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Finding Cures for Rare Childhood Diseases

October 24, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about his research to find cures for rare childhood diseases. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Strep Throat in Children & Teens

October 23, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
Doctor examining child's throat

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Clarissa Clemmens about the signs, symptoms and treatment of Strep Throat in children and teens. Dr. Clemmens is a Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

MUSC Hosts Community Awareness Day to Educate about Telehealth

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Doctor showing how Telehealth works

Telehealth Awareness Week at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a time dedicated to educating the community on the progress that Telehealth is making in South Carolina to improve the access to healthcare. During this week, MUSC hosted a Community Awareness...

Year-end Healthcare Planning

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Mike Switzer
Lynn Bailey

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...

A Prescription for Exercise

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
An exercise class

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about the health benefits of regular exercise and a Prescription for Exercise for patients from their primary care provider. Dr. Bunt is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs...

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.

Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese

October 12, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Plant-Based Mac and Cheese

Nutritionist Trisha Mandes, MPHN joins us on "Making It Grow" and shares tips on healthy weight loss. One example is incorporating healthy plant-based meals like Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese into your diet. Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese Sauce by Miyoko Schinner...

Technology Is Providing New Skills to South Carolina Medical Residents

October 11, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Resident Dr. Sara Khalil uses telehealth to reach patients in their home environment.

The next generation of doctors are studying at the Medical University of South Carolina and many even stay in the area for residency and beyond. Dr. Sara Khalil is one such student. She is months away from graduating the residency program at MUSC/Trident Health in...

Telehealth: Providing Access Across South Carolina

October 2, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth in SC

South Carolina is a state facing many difficulties in the area of health. Poverty, poor access to care, costs, long distances, a shortage of providers, and a history of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and high levels of stroke and diabetes, permeate the state...

Telehealth Expands to Increase Access to Care in South Carolina

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth patient having a live consult

The Brant family was searching for answers. Baby Kynzie had wide-set eyes, and a small bridge to her nose. Her mother Lindsey recalled, “she was having pretty much all the same problems I was having.” Lindsey Brant saw doctors for the same issues when she was a child, but...

Life Without Health Insurance: Restaurant Owner, Cancer Survivor Finds Alternatives

August 3, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Nunez with co-workers

“It was a no brainer,” says Marcos Nunez. As a restaurant owner and two-time cancer survivor, Nunez took a tip from one of his regular customers: telehealth. “I do it on my computer at home. For the simple fact that it's a lot nicer to relax and see him on the big screen. I...

Critical Access Hospital Serves Crisis Patients Faster with Technology

July 14, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Taylor Crouch
Abbeville Area Medical Center uses telehealth to improve access to care for behavioral health patients.

Abbeville Area Medical Center is remotely located, over an hour from two larger South Carolina hubs, Greenville and Columbia. Inside the hospital, there are less than 25 beds. Remote access and quantity of beds quailify Abbeville Area Medical Center as a Critical Access...

Keeping Safe in the Summer Sun

July 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
girl receiving sunscreen from mother

It is hardly breaking news to anyone that it is hot in South Carolina this summer. So hot, in fact, that the famous carriage horses were being pulled off of Charleston streets earlier this week . As many head to the lake, beach and park, it is important to know how to keep...

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...

Kindbelly

June 12, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Kindbelly

Kindbelly is a healthy alternative for both breakfast and lunch in Myrtle Beach, SC. Their cafe serves organic kombucha on tap, smoothies with locally sourced, organic microgreens, wraps, salads, acai and pitaya bowls, as well as a small hot menu from their grill.

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