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A Healthcare Year in Review

December 13, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Mike Switzer
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For the past year, we have been receiving monthly healthcare industry updates from our next guest who says today, she would like to share with us her year-end review. Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist in Columbia, SC.

Trauma-Focused Workshops in Puerto Rico

December 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael De Arellano about training teachers and helping children in Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Dr. De Arellano is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he serves on the faculty at the National...

Five Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Palmetto Health
Holiday Food

Holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, enjoying each other’s company and food, lots of food! For most people who are trying to eat healthy, the holidays can be a challenge. Kristen Ziesmer, Palmetto Health’s Apex Athletic Performance sports dietitian ,...

Mom Uses TeleBurn App To Help Burned Child

November 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Cooper and his mom Sarah use the TeleBurn App.

Cooper, an eight-year-old from Goose Creek, South Carolina was burned severely when he tried to catch a pot falling from the stove. His legs, arms, and stomach suffered third-degree burns. He was quickly rushed to MUSC’s burn clinic, which is currently the only center in...

MUSC Develops Hurricane Health App

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Victoria Hansen
Flooding from Hurricane Irma near Charleston Harbor

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season comes to a close this week, officially ending November 30. It was one of the most active and costliest to hit the United States, with 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes, six of which were major with winds of 110 milers per hour or more...

Holiday Depression is Real for Some South Carolinians

November 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Tut Underwood
illustration of a male figure in a Santa who is holding a battery that is "low" on power

Cries of “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year” can ring hollow for those afflicted with the phenomenon known as holiday depression. Psychologist Fred Medway says holidays are so charged with memories that if one experiences, for example, a loss or other...

Vocal Health & Disorders

November 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lucinda Halstead about vocal health, and being alert to vocal changes that may need medical evaluation. Dr. Halstead is an Ear, Nose and Throat Physician and the Medical Director of the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing...

Leaders Focus on School-Based Healthcare Innovation

November 27, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
School-Based Health Collaborative Annual Meeting

It’s cold and flu season again. This means school children are likely sharing more than school supplies; they may also be sharing germs. Close contact in schools makes germ-sharing a year-round occurrence that spikes during cold and flu season. Being sick at school can kick...

Prevention and Treatment of Frailty in Older Adults

November 27, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Russell Blackwelder about the prevention and treatment of frailty in older adults. Dr. Blackwelder is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Geriatric Education for the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC.

Ear Infections in Childhood

November 21, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David White about diagnosing and treating ear infections (and chronic ear infections) in children. Dr. White is a Professor in the College of Medicine and Director of the Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Program at MUSC Children’s Health.

Childhood Cancer Update

November 20, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jackie Kraveka about the latest developments in treating childhood cancer. Dr. Kraveka is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

S.C. Providers Meet to Teach and Learn Opioid Treatment Lessons

November 17, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Dr. Kelly Barth addressing a group of addiction specialists in Florence, South Carolina.

In the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic, healthcare providers and addiction specialists in South Carolina are coming together to address the crisis head-on. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) says 550 South Carolinians died of an overdose...

Telehealth Industry Marketing to Senior Citizens

November 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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A few years ago, our next guest’s company entered the fast-growing telehealth industry. They have now decided to add that same technology to the fast-growing senior citizen home health care market. How are new technologies and services like these faring in the face of today...

Medicare Basics

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Mike Switzer
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Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old everyday. Or as one of our listeners wrote us recently “65 years young”! This listener also pointed out that an important resource for those attaining that age is the National Medicare Handbook which, while providing over 130...

Rotator Cuff Disorders

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
Doctor explaining to patient about rotator cuff

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about rotator cuff injuries—one of the most common types of shoulder injuries. Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

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