Health

Summer Heat Safety

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney 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...

Extended Interviews On Sex Education Bill

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Sex Education in S.C. is under review.

The Comprehensive Health Act was passed in the late 1980s mandating that sex education be taught in public schools in South Carolina. This session, a new bill amending the sex education practices in the state was put forth in the House, where it passed quickly. The bill...

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...

Research Shows Diet Beverage Drinkers Tend to Eat Unhealthy Food

November 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Soda

Do you prefer fries with your diet soda? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. And you may not be “saving” as many calories as you think, drinking those diet beverages. University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An found that diet beverage...

Health Effects of Mold Due to Flooding, and How to Dispose of Mold

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele
mold on window sill

Many people in S.C. are experiencing problems with mold in their homes, related to the recent flooding. As mold imposes several health risks, it’s important to know how to identify and dispose of it. Mold can be detected by using your senses of sight and smell. It can...

Relationship Abuse in South Carolina

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In this first episode of a series of original podcasts by Palmetto Scene, hosts Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock speak with community and national leaders about intimate partner violence and how it is impacting the state. What is the issue in S.C.? South Carolina made the...

A Diet Rich in Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
bottle of olive oil with olives

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil, and it could be the newest diet to show signs of lowering women's risk of developing breast cancer, according to an article from NPR . The diet has been showing evidence of being...

Can Selfies at School Spread Lice and Super Lice?

September 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
students posing for a selfie

Back to school can bring lots of excitement and anxiety for students. From new teachers and transitioning from summer to the weekly schedule, there are many changes students and parents can expect. Perhaps one of the most fun aspects of going back to school is being...

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