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Technology Brings Doctors Directly to Nursing Home Residents

June 15, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth 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...

Looking Through a Different Lens: Veterans Use Photography to Help Cope with PTSD

June 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Retired Air Force veteran Eugene DuVall shares the story behind one of her photographs

June is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. The mental health problem can develop after a person has been exposed to one or more traumatic events. For members of the military, PTSD can develop because of combat and missions where soldiers were exposed to...

Statewide Telehealth Summit Attracts Major Players in Healthcare Industry

June 12, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by John Lewis
The 6th Annual 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...

Anxiety Disorders in Childhood

June 12, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lee Lewis about anxiety in childhood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Lewis is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Potential Misuse of ADHD Medicine in the Teen Years

June 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kevin Gray about the potential misuse and diversion of ADHD prescription medicine during the teenage years. Dr. Gray is a Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences...

Managing Arthritis Day-to-Day

May 29, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gretchen Seif about routines, exercise and therapy to help manage arthritis on a daily basis. Dr. Seif is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions at MUSC.

Alcohol Cravings

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Anton about dealing with alcohol craving, when trying to quit or reduce alcohol consumption. Dr. Anton holds the Thurmond Wellness Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is the Scientific...

Rare Diseases

May 22, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charlie Strange about rare diseases and also research underway related to rare diseases. Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC.

Research about Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)

May 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Turner about research related to Advanced Glycation End Products (or AGEs) and diseases that often develop in the older adult years. Dr. Turner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at...

Charleston Family Cautiously Optimistic; EPA Announces Action on Paint Stripper Chemical

May 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Drew Wynne's older brothers Brian (left) and Clayton (right) at their mother's home just outside Charleston

His voice sounds excited, yet hesitant. Brian Wynne has just learned the Environmental Protection Agency will take action on a proposed ban from the Obama administration that would keep a potentially deadly chemical from being used in paint strippers commonly found on store...

Treating Physical Dependence on Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder

May 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Book about treatment for two problems related to opioids: physical dependence on opioids and opioid use disorder. Dr. Book is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Director of the Center for Drug and...

Cancer Research

May 7, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gustavo Leone about noteworthy developments in cancer research in recent years. Dr. Leone holds the DeWolff Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology and he is the Director of Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Preserving & Protecting Memory as we Age

May 1, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Nicolas Milano about preserving and protecting our memory as we get older. Dr. Milano is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and a Cognitive and Behavioral Neurologist at MUSC.

Williamsburg Hospital Looks to a Future Building, Partnership with Lake City

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Laura Hunsberger
Surgical suite at Williamsburg Regional Hospital's temporary facility in Kingstree.

For more than a year, the Williamsburg Regional Hospital has been serving patients from a temporary facility located right next to their old building. The hospital was damaged beyond repair during the thousand-year floods. Eventually, the hospital determined that they had...

Exercise for Parkinson’s disease

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marian Dale about specific exercise routines that can help patients who have Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Dale is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and a Neurologist in the Movement Disorders Program at MUSC.

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