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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about the important things adults living alone can do to protect their mental health, create positive routines and prevent isolation during the covid-19 crisis. Dr. Hanson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, and she’s a Professor of Psychiatry at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC.

Covid-19 Global Summit

Mar 30, 2020
Dr. Michael Schmidt
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about his participation in the March 23rd (virtual) global Covid-19 summit for researchers in microbiology, virology, immunology and epidemiology. Dr. Schmidt is a professor of microbiology and immunology at MUSC and he is the Chair of the Council of Microbial Sciences at the American Society for Microbiology.

Fort Jackson Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases

Mar 24, 2020
Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Jr. the installation's first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 and explains measures being used to limit the spread.
Fort Jackson

Almost three weeks after the first two cases of Coronavirus in South Carolina were investigated, Fort Jackson announced it has two confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease, caused by the virus.

In a release, the installation said one is a soldier in training with 3rd battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, and the other is an officer attending the Adjutant General Basic Officer Leader Course.

Fort Jackson confirmed both service members are in isolation and receiving necessary medical care and they will not return to duty until medically cleared.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about the things families can do to help children and parents get through their everyday routines during the coronavirus pandemic.   Dr. Hanson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, and she’s a Professor of Psychiatry at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC.

Researchers Discuss Telehealth's Role in Coronavirus Response

Mar 23, 2020
Dr. David McSwain connects to a patient room at MUSC through telehealth.
S.C. Telehealth Alliance

In his downtown Charleston office, Dr. David McSwain is getting ready for a conference call with dozens of pediatric telehealth experts from across the country. As the co-founder and lead investigator on SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth), Dr. McSwain is bringing the group together to discuss how each hospital system is using telehealth to address the coronavirus pandemic.

MUSC.care

Mar 23, 2020
Dr. Edward O'Brian
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Edward O’Bryan about MUSC.care - a   virtual urgent care website (with free online access) for people in S.C. to access respiratory illness screenings and testing orders related to possible coronavirus symptoms.    Dr. O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Telehealth Director at MUSC. 

Dr. Laura Carpenter
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about the important role that parents and families play in the therapy plan for children with autism. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

DHEC Announces First COVID-19 Related Death

Mar 16, 2020
South Carolina's first COVID-19 related death was a resident of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility
Lexington Medical Center

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

“We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered its first death in an elderly person recently reported to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 who was a resident of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Physician Consultant. “Our state health officials continue to work with national and local partners to respond to this ongoing public health matter.”

Dr. Marvella Ford
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about research related to African American in men in South Carolina and cancer.  Dr. Ford is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and she’s the Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. 

Dr. Alec DeCastro
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alec DeCastro about exercise and fitness during the older adult years.  Dr. DeCastro is an Associate Professor and Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC.

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

Mar 9, 2020
File photo of a woman washing her hands
Arlington County, VA [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina have spent much of the past few weeks reminding people to use common sense, and not to panic.

“If you think you are sick, the best thing to do is to stay home,” says Dr. Amanda Parks, an infectious disease specialist at MUSC. “For something like a respiratory virus, generally, what we’re going to do in the office or the ER is the same thing you’re going to do at home which is supportive care.”

Glaucoma

Mar 9, 2020
Dr. Craig Crosson
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Craig Crosson about glaucoma.  Dr. Crosson is a Professor of Ophthalmology and he is the Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Medicine at MUSC. 

Doctor Provides Opioid Addiction Counseling for Pregnant Mothers

Mar 3, 2020
Dr. Guille has a consultation via telehealth
Julia Shillinglaw

Dr. Constance Guille is fighting the opioid epidemic in her own way. She is a psychologist from the Medical University of South Carolina, and was concerned with the effects that addiction has on both a mom's health and her infant's.

Dr. Michelle Macias
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michelle Macias about language delays that sometimes occur in early childhood.   Dr. Macias is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Raymond Dubois
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Dubois about colon cancer prevention.  Dr. Dubois is a leading researcher in the field of colorectal cancer and he’s the Dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC.

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