Health

He's Not the Same Kid: How Telehealth Changed a Student's Life

August 17, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
School-based telehealth program in Williamsburg County gets student's asthma under control.

Timothy struggled in school. A freshman at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County, he was reserved and inattentive in class. But he had a much bigger problem out of the classroom: severe, poorly-controlled asthma. “In over 20 years of pediatric practice, he is...

Experts Say Nurse Practitioner Law to Benefit Underserved Communities

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber consults with a patient through telehealth at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County.

A new law that went into effect July 1 drastically changed the way advanced practice nurses can provide care in South Carolina. Senate Bill 345, which Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law earlier this year, eliminated the 45-mile limit for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to...

Statewide Telehealth Summit Spotlights South Carolina's Success

July 18, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Telehealth Summit of South Carolina

Each year, Palmetto Care Connections hosts an Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina. 2018 marks the sixth annual summit. The summit brings together providers, payers, and policy makers. During the summit, major players in healthcare recognize wins and discuss...

S.C. Aiding Global Health Via Telemedicine to Underserved Ugandan Clinic

July 16, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Residents in Masindi, Uganda.

Most of us who live in the United States have the ability to access some type of medical service. Hopefully, we wouldn’t be faced with the task of walking over 120 miles to receive care. For some people though, that is the only option. In Masindi, Uganda, if you don’t have...

Emergency Mental Health Care Benefits from Telepsychiatry

July 2, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
An EMS and DMH Mobile Crisis Telepsychiatry vehicle.

Seconds count when it comes to a suicidal patient and getting them to the care they need. EMS personnel often find themselves dealing with mental health patients. Because they do not have psychiatry expertise, EMS often has to transport these patients to the ER where they...

Technology Brings Doctors Directly to Nursing Home Residents

June 15, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Eleanor Grayson is examined with a telehealth machine in her home at The Village at Summerville.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16,000 South Carolinians lived in nursing homes in 2015. Some nursing home residents can still be mostly independent, while others require constant care. Dr. Russ Blackwelder, the associate medical...

SCTA Work Group Keeping Statewide Telehealth Growth At Its Peak

June 14, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
SCTA IT Work Group

One of the goals for telehealth is to bring care directly to patients in a more convenient way – especially in underserved communities. As rural hospitals close nationwide, the expansion of telehealth services can be a crucial addition to addressing needs in those...

SC Impacting Global Health by Bridging Two Worlds To Save Lives

June 7, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Dr. Godson at Masindi-Kitara Medical Center

Imagine having to walk over 120 miles before you could receive health care. Once you get there, you are told there is no doctor available. This would seem highly improbable for someone living in the United States, but it is quite common in places like Uganda. Dr. Edward O'...

Brain Tumors – Know The Signs

May 30, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Brain Tumor Scan

David Straus, MD, Palmetto Health-USC Neurosurgery , answers some basic questions about a complicated condition . What is a brain tumor? A brain tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue in which cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that...

Behind the Scenes: The Production of 'My Telehealth' at C E Murray High School

May 29, 2018 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
My Telehealth Team

Driving two hours from Columbia, John Lewis and Julia Shillinglaw set out to get a glimpse of what school-based telehealth is like in rural Greeleyville, South Carolina. They arrive at C E Murray High School and meet with the school telepresenter, Lynn Floyd. This story is...

Telehealth Keeps Young Player on the Soccer Field

May 23, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
12-year-old Justin Ruiz makes a save during soccer practice. Ruiz suffers from sickle cell disease.

Sickle cell disease is a blood disease that can affect every organ in the body. It's an inherited and incurable condition, but it can be treated and managed. Sickle cell patients, like 12-year-old Justin Ruiz of Hilton Head Island, also have an increased risk of stroke...

Nip Your Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

April 18, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Tissues

Pollen is everywhere! Along with pollen comes seasonal allergies. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic , offers some helpful tips to manage seasonal allergies. The key to managing your allergies is preventing and limiting exposure to the...

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

April 17, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Elderly woman falls

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rebecka Fulmer about preventing falls in the older adult years. Dr. Fulmer is a Physical Therapist in the Department of Outpatient Physical Therapy at MUSC.

3D Printing in Planning Pediatric Neurosurgeries

April 16, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
3D printer in a laboratory - iStockphoto

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ramin Eskandari about using 3D printing in the planning stage for pediatric neurosurgeries. Dr. Eskandari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at MUSC.

Coping with Chronic Illness

March 20, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
doctor talking to depressed patient

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sharlene Wedin about coping with chronic illness. Dr. Wedin is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

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