Health

Telehealth Increases Access to Care in South Carolina

August 16, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe and T. Crouch
Doctor working with patient

Due to combined efforts, South Carolina is now on the edge of a new frontier in health care. Telehealth offers new ways of delivering care through the use of video and audio technologies. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, a collaboration of academic medical centers,...

Medical Trainees Use Telehealth in Psychiatry Residency

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Residents demonstrate how they use telehealth in their medical training.

“In psychiatry, there’s that big part, what we call the therapeutic alliance, being able to interact with the patient, being able to make the patient feel comfortable, make that eye contact,” says Isabella Adjinah, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the University...

South Carolina's Guide to Eating Seasonally

July 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
Fruit at the market

One of the most recent trends in nutrition is eating seasonal foods. Eating seasonally, and therefore locally, yields several benefits . First of all, this produce tends to possess more nutrients. This is because fruits and vegetables tend to lose their nutrients over time...

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 ,...

Collaboration Drives South Carolina Health Providers

June 20, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Ed Spencer demonstrates the Telepsychiatry program's high definition technology for video conferencing.

“I get lots of calls from other states.” Ed Spencer at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health says it is not uncommon for programs across the nation to seek advice on expanding their access to care, specifically in regards to telepsychiatry in rural areas. “They...

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...

Summer Heat Safety

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Hankinson
Temperature

That hot summer weather is coming a bit early this year! Starting in June, temperatures in South Carolina will hit nearly 100 degrees. It’s a perfect opportunity to go swimming, eat popsicles or hang out somewhere with air conditioning. However, there are also a number of...

We Need Your Help! Telehealth Survey Responses Needed

June 3, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Doctor and Computer

South Carolina ETV and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance are working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Every day, doctors, patients, and researchers are using telehealth to provide care throughout the state...

Americans Are Sitting Down on Activities

April 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Woman at desk

You are probably reading this at your desk, on your couch, in your bed, or in a form of transportation, and what you are doing right now is the issue. You are sitting still. The average American adult does not meet the minimum national exercise guidelines, according to the...

SC Grandmother Fights HIV/AIDS in PBS Film

February 23, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Wilhemina Dixon, worries about her granddaughter Dayshal, born HIV positive

Meet Wilhemina Dixon from Williston, South Carolina, a one-woman army fighting for her family’s survival, in a new film from Independent Lens . Wilhemina’s War shows the devastating toll of the scourge of HIV/AIDS, one of the leading causes of death for black women in the...

Changes to S.C. Teen Health Face Objection

February 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Vaccines given to teen.

Two bills dealing with teen health have stalled in the Senate after a speedy passage in the House. The two bills, one that would amend the current Comprehensive Health Education law and the Cervical Cancer Prevention bill, had objections placed on them by two Upstate...

The Creative Art of Healing

January 19, 2016 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Healing Icons

According to the Foundation for Art and Healing , "the arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner...

Wear a Smile. One Size Fits All.

January 14, 2016 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Caring Clown

"The most precious gift one person can give to another is attention." That's what Robert Mason, a.k.a. DOCTOR GEEZER, says about his work through the volunteer organization Bumper T Caring Clowns . The program uses therapeutic clowning as a tool to promote the healing...

Maude Callen

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Jackie Johnson
Maude Callen

This episode is about Maude Callen (1898 -- 1990), a Nurse-Midwife, who singlehandedly brought health care to rural Pineville, S.C. and the surrounding area of Berkeley County in the early 1920s, continuing to the 1970s. The episode will tell how she delivered some 800...

No More New Year's Resolutions by P.A. Bennett

January 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
New Year

You heard me, NO MORE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! This year’s list is all about the fun things I’ll start doing or continue to indulge in. I have not yet composed that complete list, but I know what it won’t include; losing weight, saving money, or getting organized. I’ve been...

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