Family Health

School Telehealth Growth Prompts New Role

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Williamsburg County uses telehealth in all of its schools.

Williamsburg County uses school-based telehealth at all of its schools. The program allows students to be seen by a pediatrician or specialist remotely, from their school, ultimately minimizing missed classes and long commutes. As the first county in South Carolina to...

Geneticist Offers a New Option for Families Seeking Answers

April 28, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
A family sits in the waiting room for their telehealth appointment.

While patients at the Greenwood Genetic Center’s (GGC) Florence site might wait to see a geneticist in person, they now have another choice—to see a geneticist over a secure video conference, or telehealth. Telehealth gives patients more appointment options to choose from,...

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

March 9, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

Since 2014, a charter school in Charleston has been using telehealth to care for students with multiple disabilities. Using a computer camera and digital tools, the school nurse Courtenay Read is able to conduct real-time consults with physicians at the Medical University...

Frequent Patients See Doctor by Video for Rare Digestive Disorder

February 8, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
The Mannings make pizza.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) is a life altering and rare digestive disorder. Dr. Jonathan Markowitz, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Greenville Health System , describes the condition as an extensive food allergy. He says while the condition is rare, he sees hundreds of...

Comforting Care: Family Uses Telehealth at Home for Baby in Hospice

December 15, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Baby Jed with Dad

Abby and Richard Feistel describe their family through their Christian faith and roots in the south. “Blessed for sure,” says Richard Feistel, describing his children. They have three daughters and a son, filling their home with tiny voices, laughter, and sounds of lots of...

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...

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...

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...

Technology Helping Parents Combat Health Issues in South Carolina

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Text4Baby

South Carolina has one of the highest infant mortality rate in the country. Text4Baby is trying to address the issue. Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. This program is a tool that...

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