Virtual Healthcare Model Supports Primary Care Doctor in Treating Addictions

By Julia Shillinglaw

MUSC Specialists participating in Project ECHO

"We don’t talk about addiction, we talk about recovery.” Dr. Victor Archambeau is tired of seeing the negative aspects of addiction plastered everywhere. The problem is evident particularly in his area, Horry County, which he says is “ground zero” for SC with over 100 overdose deaths in one year.

Capsule Endoscopy

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Andrew Brock

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrew Brock about capsule endoscopy, and how it is used to help diagnose diseases of the small intestine. Dr. Brock is a Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of medicine at MUSC.

What Should You Have in Your Hurricane Emergency Kit?

By Kaitlyn Park

Boarded up restaurant

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolina coastline, South Carolinians are preparing and evacuating. South Carolina's Emergency Management Division advises having an emergency kit ready whether you are traveling to stay with friends and family, going to a shelter, or staying at home where there could be power outages and other damage. As the storm will likely not take effect in South Carolina until late Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, there is still time to prepare.

Free Virtual Care Available During Hurricane Florence

By John Lewis

MUSC virtual care

Dangerous storms like Hurricane Florence force millions of people to evacuate their homes. While the storm slowly makes its way toward the Carolinas, much of coastal South Carolina is under a mandatory evacuation order to avoid the potentially deadly storm.

As emergency responders are preparing the coast for the Category 4 hurricane heading its way, the Medical University of South Carolina is expanding its telehealth services for the weekend to address health concerns during Hurricane Florence.

How to Teach Your Children Healthy Eating Habits

By Karen Hermann

A family shares a meal at the table.

Christy Maloney, LD, LDN offers some suggestions on teaching healthy eating habits to children. 

She says involving kids in the preparation of meals not only teaches them good habits, but also makes them more interested in the food they are eating. 

Governor Expresses Support for Telehealth at Bill Signing

By John Lewis

Governor Signing Bill

Before a ceremonial bill signing at the state house, Gov. Henry McMaster said he hopes to see telehealth continue to grow across the state.

“I look forward to the day we have total telemedicine in the state, when all the people on their cell phone can have access to medical care,” said McMaster.

Senate Bill 345, which expands practice abilities and cuts regulations for advanced practice nurses (APRNs), went into effect July 1.

Help for Veterans with PTSD & Substance Abuse

By Bobbi Conner

Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sudie Back about treatment available for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse.  Dr. Back is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Drug Abuse Research Training Program at MUSC, and she is a staff psychologist at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center.