Health

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
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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
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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 SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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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 Amazing Liver

December 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about the essential functions of the liver, and the supporting role it plays for other organs in the body. Dr. Don Rockey is a Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.

Night Terrors and Nightmares in Young Children

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Maria Riva about night terrors and nightmares in childhood and what parents can do to help. Dr. Maria Riva is a Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

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 SCETV Health 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
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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...

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...

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