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New research to help injured troops using technology

August 20, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
A simulation of a solider receiving aid

Using actors, sound effects and a stage set-up as a battlefield, doctors and engineers are working together to solve a problem. "This has real applications to improving human lives, saving lives," says Ron Gimbel, Ph.D., who is a Clemson University researcher and former...

Insurance companies' telehealth policies during COVID-19

March 18, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor connects to a rural hospital from his office through telehealth.

As hospitals focus more attention on addressing the coronavirus pandemic , insurance companies and healthcare providers are emphasizing the use of telehealth services for patients that are not critically ill or presenting symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of...

Why you shouldn’t skip your annual physical

January 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Prisma Health
Annual Physical

Many of us only visit a doctor when we’re sick, but having a primary care doctor and an annual physical is important. Jamee Steen, MD, Ballentine Family Medicine, explained why and addressed some common myths. Myth: I only need to go to the doctor when I’m sick. “Obviously...

Free Virtual Care Visits During Hurricane Dorian

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
McLeod doctor sees patient over telehealth app.

With Hurricane Dorian on a path towards the east coast, many have been ordered to evacuate. Others are preparing for the effects of the storm, as it is predicted to hit South Carolina around Thursday. Finding generators and stocking up on bottled water and food supplies are...

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...

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...

Nip Your Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

April 18, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health

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...

Five Important Numbers to Know for Heart Health

March 14, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Heart Health

Midlands Internal Medicine phsycian, Dr. Robert Kneece , says learning these five heart health numbers can help you improve and maintain your heart health. Once you know your numbers, you can talk with your doctor about how to best manage and lower your risks for heart...