Telehealth

After 5 Strokes, 7 year-old Boy is "Out of the Woods”

December 21, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Jayden playing basketball

Jayden is an active and playful seven year-old boy who lives with his family in Myrtle Beach. At the age of six, Jayden suffered his first of five strokes while coming back from school. “I was extremely scared, just wanting my son to get better,” his mother Megan Schnall...

Student Athlete uses Telehealth to Meet Nutrition Goals

December 16, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Micah, 11 years old, enjoys sharing his passion for football with his family.

At eleven years old, Micah has been interested in sports for most of his life. "Ever since he was two years old, I would have to buy him his own helmet and he would walk around with it all the time," said Felicia Maine, Micah's mother. With practice, games, and growth...

Comforting Care: Family Uses Telehealth at Home for Baby in Hospice

December 15, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Baby Jed with Dad

Abby and Richard Feistel describe their family through their Christian faith and roots in the south. “Blessed for sure,” says Richard Feistel, describing his children. They have three daughters and a son, filling their home with tiny voices, laughter, and sounds of lots of...

Telepsychiatry Making a Difference in Patient's Life

December 5, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Brenda smiling and looking at the camera

"She keeps me young, she really does," says the 70-year-old Myrtle Beach resident Michael Purvis. Purvis is the father of Brenda, a 27 year-old young lady who has Down Syndrome, a genetic condition in which the person is born with an extra chromossome. A little over two...

Telehealth Research Aims to Improve Women's Health in Rural South Carolina

November 28, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Woman walking in a rural area

The Women's Health Research Team was founded in January 2013 at the College of Charleston. This team uses a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to women’s health research, "drawing from the behavioral and clinical science, communication, and social marketing fields." In...

Distance Education Helps Providers Treat Patients for Hepatitis C

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Dr. Ahuja and Caroline Derrick teaching the tele-infectious disease course

Telehealth is not all about seeing a patient on a computer screen to treat his or her condition; the clinical side is just one component of telehealth. An integral component of telehealth is distance education, which refers to situations in which the instructor and learner...

"My Life Was Given Back to Me," Says Telestroke Patient

November 14, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
"My family is my everything," says stroke survivor Tracy Plush.

Tracy Plush suffered a stroke two days before her fiftieth birthday, leaving her to celebrate in the hospital. On her lunch break, as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, her arm went numb and her speech became slurred. She knew she was having a stroke because she remembered reading about...

Home Telehealth for Diabetes Transforms Man's Life

November 8, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Randall Smalls listening to music on his headphones.

Randall Smalls found out he had diabetes later in his adulthood. "I always had the symptoms like blurry vision, dehydration, and tiredness. You get the symptoms and don’t pay attention to it," Smalls said. Approximately 1 in 6 African Americans in South Carolina has...

Veteran Uses Home-Based Telehealth for PTSD Treatment

November 3, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Darling working on his farm in the low country of South Carolina

After serving in the Army with multiple tours abroad, Jon Darling now spends his days on his farm in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He works with multiple organizations that connect veterans with small farms. He does it for the work, the cause, and the community. Since...

Telehealth Offers Unique Simulation Training for Emergency Responders

November 1, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
EMS doing simulation training

For emergency medical professionals, training is vital. Every month, EMS professionals are required to train and maintain certifications. The Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium offer a unique simulation training...

Telehealth Expands Health Education with Diabetes Self-Management Course

October 27, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Ricky riding his motorcycle

South Carolina ranks 7th highest in the nation in the percent of adult population with diabetes, according to the Department of Health and Enviroment Control . Since 2015, the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence , the Lowcountry Area Health Education Center and Palmetto...

Third-Year Medical Student Practices Telehealth During Psychiatric Rotation

October 25, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Christine Sawda working on her hospital rotation

Christine Sawda came from Virginia to South Carolina to go to medical school at MUSC . After completing two years of textbook education in medicine, she is excited about entering her third year, which means “rotations.” In medical education, a rotation (or clerkship) refers...

Telehealth Brings Comfort and “Peace of Mind” to Family in Johnsonville, SC

October 20, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Jacob's favorite football team

Kim Coker, a native of Johnsonville, S.C., recalls the numerous times she had to take her son Jacob to the psychiatrist in Charleston, S.C. A one-way travel time of about two hours and a half to Charleston was tough. The time spent traveling was not the only issue. Her son...

Elementary School Uses Telehealth to Enhance Student Care

October 17, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Student Visiting School Nurse through Telehealth

Hemingway Elementary is a school located in the town of Hemingway in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The school is situated in a typically rural setting with open swaths of land, hay fields, few homes, and two-lane highways. Just as in many other rural areas of South...

S.C. Emergency Departments Tap Into Tele-Psychiatry for Mental Health Treatment

October 13, 2016 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Patient in the emergency room having a tele-psychiatry consultation (simulation)

South Carolina was deeply impacted by mental health budget cuts in recent years. Patients seeking mental health treatment would have to wait long hours in hospital emergency departments (EDs) for psychiatric exams. Many hospitals, especially in rural locations, did not have...

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