Nurse Scientists

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Susan Newman

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Susan Newman about the education, training and day to day responsibilities of Nurse Scientists.   Dr. Newman is the Director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

Telehealth is “A Game-Changer” at Mary Bramlett Elementary School

By John Lewis

Gaffney South Carolina

In rural South Carolina, where access to healthcare can be limited, schools are looking for ways to bring care to their students. At Mary Bramlett Elementary School in Gaffney, the school has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to bring specialty care to students through telehealth. Students visit the school nurse’s office and connect digitally to a provider.

“Thanks to telehealth, we have more resources to educate the whole child,” said Johnnette Nesbitt, the school’s principal.

Immunizations for Older Adults

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Elisha Brownfield

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about specific vaccinations that are recommended to prevent infectious disease and complications in older adults.  Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC.

“The Sky is the limit” for School-Based Telehealth in Darlington County

By John Lewis

School-based Telehealth ribbon cutting

A new school-based telehealth program in Darlington County will expand students’ access to physicians and mental health specialists, superintendent Tim Newman said.

The program, which starts this week, is the first of its kind in the Pee Dee region. Four schools will begin using live video technology to connect students to providers while at school.

Dietary Supplements

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Bernadette Marriott

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Bernadette Marriott about and dietary supplements.  Dr. Marriott is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at MUSC, and earlier in her career she was the Founding Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. 

The Food Safety Modernization Act

By Sean Flynn

Produce Safety

The Food Safety Modernization Act is transforming the nation’s food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to food-borne illness to preventing it. Brooke Horton from the SC Department of Agriculture joined us at "Making It Grow" to share how South Carolina is helping farmers prepare.