Health

Insurance companies' telehealth policies during COVID-19

March 18, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor connects to a rural hospital from his office through telehealth.

As hospitals focus more attention on addressing the coronavirus pandemic , insurance companies and healthcare providers are emphasizing the use of telehealth services for patients that are not critically ill or presenting symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of...

How to access free telehealth services during COVID-19

March 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Bryon Frost, in his Florence office, uses telehealth for virtual appointments with patients.

To help assess patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms, several South Carolina healthcare providers are offering free access to telehealth services. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath), telehealth is a great way to be...

Talking to kids about the Coronavirus

March 15, 2020 - Posted in Health
Wash Hands Song

With global attention on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), young children may have questions. While there are still a lot of unknowns about COVID-19, one thing for sure, is that a good hand washing goes a long way to prevent sickness. SCETV has made the "Wash Hands Song"...

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

March 12, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor conducting a telehealth visit

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina have spent much of their time in the past few weeks reminding people to use common sense, and not to panic. “If you think you are sick, the best thing to do is to stay home...

MUSC providing free telehealth screenings amid Coronavirus concerns

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
The hospital says its virtual urgent care platform is available to any South Carolina resident for free.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced it will provide free telehealth visits to any South Carolina resident who is experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus (respiratory infection, fever, cough, flu-like symptoms). “This secure, virtual care option will...

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
File photo of a woman washing her hands

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina have spent much of the past few weeks reminding people to use common sense, and not to panic. “If you think you are sick, the best thing to do is to stay home,” says Dr...

Growing Healthcare Trends that are Flying Under the Radar

March 6, 2020 - Posted in Health by Mike Switzer
Dr. Mary Brittain Blankenship

With a lot of the election talk focused on the issue of healthcare, there are two trends in that area that haven’t received much publicity but that we’ve reported on for several years and in fact, are trends that keep growing, albeit maybe more slowly than our next guest...

Doctor Provides Opioid Addiction Counseling for Pregnant Mothers

March 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Guille has a consultation via telehealth

Dr. Constance Guille is fighting the opioid epidemic in her own way. She is a psychologist from the Medical University of South Carolina, and was concerned with the effects that addiction has on both a mom's health and her infant's. Dr. Guille’s program was started to...

National School Breakfast Week: March 2-6, 2020

February 27, 2020 - Posted in Health
National School Breafast Week: March 2-6, 2020

Regardless of the time, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. March 2 – 6, ETV Education will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week in collaboration with Colleton County School District, Richland County School District 2, and Williamsburg County First...

Kidney Cancer

February 25, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Thomas Keane

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Keane about the diagnosis and new approaches to treatment for kidney cancer. Dr. Keane is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, and he specializes in managing prostate, bladder and kidney cancer at MUSC and Hollings...

Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care for Expectant Mothers

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Grace Balding reads a book to her toddler

Grace Balding and her family are getting ready for the arrival of their second baby boy. Grace is a stay-at-home mom, and her family temporarily has only one vehicle. This becomes a problem when Grace has to go to one of the many doctor’s visits she has scheduled with her...

ADHD in Children

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Claire MacGeorge

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Claire MacGeorge about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. Dr. MacGeorge is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Neonatal Care for Preemies

February 18, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Allison Chapman

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Allison Chapman about neonatal care for babies born prematurely or infants with medical problems. Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Telepsychiatry Plays Critical Role in Residency Training

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor and patient use tele-psychiatry for an appointment.

Dr. Josh Jackson found his calling in medical school, after his first experience with psychiatry. “I really felt like I could connect with the patients on a different level than I could on some other specialties,” said Jackson. He’s the chief resident in psychiatry at the...

Cardiology Connection Keeps Care Local for Hampton Family

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Robinson meeting with his doctor via telehealth.

Andrea Robinson is a self-described workaholic. He says he took a lot of pride in his job leading a construction crew. When his doctor told him that he needed to slow down for the sake of his health, he didn’t want to listen. “I was hard-headed and I kind of overdid it,”...

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