Family Health

COVID-19 Anxiety

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Health by Victoria Hansen
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If you're feeling anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, you're not alone. More than one third of Americans think it is affecting their mental health, according to a recent study by the American Psychiatric Associaton. Social distancing to stop the spread has shut down...

Covid-19 Global Summit

March 30, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbie Conner
Dr. Michael Schmidt

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about his participation in the March 23rd (virtual) global Covid-19 summit for researchers in microbiology, virology, immunology and epidemiology. Dr. Schmidt is a professor of microbiology and immunology at MUSC and he...

Helping Families Cope & Family Routines During Covid-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about the things families can do to help children and parents get through their everyday routines during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Hanson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma,...

Researchers Discuss Telehealth's Role in Coronavirus Response

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. David McSwain connects to a patient room at MUSC through telehealth.

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...

MUSC.care

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Edward O'Brian

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...

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
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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...

Doctor Provides Opioid Addiction Counseling for Pregnant Mothers

March 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Guille has a consultation via telehealth

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. Guille’s program was started to...

National School Breakfast Week: March 2-6, 2020

February 27, 2020 - Posted in Health
National School Breafast Week: March 2-6, 2020

Regardless of the time, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. March 2 – 6, ETV Education will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week in collaboration with Colleton County School District, Richland County School District 2, and Williamsburg County First...

Kidney Cancer

February 25, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Thomas Keane

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...

Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care for Expectant Mothers

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
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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...

ADHD in Children

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Claire MacGeorge

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.

Neonatal Care for Preemies

February 18, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Allison Chapman

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.

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.

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