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Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Gov. Henry McMaster gives keynote address at 2019 Telehealth Summit.

As hundreds of healthcare providers and administrators settled in to the main ballroom at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, all eyes focused on Bamberg. At the 2019 Telehealth Summit, stories from communities like Bamberg showed how critical telehealth can be to...

Through a Hurricane: Pee Dee Hospital Provides Avenue for Care

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Griffin Wilbanks plays catch with Dad.

During Hurricane Florence, one family in Marion, S.C. was experiencing a medical crisis. Stacy Wilbanks and her husband had been waiting for the arrival of the hurricane when their son Griffin came down that morning with a rash covering part of his face. It had previously...

Breath During Practice | YOGA MINUTES

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about Breath During Practice

A common question, often asked by students beginning yoga is, how should I breathe when I practice. First simply keep breathing. Try not to hold your breath during a pose or while moving between them and generally, when you expand your body, like raising your arms overhead...

Breath | YOGA MINUTES

April 2, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Breath

One of the simplest ways to quiet an agitated mind or unsettled heart, is to simply breathe. The breath is the primary vehicle of our vital life force energy, which is called prana in Sanskrit. In addition to animating our body, prana is also intimately intertwined with our...

What is Yoga? | YOGA MINUTES

March 28, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins

What is yoga? Yoga has become so popular here in the west and it is worth our time to understand the meaning of the word more fully. Yoga originated in ancient India. The actual word "Yoga," means to bring into union or to yoke, to unite, to connect. Therefore, yoga is the...

Telehealth is “A Game-Changer” at Mary Bramlett Elementary School

February 8, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Gaffney South Carolina

In rural South Carolina, where access to healthcare can be limited, schools are looking for ways to bring care to their students. At Mary Bramlett Elementary School in Gaffney, the school has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to bring specialty care to...

“The Sky is the limit” for School-Based Telehealth in Darlington County

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
School-based Telehealth ribbon cutting

A new school-based telehealth program in Darlington County will expand students’ access to physicians and mental health specialists, superintendent Tim Newman said. The program, which starts this week, is the first of its kind in the Pee Dee region. Four schools will begin...

Telehealth a Highlight for State of the State Address

January 24, 2019 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
McMaster SOS

"South Carolina leads the nation," Governor Henry McMaster said in Wednesday night's speech. McMaster delivered his state of the state address highlighting telehealth in South Carolina.

Heart Failure Patient Monitors Vital Signs at Home with Telehealth

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Palmetto Health's remote tele-monitoring service has helped Wilma Goodwin stay out of the hospital.

Wilma Goodwin has lived in Chapin for more than 50 years. She loves it because it’s quiet and close to her children and grandchildren. But it’s a long drive for her to get to her doctors’ appointments, which became more common after she was diagnosed with congestive heart...

SCTA's Telehealth Awareness Week Highlights New Health Programs

October 30, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Telehealth Awareness Week

“We’re probably more advanced in telehealth than most states in this country,” said state Rep. Murrell Smith. Smith is one of the state legislature’s most prominent supporters of telehealth, which connects patients to health care providers through live video. Gov. Henry...

SCDMH Reaches Telepsychiatry Landmark

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
South Carolina Department of Mental Health has provided 100,000 telepsychiatry consultations since 2009.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), the largest provider of telemedicine services in South Carolina, has set yet another benchmark in merging technology and quality healthcare, providing its 100,000th psychiatric service via telemedicine. This award-...

Free Care Through Telehealth During Hurricane Florence

September 25, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Palmetto Health Doctor Diagnosing Patients During the Storm Through Telehealth

Thousands of residents on the Carolina coast evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence, seeking shelter farther inland, in Sumter and Columbia. The hurricane kept some evacuees away from their homes for more than a week. To expand health care access during the storm,...

Virtual Healthcare Model Supports Primary Care Doctor in Treating Addictions

September 20, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
MUSC Specialists participating in Project ECHO

"We don’t talk about addiction, we talk about recovery.” Dr. Victor Archambeau is tired of seeing the negative aspects of addiction plastered everywhere. The problem is evident particularly in his area, Horry County, which he says is “ground zero” for SC with over 100...

Outdoorsman Credits Telehealth in his Recovery from Serious Hunting Accident

September 4, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Chapmans sit on a homemade swing taking in their view on Wadmalaw Island.

The Chapmans enjoy living on Wadmalaw Island where they hunt, fish, and do just about anything outdoors. Steve Chapman calls it a paradise. After retirement, he planned on taking it easy on their little island back in the woods. However, after a hunting accident, everything...

Governor Expresses Support for Telehealth at Bill Signing

August 20, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Governor Signing Bill

Before a ceremonial bill signing at the state house, Gov. Henry McMaster said he hopes to see telehealth continue to grow across the state. “I look forward to the day we have total telemedicine in the state, when all the people on their cell phone can have access to medical...

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