Health

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...

Telehealth: Providing Access Across South Carolina

October 2, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth in SC

South Carolina is a state facing many difficulties in the area of health. Poverty, poor access to care, costs, long distances, a shortage of providers, and a history of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and high levels of stroke and diabetes, permeate the state...

Telehealth Expands to Increase Access to Care in South Carolina

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth patient having a live consult

The Brant family was searching for answers. Baby Kynzie had wide-set eyes, and a small bridge to her nose. Her mother Lindsey recalled, “she was having pretty much all the same problems I was having.” Lindsey Brant saw doctors for the same issues when she was a child, but...

Life Without Health Insurance: Restaurant Owner, Cancer Survivor Finds Alternatives

August 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Nunez with co-workers

“It was a no brainer,” says Marcos Nunez. As a restaurant owner and two-time cancer survivor, Nunez took a tip from one of his regular customers: telehealth. “I do it on my computer at home. For the simple fact that it's a lot nicer to relax and see him on the big screen. I...

Critical Access Hospital Serves Crisis Patients Faster with Technology

July 14, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Abbeville Area Medical Center uses telehealth to improve access to care for behavioral health patients.

Abbeville Area Medical Center is remotely located, over an hour from two larger South Carolina hubs, Greenville and Columbia. Inside the hospital, there are less than 25 beds. Remote access and quantity of beds quailify Abbeville Area Medical Center as a Critical Access...

Keeping Safe in the Summer Sun

July 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
girl receiving sunscreen from mother

It is hardly breaking news to anyone that it is hot in South Carolina this summer. So hot, in fact, that the famous carriage horses were being pulled off of Charleston streets earlier this week . As many head to the lake, beach and park, it is important to know how to keep...

The Columbia Floods and the Problem with Impervious Surfaces

June 19, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Imani King
The Columbia floods and the Impervious Problem

The word catastrophic was coined to describe the 2015 floods in Columbia, South Carolina. The severe flooding trapped residents in their homes, standing by for rescue teams' assistance. Photos from the Weather Channel compare normal conditions to flood conditions and the...

Kindbelly

June 12, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Kindbelly

Kindbelly is a healthy alternative for both breakfast and lunch in Myrtle Beach, SC. Their cafe serves organic kombucha on tap, smoothies with locally sourced, organic microgreens, wraps, salads, acai and pitaya bowls, as well as a small hot menu from their grill.

Drug Monitoring Law To Fight Opioid Abuse

June 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. McMaster signs the bill into law on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

All opioids prescribed in South Carolina are now required to be reported to the state monitoring program, thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last month. The law is one of several pieces of legislation lawmakers pushed this year as they work to stymie...

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...

Country Doctor Finds 'Prosperity' in Telehealth

May 23, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Oscar Lovelace provides health services in Prosperity, South Carolina.

Almost thirty years ago, Dr. Oscar Lovelace opened his practice in Prosperity, South Carolina, hoping to provide more care in its rural setting. As a native to Columbia, South Carolina, and Graduate of both Clemson and the Medical University of South Carolina, Lovelace knew...

Teacher Saves Time and Money with Virtual Doctor Visit

May 19, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
A teacher scrolls through questions on a Smart Exam.

In an effort to improve access to care, hospitals across the state offer virtual exams for non-emergent needs. Virtual exams, like Greenville Health System’s (GHS) Smart Exam , enable patients to register and complete a guided questionnaire, to be reviewed by a local...

My Telehealth Shares Voices of the Community

May 15, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Thank you

In 2016, the My Telehealth campaign was born with a simple goal: to raise awareness about telehealth, which means the delivery of healthcare via different types of technology. Over the course of one year, our team traveled across S.C. searching for stories that could...

Chester County Farm Raises All-Natural Products

May 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Thames Farm in Fort Lawn, SC.

“I love meeting people of the community and having them come back and tell me, ‘I loved your pork chops, I love your sausages…we get so satisfied when we eat it, your chicken seems to go further than what I get from the grocery store…I love your eggs, my cakes are better.’...

Telemedicine Hits a Winner at the Tennis Courts

May 12, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Tennis Player

Tennis matches are not won merely by hitting great shots. Optimal health and well-being are important components of an athlete's winning strategy. In order to help high performance athletes play their best on the courts, the MUSC Health Sports Medicine team partnered with...

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