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We Need Your Help! Survey Responses Needed

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Doctor having a tele-consult

South Carolina ETV and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance are working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Every day, doctors, patients, and researchers are using telehealth to provide care throughout the state...

Mononucleosis: Children & Teens

October 22, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Sandra Fowler

Dr. Sandra Fowler Credit Bobbi Conner/MUSC This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sandra Fowler about mononucleosis in children, teens and young adults. Dr. Fowler is a Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Pediatric Heart Surgery

October 21, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Scott Bradley

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Bradley about heart defects that children are born with, and pediatric heart surgery. Dr. Bradley is a Professor of Surgery and the Robert Sade Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Sepsis

October 15, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Andrew Goodwin

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrew Goodwin about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Dr. Goodwin is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and he’s the Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at MUSC.

ABCD Research Update

October 8, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Lindsay Squeglia

This week Bobbi Conner alks with Dr. Lindsay Squeglia about the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study and early findings from this research related to screen time for children and teens. Dr. Squeglia is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in...

Children & Influenza

October 7, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about preventing influenza in children and also tips for caring for children who do get the flu. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for...

Understanding Resilience

October 2, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Teresa Stephens

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Teresa Stephens about how individuals develop resilience when faced with stressful events and adversity. Dr. Stephens is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC and she has been involved in research related to...

Pediatric Asthma Update

September 30, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shean Aujla about managing asthma in children and also new treatments for children with severe asthma. Dr. Aujla is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she is the Director of Pediatric Pulmonology at MUSC Children’s Health.

Rural hospital adds virtual palliative care program

September 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Alecia Anyim talks with a patient at MUSC Health Marion Medical Center.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) bought four rural hospitals in early 2019, including the Carolinas Hospital System medical center in Mullins. Now known as the MUSC Health Marion Medical Center, the small hospital is using telehealth to expand access to...

Research Related to Mitral Valve Prolapse (Heart Valve Disease)

September 9, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Russell Norris

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Russell Norris about research related to mitral valve prolapse (heart valve disease). Dr. Norris is an Associate Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Free Virtual Care Visits During Hurricane Dorian

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
McLeod doctor sees patient over telehealth app.

With Hurricane Dorian on a path towards the east coast, many have been ordered to evacuate. Others are preparing for the effects of the storm, as it is predicted to hit South Carolina around Thursday. Finding generators and stocking up on bottled water and food supplies are...

Health Evaluation for International Adoption

August 27, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Andrea Summer

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Summer about the importance of comprehensive health evaluations (and vaccinations) for children adopted internationally. Dr. Summer is a Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director of the International Adoption Clinic at MUSC.

Scleroderma

August 26, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Richard Silver

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Richard Silver about Scleroderma and ongoing research related to improving treatments for this disorder. Dr. Silver is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at MUSC.

Providers Use Project Echo to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

August 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw and John Lewis
MUSC participates in Project Echo

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control , South Carolina’s maternal mortality rate (24.7 deaths per 100,000 live births during 2013-2017) is more than double the national average. Among nonwhite South Carolinians, that rate is even...

The Connection Between Oral Health and General Health

August 20, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Amy Martin about the connection between oral health and general health. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor in the College of Dental Medicine and Director of the Division of Population Oral Health at MUSC.

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