Health

Charleston Teen at High Risk for COVID-19 Finds Hope in Home Dialysis

April 21, 2020 - Posted in Health by Victoria Hansen
Mary Ashley tries to stay busy while staying home with her sister Allison during the coronavirus pandemic

Mary Ashley Barbot of Charleston was supposed to be in Los Angeles, California this week; not for vacation but for a potentially lifesaving treatment. The coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on her plans and accelerated the concerns of her already worried parents. The 16...

Online Program for Monitoring Covid-19 Positive Patients with Mild Symptoms

April 20, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Emily Warr

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Emily Warr about an online patient program (and secure website) that allows health care providers to monitor and communicate with covid-19 positive patients throughout their illness. Emily Warr is a Registered Nurse and Director of...

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...

S.C.-Created Device Enables Doubling the Number of COVID-19 Patients Helped by Ventilators

April 2, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tut Underwood
The Y-shaped Vesper ventilation expansion splitter was created by a team of South Carolina doctors and engineers, and can double - even quadruple, in a pinch - the number of COVID-19 patients who can use a single ventilator.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, much has been made of the expected shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. To maximize the patient treatment potential of ventilators in America's hospitals, a team of South Carolina doctors, engineers and other health care...

Covid-19 Global Summit

March 30, 2020 - Posted in Health
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 Alfred Turner
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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...

Miracle Park will give those with all abilities access to play

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Miracle Park plans in Rock Hill, SC

Miracle Park in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is being created so that people with all abilities can have access to recreation equipment and participate in sports. It will also create employment opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs. Josh Myers, a...

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...

DHEC Announces First COVID-19 Related Death

March 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
South Carolina's first COVID-19 related death was a resident of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. “We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered its first death in an elderly person recently reported to have been...

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...

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
Grace Balding reads a book to her toddler

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.

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