Living Well

Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth 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 Telehealth 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...

YOGA MINUTES | Breath During Practice

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...

YOGA MINUTES | Breath

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...

YOGA MINUTES | What is Yoga?

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...

Free Care Through Telehealth During Hurricane Florence

September 25, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth 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,...

SCTA Work Group Keeping Statewide Telehealth Growth At Its Peak

June 14, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth 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...

Mosquitos are Pests, but with a Place in Nature

March 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Two thirds of the approximately 60 mosquito species in South Carolina don't bite humans.

Mosquitos are among nature’s biggest pests. Their bites itch, they’re annoying and they can carry diseases. But surprisingly, says Clemson professor Peter Adler, of the approximately 60 mosquito species that inhabit South Carolina, two-thirds of them DON’T bite humans. Some...

Pulmonary Emphysema

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charlie Strange about the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emphysema. Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC.

Family Learns Best Health Habits Via Telenutrition

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Smith Day participates in his telenutrition consult with dietitian Molly Jones from MUSC.

Specialist doctors are scarce in parts of rural South Carolina. For kids in need of a specialist appointment, it can be even more difficult. That’s the dilemma Krissee Day discovered when her son’s doctor recommended nutrition counseling. In their hometown of Pawleys Island...

Hospital E-Visits Spike During Flu Season

February 21, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Man laying his head on his desk.

This flu season has been more aggressive than usual. DHEC says more than 3,400 people have been hospitalized with the flu so far this season, and at least 128 people in South Carolina have died, including a child. Health officials are urging everyone older than 6 months to...

Mindfulness

January 16, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Mindfulness - woman enjoying winter scenery

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about Mindfulness—an approach to improve psychological wellbeing and reduce stress. Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Sleep and Anxiety...

Pneumonia

January 9, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Radiologist doctor

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lynn Schnapp about signs, symptoms and treatment of pneumonia. Dr. Schnapp is a Professor and Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at MUSC.

Recognizing Stroke & Getting Prompt Treatment

January 1, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Brain activity

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about the signs and symptoms of stroke and why prompt treatment is essential. Dr. Holmstedt is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Emergency Medicine and the Medical Director of the Tele-Neuroscience at MUSC.

Mental Health Issues and Primary Care

December 25, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Woman meeting with therapist

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Freedy about including mental health and behavioral health issues during a primary care visit. Dr. Freedy is a Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Behavioral Science Curriculum for the Family Medicine Residency Program...

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