Health

Telepsychiatry Plays Critical Role in Residency Training

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor and patient use tele-psychiatry for an appointment.

Dr. Josh Jackson found his calling in medical school, after his first experience with psychiatry. “I really felt like I could connect with the patients on a different level than I could on some other specialties,” said Jackson. He’s the chief resident in psychiatry at the...

Cardiology Connection Keeps Care Local for Hampton Family

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Robinson meeting with his doctor via telehealth.

Andrea Robinson is a self-described workaholic. He says he took a lot of pride in his job leading a construction crew. When his doctor told him that he needed to slow down for the sake of his health, he didn’t want to listen. “I was hard-headed and I kind of overdid it,”...

Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbie Conner
Dr. Laura Carpenter

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about the importance of early identification of autism spectrum disorder, and early interventions and therapy for children with this disorder. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Mental Health App Helps Firefighters Deal with Stress on the Job

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
North Charleston firefighters station.

Edwyn Barnett is a firefighter at the North Charleston Fire Department. He and his team encounter traumatic events on a weekly basis. They never know what to expect or who might have been severely injured or killed. Barnett knows the severity of his job especially after...

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforms Rural Care

January 28, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. James Sterrett teleprecepting with a Pharmacy Student.

Ryan Rosenblatt is working toward his doctor of pharmacy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of the four-year plan, he has to go to clinics to treat patients. This is done with the supervision and guidance of a preceptor: an experienced pharmacist...

Drug Recalls

January 28, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Jeffrey Brittai

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Brittain about drug recalls in the U.S. Dr. Brittain is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and he’s the Director of Pharmacy Support Services at MUSC.

Telehealth Helps Save Child's Life

January 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Annie Nichols recovers from traumatic brain injur

Time is crucial for a traumatic brain injury especially for Annie Nichols who was four at the time of her accident. When she slipped and hit her head in the garage, her parents, Kelsey and Billy, didn’t think much of it. “It was a bad fall,” Billy said. “She cried, but it...

School Telehealth Leads to Early Detection of Abnormal Cyst

January 15, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus sit in front of the telehealth cart.

Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus love playing outside at their grandmother’s house in Pinewood, S.C. They both also go to school in the area. A visit to the school nurse’s office one day ended up being something more serious for Mya. Lorrie Smart, the telepresenter at the...

Keeping Kids Safe from Firearms in the Home

January 13, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Annie Andrews

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Annie Andrews about keeping children safe from firearm injury in the home. Dr. Andrews is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she’s the Director of Advocacy, for the Department of Pediatrics at MUSC.

Pediatric Telehealth Research Supported by Multimillion-Dollar Grant

January 8, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. David McSwain

A group of health care providers including the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) received a $3.6 million grant to support large-scale research for telehealth in pediatric care. The five-year grant will “support the development of telehealth research efforts,...

Choosing Wisely: Treatment for Common Childhood Illnesses

January 7, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbie Conner
Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about choosing wisely when it comes to medicine for several common childhood conditions. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the...

Cardiology connection brings convenient care to Hampton family

January 6, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Andrea Robinson uses telehealth to see his cardiologist at the primary care clinic close to his home.

Andrea Robinson loves to fish. He and his wife, Sharome, have a favorite spot in Hampton County's Lake Warren. Andrea says a peaceful afternoon on the dock is one of his favorite things about living in a small town. But life in a small town comes with unique challenges...

Colon Cancer Screening

January 6, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Raymond Dubois

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Dubois about screening for colon cancer and why it’s important. Dr. Dubois is a leading researcher in the field of colorectal cancer and he’s the Dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC. Request a transcript

Why you shouldn’t skip your annual physical

January 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Prisma Health
Annual Physical

Many of us only visit a doctor when we’re sick, but having a primary care doctor and an annual physical is important. Jamee Steen, MD, Ballentine Family Medicine, explained why and addressed some common myths. Myth: I only need to go to the doctor when I’m sick. “Obviously...

Prediabetes

December 31, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Elisha Brownfield

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about prediabetes and the steps that can be taken to help delay or prevent the development of diabetes. Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC.

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