health

Researchers Discuss Telehealth's Role in Coronavirus Response

Mar 23, 2020
File photo
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
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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.

Kidney Cancer

Feb 25, 2020
Dr. Thomas Keane
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Keane about the diagnosis and new approaches to treatment for kidney cancer.   Dr. Keane is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology, and he specializes in managing prostate, bladder and kidney cancer at MUSC and Hollings Cancer Center. 

Grace Balding reads a book to her toddler
Julia Shillinglaw

Grace Balding and her family are getting ready for the arrival of their second baby boy. Grace is a stay-at-home mom, and her family temporarily has only one vehicle. This becomes a problem when Grace has to go to one of the many doctor’s visits she has scheduled with her OB/GYN.

ADHD in Children

Feb 24, 2020
Dr. Claire MacGeorge
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Claire MacGeorge about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.   Dr. MacGeorge is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Allison Chapman
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Allison Chapman about neonatal care for babies born prematurely or infants with medical problems. Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

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