Living Well

Rural Doctor Using Innovative Care to Connect Community

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Dr. McAlhaney examines patient

Bamberg County faces the same economic problems that many other rural counties in our state confront. Much of Bamberg’s struggle has to do with its hospital closing several years ago, which not only took away a major part of the job industry but also affected healthcare...

Healthy Spine | YOGA MINUTES

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about having a healthy spine

Recently several studies have been published stating that sitting, is the new smoking. Emphasizing that each of us needs to sit less and move more. Taking a movement break every thirty minutes will improve health problems like high blood pressure and also help with lower...

Dave Garr: South Carolina Telehealth Pioneer Award

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Dave Garr was named the 2019 Telehealth Pioneer Award winner.

At the 2019 South Carolina Telehealth Summit, Dr. Dave Garr was named the 2019 South Carolina Telehealth Pioneer Award winner. In his tenure working for South Carolina's Area Health Education Consortium, he educated doctors on the importance of telehealth and how to best...

Standing Poses | YOGA MINUTES

May 28, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Standing Poses talks about Standing Poses

If you have been in a yoga class, you soon realize that standing poses are the most fundamental postures. Standing poses create awareness and range of motion throughout the body by building general strength and mobility. Also learning to root and ground your legs in a...

Balanced Action | YOGA MINUTES

May 21, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about Balanced Action

Pause for a moment to feel the beat of your heart. The in and out of your breath. Everything in our world is in relationship with another complementary force. Think of up and down, back and front, night and day. One helps us to know the other more fully. So within a yoga...

Mindfulness | YOGA MINUTES

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about mindfulness

The word mindfulness, is used more and more frequently in conversation these days. What does mindfulness mean and how do we practice it? Simply stated, mindfulness means paying attention in the present moment without judgment, being kind and compassionate to ourselves...

Hand Gestures | YOGA MINUTES

May 7, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about hand gestures

Sometimes the smallest gesture can be the most profound. At the beginning and the end of each yoga practice we join our hands in front of our hearts. Why? This particular mudra or hand gesture, called Anjali, means to make an offer. At the beginning of the practice, it...

South Carolina Earns National Honor for Healthcare Transformation

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
S.C. Telehealth Alliance wins American Telemedicine Association's President's Award for Transformation of Healthcare Delivery.

South Carolina is being recognized as a leader in the telehealth industry for its commitment to statewide collaboration. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA), which consists of several organizations that work to develop and expand telehealth services, won the...

Doctors Use Telehealth to Save Little Girl's Life

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Annie Nichols with Family

When Annie Nichols slipped and hit her head in the garage, her parents, Kelsey and Billy, didn’t think much of it. “It was a bad fall,” Billy said. “She cried, but it wasn’t the worst thing you’ve ever heard.” However, later that day, the four-year-old started to scream in...

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...

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,...

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