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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...

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
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) Research

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Vena about MUSC’s participation in a large National Institutes of Health Initiative—called ECHO—which is studying environmental influences on the health of children. Dr. Vena is a Professor and the Founding Chairman of the...

Year-end Healthcare Planning

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Mike Switzer
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October is open enrollment time for many employer-based insurance plans, and on November 1st, the same begins for Obamacare plans. With all of the uncertainties that have hit these markets this year, our next guest believes there will be some suffering for enrollees. Mike...

This Week in SC - The Opioid Crisis

October 16, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
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Rep. Eric Bedingfield and SCDAODAS Director Sara Goldsby address the growing opioid epidemic in our state.

Research about Complex Arrhythmias

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Winterfield about research related to Complex Arrhythmias or abnormal heart beats. Dr. Winterfield is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Program at MUSC.

The Columbia Floods and the Problem with Impervious Surfaces

June 19, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Imani King
The Columbia floods and the Impervious Problem

The word catastrophic was coined to describe the 2015 floods in Columbia, South Carolina. The severe flooding trapped residents in their homes, standing by for rescue teams' assistance. Photos from the Weather Channel compare normal conditions to flood conditions and the...

Drug Monitoring Law To Fight Opioid Abuse

June 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. McMaster signs the bill into law on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

All opioids prescribed in South Carolina are now required to be reported to the state monitoring program, thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last month. The law is one of several pieces of legislation lawmakers pushed this year as they work to stymie...

Inmates and Taxpayers to Benefit from Pilot Project

May 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
S.C. prisons will use telehealth for urgent care in five prison facilities.

In 2017, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) will begin connecting inmates to providers over video, for urgent care needs. Traditionally, inmates would be transported with security personnel to an emergency department, whether or not the need was emergent...

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