Living Well

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
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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...

The Science of Sleep

December 12, 2017 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Woman having trouble sleeping

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about the latest understanding of sleep, and why it is so essential for good health. Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at MUSC.

Five Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

December 7, 2017 - Posted in 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...

Vocal Health & Disorders

November 28, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

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