Health

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...

Injury Prevention in Children & Teens

February 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Keith Borg about injury prevention during childhood. Dr. Borg is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Physician at MUSC Children’s Health.

After-School Nutrition Program Reaches Rural Communities

February 12, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Students at Hopkins Elementary School during tele-nutrition after-school classes.

Dozens of students participate in an after-school program at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Richland County. After most of their classmates have gone home for the day, these kids go to the library. Plates, pasta shells, and measuring cups are scattered across the tables...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Sleep Problems

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to improve sleep. Dr. Rinn is a Physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and she is the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at MUSC.

Oral Health for Young Children

February 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Army Martin about teaching children to practice good oral hygiene habits and preventing dental problems in childhood. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor in the College of Dental Medicine and the Director of the Division of Population...

Braving the Cold

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Palmetto Health
Kids playing outside

As South Carolinians, we like to brag about our mild winters; however, as we saw at the start of the New Year, we can’t always predict what the weather has in store for us. Did you know young children don’t always realize when they’re cold and can lose their natural body...

Mobile Crisis Fills Gap in Emergency Mental Health Care

January 29, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
EMS Vehicle Prepares to Leave on Call

Every minute counts in an emergency. First responders are trained to arrive at an emergency scene and deliver life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. They’re trained to recognize the difference between a medical emergency and a mental health crisis, because the two...

Stem Cell Research Update

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about Stem Cell research. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Keeping Children & Teens Safe from Guns in the Home

January 23, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ashley Hink about keeping children and teens safe from guns stored in the family home. Dr. Hink is a Chief General Surgery Resident at MUSC and she is a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma—working specifically...

Primary Care and Prevention

January 22, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
Nurse with a patient in the hospital

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about primary care, with a focus on prevention. Dr. Bunt is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Mindfulness

January 16, 2018 - Posted in SCETV 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...

South Carolina Hospital Earns National Recognition

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
MUSC Center for Telehealth in Charleston, South Carolina.

The telehealth program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) earned national recognition as a telehealth center for excellence. It’s one of two such centers in the country. The designation is given to programs that operate in mostly rural areas known for...

Mass Violence Victimization & Resource Center

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dean Kilpatrick about the new Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center, which is being created to provide services and resources for people affected by mass violence. Dr. Kilpatrick is the Director of the National Crime Victims...

Cold vs. the Flu

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Health by Palmetto Health
Flu

The common cold and influenza (the flu) are both viruses, but it’s important to know the difference between them. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic , explains what to look for: A cold is a respiratory virus that is quite mild when...

Recognizing Stroke & Getting Prompt Treatment

January 1, 2018 - Posted in SCETV 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.

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