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How Will New Tax Law Affect HSA's?

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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By now, most people have a basic understanding about the new tax law and how it’ll impact their 2018 tax returns. But one area that hasn’t gotten as much attention in local or national news is the new law’s possible effect on Health Savings Accounts. Our next guest says the...

Research about Depression during Medical Education & Training

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about research related to depression during medical education and medical training. Dr. Guille is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC and she was the lead researcher on...

The Opioid Epidemic

March 12, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kathleen Brady about the opioid epidemic. Dr. Brady is a Distinguished University Professor and Vice President for Research at MUSC, and she is the Director of the SC Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Family Learns Best Health Habits Via Telenutrition

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Smith Day participates in his telenutrition consult with dietitian Molly Jones from MUSC.

Specialist doctors are scarce in parts of rural South Carolina. For kids in need of a specialist appointment, it can be even more difficult. That’s the dilemma Krissee Day discovered when her son’s doctor recommended nutrition counseling. In their hometown of Pawleys Island...

Stem Cell Research Update

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about Stem Cell research. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Research Related to In-Vivo Microscopy

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Lewin about research related to In-Vivo Microscopy—a new technology that allows physicians and researchers to look at living tissue, at a microscopic level. Dr. David Lewin, is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and...

A Healthcare Year in Review

December 13, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Mike Switzer
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For the past year, we have been receiving monthly healthcare industry updates from our next guest who says today, she would like to share with us her year-end review. Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist in Columbia, SC.

Trauma-Focused Workshops in Puerto Rico

December 11, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael De Arellano about training teachers and helping children in Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Dr. De Arellano is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he serves on the faculty at the National...

Mom Uses TeleBurn App To Help Burned Child

November 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Cooper and his mom Sarah use the TeleBurn App.

Cooper, an eight-year-old from Goose Creek, South Carolina was burned severely when he tried to catch a pot falling from the stove. His legs, arms, and stomach suffered third-degree burns. He was quickly rushed to MUSC’s burn clinic, which is currently the only center in...

MUSC Develops Hurricane Health App

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Victoria Hansen
Flooding from Hurricane Irma near Charleston Harbor

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season comes to a close this week, officially ending November 30. It was one of the most active and costliest to hit the United States, with 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes, six of which were major with winds of 110 milers per hour or more...

Holiday Depression is Real for Some South Carolinians

November 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Tut Underwood
illustration of a male figure in a Santa who is holding a battery that is "low" on power

Cries of “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year” can ring hollow for those afflicted with the phenomenon known as holiday depression. Psychologist Fred Medway says holidays are so charged with memories that if one experiences, for example, a loss or other...

Leaders Focus on School-Based Healthcare Innovation

November 27, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
School-Based Health Collaborative Annual Meeting

It’s cold and flu season again. This means school children are likely sharing more than school supplies; they may also be sharing germs. Close contact in schools makes germ-sharing a year-round occurrence that spikes during cold and flu season. Being sick at school can kick...

S.C. Providers Meet to Teach and Learn Opioid Treatment Lessons

November 17, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Dr. Kelly Barth addressing a group of addiction specialists in Florence, South Carolina.

In the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic, healthcare providers and addiction specialists in South Carolina are coming together to address the crisis head-on. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) says 550 South Carolinians died of an overdose...

Medicare Basics

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Mike Switzer
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Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old everyday. Or as one of our listeners wrote us recently “65 years young”! This listener also pointed out that an important resource for those attaining that age is the National Medicare Handbook which, while providing over 130...

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) Research

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Vena about MUSC’s participation in a large National Institutes of Health Initiative—called ECHO—which is studying environmental influences on the health of children. Dr. Vena is a Professor and the Founding Chairman of the...

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