’t pay attention to it," Smalls said. Approximately 1 in 6 African Americans in South Carolina has...

Third-Year Medical Student Practices Telehealth During Psychiatric Rotation

October 25, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Christine Sawda working on her hospital rotation

Christine Sawda came from Virginia to South Carolina to go to medical school at MUSC . After completing two years of textbook education in medicine, she is excited about entering her third year, which means “rotations.” In medical education, a rotation (or clerkship) refers...

Telehealth Brings Comfort and “Peace of Mind” to Family in Johnsonville, SC

October 20, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Jacob's favorite football team

Kim Coker, a native of Johnsonville, S.C., recalls the numerous times she had to take her son Jacob to the psychiatrist in Charleston, S.C. A one-way travel time of about two hours and a half to Charleston was tough. The time spent traveling was not the only issue. Her son...

Elementary School Uses Telehealth to Enhance Student Care

October 17, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Student Visiting School Nurse through Telehealth

Hemingway Elementary is a school located in the town of Hemingway in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The school is situated in a typically rural setting with open swaths of land, hay fields, few homes, and two-lane highways. Just as in many other rural areas of South...

S.C. Emergency Departments Tap Into Tele-Psychiatry for Mental Health Treatment

October 13, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Patient in the emergency room having a tele-psychiatry consultation (simulation)

South Carolina was deeply impacted by mental health budget cuts in recent years. Patients seeking mental health treatment would have to wait long hours in hospital emergency departments (EDs) for psychiatric exams. Many hospitals, especially in rural locations, did not have...

Tele-Stroke and Teamwork Go Hand-in-Hand

October 3, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Dr. Metha providing telehealth.

A stroke is a "brain attack." It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. It can happen to anyone at any time. In South Carolina, thousands of people die from stroke every year. The problem is aggravated by the fact that many hospitals, especially in rural...

Home Telehealth Empowers Patients to Take Care of Their Own Health

September 12, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Caroline Wallinger discusses patients' readings and strategies during a weekly phone call.

“Diabetes is not a disease that you manage in the clinic alone. You see a doctor maybe every 3 months, and you see them for about 10-20 minutes. That’s not going to take care of your diabetes. You need to take care of it at your own home,” says Dr. Leonard Egede with the...

Tele-psychiatry Helps Provide Emergency Mental Health Consultation

August 17, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Dr. Ratliff interacts with patient during a tele-psych consultation (simulation)

“Hello, I’m Dr. Ratliff, can you tell me your name please?” The psychiatrist Brenda Ratliff asks on a computer screen. Sitting in her office, in Aiken, S.C., Dr. Ratliff asks questions and listens carefully to the patient's feelings and needs via a video link. At the other...

Understanding the Difference: Telemedicine and Telehealth

July 11, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Rural area of South Carolina with text on top

Telemedicine and telehealth are terms that have been used interchangeably over the years. However, sources indicate that telemedicine can also be identified as a category within telehealth, which, in turn, is much broader. According to the World Health Organization ,...

Telehealth Involves Much More Than Technology

June 14, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Dr. McElligott speaking doing a video conference consultation

While some may be discussing virtual worlds and avatars, or envisioning a stethoscope coming out of the screen of a cellphone, the answer of the pediatrician and medical director of the MUSC’s Center for Telehealth, James McElligott, M.D., regarding the future of telehealth...

Program Incentivizes the Reuse of Vacant and Abandoned Buildings

May 16, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Vacant building

A new program offered by Columbia Empowerment Zone Inc. is up and running in the city of Columbia. The program provides property owners or tenants grants of up to $20,000 to reimburse the cost for renovating vacant and abandoned buildings within the City of Columbia and...

Q&A| Talking Music Entrepreneurship with Educator, Author and Pianist David Cutler

May 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
David Cutler being interviewed

Last week, Carolina Money spoke with local musicians who are approaching their art in unique ways. Today, we bring to you a longer version of our interview with the director of music entrepreneurship at USC and author of the book "The Savvy Musician," David Cutler...

TD Bank to Distribute 20,000 Books to Local Teachers and Educators

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Books

In partnership with national nonprofit First Book , TD Bank is distributing 20,000 new books to teachers and educators to add to their classroom and school libraries. Aimed at Pre-K – Young Adults, these books are part of TD's "Banking On Books" program, which is designed...

VIDEO | Music Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Artists to Think Outside the Box

May 4, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Pianist playing on a truck

More and more, music schools and institutes are incorporating entrepreneurship classes, organizations, clubs, seminars and workshops into their programs. Why is that? In order to explore the truth behind this fact, Carolina Money reached out to David Cutler, Director of...

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