Health

Recognizing Concussion in Children & Teens

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
Football players

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alec DeCastro about the signs, symptoms and treatment of concussion in children and teens. Dr. DeCastro is an Assistant Professor and the Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC.

Cancer Immunotherapy Update

November 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Wrangle about medical testing that helps identify which cancer patients are likely to benefit from current immunotherapy treatments. Dr. Wrangle is an Oncologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at...

Meet Stacey Millner-Collins

November 3, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Amy Shumaker
Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins is the founder and director of City Yoga in Columbia, South Carolina. She first came to her yoga mat in 1994 as way to unite a dedicated physical discipline with a spiritual one, and she has studied with numerous respected teachers. The deepening of...

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) Research

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
children outside in a park

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...

Charleston Resident Saves Time by Using App to See Doctor

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
James Wilder takes his dog for a walk outside his home in Charleston, SC.

James Wilder is a social worker in the Charleston area who values his time at work and with his family. When James felt himself coming down with a cold, his wife urged him to see a doctor, but James was reluctant. He didn't want to have to make an appointment, sit in a...

Virtual Exam Offers Convenient Care

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
A provider reviews virtual exams.

Across South Carolina, patients can virtually connect to local doctors from their phone, tablet, or computer. These virtual exams are intended to offer patients a convenient and affordable option for their non-emergent needs. Palmetto Health’s SmartExam launched at the end...

Nursing Home Technology Keeps Elderly Patients Out of Hospitals

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Nurse Mary Guillaume assesses Eleanor Grayson at her cottage at the Village at Summerville nursing home.

Doctors are available during normal business hours at most nursing homes. But medical issues can happen at any time, and vulnerable elderly patients still need to be seen as soon as possible. “Before telehealth, we’d have to call the physician, tell them what was going on,...

Finding Cures for Rare Childhood Diseases

October 24, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about his research to find cures for rare childhood diseases. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Strep Throat in Children & Teens

October 23, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
Doctor examining child's throat

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Clarissa Clemmens about the signs, symptoms and treatment of Strep Throat in children and teens. Dr. Clemmens is a Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

MUSC Hosts Community Awareness Day to Educate about Telehealth

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Doctor showing how Telehealth works

Telehealth Awareness Week at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a time dedicated to educating the community on the progress that Telehealth is making in South Carolina to improve the access to healthcare. During this week, MUSC hosted a Community Awareness...

Year-end Healthcare Planning

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Mike Switzer
Lynn Bailey

October is open enrollment time for many employer-based insurance plans, and on November 1st, the same begins for Obamacare plans. With all of the uncertainties that have hit these markets this year, our next guest believes there will be some suffering for enrollees. Mike...

A Prescription for Exercise

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
An exercise class

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about the health benefits of regular exercise and a Prescription for Exercise for patients from their primary care provider. Dr. Bunt is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs...

Research about Complex Arrhythmias

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Winterfield about research related to Complex Arrhythmias or abnormal heart beats. Dr. Winterfield is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Program at MUSC.

Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese

October 12, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Plant-Based Mac and Cheese

Nutritionist Trisha Mandes, MPHN joins us on "Making It Grow" and shares tips on healthy weight loss. One example is incorporating healthy plant-based meals like Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese into your diet. Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese Sauce by Miyoko Schinner...

Technology Is Providing New Skills to South Carolina Medical Residents

October 11, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Resident Dr. Sara Khalil uses telehealth to reach patients in their home environment.

The next generation of doctors are studying at the Medical University of South Carolina and many even stay in the area for residency and beyond. Dr. Sara Khalil is one such student. She is months away from graduating the residency program at MUSC/Trident Health in...

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