Living Well

School Telehealth Leads to Early Detection of Abnormal Cyst

January 15, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus sit in front of the telehealth cart.

Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus love playing outside at their grandmother’s house in Pinewood, S.C. They both also go to school in the area. A visit to the school nurse’s office one day ended up being something more serious for Mya. Lorrie Smart, the telepresenter at the...

Innovative ICU Keeps Camden Man Close to Home

November 25, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Johnny Fellers and his wife in front of furniture store

When Johnny Fellers became ill one night, he thought it was related to his diabetes. After being admitted to KershawHealth hospital, he was sent to ICU. In the ICU, the KershawHealth team decided to use telehealth to help with his diagnosis. “Community hospitals like Camden...

Tele-specialist visits showcased during Telehealth Awareness Week

November 22, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Tidelands nurse uses telehealth cart to get the patient connected to a MUSC specialist.

Telehealth Awareness Week (TAW) is an annual observance by proclamation of Governor McMaster highlighting telehealth programs and services available right in our communities, around the state. Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of where they live...

Pastor Reunited With Doctor That Changed His Life

November 12, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Pastor Cox Prays Over Dr. Christine Holmstedt

Pastor Tommy Cox of Georgetown, S.C., and his wife Ginny made a trip to the Medical Univeristy of South Carolina in Charleston to meet Dr. Christine Holmstedt. Cox has wanted to see Dr. Holmstedt in person ever since his stroke in 2017. "I just wanted to hug her neck and...

Rural hospital adds virtual palliative care program

September 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Alecia Anyim talks with a patient at MUSC Health Marion Medical Center.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) bought four rural hospitals in early 2019, including the Carolinas Hospital System medical center in Mullins. Now known as the MUSC Health Marion Medical Center, the small hospital is using telehealth to expand access to...

Providers Use Project Echo to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

August 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw and John Lewis
MUSC participates in Project Echo

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control , South Carolina’s maternal mortality rate (24.7 deaths per 100,000 live births during 2013-2017) is more than double the national average. Among nonwhite South Carolinians, that rate is even...

New Technology to Expand Health Care Access in Colleton County Schools

August 16, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Kathryn Cristaldi demonstrates the tele-consult process on the district's new telehealth cart.

A new program at the Colleton County School District will help increase access to quality health care for more than a thousand, according to school district officials. On Thursday, the district announced a new school-based telehealth initiative with the Medical University...

Made Here | Goat Yoga

July 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Goat Yoga at the White Home in Rock Hill, SC

Critter Creek Farm raises Fainting Goats and Nigerian Dwarf Goats, as well as farms flowers full-time. On top of that, Critter Creek Farm 's Terri Gustin decided to jump on the Goat Yoga train three years ago. She made that decision after her children had gone off to...

Elderly Patient Uses Technology to Monitor Heart Failure Symptoms

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Richard Hollis Uses Telemonitoring Equipment

Richard Hollis can’t move around like he used to. He says it’s a combination of leg injuries and congestive heart failure, which can fill his lungs with fluid and make it hard for him to catch his breath. Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that occurs when the...

School Telenutrition Program Inspires Changes to Family's Eating Habits

July 18, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Young girl with her horse

“I don’t want Savannah to go through what I’ve been through,” said Joe Ann Calvy of Eastover, SC. At 48, she has already had a heart attack. She said growing up “I didn’t know how to eat properly, and I’ve always had weight problems.” This is one reason why she and her...

Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care During Pregnancy

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Pregnant mother holding her child.

Grace Balding has a busy schedule every day caring for her toddler as well as preparing for her second baby. She is around 22 weeks pregnant and is a stay-at-home mom. Her and her husband share a vehicle which makes it difficult for Grace to get to her doctor appointments...

Alignment | YOGA MINUTES

June 18, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about alignment

During yoga a commonly practiced vinyasa or flow, is moving from downward facing dog to cobra pose. Since we practice this transition so frequently it is important to align the upper body to avoid straining or injuring your shoulders. Alma is here to demonstrate the proper...

Telestroke Aids in Pastor’s Miraculous Recovery

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Tommy Cox and his wife walk in Georgetown, SC

Pastor Tommy Cox of Georgetown, S.C., was admitted to Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital following severe chest pains. After the hospital team ruled out a heart attack, the Cox family thought that things were looking better. However, after an endoscopy procedure, Pastor...

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforming Rural Care

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. James Sterrett speaks to pharmacy student Ryan Rosenblatt through telehealth technology.

Tyler McGee and Ryan Rosenblatt are working toward their doctor of pharmacy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of their four-year plan, they have to go to clinics to treat patients. This is done with the supervision and guidance of a preceptor: an...

Good Posture | YOGA MINUTES

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about good posture

How many times have you felt discomfort or tension across your upper back or neck. Unfortunately, this is becoming more common, as we spend time at our computers or on our phones. When we allow our head and shoulders to drop forward the muscles of the upper back misaligned...

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