Health

Lawmakers Move to Crack Down on Growing Opioid, Heroin Problem

February 22, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
House lawmakers discuss legislation dealing with opioid and heroin abuse

Several House Republicans filed a variety of bills Wednesday to stymie the growing opioid prescription drug abuse and heroin problem in South Carolina. The group said in a State House press conference that the 10 bills they filed would increase drug abuse prevention,...

Sleep and a Healthy Brain

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Sleep brain connection

How often do you jump out of bed in the morning refreshed, wide awake, and ready to go? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably not often enough. It happened to me this morning. I was shocked and amazed. Got me to wondering, what did I do right last night, so that I feel...

SC Resident Uses Virtual Sleep Clinic for Good Night's Sleep

February 9, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Sleep Study

Originally from Massachusetts, Catherine Locatis has been living in South Carolina for over 30 years. Due to poor sleep quality, Locatis decided to get tested to see what was causing the problem. Through telehealth, she connected to Singular Sleep , a health startup in...

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...

Sonographers Expand Training Using Telehealth

January 31, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Sonograher uses Echo to read heart

In the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, a group of heart sonographers meet once a quarter for continuing education classes. Originally provided in-house, the training later expanded to encompass videoconferencing technology. Through telehealth, area sonographers in remote...

The New Nutrition Facts Panel

January 30, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
The New Nutrition Facts Panel

Clemson Extension’s Food Safety & Nutrition Team Members Dr. Kimberly Baker and Shana Madden join "Making It Grow" to talk about the new Nutrition Facts Panel. People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know...

Behind the Scenes: The Production of 'My Telehealth'

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
Behind the Scenes at GHS

Walking out of the doors of South Carolina ETV , Marina Ziehe and Taylor Crouch carry a combined 40 pounds' worth of equipment. Loading up and settling in for the drive, they arrive at Greenville Health Systems Children’s Hospital, about a two-hour ride from Columbia. There...

South Carolina Uses Telehealth To Fill Healthcare Gaps

January 17, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Provider demonstrates how she uses a telehealth cart.

In 2013, the South Carolina Legislature provided funds to expand healthcare services through Telehealth. The funding ultimately formed the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance. Several agencies form the Alliance, and among the agencies is the Department of Health and Human...

Collaboration Drives Healthcare Innovation in South Carolina

January 13, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
South Carolina Telehealth Alliance Advisory Council meeting in a conference room

As the healthcare system continues to evolve, collaboration becomes a significant aspect for efficient change. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance was formed in 2014 to coordinate and facilitate Telehealth efforts across the state. Its mission is to “improve the health...

Unique Medical School Course Examines Telehealth

January 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Medical Student takes online course.

As a second year medical student, Heyward Mack is passionate about medicine and practicing in his community. When he was younger, his mother was diagnosed with kidney failure. From that moment forward, his success in math and sciences would fuel his passion to study...

Student Athlete uses Telehealth to Meet Nutrition Goals

December 16, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Micah, 11 years old, enjoys sharing his passion for football with his family.

At eleven years old, Micah has been interested in sports for most of his life. "Ever since he was two years old, I would have to buy him his own helmet and he would walk around with it all the time," said Felicia Maine, Micah's mother. With practice, games, and growth...

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...

Telepsychiatry Making a Difference in Patient's Life

December 5, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Brenda smiling and looking at the camera

"She keeps me young, she really does," says the 70-year-old Myrtle Beach resident Michael Purvis. Purvis is the father of Brenda, a 27 year-old young lady who has Down Syndrome, a genetic condition in which the person is born with an extra chromossome. A little over two...

Telehealth Research Aims to Improve Women's Health in Rural South Carolina

November 28, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Woman walking in a rural area

The Women's Health Research Team was founded in January 2013 at the College of Charleston. This team uses a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to women’s health research, "drawing from the behavioral and clinical science, communication, and social marketing fields." In...

Distance Education Helps Providers Treat Patients for Hepatitis C

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Dr. Ahuja and Caroline Derrick teaching the tele-infectious disease course

Telehealth is not all about seeing a patient on a computer screen to treat his or her condition; the clinical side is just one component of telehealth. An integral component of telehealth is distance education, which refers to situations in which the instructor and learner...

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